The variety and numbers of animals in this, the Kenyan portion of the northern Serengeti, is truly astounding. And unlike the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, which we will visit later in our trip, the Land Rovers can drive off road to get up front and personal with all the animals.
Little Governor’s Camp is our home for these three nights. Wart hogs, hippos and buffalo populate the watering hole right in front of our tent and at night, we can hear elephants and hippos close by - they roam through the camp at night. Armed guards patrol during the day and the night, making sure not to disturb the animals but making sure they know where they are so they can detour guests. We are not allowed to wander freely after dark and during the day must stay within a very limited area.
This review sounds a bit tough. But prices for all of our accommodations on this trip are way up there. And we have had the experience, three years ago, of staying in three camps/lodges in Botswana and South Africa that put Little Governor’s Camp to shame. I will mention them now as I am longing for them... Duma Tau Camp in the Linyanti Reserve in Botswana, the even more impressive Vumbura Plains Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and the highlight of our last trip: Singita Boulders Lodge in the Sabi-Sands Game Reserve in South Africa.
And so this presents the first of many conundrums of our trip. How can we complain about the quality of the food and the level of luxury in this, one of the poorest countries in the world?