This is a truly excellent camp, as good as tented camps get (just FYI, still nothing like the top luxury lodges in South Africa though).
Head and shoulders above its two sister camps (Main Governors' and Little Governors').
Tents are huge, charming and spotless. Electricity is available for the majority of the day. Bathrooms are en-suite with great facilities and hot water.
The camp is small (10 tents), intimate and has great views of the Mara river. Service is attentive and food is decent. The manager, Daryl, is hands on, helpful and a great guy.
Jeeps are among the best I've seen roaming in the park and the rangers are extremely knowledgeable and tend to speak very good English.
Great position within the National park, close to the airstrip and to the "famous" Marsh Pride of lions. In all this is a fantastic safari experience, not least because the Mara offers the best game viewing opportunities in Africa (and I'm a safari lover who's been to SA, Botswana, Namibia, Zim and Zambia).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Governors' IL Moran Camp is small and intimate. Located right in the heart of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, this small luxurious camp is hidden under ancient trees, deep in the forest on the banks of the Mara River. 10 spacious tents line the winding river banks of the Mara River. With the best game viewing right on your doorstep game drives and game walks are included in the rate. Governors has been pioneering immersive and transformational safaris in the Mara since 1972. We were the first operators to be permanently based inside the Mara, our site was chosen for its prime location and was the designated “getaway” for the Governors of Kenya. Unfenced and right in the heart of the action. Our camps are Located in some of the best and most precious Wildlife Locations in the world. 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Governors` Il Moran Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Governors' Il Moran Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve