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Roseville, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upon arrival we were greeted immediately with towels and drink. Check in was very efficient and we were given an overview of our accommodations, meals, WiFi, safety etc. Dining room was in a tent and the service was very good.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Ilkeliani however we had previously been to Entim.....hence the bar had already been set high. Needless to say we weren't disappointed. The ambiance and location was breath taking. The level of professionalism and attention to detail and decor was well worth the money spent. Special mention goes to the Manager Charles and his team...

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London...Toronto...Nairobi...Bangkok...wandering sage
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was my 3rd visit to this Camp, and I am a regular traveller to the other lodges at various ends of the price spectrum. This place has it all. The service is attentive and personal yet unobtrusive. The food is outstanding, The decor blends well with the environs. All in all, this is one of my favourite places to...

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Thank azimthedream
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a wonderful camp just outside the Mara. Everything was top notch, from the fresh juice welcome to the food to the turndown service (with hot water bottles) to the Masai guards who escort guests to/from their tents after dark. It is priced like a mid-range lodge, but it really is significantly more luxurious that other camps I stayed...

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Thank Josh H
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Ilkeliani do a fantastic job at making you feel special and go the extra mile to do so. I wished we were able to stay longer at this amazing place. The people are what made this really special to me. They do everything to ensure you are more than comfortable and not only provide great food and accommodation but also...

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Thank Stuart B
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Ilkeliani is a great place. The tents are comfortable and all details are thought of. The staff is super professional and very friendly. We felt very much at home. Food was delicious, varied and had a home made touch. The drivers were open to our suggestions. We stayed for five days, and we enjoyed every minute.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Amazing stay - wonderful tents, all very private, ours had an amazing view of the river. Bird life very beautiful. Great food and very personalised service. The guide found wonderful game our eyes would never have seen. We had a bush picnic catered by the camp, very exciting sitting in the bush! We can't give enough praise.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Ilkeliani is a great camp with exceptional service. Our spacious permanent tent camp exceeded our expectations with an excellent view of the Talek river, large comfortable bed, and above-average facilities. The tent was clean, elegantly decorated, and private. The camp grounds are well maintained and the common areas are beautiful. If you're tired of the long game drives, grab a...

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Thank Paul S
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place is amazing! Wonderful staff cater for your every needs and the accomodation is idyllic! I will be back again one day for sure! Faultless. 😊 oh and the food is amazing home cooking so be prepared to put on weight!!👍

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Thank 554traceyr
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stayed at ilkeliani for 4 days Late August. Large and spacious tents with enough privacy between each room. We loved the prolific birdlife along the banks of the river. To get the best of the game drives in the reserve , we opted for an exclusive vehicle and went for long game drives . Our masai drive guide was...

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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: £120 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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Ilkeliani Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Ilkeliani Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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“Suggest River View”
 of 5 bubbles JimZ687, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get room E4”
 of 5 bubbles CruisingALT, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All tents are private with river viewing”
 of 5 bubbles paulsD6239AO, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the bridge / main area will result in less walking to/from your tent.”
 of 5 bubbles April7901, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All tents are located along the river so they all have nice views....apparently the elephants tend to visit the east side frequently...”
 of 5 bubbles Gal_C, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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