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Magical Place - the safari of our dreams
Everything we hoped for in a safari. The perfect glamping tent with luxury bathroom including deep tub (and not a bucket shower) that couldn't be closer to the famous Mara River with resident hippos and crocs. Exquisite food, friendly askaris, comfortable main tent with interesting and friendly guests. The best and most important aspect was Elisha, the best guide in the Mara. Based on other TripAdvisor reviews we requested him and he was the key to having incredible wildlife viewing and many to ourselves in this busy place - he was first and only jeep on many a dramatic scene. We were amazed at everything we saw, both the quality and quantity, close up and at the perfect photo angle - which was all due to Elisha. Game drives are what we came for, and he delivered world-class experiences of lions vs. hyenas, cheetah hunts, lion cubs playing, etc. Our hearts and cameras were full!
Tent consisted from around 300 sq ft (30 sq meter) room and 150 sq ft (15 sq meter) bathroom. Amenities professionally designed. We can't ask for better. Territory is on top of a river with hippos. You can hear them , see them. Service is flawless . when we unzip tent somebody already waiting to help with anything needed. Lilian - chef is the best chef we experienced during this trip. We stay in 5 star camp later. Food was excellent. Phillip - manager is attentive , smart , very informative
Memories for a Lifetime at Governors IL Moran
We a family of 12 were at Ilmoran Governors Camp mid July 2021 . From the time we were picked by our guides Elisha and Paul at the airstrip it was as if their aim was only one..this should be our most memorable trip to the mara and no doubt it was . Elisha asked me what do you want to see, I replied have never seen a kill and hope we can see one. Within the next half hour we see a lion kill. The guides their knowledge was so accurate that whatever they would predict happened. We luckily saw the migration, leopards, Cheetahs, Lions , hyenas, serval cat as the highlights of our trip. The patience with which they ensured we saw the best was exemplary. They really looked after our elders very well too. The camp manager Mr Philip and the entire staff were exceptional and did everything to ensure our stay was comfortable. Special thanks to Lilian the Chef who catered to our whims and ensured we were served delicious meals be it packed or at the camp. The location is just beautiful with the hippo pool there and elephants visiting the camp at night too. It's been my best trip to the mara all thanks to entire team at Governors Il Moran. Asante Sana..hope to come back
Booked a last-minute safari last year directly with Governors Il Moran and had an absolutely brilliant 4-day safari during peak migration (yes I somehow forgot to post). The camp felt safe and personal during pandemic and they staff we're A+++. We saw one river crossing, two full kills (lion + hyena), 18 diff cat sightings (mostly lion and cheetah) and had the times of our lives.
Phenomenal experience at Il Moran (Governors' Camp)
Our family of 12 were at Il Moran a couple of weeks back and it was absolutely the best safari we have done. We are veterans of Masai Mara, having visited multiple times and stayed at different places. The experience at Il Moran stands out by far. The quality of the camp, the food, the staff, guides and management was exceptional. The sales lead at Governors' was George Karanja who was great to deal with to set up the whole safari. Philip the onsite camp manager was super hospitable from the first minute to the time we left. The staff of Joshua (our steward), Lilian the chef, Lucas our waiter at all meals, Philip (different from the manager) the bar tender and all the guards, front office staff etc were terrific. Our guides were Paul and Elisha. They were incredible. Amazing knowledge of Masai Mara and their instinct on timing to see a hunt, catch the migration and seeing hard to find animals like leopards was outstanding. And they were fun to be around! Pretty important when you spend several hours in the day with them. All in all, a brilliant safari and can't wait to come back.
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