Ilkeliani Camp

Ilkeliani Camp

Masai Mara

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Ilkeliani Camp

Masai Mara


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Ilkeliani Camp is set on the banks of the Talek River, right on the border of the Masai Mara Reserve, and is nestled in an area that is a favourite for elephants coming to the river to drink. A suspension bridge links the camp to the reserve itself.

For those staying here on a Game Package basis, daily game drives are taken in off-road 4x4 vehicles with experienced Masai driver-guides who have an intimate knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area. Ilkeliani also has a resident naturalist who conducts daily nature walks along the Talek River and guests can learn how to identify various animal tracks and birds.

The camp also offers cultural excursions to the local Maasai village to help guests discover more about the local tribe and their way of life.

Breakfast and alfresco lunches are served in the central dining tent. Picnic breakfast and lunches can be prepared if you are on safari here with a private driver-guide so that you can stay out all day and explore more of the reserve. The camp fire is lit from sunset and safari experiences can be shared with fellow guests while enjoying a relaxing drink before heading to the dining tent for a candelit dinner.

The 17 en-suite tented rooms are raised off the ground so that they overlook the Talek River and surrounding Mara plains.  Each tent has been carefully sited under its own cluster of shady indigenous trees giving guests a true feel of being out in the wilderness. The tents are spacious and comfortable and also feature a front veranda with a day bed and canvas safari chairs.

For the ultimate safari experience, why not begin your day with a hot air balloon ride, cutting through the cool air of the plains as herds of elephant, buffalo and zebra scatter in search of food below you. Upon landing, you are treated to a breakfast and your guide will then take you either back to the camp for a well deserved nap or continue on a game drive. The camp can also arrange walks outside the main reserve with an armed ranger, in a neighbouring Conservancy area. Costs for both these extra activities are available on request.

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Our standard rates for a Safari Tent - Full Board Package
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 July 2020 to 15 October 2020 GBP 210 USD 264 ZAR 4,295 EUR 230 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
16 October 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 110 USD 139 ZAR 2,262 EUR 121 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 110 USD 139 ZAR 2,262 EUR 121 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 December 2020 to 14 December 2020 GBP 110 USD 139 ZAR 2,262 EUR 121 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
15 December 2020 to 2 January 2021 GBP 210 USD 264 ZAR 4,295 EUR 230 per person sharingStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Masai Mara Reserve Fees (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021 GBP 63 USD 80 ZAR 1,302 EUR 70 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

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Rates Include

Game Package: Mara Reserve fees; all meals; shared game drives with an Ilkeliani Camp guide; airstrip transfers; transfers for cultural visits; and one guided nature walk within the camp are included.

Full Board Package: Mara Reserve fees and all meals are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.


Children Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.



All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Ilkeliani Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.

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An 8 night trip staying on the edge of one of the world's New Wonders - the Masai Mara - followed by a  5 night beach stay at one of Kenya's finest beaches - Diani Beach - at an award-winning hotel rated amongst the top 10 beach hotels in Diani.

This is a 8 night itinerary including Masai Mara and The Kenyan Coast.

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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 7 ratings




Start TestimonialThank you for the excellent service provided, even more considering such a short lead time. The camp [Ilkeliani Camp] was exactly what I was looking for, with the right balance of quality and service. Major advantage of the camp is the little bridge over the river that limits the reserve. This way, just by crossing it on foot to the vehicles on the other side, already in the reserve we are able to start the safari right away. By this we save a good 30m each way between the camp and the reserve, which is an extra hour for relaxing we have per day. The balloon ride was also a success. So overall I enjoyed a lot every moment. I am surely recommending your services.End Testimonial

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General Information For Guests

The tents are all en-suite with solar water heater showers, flushing toilets and bath amenities. They also have a verandah with a day bed and canvas safari chairs. All tents have an electronic safe.

The camp has a dining mess tent, bar, lounge and a viewing deck.

Activities that are available at Ilkeliani Camp include morning/afternoon game drives. Other activities (at an additional cost) include balloon safaris, walking safaris and community visits.

The camp offers complimentary Wi-Fi.

Credit cards are accepted at the camp (MasterCard and Visa).

Guests will be escorted around the camp in the day by either the guides or camp staff. At night the Masai watchmen will escort guests to and from the tents and patrol the area. Accidents involving wildlife are rare but guests should never wander out of the camp alone.


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