GOVERNORS’ ILMORAN CAMP Mara, Kenya
GOVERNORS’ ILMORAN CAMP
The Camp is located along the banks of the Mara River, Masai Mara, Kenya
(open throughout the year)
Governors’ Ilmoran is for those who want that extra bit of luxury.
The camp comprises just 10 tents situated along the banks of the Mara River.
This exclusive camp was formerly known as Paradise Camp and originally had 20 tents.
The owner’s decision to reduce the size of the new camp is in direct response to their desire to preserve the surroundings and make a contribution to reduce the impact of tourists on the environment.
This is probably the first time in the Mara that this has happened.
Ilmoran is hidden in the shadow of ancient trees. T
The camp recreates the atmosphere of the original hunting camps.
Each room is furnished to a superior standard.
The beds have been hand carved from specially selected wood from fallen, ancient olive trees.
The interior of each tent also includes a Victorian style bath, flush toilet and double basins.
Each tent has a large, extended verandah designed so you can take dinner in private at your tent if you wish.
You will be the personal guest of manager, Patrick, who has a wealth of experience of the African bush.
Game drives and game walks are included in the rate and complimentary wine is served with dinner.
During the day, meals are served outdoors amongst the trees. For breakfast there are fresh fruits, cereals and
hot-baked breads together with a full, cooked breakfast prepared before your eyes.
For lunch, a buffet that will satisfy the hungriest appetites. In the evening guests can enjoy cordon-bleu dinners by candlelight, deep in the bush.
These are truly unforgettable experiences.
The Masai Mara is a unique area with a constant and unrivalled flow of wildlife throughout the year.
From July to October the Mara becomes a backdrop for one of the last great natural wonders of the world,
when 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra surge up from the Serengeti plains in their annual search for the
seasonal grasses that sustain them.
The spectacle as the vast herds cross rivers and sweep through the golden grasses, is punctuated by individual struggles with the predators, which are in turn drawn to take their part in this dramatic event. Whilst the migration is spectacular, game viewing at all other times of the year remains almost unrivalled anywhere in Africa.
Birds and butterflies abound, elephants wander through the camp at night, leopard’s call nearby.
Nowhere else can you get so far from civilisation, yet stay in such style.
There are various activities on offer:
game drives in open Landrovers, game walks or balloon flights over the wide plains of the Masai Mara.
Day excursions to the Lake Victoria are also on offer. However, we recommend that you book this excursion
well in advance and combine the Lake Victoria trip with an overnight stay at Mfangano Island Camp.
All meals, drinks (except champagne and spirits), three game viewing excursions daily, game walks in high
season as well as laundry are included in our price.
Park entrance fees and other activities (such as ballooning, Lake Victoria excursion, a visit to a Masai village) are to be paid separately.
Please announce special dietary requirements to us in advance.
luggage restriction of 15 kg on all domestic flights.
Extra luggage can be left at your base hotel in Nairobi.
Safari arrangements and bookings can be made through your local ground handling agent
GOVERNORS‘ ILMORAN CAMP
Information and Details
Location: On the Mara River in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Number of beds: 10 tents (20 beds)
Double & Twins: 10 double suite tents (extra beds can be added if necessary)
En-suite bathrooms with bath, large shower, twin basins, flush toilet, running cold and hot water
Tents: Very spacious luxurious safari tents under canvas, each with private verandah
Electricity: Gas & Paraffin lamps in tents. 220/240 UK Volt plugs at reception
Bar / Restaurant: Open bar and dining tent with a stunning view over the Mara River
Room service on request, tea and coffee is served in the tents with the morning wake up call
Bush meals: Bush breakfast, lunch & dinner can be organised on request at a supplementary cost
Souvenirs: Curio Shop is open daily
Laundry: Arranged daily at no extra cost
Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard, American Express and Traveller Cheques are accepted
Communication: Telephone, Fax and Email at Governors’ Camp. A satellite telephone is available.
Radio contact with other camps and the Nairobi office
Musiara Airstrip: Length 1.600 m, all weather gravel airstrip, Coordinates: S 0117.98 E 03503.92
Game viewing excursions:
3 game viewing excursions per day, early and mid morning as well as in the afternoon with experienced driver guides in the Masai Mara Game Reserve (included in price)
With professional balloon pilots daily, at dawn, in the Masai Mara Game Reserve,
followed by a champagne bush breakfast and game viewing on return to camp (extra Cost)
Game walks: Daily with qualified guides in a private concession area adjacent to the Masai Mara
Game Reserve; morning with a champagne bush breakfast and afternoon with
sundowners and canapés (included in the price)
Culture: Visits to a nearby Masai village (manyatta) can be arranged (to be paid locally) or
visits to the local school, one of the Governors’ Camps charity and community
Mfangano Island Day excursions to Lake Victoria by light aircraft. Bird watching, boat rides,
Camp on Lake walking and fishing are available on Lake Victoria.
Excursion with overnight at Victoria:
Mfangano Island Camp is highly recommended (booking prior to the trip advisable)
Open throughout the year.
Peak season months August and September and 15th – 31st December.
High season months January – March inclusive and June, July, October, November and 1st – 14th December. Green season – April and May
Children: Children over 8 years old only
Rate includes: Airstrip transfers, accommodation, meals, 3 game viewing excursions daily and laundry
Rate excludes: Flights, drinks, Park entrance fees
How to get there and transfers:
Air Kenya & Twice daily (10:00 hrs & 15:00 hrs) scheduled flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport to
Safari Link: Musiara Airstrip (duration approx. 45 minutes).
Clients met on arrival and transferred with a Landrover to the camp (duration approx. 15 minutes).
Return Musiara Airstrip – Nairobi twice daily (11:00 hrs & 16:00 hrs)
There are scheduled flights from other airstrips in Kenya such as Nanyuki,
Samburu, Lewa, Lamu, Malindi, Mombasa, Ukunda (Diani)
Charter flights: From all airports/airstrips in Kenya to Musiara Airstrip
Luggage restriction: Maximum 15 kg luggage per person in small air craft including hand luggage
Road transfer: Ex / to Nairobi is possible. Duration approx. 6 hours (depending upon road conditions)