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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
  • Rooms
    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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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place is amazing for several reasons. 1st you will get an amazing service. Everybody is professional, polite and knowledgable. 2nd I believe this is a great way to bring employment and support education not only by employing local Masai people so they can learn/practice English but also learn to work in hospitality industry. The tents are clean, spacious and... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We recently stayed 3 nights at the Ilkeliani. This camp was wonderful from the warm greeting on our arrival by the entertaining Pesi, to the excellent food and service in the dining room and the spacious well kept tents. A huge thank you to all the staff for making our stay so special and to the Maasai guardians who made... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had a great stay at Ilkeliani camp . The staff were super and the camp was amazing. Great food, Amazing Guides and loved the Masai Mara. The game drives were informative and Edward our Masai driver guide was fluent in English and had a good sense of humor. We would highly recommend this camp

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Mombasa, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great location, great staff, good food, top tents, perfect for visiting the Mara just across the footbridge. Spectacular balloon trip with Hot Air Safaris based out of there, culminating in a champagne breakfast. Saw all the animals several times, and often alone, under the expert guidance of our Masai guide/driver Daniel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Our stay at Ilkeliani was truly amazing and memorable. The service offered right from the start when we arrived at the camp was immaculate. The detail to attention to everything from meals, to accommodation, and general comfort of guests was really quite impressive. The hospitality of the staff was really very heart warming. The camp is situated close enough to... More

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights during our Kenyan Safari and it was by far the best amongst the 3 different properties we stayed at. 1. Awesome Location - very close to the main gate and the rope suspension bridge entry is a real special one! We had lots of fun crossing it with our infant son! 2. Impeccable Service... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

we have spent 2 nights in this camp, and it has been a great experience! the tents are big and comfortable, in deep contact with nature but with the safety guaranted by the Maasai guardians. I will never forget the silence, interrupted only by the river flowing and by the sound of the crickets. the meals were good, even if... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The camp is close to the Talek gate. It take around 15-20m to enter the gate from outside. But if you just cross the Talek river over bridge you are inside the park, its an advantage. We saw elephants and zebras right outside the lodge. The food is very good, same with service. The rooms/tents are very next to the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The highly-scripted welcome along with the double-dose instruction on tipping (really, during the first five minutes of arriving?) was a little off-putting. Thankfully, things improved extraordinarily. Food quality was great, portions reasonable. Drinks (alcohol, water, soft drinks) all extra, modest prices even given the remoteness of the camp. Restaurant staff, guides/monitors all uber friendly. Reception woman, indifferent and really a... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

AT first I was quite disppointed our lodge was not IN the National PArk but on the other side of the Talek River.... At first I was disappointed that the village surrounding the camp looks like a favela.... But I must say that the tents along the river are great, you see a lot of animals passing by, birds,bats,hippos,mangoost..a very... More

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Entim, Manager at Ilkeliani Camp, responded to this review

Dear Petrakis75 Thank you for your review. We will pass on your compliments to the chef. On another note we note your comments about the village about 4 km away . Please be informed Ilkeliani Camp has sits own private suspension bridge for direct access into the game reserve thereby avoiding any activities near the village .The bridge facilitates our... 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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