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Governors' Il Moran Camp
Governors' Il Moran Camp
Governors' Il Moran Camp
Governors' Il Moran Camp

Governors' Il Moran Camp


1°17’11.0"S 35°2’16.9"E

Reviews of Governors' Il Moran

Wildlife sightings and reviews

3 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Governors' Il Moran and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jan-2020, 1 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Governors' Il Moran.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

100% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Buffalo

100% success

Eland

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Black Rhino

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Pangolin

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Striped Hyena

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Mr & Mrs LN
London

"Another wonderful visit at Il Moran"

3 nights Arrived 12 Jan 2020
"This was a repeat visit and was wonderful.

A very unseasonably wet stay did not spoil our experience. We became experts at putting up and taking down the canvas windows in the vehicle when the rain came and stayed dry and toasty warm at all times. The sun was out quite a lot of the time too!

The camp is unfenced. The tents are spread around the riverbank. They are large and very comfortable with wonderful, heavy wooden furniture. Toiletries are included as was a mini-bar. They will be relocating one of the tents in the near future due to the recent high waters causing subsidence on the cliff and rendering one of the tents uninhabitable. If you are used to booking certain tent numbers then it will be worth checking out the changes. The new layout of the bar, restaurant and deck is a great improvement

We were hosted by the wonderful Trix who could not have been more helpful or welcoming. All of the staff were wonderful. I was sick when we arrived and a visit from the Governor's medic, organised by Trix, was very welcome.

We took a breakfast picnic with us every morning which allowed us to travel a little further and stay out longer. It was delicious!
There were several choices for lunch and dinner and the food was superb and varied. It was always beautifully presented and delicious. Meals were at your own table although, on one night when there were few guests, we had a communal table hosted by Trix which was very enjoyable.

The weather had been and still was unseasonably wet. The rain often happened at night or in short bursts on drives - it was not continuous and could be very localised. We still had sunshine. This meant that the marsh area was very wet as was a lot of the surrounding areas so tough decisions had to be made and game drives were very different from previous visits and the areas that could be visited were limited. The roads were in terrible condition (mud) and required skillful driving.

Due to the abundant rain the grass was very long so there were not as many plains animals as we had seen previously when we visited at this time of the year. Our wonderful guide worked hard though and we still had many superb sightings. He was a good guide and dealt with the driving conditions very well. At one crossing he decided it was unsafe to cross the high water and rocky base but we sat and watched while numerous drivers risked it. It made for tense moments!

We had to drive out of the park and along the edge to get to the dryer parts of the reserve. Once it was explained why we were having to start the same way on most drives this route made more sense. Everyone was frustrated by the conditions but nothing could be done as it was still raining so the roads could not dry out. This meant that hundreds and hundreds of Masai cattle, sheep and goats were encountered every time with most grazing just in the reserve even though there was so much grass around outside the boundary. This was off-putting and does destroy the illusion of being in the wilderness but is a reality that has to be dealt with. We could not understand why the cattle were being grazed in the reserve and nothing seemingly done about it by the authorities. It is an obvious on-going cause of frustration for many.

Il Moran is a superb camp in a lovely location, with the most professional management.

We will visit here again." See all these reviews: 13n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Eland

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

10 sightings

Wildebeest

5 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs E
Norfolk

"Excellent camp but with minor reservations."

2 nights Arrived 28 Jan 2018
"Patrick is great and takes time with all of the guests, He is extremely knowledgeable and spends time with all of the guests,

The tents are excellent and extremely comfortable. As with Little Governors the provision of running drinking water is a significant improvement. The food is very good and the camp is in a good location for getting straight out onto the plains.

We find staff at the camp variable. Jackson as our tent attendant and Elisha in the bar were both excellent ambassadors for the camp but some other staff could be somewhat 'offhand' and distanced from the guests." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs L
Hinckley

"Governors' Il Moran Camp"

4 nights Arrived 9 Dec 2017
"We were given this camp as an upgrade from Little Governors', because of issues that the Little camp was having regarding the installation of some new equipment. In truth we do not really think that Il Moran is a better camp, but it was nice to be by the river and having drinks included was a welcome bonus.

Patrick - camp manager - was welcoming, attentive, helpful, efficient .... everything that you would hope/expect.

One minor problem we had - the shower in our tent produced little more than a dribble of water initially. It took a couple of attempts for the staff to sort this, eventually replacing the head unit entirely." See all these reviews: 10n in Kenya
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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