BBC’s ‘Safari Kitchen’ from Governors’ Camp in the Masai Mara

Chef, Craig Higgins, at Little Governors' Camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Chef, Craig Higgins, at Little Governors’ Camp in the Masai Mara, Kenya

Safari Kitchen is a new 10 part BBC series which blends food with safari. The reason I mention it here is because it features one of Audley’s favourite camps, Little Governors’ Camp, itself situated in one of Africa’s most legendary reserves, Kenya’s famous Masai Mara – a place I was lucky enough to visit a few years ago while the Great Migration was in full swing.

Little Governors' Camp

Little Governors’ Camp

If you are a fan of cookery programmes then you will probably enjoy this one – the twist this time being the chef, a Scot called Craig Higgins, mentors and trains Masai warriors in sophisticated luxury cooking. The only downside is that it will be broadcast on the BBC’s specialist satellite food channel UKTV Good Food, so you’ll need to have Sky or Virgin Media if you want to see it.

The first programme will air on Sunday 21st October at 19:00 on Good Food and an hour later on Good Food+1.

About Little Little Governors’

Little Governors' Camp Map

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Little Little Governors’ has 17 tents set on the edge of a natural wetland. For birders and wildlife lovers, the camp is paradise. Animals flood in from the surrounding area to take advantage of the water, and tiny malachite kingfishers hover on the reeds around the waterhole. Elephants are regular visitors to the camp and it’s not unusual for meals to be delayed while they pass through. Activities from Little Governors’ focus on game drives, but it is also the base for early morning hot air balloon flights. Taking off at dawn and ending with a champagne breakfast, these are a particularly special treat.


Our Kenya specialists can create a tailor-made trip for you which can include time spent in the Masai Mara. Call them now on 01993 838 510 or contact us online. Alternatively browse our Kenya itinerary ideas for a little more inspiration.

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