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Masai Mara P.O Box 64196, Masai Mara National Reserve 00620 Kenya See on map
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The dining was amazing as everything that came out of the kitchen was DELICIOUS, especially the soups. They were also super helpful with meals for my mom as she has celiacs disease and they made sure she always had an alternative option for everything we...More

Thank Jordan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in this beautiful camp for a night before our 3N stay in a conservancy. This camp was suggested by our tour operator and it was a right suggestion by the tour guy. The place was superb with only few tents spread out and our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to 4 different game reserves during our safari, and Masai Mara was our final stop. We spent 2 nights at Ilkeliani, and out of the 4 different accommodations we stayed in, Ilkeliani was probably the most basic, but most definitely our favourite. When...More

Thank hanlsil
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first time in Africa. And it will be not the last time. One of the reason is the really great location of the Ilkeliani Camp, friendly staff, excellent food and a fantastic view out of our private tent, the lounge and the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's an epic campsite. And genuine, too. I've stayed there three times. And will be back next year. My travel agency always recommends this campsite. The campsite is interesting, clean and safe. The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly.

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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

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Certificate of Excellence
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Number of rooms
17
Also Known As
ilkeliani camp hotel maasai mara national reserve
Location
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceMasai Mara National Reserve
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Tildy72
16 July 2017|
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Response from Entim | Property representative |
Dear Tidy the drinks are not part of the full board there is drinks menu many available in camp regards Joyce
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Shafi W
15 February 2017|
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Response from maryjan2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, am not familiar with the Mara River Lodge
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608nixa
9 January 2017|
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Response from Ignasi R | Reviewed this property |
Hello!!! The camp is fantastic and well placed. It's a tented camp and the distances between the tents and the main buildings are not very big but you'll have to walk through the camp which is quite wild. The staff is... More
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"Beautiful lookout deck, all tents are along the river,"
105jordand
6 days ago
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"West 1 is a great room with a fabulous view"
AngelaH1304
7 Aug 2018
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"Important to keep your tent zipped completely at all times to keep out the monkeys!"
noelles923
23 Jul 2018
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"A kettle with tea/coffee making facilities would be good"
959liz
11 Jul 2018
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