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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Surrey
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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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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Ilkeliani Camp was great. I loved my tent overlooking the river. The staff were very friendly. I have a strange diet and they went out of their way to cater for me. I felt totally safe and lying in bed at night listening to hyenas in the distance was just surreal! The camp was in a fantastic location. I liked... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

AMAZING!, great staff, excellent location, excellent drivers, awesome food and a lot of activities. (Safari games, Air hot ballon, Masai Mara Village....) Definitely will we come back to Ilkeliani camp.! or we recommend this place for your experience in the Masai Mara. The tents in front of the river was special!

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Compared to other priced safaris, coming in this camp seemed to be a good value. After the 3 day/2 night safari, I rate this camp an excellent value. Last Saturday I arrived late morning via Safarilink to the airstrip in Masai Mara where I was greeted on the spot by Cool, my Masai guide for the duration. On the way... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The staff are always helpful and treat you With Love and Care, the gamedrives are fantastic and With respekt for the animals!!! IF you sant sametinget special, like a whole dag game-drive, no problems, no extra cost! And tank God, no swimmingpool pool or petting green, just nature!

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was the 3rd stay on our itinerary and the camp was the biggest we went to, but it succeeded in feeling personal with very welcoming staff and tents placed secluded from each other. Our tent was on the bank of the River Talek where we spent any free time bird and animal watching, and even, on our last day,... 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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