Ilkeliani Camp

Masai Mara

Days 1 - 3: Masai Mara

Ilkeliani Camp Location Map

Nestled in an area that is a favourite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River, right on the border of the Masai Mara Reserve.  Ilkeliani Camp consists of only 17 tents - each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. A suspension bridge links the camp to the reserve itself.

It is a permanent camp designed along eco-friendly principles. The ethos is to leave a minimum foot print on nature.

Breakfast, alfresco lunches and candle light dinners are served in the Mess 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 and explore the reserve all day long.

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

For the ultimate safari experience, 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.

The 17 en-suite tented rooms have a raised position overlooking the Talek river and surrounding landscape.  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 interiors are spacious and comfortable featuring a front veranda with a day bed and canvas safari chairs.

Example Details For Ilkeliani Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Safari Tent
Includes: Full Board Package: Mara Reserve fees and all meals are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

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Ilkeliani Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 12:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

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.

Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

The Kenyan Coast

Days 4 - 8: The Kenyan Coast

Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa Location Map

Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa is a multi award-winning boutique hotel, located at Galu Beach, on Kenya's South Coast about 25 miles south of Mombasa and an hour from Mombasa's Moi Airport.  This is where natural beauty and inspired design are merged to create the perfect romantic destination. Situated on the unspoiled shores of the wonderfully warm Indian Ocean, this intimate and stylish beach resort prides itself on exceptional personal service and attention.

The resort is set amidst heavy tropical flora and palms, which attract the endangered Colobus monkey and over 100 bird species from the surrounding forest.

The resort offers a number of restaurants and bars and guests have access to Galu Beach which has its own traditional bistro and beach bar providing a lovely space for dining.

Main guest facilities include a large swimming pool with a jacuzzi, a Spa, a TV lounge and library, a gift boutique, a gym, tennis and squash courts, a pool bar, beach bar and a lounge bar, and 4 restaurants/bistros.

The Watersports Centre offers a range of activities (additional cost) which include PADI scuba diving, deep sea fishing, kite surfing, snorkelling and windsurfing.

There are 38 rooms and 21 suites created in clusters around the gardens.

The 36 Deluxe Rooms are situated on the first floor, and have garden views and a balcony.  The 2 Executive Rooms have ocean views from their private balcony.

The 18 Standard Suites are situated on the ground floor, with garden views and a large verandah, and a separate bedroom and living room. The Suites also have a private kitchen with the services of a personal chef for dinner.  The 2 Executive Suites offer sea views and all the same amenities. There is also one Family Suite, which has 3 bedrooms.

Example Details For Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Deluxe Room
Includes: Breakfast and dinner are included.
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Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa Location.


Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa,Off Diani Beach Road, Galu Beach

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms have mosquito nets, ceiling fans, air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, telephone, hair dryer, in-room safe and an en-suite bathroom.

The resort has 3 restaurants and 3 bars, as well as 24-hour reception, gym, library, TV lounge, gift shop, beach deck, spa and a swimming pool. A foreign exchange service is available.

The Amani Spa offers a variety of different treatments and therapies. Treatments are available from 08.45 to 17:00 - Monday to Sunday (additional cost).

The Jahazi Restaurant is located on the beach, along with the Jahazi bar.

The Peponi Beach Restaurant is situated between the pool and the beach. It is the venue for the exciting BBQ evenings with traditional entertainment held weekly on Tuesday and Friday nights.

The Bahari Restaurant is in the main part of the resort and provides breakfast for all guests and dinner for those on a half board package. The menus change daily with interesting Theme Evenings, and excellent service, cuisine and wine are available.

Poolside Mongolian dinners are done twice a week on Saturday and Wednesday.

The pool bar is open from 09:00 to 16:00.

The Jahazi bar is open from 11:00 to 01:00.

The lounge bar is open all day and evenings during dinner.

The Watersports Centre offers PADI scuba diving, deep sea fishing trips, kite surfing, snorkelling and wind surfing (additional cost).

Complimentary activities include use of the gym, tennis, squash, table tennis, darts and beach games.

Wi-Fi is available.

A laundry service is also available (additional cost).