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Governors Il Moran Road, Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya
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#36 of 171 Speciality lodging in Masai Mara National Reserve
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Il Moran is widely regarded as the premiere camp in the Masai Mara, with the best game viewing right on your doorstep. This is the camp for those who want that extra bit of luxury: We’ve kept Governors’ Il Moran small and intimate, with added touches that place this camp at the top of the safari accommodation range. You’ll be the personal guest of our manager who will look after all your needs. Hidden under ancient trees deep in the forest, are just ten tents which line the winding banks of the Mara River. Dark chunky wooden tables contrast with oversized blue couches and a central, colourfully beaded chandelier, while tribal portraits and African artefacts are dotted around. Meals are served on the raised wooden decking of the main mess and dining tent which offers a birds eye view of the snorting hippos below. The main feature is a sunken fire pit which is lit in the evenings – the perfect spot to sit back with a cocktail of your choice. Il Moran is small and peaceful – the ideal camp for honeymooners and couples who are looking for a very special safari experience, or even families with older children. This camp has been awarded a Silver Eco Rating by Eco-Tourism Kenya for our sustainable tourism practices in place. We are a family with a colourful cast of characters that embodies the spirit of safari, while placing the care of the environment, community and conservation at the heart of everything we do.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Gift shop
Outdoor fireplace
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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River View
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili


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Marthagoodluxurytr wrote a review Mar 2021
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Governors Il Moran is truly special. The game drives were amazing, so much wildlife. Back at the camp, sit and enjoy a cocktail while watching hippos and baboons play in the river. The staff and service are fantastic. Highly recommend! Definitely take the hot air balloon ride, a highlight of the trip!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Governors Camp Collection, Marketing at Governors' Il Moran Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we are so happy that you enjoyed your safari and stay at IL Moran! The ballooning really is a fantastic way to experience the Mara. We hope you visit us again one day soon. Karibu tena from the IL Moran team.
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Rufus wrote a review Dec 2020
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The Governos' Il Moran Camp experience fulfilled and exceeded our expectations. During the pandemic, the precautions, security and service were extraordinary. Our guide was intuitive to our needs and wishes as well as to those of the animals we were there to observe. His knowledge of animal behavior and the best photographic vantages enhanced our experience tremendously. The food was excellent and the chef and his staff catered to our every need and request. Our camp manager, Patrick, was a quiet and wonderful resource to answer our many questions. Elephants and hippos serenaded us morning and evening. We recommend Il Moran most highly and hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Governors Camp Collection, Marketing at Governors' Il Moran Camp
Responded 10 Dec 2020
Dear Rufus, Many thanks for taking the time to write this great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at IL Moran and glad to hear you will try and return one day! I will be sure the whole team reads this and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Mara. All the best, The Il Moran team
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KirriAdams wrote a review Jan 2020
Diani Beach, Kenya13 contributions2 helpful votes
Il Moran is simply the best Mara experience. The camp tents are luxurious and provide security and safety so you can enjoy the sounds of hippos bellowing and lions roaring at night. The common rooms and bar areas allow for various degrees of sociability as one prefers. The service is excellent and the food delicious - with Chef happy to cater for all preferences. This time we were guided by Enos, who has an extensive knowledge of the park and its fauna and flora, and is a gifted vocal mimic and story teller as well. He made the game drives a thoroughly unique experience! This is our 5th time to the Mara and 2nd to Il Moran... and I cant wait to go back. Please can we book Enos for the next one too?
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from governorscamp, Service Manager at Governors' Il Moran Camp
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Hi Kirri, Thank you for the review! It was a pleasure to have you back with us again this year and so glad that you are already planning your return. If you would like to be guided by Enos next time please request for him when you are making your booking, until then, kwaheri from all of us and see you soon. Regards, Trix
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Keenjersey wrote a review Jan 2020
Le Mont Felard, United Kingdom23 contributions14 helpful votes
We loved every aspect of this camp. Only 10 luxurious tents so it is a very personal experience. Patrick the manager took an interest in each and every guest, as did his colleagues. The food was fantastic and the game drives nothing short of incredible, Kerore our guide made sure we saw everything, really close up too. The camp has no fences so you quite often you do not need to go out looking for animals, they pop by. That said the focus on safety of guests is impressive. Highly recommended. PS splash out on the balloon trip, seems expensive but worth every penny.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from governorscamp, Service Manager at Governors' Il Moran Camp
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Dear Keenjersey, Thank you for this great review, I will make sure this gets to Patrick, Kerore and the rest of the IL Moran team. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the Balloon safari over the Mara, We hope to see you again one day soon. Kind regards, Trix Hartley
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HDeeley wrote a review Dec 2019
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There are no words to truly do Il Moran justice. We visited for our honeymoon thinking it would be a once in a lifetime trip and we left desperate to go back. We spent 4 nights at Il Moran and saw absolutely everything. All of the big 5, 4 river crossings, and so much more. The tents are incredible and the service is second to none. Special thanks especially go to Lillian the chef who couldn’t do more to please everyone and made the nicest food we have ever eaten. An incredibly humble lady who deserves a lot of recognition. Secondly, Jackson who woke us up (tent number 1 is the best!) with a beaming smile every morning and tolerated our interesting attempts at Swahili whenever we saw him (Jambo Jackson!). Finally, Maina, our guide...just wow. Maina made our experience all the more special with his fantastic knowledge of the Mara and everything within it. Every day we told him he needed to try and beat what we had been lucky enough to see the day before, and every day he did! We very much went with his guidance for what to see which paid off massively rather than asking to see a crossing and spending several hours sat waiting for one to start which we know others at the camp had done. Maina said he had been a guide for 18 years in the Mara but on our final drive, heading back to camp in the morning, he spotted a baby Dik Dik which he had been looking out for for his 18 years. This felt incredibly special to share with him and shows that there is always a surprise round the corner. Maina was the loveliest soul who we will remember forever. I cried a lot when we left! We were in a vehicle with another couple who had been to South Africa a few years before and said they had left a bit of their heart behind when they left. Initially we thought wow that is deep but now we completely and utterly understand. The Masai Mara, it’s wonderful wildlife and the fantastic team at Il Moran will always hold a very special place in our hearts. The most magical place on earth.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from governorscamp, Service Manager at Governors' Il Moran Camp
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Dear HDeeley, Thank you for such an excellent review! It really sounds like you had some amazing wildlife sightings with Maina during your stay at IL Moran. Safari really does get under your skin. Lillian, Jackson and Maina will be really thrilled to read this. We so look forward to having you back again one day. Karibu! Kind regards, Trix Hartley
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US$1,108 - US$2,242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMasai Mara National Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Governors' Il Moran Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Governors' Il Moran Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Governors' Il Moran Camp?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Governors' Il Moran Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Governors' Il Moran Camp?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Does Governors' Il Moran Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Governors' Il Moran Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Governors' Il Moran Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Does Governors' Il Moran Camp have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Governors' Il Moran Camp accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.