We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

“Under African skies.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Governors' Il Moran Camp

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Governors' Il Moran Camp
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Under African skies.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

What a beautiful setting for this site. I'm loathe to use the word 'camp' as the tents are so luxurious and I had wonderful nights of sleep just occasionally punctuated by the sound of the hippos! The food, wine and service is superb and your every need is catered for. Our driver Maina was so in tune with the animals and the landscape. It was a pleasure to have him as our guide and we learnt so much. It was our first visit to Africa and it won't be our last we loved every moment. Just downloading over a thousand photo's and agonising over which ones to delete!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Annette C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

207 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    189
    11
    5
    0
    2
See reviews for
46
122
6
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (55)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed at Governors Il Moran camp last September and it was a magical experience. Il Moran is the more 'up market' of the camps at Governers and really felt quite exclusive. The tent was ENORMOUS and beautifully appointed. Location was superb, about 2 steps from the front of the tent was the Mara river complete with about 20 hippos basking in the sun.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Shirley D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed at Il Moran for three nights as part of our honeymoon and have nothing but compliments for Patrick and all those who looked after us. Service, food, location and accommodation were superb, as were all of the game drives. We would heartily recommend this secluded idyll to anyone looking for a romantic adventure.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Bella1797
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Il Moran is a fantastic camp with good people who do their very best for your comfort. We were met by our guide Simon when we landed at the small airstrip and taken to the camp; and what a place. Large comfortable tents right by the bank of the Mara river, with hippos, crocs, elephants and giraffes immidiately visible in the river and on the banks of the river. During the night we could hear the lions roar nearby. What a neighbourhood! Tents were spacious, luxurious and clean and well kept by the staff and the food superb. We stayed for three nights and had fantastic game drives with our guide and saw lots of animals and we had an unforgettable balloon trip which ended with champagne breakfast after a perfect flight.Recommended! Il Moran Camp is truly an unbelieveable place which must be experienced..

Stayed January 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Tor Christian E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

A belated review but have to say how amazing this trip was... stayed sept 2010...

We stayed here for 4 nights before heading off to Zanzibar to get married (see my review of echo beach hotel). This was our first time on safari and can truly say it was a magical experience. I'll never forget the moment we arrived and being greeted with a cool refreshing drink, the sun was shining and nature was there in all its glory... was almost overwhelming!! Checkin was quick and were taken straight to tent to unpack. These tents are HUGE... and face the river which was filled with hippos swimming and warthogs grazing. We went on our first safari drive that evening and although it rained hard with lots of thunder, we were fortunate to immediately come across a lion with a fresh kill! Returning shortly before it got dark. Over the next few days we pretty much saw everything apart from the black rhino, even spent a couple of hours at a crossing as the migration was taking place and eventually witnessing the incredible chaos that takes place when the wildebeest finally pluck up the courage to cross... including the crocs lurking around and grabbing the odd weak one.

Without spending hours writing my review which i could quite happily do as this whole experience was unforgettable i'll only be reiterating what others have said. We also did a hot air balloon ride which was out of this world, theres no better place to do one! and with a full english and champagne on landing what more could be better!??

If you're considering this place, consider no more... its the one!!

Room Tip: Tipping the drivers will help you as well as them.
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank just_me_81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southend
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

From when I first arrived I could not fault anything, then when we got to our tent I was even more taken back, firstly it has all home comforts of a toilet shower and comfy bed, but out on the little porch were views of a valley looking down on a river which was low when I was there and saw crocodiles and in the trees on the other side of the valley were lots of baboons. The food is lovely and the area is pretty. I saw hippos wandering around the camp and one night an elephant was right outside my tent eating the fruit off of one of the trees. And the safari was spectacular I went on everyone possible and think I saw every animal in the masai mara. The tour guide was amazing and would go back. I had a booking for the hot air balloon but due to the not so good weather it got cancelled but completely not their fault. From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I was one happy lady. Would recommended to all

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Hannah G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
131 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

WOW is the only word I can find to describe every emotion I felt on my arrival here. The whole experience from beginning to end blew my mind.The levels of care,respect, kindness and generosity afforded me by all members of staff was the most outstanding feature of this property. Like the couple from Denmark who have just posted a review I would return again in an instant.

There is an old Gucci saying that is fittingly appropriate to this whole experience " that quality is remembered long after price is forgotten" Maina my guide, was a gentleman that guided me through this abundance of wildlife. He brought everything I have ever watched on national geographic alive instantly. It was wonderful

The food was excellent the setting was stunning. As for the "EXPERIENCE" well that cannot be described. There is only one way to experience it and that is just go there. if you are reading this you might be considering going there. Do not hesitate, you wont be disappointed. I booked a whole governors package which also included Loldia House and its own internal flights. It was worth every penny.
Thank you

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank paul026
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Maasai Mara National Reserve hotels
0.5 mi away
Little Governors' Camp
Little Governors' Camp
#15 of 135 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 366 reviews
0.8 mi away
Governor's Camp
Governor's Camp
#8 of 135 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 786 reviews
24.6 mi away
Sand River Masai Mara
Sand River Masai Mara
#47 of 135 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 66 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.0 mi away
Rekero Camp, Asilia Africa
Rekero Camp, Asilia Africa
#2 of 135 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 276 reviews
12.3 mi away
Destiny Eco Camp Mara
Destiny Eco Camp Mara
#121 of 135 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
3.5 of 5 stars 11 reviews
12.6 mi away
Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
#41 of 135 in Maasai Mara National Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 68 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Governors' Il Moran Camp? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Governors' Il Moran Camp

Property: Governors' Il Moran Camp
Address: C14, Keekorok, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 135 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Governors' Il Moran Camp 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Governors' Il Moran Camp reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Governors` Il Moran Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Governors' Il Moran Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing