Like its bigger brother, Little Governors’ was one of the original tented camps that the Governors company offered and has long been a favorite. Using the same template as its bigger brother, due to its being 20 rooms less, the camp has a much smaller and quiet feel to it.
All the tents are comfortable and tasteful and they have all recently undergone a full refurbishment with each now having a spacious balcony from which to watch the nearby watering hole. Each has an en-suite bathroom and hot running water. In keeping with safari tradition lighting is by gas and kerosene lanterns, or by candlelight. As dusk falls, the flickering lights in the forest make the Camp a peaceful and atmospheric place.
Meals are all served outdoors during the day and in a candle lit tent by night. Come the evening it’s time for chilled drinks and swapping stories around the blazing campfire. Then finally a delicious dinner and a hot-water bottle to keep you warm in bed.
The location, on one of the west facing bends of the Mara River, gives the views from rooms an aspect over the river and nearby watering hole. With the Paradise plains nearby supplying the area with outstanding game viewing, this is definitely one of the top lodges in the Mara….but it is close to all of the other Governors’ properties.
Probably the world’s most famous game park has undergone substantial development and is for good reason one of the most desirable places on earth to see the iconic wildlife. During the Great Migration, it’s the best natural show on earth, a true spectacle. Take land game drives or a balloon ride above the plains.
Ways you can help in Masai Mara
The Maasai communities surrounding the Mara ecosystem are faced with a myriad of problems: scarce medical facilities, severe droughts, high unemployment, high illiteracy, lack of access to clean water, destruction of the natural environment, and harmful traditional practices like female genital mutilation and early marriages of girls. Education is a key way out of poverty, […]
On the edge of the Masai Mara lies a forward-thinking Masai community. Whereas other villages still practice Female Genital Mutilation (“FGM”) and forced early marriage, this one actively upholds the rights of women, and is a refuge for young women from other villages, where they can have a place of safety and receive an education […]