What a wonderful trip for my wife & I and our son & daughter (both adults). It started with expert trip planning thanks to Julius Nzumbi and his staff at JT Safaris, who managed all reservation and transfer details. Our stay at Little Governors Camp was professionally hosted by Peter and his wonderful staff. Everything was perfect! The guiding was top-notch and we saw 4 of the "Big 5" on the first trip out. (We'll have to return for the leopard.) The tents had all the amenities -- my daughter called it "glamping" -- the food was _beyond_ excellent, and our every need was anticipated in advance.
A highlight of our trip came the first night when, in the pouring rain, we could not return to our tents after the safari because a herd of elephants was in the camp. No problem -- there was a warm firepit under cover, drinks and snacks were served, we had great conversations, and were treated to seeing the herd (including a baby) pass by on its way out of the camp. Another night there was apparently a lion and water buffalo outside our tents, but we were well protected by the staff at all times.
We were sad to leave. Even on the trip to the airstrip, the driver tried to find a spot where we could see a leopard before we left. Even on our cab ride back to the hotel in Nairobi, Julius Nzumbi was on the phone to us to ensure that the final leg of our trip was in order. What service!
This was a trip of a lifetime, and I would recommend it to everyone in a second!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Little Governors` Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Little Governors' Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve