Little Governors' Camp
Governors’ Camp is Africa’s first permanent tented camp, remaining in its original site since 1972. It occupies the best wildlife viewing location in the Reserve, nestled in the riverine forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile. It is perfect for couples, families and friends wanting to experience the best of what a safari in the Masai Mara has to offer.
Little Governors’ is intimate in character, with just 17 luxury en-suite tents tucked around a large watering hole that teems with both birds and wildlife. The camp is approached by a boat ride across the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the riverine forest. Vehicles are left on the far river bank and the camp is therefore quiet and undisturbed. The guest tents at Little Governors’ have great wooden decks with large verandahs for guests to enjoy the constant game activity that takes place around the watering hole at the camp. All Governors’ properties are unfenced and at Little Governors’ there are resident families of warthogs that wander freely through the camp. Guests may need to make way for elephants which sometimes visit the camp at lunch time!
Little Governors Camp has been awarded a Gold Eco-Rating from Eco Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable practices in place in camp which include a comprehensive solar energy system which runs all the camps energy supply. We have also eliminated all plastic bottles from camp replacing them with stainless steel water bottles and a reverse osmosis water filtration system. We have also replaced all plastic guest toiletry bottles with stainless steel re-fillable bottles.