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Ilkeliani Camp

Masai Mara

Days 1 - 3: Masai Mara

Ilkeliani Camp Location Map

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.

At Ilkeliani you can fill your days with activities or enjoy the camp at leisure. The game-filled plains of the Maasai Mara offer all manner of activities. Drive out of camp at dawn to watch the animals waking to the start of a new day and return to camp for breakfast, or spend a full day in the reserve, stopping for lunch at a picturesque viewpoint. Stroll along the riverbanks observing the prolific birdlife, and talk to the Maasai about their medicinal uses of the indigenous plants.

Experience the local culture in a traditional village, and learn the people’s unique stories of creation. Ride a horse across the savannah, mingling with the animals as one of them, or float through the sky in a balloon, gazing down on the animals moving within rippling grasses. Your schedule at Ilkeliani is flexible and your days designed according to your wishes.

The huge grounds offer a selection of spaces to recline, dine and enjoy the views. Whether you prefer privacy or company, you’ll find a spot that suits you. Have lunch on the deck then unwind on a sunbed beneath the boughs of an acacia. Sip a gin and tonic on the raised viewing deck as the sun casts golden light over the plains or join friends around the campfire to share the experiences of your day.  Watch the Maasai dance on the riverfront deck and perhaps join them to display your jumping prowess before heading to the dining tent for a candelit dinner.

Ilkeliani’s spacious Standard and Premium tented suites have been thoughtfully designed to provide all the little luxuries that enhance a safari. Each suite has complete privacy, tucked into a grove of trees with its own private entrance. Raised on stilts, each offers sweeping views across the Talek River onto the golden plains of the Masai Mara. The suites have spacious wooden decks with detachable canvas sides and are elegantly adorned with flowing fabrics, comfortable furnishings and subtle lighting. The bathrooms, with views on all sides, include an indoor shower that opens to the outdoors.

The luxury family suite has a spacious living area between two bedrooms and is ideal for families or groups of friends.

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 tented suites 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 premium tented suites offer more spacious accommodation and have a separate sitting area.

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.

Ilkeliani firmly believes that tourism should benefit the ecosystem, the wildlife and the local communities. The camp operates fully on solar power, and helps guests live plastic free by providing refillable water flasks and plentiful water stations. The camp has a tree nursery and an organic vegetable garden, and eco-friendly systems are in place for recycling, kitchen operation and waste disposal. Members of the local community make up the majority of the staff, and many have been trained at the camp. Should guests wish to contribute further to local communities, Ilkeliani has partnered with Pack for a Purpose to supply goods to local schools, clinics and projects.

Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

The Kenyan Coast

Days 4 - 10: The Kenyan Coast

Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa Location Map

Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa is a multi award-winning boutique hotel, located at Diani Beach, on Kenya's South Coast about 30 miles south of Mombasa.  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 can also enjoy poolside dinners and beach barbecues twice a week with entertainment.

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 a variety of room categories to choose from. There are 24 Deluxe Garden Rooms are situated on the first floor and have a large balcony area and can accommote 2 adults and one child (or 3 adults).  Underneath them on the ground floor are the 12 Deluxe Garden Suites which have a large veranda and living area and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (or 3 adults).

The 12 Premium Garden Rooms are also on the first floor but are situated closer to the pool and beach and also hve a large balcony. These rooms can accommote 2 adults and one child (or 3 adults). Underneath them on the ground floor are the 6 Premium Garden Suites - again with sufficient space to accommodate 2 adults and 2 children (or 3 adults).

The 4 Luxury Oceanfront Rooms are on the first floor, wikth a large balcony and are nearest the ocean (and can accommodate 2 adults/one child or 3 adults). On the ground floor underneath them are the 2 Grand Oceanfront Suites - with a large veranda and living area but designed to accommodate just 2 adults only.

Example Details For Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

Nights: 7 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Deluxe Garden Room
Includes: Breakfast and dinner are included.
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Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa Location.


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

In terms of room size:

On the first floor - the Deluxe and Premium Garden Rooms and the Luxury Oceanfront Rooms are 45 square meters.

On the ground floor - the Deluxe and Premium Garden Suites and the Grand Oceanfront Suites are 90 square meters.

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 hosted twice a week on Saturday and Wednesday, and there is a beach BBQ every Tuesday and Friday.

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).

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