Governors' Il Moran

At a glance

  • Intimate luxury
  • Exceptional location used by wildlife documentary makers
  • Eco-friendly

Governors' Il Moran


This is a truly special safari experience in one of the Maasai Mara’s premier camps.

With a location so incredible it attracts the makers of wildlife documentaries and programmes including the BBC's Big Cat Diary and Planet Earth Live, Governors' Il Moran is the smallest and most luxurious of the three Governors’ tented camps that occupy a wildlife-rich corner of the Maasai Mara. So close to the action are you that, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot an elephant or giraffe wandering through camp, and hear the hippos at night.

Three extended 4x4 game drives with superb rangers are included each day, when you’ll venture out into the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You won’t have to travel far to see the Mara’s best wildlife, so can enjoy game drives at leisure, spotting wildlife from the off. Cooked breakfasts and lunch buffets are served under giant trees by the river, and waiter-served dinner is by candlelight in the dining tent. A beautiful new mess tent has been created at the edge of the Mara River with an open fire pit and large sofas to sink into while watching the wildlife below.

The Lodge Package here has extra inclusions, with complimentary selected wines, beers and soft drinks. As a small luxury camp, the service is attentive and personalised, and only children over 8 are permitted. There are just ten huge tents, each recently refurbished, with a hand-carved king-sized olive wood bed, twin basins, shower and roll-top bath. Electric lamps, charge points for cameras and mobile phones and colonial artefacts complete a top-of-the-range safari atmosphere.

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Key information

Secluded under ancient forests along the banks of the winding Mara River

Airport transfer time: 45-minute light aircraft flight from Nairobi's Wilson airport to Musiara airstrip followed by a 10-minute game drive
Rooms: 10

Governors' Camp Collection
Governors’ have four camps in the Maasai Mara. Governors' Camp the original, right in the middle of the action; the more intimate Little Governors' Camp just across the Mara River, while a short way upstream is Governors' Il Moran. There's also a private camp featuring seven tents that you can reserve as a whole for a family or group holiday.

Our flexible Governors' Safari and Governors' Grand Safari both end with an incredible stay in the Maasai Mara which could be spent at Il Moran. Alternatively, you could stay at Little Governors' Camp or Governors' Camp.

Good to know

Children over 8 are welcome. Governors’ Il Moran is closed during April and May. Luggage must be in soft bags weighing maximum 15kg.

Accommodation information

Just 10 luxury tents


• Book the hot-air balloon safari* • Witness the Great Migration (seasonal, usually July to October).


Dining tent, bar

What's included

Lodge Package • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the dining tent or outdoors • Selected wines, beers and soft drinks • 2 daily game drives • Laundry • Airstrip transfers • Park fees.

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