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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015

First time safari and using a camp and have to say I am very impressed!! From the layout of the tents to the staff and quality of food. I would highly recommend Ilkeliani. All the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough. They all should be acknowledged and praised and like to say Charles,Wilson, Quembe and David deserve a...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 8 September 2015

wonderful camp in the Mara...top service and awesome food quality...hi5 to the cheff for preparing gourmet food staff was helpful all the time and the Masai's always on guard on the way from/to the tents

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1Thank Pedro R
Sutton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Everything about this camp is outstanding. The tent was spacious & located right by the river. Hot showers were very welcome after a game drive. All of the staff are very polite & friendly. Food was excellent. The packed lunches were huge! The lookout tower is the perfect spot to have a drink & watch the sunset before having dinner....

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1Thank JustinaM
London
Reviewed 3 September 2015

What a surprise to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with hubby, 3 year toddler son and my mum and dad. Its a boutique lodge. Tented camp. The service, quality of the room, beds was very good. No complains there. The views from the tent, lounge, restaurant area are amazing. They do not have a high chair for toddlers at the...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This place is spectacular! My tent was comfortable with a view of the Masai Mara right across the river. The staff is wonderful. Very attentive to every possible need. The food might have been my favorite part! Delicious! I struggle to find anything negative to say. I can't wait to come back and stay longer!!!

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Thank andylayton
Nairobi
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This one of the places my travel agent recommended. Budget was one of the criteria. It was one of the best holidays/breaks I have had in the Mara. The service was excellent, the food delicious (my mum being a vegetarian was concerned, but she was very impressed) and the staff were very helpful. The camp is rustic and not too...

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Thank nirajshah63
Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 19 August 2015

exellent view and place .... The hotel is one of a kind and offers an unforgettable experience ... I would define visit again ... Good food and very very friendly staff who are very friendly and well trained !!!! Absolutely recommend this awesome 👌🏻 place

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1Thank 521nehaf
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Had 3 days stay here , my husband and I had the best time ever, the staff were fabulous, very friendly and helpful (big shout out to you Wilson and Charles great people) The tent was amazing over looked the creek that runs around the camp also guarded nightly by the Masai warrior. The food was great and the days...

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2Thank Jane J
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Good food, clean tent, could see some wildlife from the camp and all in the heart of the Mara. We spent 3 nights and it was wonderful. Look for the monkeys who like to watch themselves in the wash stand mirrors. Make sure your guide is a Masai.

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1Thank Udulutch
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We didn't know what to expect as it was organised by our travel agent as part of a longer holiday. It far exceeded our expectations from the moment we were met at the air strip by our guide. Vincent and all of the staff were so welcoming throughout our stay and couldn't do enough for us. The food was excellent...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in a riverine forest in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the area is a favourite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River. Ilkeliani camp consists of only 17 tents, each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. The tented rooms are raised up slightly on earth mounds, overlooking the river and the plains. These mounds are covered in vegetation, and feel quite natural, and each one has been sited under its own cluster of shady indigenous trees and you do feel like you are out in the wilderness. The camp now has a suspension bridge for easy access to the reserve for early game drives ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ilkeliani Camp

Address: Masai Mara | P.O Box 64196, Masai Mara National Reserve 00620, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: RM1,219 - RM2,025 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Ilkeliani Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Ilkeliani Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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“Request a Tent on the East side”
  • View Deck above the Bar and Fireplace, ideal place for sundowner
brunog176, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Suggest River View”
JimZ687, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get room E4”
CruisingALT, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All tents are private with river viewing”
paulsD6239AO, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the bridge / main area will result in less walking to/from your tent.”
April7901, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
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