Little Governor Camp

Little Governor's Camp, Transmara West, Narok, Rift Valley, Kenya – Show more hotels in Kenya

Location: Mara Triangle, Masaai Mara, Kenya


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. Open all year round.

This Camp runs on 100% solar power and has been awarded a Gold Eco-Rating from Eco-Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp. Since all Governors’ properties are unfenced, all kinds of wildlife visit the camp and guests may need to make way for elephants which often visit during lunch time.

Electric lights in the tents. 220/240 Volt UK plugs in tents for charging cameras and phones. All power to camp is supplied by solar energy. Wi-Fi available in camp. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with shower basin, flush toilet, hot and cold running water.

We welcome children of all ages to camp, recommended age of 8 years and above. Visa and Master card are accepted. Please note we cannot accept US dollar bills older than the year 2000. Preventative Malaria medication is recommended. Please note there is a strict 15 kg luggage allowance per person including hand luggage on all Masai Mara flights.

Uniqueness of this Camp

Little Governors’ runs on 100% solar power and has been awarded a Gold Eco-Rating from Eco-Tourism Kenya due to our sustainable tourism practices in place in camp, with only 17 tents. This Camp has eliminated all plastic bottles, replacing them with stainless steel water bottles and a reverse osmosis water filtration system. They have also replaced all plastic guest toiletry bottles with stainless steel re-fillable bottles.

There is no fence around the Camp, allowing animals to wonder on the camp’s grounds -a family of warthogs has made Little Governors Camp its home, and a number of elephants have taken to visiting during lunch times. Having operated in the Masai Mara for 40 years the driver-guides have an un-paralleled knowledge of the reserve combined with a deep understanding and respect for the sanctity of this wilderness area, its flora and its fauna.


The guest 16 tents are all tucked into the forest overlooking a waterhole frequented by a myriad of animals. Each is spacious with an en-suite bathroom, polished wooden decks and large verandas to enable guests to relax and enjoy the panorama of animals visiting the watering hole in front. Available amenities in each tent: Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Safe, Shower, Verandah.

Tent No: 17 or the Honeymoon suite, with private feeling is located at the edge of the camp offering wonderful wide views over the waterhole and plains. Spacious, en-suite bathroom, polished wooden deck with large veranda to relax and enjoy the panorama of animals visiting the watering hole in front.


Camp Amenities:

Breakfast and lunch are served in the open air, and the resident family of warthogs frequently wander amongst the tables. In the evening a warming log fire burns in front of the Bar Tent, and dinner is served in the nearby Dining Tent.

Available at the Camp: 24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, internet Access (Complimentary) Wi-Fi is available in the center of the camp. , Kiddies Club, Laundry Service, (Complimentary), Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Spa- range of treatments such as massage, facials, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures , Credit Card and Room Service


Game Viewing Big 5 in custom built 4 wheel drive land rovers, Governors Camp Collection offers Hot Air Balloon Safaris, walking safari with one of the experienced and qualified naturalists, Visit a local Masai village, visit of the Mara Rianda Primary School and Mara Rianda Medical Centre are two inspirational projects supported by Governors’ Camps, visit Mara – Meru Cheetah project, Governors’ also has 3 ‘photo safari’ vehicles used for photographic safaris.

Popular Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walks
  • Cultural Visits
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Photographic Safaris
  • Picnic breakfast
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Safaris
  • Sundowners