Governors' Il Moran Camp

Maasai Mara, Kenya

At a Glance

  • Enjoy a private dinner on the wide verandah of your tent

  • Catch the drama of the wilderbeest migration through the area after the first rains

  • Take a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara as the sun rises

  • Spend time walking with expert Masai trackers

  • Hear the cough of a leopard whilst lying safe and comfortable in your kingsize bed

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

The only time to avoid Kenya is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter. The best time of year to visit the Maasai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which tends to pass through the Mara between mid July to late October.

Hide Read more

To start planning your vacation to Governors' Il Moran Camp


Governors' Il Moran camp has recreated the atmosphere of the original hunting camps. Hidden under ancient trees, deep in the forest, are just 10 tents lining the winding banks of the Mara.

Smaller than its parent camp, Governors' Camp, Il Moran has been limited to just 10 tents lending the camp a smaller and more intimate feel. Each tent is in the classic canvas meru style. Beds are handmade from specially selected wood taken from ancient olive trees. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom, complete with Victorian large bathtubs. The tents have a wide veranda from which guests can take in the sights and sounds of the Mara. The verandahs are also designed to be comfortably large enough for guests to enjoy private dinners at their tent.

Meals are taken outside; breakfast on the banks above the Mara River, lunch under the cool shade of leafy evergreens and dinner under the stars by candlelight.

Elephant are regular visitors to Il Moran, often strolling between tents enjoying the cool shade on their way to or from the river. At night, guests will often hear the cough of a nearby leopard or the deep echoing calls of one of the Mara lion prides.

Read more


Ten large canvas tents are located, with privacy in mind, beneath the canopy of large shady trees along the Mara River.

All tents enjoy views of the river, where guests will often see crocodiles basking in the sun and pods of hippo jostling for space and keeping cool in the Mara water.

Super king size beds are crafted from ancient fallen olive trees and positioned to allow guests to catch the best views from their beds. All tents have en-suite facilities with large Victorian baths, harking to classic safaris of times past.

The large verandah's of each tent are the perfect place to enjoy the sights and sounds of one of Africa's premier game viewing locations.


  • Games drives three times a day in open sided vehicles
  • Walking safaris with experienced trackers and guides
  • Spectacular hot air balloon rides at dawn over the Masai Mara
  • Flying safaris to Lake Victoria, with the option of overnight trips to Mfangano Island Camp


  • Game drives in the Maasai Mara

    Exploring this iconic ecosystem in an adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicle with your professional safari guide is one of the best ways to get up close to the huge volume and wide diversity of wildlife in the Mara.

  • Maasai Mara Balloon Safari

    Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Maasai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.

  • Private Safari Guide and Game Drive Vehicle

    Ensure an exclusive and totally tailored safari experience by booking a private safari guide and game drive vehicle. A private guide gives you the flexibility to go where you want, when you want. If you have specific interests this is an absolute must.

  • Riding in Maasai Mara

    Horseback safaris are the most exciting way to see the bush and in Kenya they are without a doubt the most exciting and adventurous safari you can do.

  • The Great Migration

    The Maasai Mara is famous for being home to one of nature’s most spectacular events: the Great Migration. Millions of wildebeest cross from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Mara in search of better grazing.

  • Walking in the Maasai Mara

    Exploring the African bush from outside a safari vehicle is a wonderful experience. Get away from the noise of the 4x4 and, accompanied by your professional safari guide, begin to pick up on the smaller details of the African bush.

Location & directions

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Speak to our specialists 858 523 9000

    Why book with Scott Dunn?

  • 24/7 concierge service
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Firsthand knowledge
  • Renowned service
  • Award-winning tour operator

Plan your trip

1. Travel details
2. Guests
3. Contact details

Vacation Ideas

How to use our service

Browse our website for luxury travel ideas and vacation inspiration

Call us and speak to a destination specialist

We’ll handcraft a quote around what you want

if (UV.officeOpen=="1") { $(".how-we-work span").html($('#header_message span').length ? $('#header_message span').html() : $('.office_open span').length ? $(".office_open span").html() : $(".how-we-work span").html()); } else { $(".how-we-work span").parent().html($(".how-we-work span").parent().html().replace(/Call us on/i, "Call us")); $(".how-we-work span").remove(); }

To start planning your vacation to Governors' Il Moran Camp

Start planning now Speak to our specialists on 858 345 1761 or start planning now Plan your trip