Little Governor’s Camp lies across the Mara River from the Main Governor’s camp. Guests cross the Mara River by boat, then walk a short distance, escorted by armed guards, through the forest. Intimate in character, there are just 17 tents tucked around a large watering-hole that teems with animal and bird life. From every veranda the view changes daily: Giraffe and Lion, Elephant and Warthog. All the tents are comfortable and tasteful. Each has en-suite bathroom, and in keeping with safari tradition, is lit is by gas, kerosene lantern or candlelight. Each morning a breakfast feast is prepared over blazing coals, mountains of bacon, eggs the way you like them, fresh milk flown-in daily, hot-baked croissants, exotic fruits, and freshly brewed Kenyan coffee. Lunch, like breakfast is a buffet of roast meats, fresh salads and delicious desserts. Evenings are devoted to cocktails around a bonfire and dinner by candlelight. Most meals are served on the shady riverbank with views across the Mara’s plains. The thrill of a brush with Africa’s big game is what brings people to the Masai Mara. Get up close to the big cats on a game drive in our custom-built four-wheel-drive vehicles. Take as many drives as you like, come face to face with nature in the raw on a walking safari or meet the people in a traditional Masai village. For the experience of a lifetime, drift with the dawn over the plains on a hot-air balloon safari then feast on a champagne breakfast in the bush (Optional Extra).