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Little Governors' Camp

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little Governor's Camp is by far my favorite place in all of the camps I have stayed in the Mara--in 25 years of going. They have 17 Luxury Tents ( I think it is 17) set around a marsh area on the Mara River. To get there we do the flying Package --where you take about a 45 min flight...

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Musiara, Manager at Little Governors' Camp, responded to this review

Dear impitracker, Thank you for your wonderful and in depth review of your time at the very special Little Governors. Governors has been pioneering immersive and transformational safaris in the Mara since 1972. We were the first operators to be permanently based inside the Mara, our site was chosen for its prime location and was the designated “getaway” for the...

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I gad been told that Little Governors is one of the smaller, more intimate camps in this Great Reserve of Africa, and was lucky enough to negotiate a very reasonable East African resident rate (*hot tip*) for the four of us, so off we went! You take off from Wilson Airport in Nairobi, and about 45 mins later you decent...

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Musiara, Manager at Little Governors' Camp, responded to this review

Dear Anton, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us at Little Governors. You have absolutely captured the essence of how special Little Governors is, unfenced, under canvas and right in the middle of...

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Well, I have just written a review on Alfajiri Villas at Diani Beach, which was a short trip with my wife to the Kenyan coast. After that, we came back to Nairobi and waited for our three children (grown up ones) to arrive from the UK. I was very excited as, the arrival of my daughter at last allowed me...

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Musiara, Manager at Little Governors' Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic, in-depth and humorous review of your first experience and Journey with us at Little Governors. This is definitely one for us to print out for the Team Board. We are so glad your Daughter threatened you with Silence or Safari and that you eventually did book the...

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We spent three nights at Little Governors camp last week and it was outstanding. The setting is superb with the marsh in front of all the tents and a large resident bill elephant eating there most of the time. The tents were so comfortable and the staff totally delightful. We were so sad to leave. We booked our six night...

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Musiara, Manager at Little Governors' Camp, responded to this review

Dear gf430, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property. We really appreciate your feedback and we will pass this back onto the whole team who will highly appreciate it. Thank you again and we also hope you will visit again one day soon. Best wishes, The Little Governors Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I was so lucky to spend four nights in Little Governor's Camp after two days at Loldia House which I have already reviewed. I was travelling with a friend who has been many times..We were collected at the Airstrip by Collins who has been my friend's guide many times before. We were lucky to have him with us all the...

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Musiara, Manager at Little Governors' Camp, responded to this review

Dear Maris, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us at both Loldia House and Little Governors. We are delighted you had such a fantastic time with us all. We really appreciate your feedback...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I stayed at Little Governors' Camp on the recommendation of a friend. Traveling by myself I was a little nervous. My stay could not have been more comfortable. Without exception, all of the staff were warm, open and friendly. Openly sharing their own stories and about their culture and country. I felt safe and looked after for the 4 days...

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Musiara, Manager at Little Governors' Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property. We are delighted you had such a fantastic time with us all and that it is finding places like us that inspire you to travel. Thank you for such a lovely compliment. We really appreciate your feedback and we will pass this back onto the...

Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Little Governor's on a friend's recommendation. I could not have been happier with the camp and whole experience. Great food and accommodations at the camp. I saw quite a few animals just sitting in front of my tent. The game drives were amazing and Jackson was an excellent guide.

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Musiara, Manager at Little Governors' Camp, responded to this review

Dear Griffin, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback and we will pass this back onto Jackson the whole team who will highly appreciate it. Thank you again...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A warm welcome and great hospitality from beginning to end. Game viewing close, guide outstanding, accommodations comfortable, good food. Saw a hippo outside one of the tents! Highly recommend to first time safari or seasoned.

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Musiara, Manager at Little Governors' Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback and we will pass this back onto the whole team who will highly appreciate it. Thank you again and we also...

Cramlington
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Our son paid for us to come here for part of his dads retirement present as he's always wanted to go on safari and we were not disappointed. We stayed for 3 nights. The massive beds in the tents were very comfy, the bathroom was large. We had 3 safaris a day with a picnic breakfast on two of them...

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Musiara, Manager at Little Governors' Camp, responded to this review

Dear Jayne, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property. We are delighted you had such a fantastic time with us all for your Dads retirement celebration, how special. We really appreciate your feedback and we will pass this back onto the whole team who will highly appreciate it. Wish your dad a...

Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My parents in law took my husband and I on Safari at the Little Governer's Camp in February. For any of you thinking about safari, honestly it was one of the best experiences of my life so far. It was made even more perfect by Little Governer's. The camp is open and the animals can come in - that was...

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Dear Dalmino, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property, your comments are very much valued and we are so glad you had such a memorable stay with us. We really appreciate your feedback and we will pass this back onto the whole team who will highly appreciate it. Thank you again and...

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Located in a forest in the heart of the Masai Mara, Little Governors' is intimate in character. The luxury en-suite tents are tucked around a large water-hole clearing that teems with life. Beyond, lie the grasslands of the Masai Mara and the deep blue Olololo Ridge Escarpment. Arriving in Camp is an adventure, leaving your vehicle behind you cross the Mara River by boat and are escorted on foot through the forest to the camp. Governors has been pioneering immersive and transformational safaris in the Mara since 1972. We were the first operators to be permanently based inside the Mara, our site was chosen for its prime location and was the designated “getaway” for the Governors of Kenya. Unfenced and right in the heart of the action. Our camps are Located in some of the best and most precious Wildlife Locations in the world. We are a family with a colourful cast of characters that embodies the spirit of safari, while placing the care of the environment, community and conservation at the heart of everything we do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Little Governors' Camp

Address: C14 Keekorok, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $965 - $1,880 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Little Governors' Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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Little Governors` Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Little Governors' Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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“Tent 5--but no bad ones.”
tonymL7438RY, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“We had tent 17 the furthest from the main centre. It was perfect for us right next to the marsh but a fair walk at night in the dark!”
gf430, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All tents face the gardens and park all are fine”
MarisJ1611, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“tent #5 for good view. All, however, are fine.”
travelladypro, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“One of the farthest tents from the main mess...for more privacy”
vanessah19, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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