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2.5 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Masai Mara | P.O Box 64196, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00620, Kenya
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marbella, Spain
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having stayed at Ilkeliani almost 10 years ago we decided to return. Excellent welcome in an unfenced camp along the Talek. Good food, very good and friendly service, a viewing platform for sundowners , a hanging and swinging bridge and very private tents spaced out to East and West. We will certainly return.

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Beirut, Lebanon
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed in ilkeliani camp 8 to 11 january . Very frendly staff.with Suzy the hostess. Beautiful accomodation in tents with running hot water, safe boxes and comfortable beds. Hot water bottles ready in your bed at night. Very delicious and healthy food you will enjoy. The game drives in robuste toyota safary jeeps .made to cross the water canals... More 

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The entire experience is something out of this World. We went in with no expectations & came away fully satisfied. The tents are amazing, the facilities are brilliant & Susie & her staff were fantastic. We will most certainly be back.

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Amman, Jordan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was my first trip to Kenya and my first safari, though I hope to come back. We were welcomed into the reception area with a cold towel, and cold juice, which was very refreshing after our 5+ hour drive to get there. Suzee, our hostess made us feel welcome and did a great job of explaining the camp and... More 

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great food, great facilities, and great staff! This place is better than home because the staff spoils you. The staff makes sure your tents and the common tents are ready for all times of day. They even escort you at night to prevent people from getting lost. We were very relaxed for the one night we stayed here. Lots of... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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95 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ilkeliani is very nicely positioned between basic camping and a luxury safari resort with the most amazing game viewing nearby. Accommodation : nicely spaced out good quality 'luxury' tents with views from the porch over the river and onto the plains - either sunset or sunrise facing positions . Bird life , monkeys and baboons were easy to view from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Ilkeliani was the most memorable accommodation on our Kenyan Safari: Attention to detail in the permanent luxury tents (such as climbing into bed to find a chocolate on the pillow and a hot water bottle at my feet). Unique location on the riverbank for good wildlife and bird viewing. Attentive and friendly staff. Exquisite food of a high class restaurant... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Ilkeliani was by far the best part of my safari experience. The camp is fantastic, surrounded by a perfect garden close to the park. Every tent is beautiful and has a view on the park or the river. Service is great and food perfect. We had fantastic dinner and breakfast every day. Spent fantastic days there.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This camp is located about 20 minutes from the Talek Gate to the Mara via a small town. Tents are right alongside the Talek River with a pleasant sound of water flowing. Upon arrival to the open air reception, you are welcomed with the refreshing drink and washcloths and a staff that give a very thorough orientation to the camp.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great location on the Talek River - perfect for balloon rides, game drives and even just viewing crocodiles and baboons from the tent. VERY impressed with the service - the food was excellent, all the dining staff were very attentive, the tents were much more comfortable than I expected and always clean and well made up (I loved the chocolate... More 

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Address: Masai Mara | P.O Box 64196, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00620, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ilkeliani Camp 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Ilkeliani Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Ilkeliani Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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