Little Governor’s Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

An Authentic Safari Camp That Keeps the Excitement Alive

The Governor’s family of camps is known as the doyen of all safari camps, the first to open in the legendary Masai Mara in 1972 on a romantic spot reputed to have been one of Teddy Roosevelt’s favorite campsites. Soon after, something a little more intimate and even more remote was created: Little Governor’s Camp.

It remains a favorite old-fashioned canvas-tent safari camp; built around a small lake teeming with birds and wildlife, it is accessible only by boat. In such a rough bush setting – epitomizing the land­scape that inspired Hemingway and adventurers the world over – the high level of professionalism, quality, and luxury is rather amazing.

There are a few things you won’t find at the Ritz, such as giraffes wandering into camp or the wake-up call of a hippopotamus. Surrounded by the Masai Mara, the “theater of the wild,” you are guaranteed an abundance of game viewing in wide-open vistas where the grasslands seem to roll on forever. Can the Ritz match that?

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