Little Governors' Camp was built in 1976 around a small waterhole that teems with wildlife and birds. It is set on the Musiara Marshlands of the Masai Mara in Kenya, which are watered by the Mara River. The plains are dotted with acacia trees and fringed by the Siria Escarpment. Hardly surprising that Little Governors' Camp was the setting for the filming of Out of Africa. Getting to the camp is an adventure as you first cross the Mara River by boat, then a short walk escorted by armed guides through the forest.
Little Governors' Camp is located on the Mara River, the location of some of the most dramatic scenes during the annual wildebeest migration. It is here that crocodiles wait for the wildebeest and zebra to cross the river. The migration passes through this part of the Masai Mara between July and September. The entire area of the park is nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley. The Masai Mara consists of open savannah, rolling grasslands and undulating hills. The Masai Mara boasts astonishing amount of game. Unfenced, the Mara borders the Ngama Hills in the east and the Olooloo or Siria Escarpment in the west. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found so are predators. The famous black-maned Mara lions are possibly the stars of the Mara show. In earlier times the Masai were renowned lion killers and it is said that if lions scent approaching Masai on the breeze they move swiftly in the opposite direction. Cheetah, elephant, kongoni, topi, Thompson's gazelle, waterbuck, hyena and the primates can also be found roaming the Masai Mara. Each year the Masai Mara in Kenya hosts the world's greatest natural spectacle, the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti. From July to October, the promise of rain and fresh grass on in the Mara attracts more than 1.3 million wildebeest together in a single massive herd. At the Mara River they mass together on the banks before plunging forward through the raging waters, fighting against the currents and waiting crocodiles.
Karen Blixen Camp is set on the bank of the Mara River in a private concession adjoining the reserve. It enjoys open access, but also privacy within the concession. Zebras, elephants and hippos drink from the river throughout the day offering superb game viewing.
Cottars 1920's Camp is an exclusive and private concession between the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park. It is a good camp to see the migration as it enters and exits the Masai Mara - between July and October.
Olonana Tented Camp is a luxurious camp situated in a private area of the Mara River at the foot of the Siria Escarpment. The tents offer beautiful views overlooking the Mara River playing host to an abundance of wildlife.
The award-winning, eco-friendly Porini Lion Camp offers a unique opportunity to take guided walks with Maasai Warriors and experience day and night game drives within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy
Il Moran Camp is situated along the banks of the Mara River in the heart of the Masai Mara, perfectly positioned for the migration. The camps' tents line the winding banks of the river, with the best game viewing right on your doorstep.
Saruni Camp is situated in a private conservation area outside the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, one of the most incredible wildlife parks in Africa. Saruni is small and offers a personal safari experience catering for only 12 guests at a time.
Enjoy this 7-night comfortable Kenya itinerary. Experience all the highlights of Kenya, including the Masai Mara National Park, Mount Kenya and the soda lakes of Lake Nakaru National Park. Ideal for the budget-conscious!
Enjoy a 9-night luxury safari in Africa's prime safari destination, Kenya. Discover snow-capped mountains, savanna grasslands and enjoy game drives. All of the camps in this itinerary belong to the "Long Run" initiative which fosters community development.