This is the luxury tented camp experience that you read about. It doesn't feel much like camping when your tent has a large comfortable double bed, electricity and hot showers. Open the front flap, and you can view abundant wildlife from your front porch. We saw elephants, hippos, giraffes, mongoose, warthogs, baboons and cape buffalo along with dozens of species of birds without even leaving the property. They provided hours of entertainment while we enjoyed lovely meals outside and drinks at the bar. The service is outstanding from the initial greeting and drive in from the airstrip to the return for our departure. However, I have to single out a few for their outstanding service. Charles, our tent attendant, kept our tent in order and always arrived at the crack of dawn with a warm smile and cheery hello with our tea and biscuits. Stanley, our waiter, made sure to attend to our every need at each meal and Simon, the bartender, managed our favorite hangout in the camp and was always ready with a something cool to drink after our dusty game drives. We took a beautiful balloon ride in the early morning that was breathtaking, and the flight was followed by a champagne breakfast outside by the river. However, the highlight of our stay was the game drives. I can't say enough about about driver, Jackson. We had the "rock n' roll" safari going every time we headed out. We gave him a list of everything that we wanted to see, and he delivered on each one of them, usually with multiple sightings!! His knowledge of the area and the animals was outstanding. He even entertained us with tales of local folklore of some of the animals. The time seemed to fly by whenever we were "rockin n' rollin" with "Action Jackson" in our safari jeep. I definitely recommend the breakfast in the bush so that you can spend an entire morning out in the Mara. Enjoying a delicious meal with the expanse of the landscape and the wildlife before you is an experience that you don't want to miss. I look forward to a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Little Governors` Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Little Governors' Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve