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Maasai Mara

Little Governors' Camp

Secluded sanctuary in the Mara

A charming tented camp with truly wild views

Glorious isolation is the name of the game here, as Little Governors’ Camp sits a short boat ride across the river and then a guided walk away from the nearest road in the Masai Mara National Reserve. You won’t find total solitude, though, as you’re likely to see resident wildlife wandering across the plains or even through the camp itself – close encounters with elephants are not unusual. 

There are 17 guest tents with earthy green linens and cosy rugs inside, and a spacious veranda outdoors for gazing into the distance or watching wildlife visit the camp’s watering hole. There are delightful little touches in the en-suites, such as handmade-in-Kenya toiletries that are created with all-natural ingredients, and all electricity here is powered by solar energy, making your stay a low-impact experience. 

A la carte dinners are served in the dining tent while lunches are an al fresco buffet. And if you find yourself on an extended game drive, though, the lodge will even package up a portable feast for your wildlife adventure. 


17 tented bedrooms with wild views

Watering hole on site

Game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve

In-tent spa treatments

Souvenir shop

The impact of your stay:

  • Little Governors’, through their partnership with The Mara Rianda Charitable Trust, has played a pivotal role in community development. They have contributed to the construction of schools, health clinics, classrooms, dining halls, and the installation of electric fences. Additionally, they have drilled boreholes, provided water tanks, and implemented rain harvesting collection systems. In a commitment to education, Little Governors’ covers the salaries of five teachers in the Mara region.
  • Recent endeavours include support for The Maa Trust in organising an ‘alternative rites of passage’ ceremony for 150 young Masai girls. This initiative aims to shift mindsets and eradicate the prevalent practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), which persists despite being illegal in the region.
  • To address the challenges faced by young girls, Little Governors’ is undertaking a substantial donation of reusable sanitary pads. This effort seeks to ensure that girls can stay in school during their menstrual cycles each month, promoting education and empowerment in the local community.
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