We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ilkeliani Camp

Masai Mara | P.O Box 64196, Maasai Mara National Reserve 00620, Kenya
Ilkeliani Camp
Write a Review

159 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    115
    39
    3
    1
    1
See reviews for
38
63
16
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (25)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (159)
  • Mar-May only
    (20)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (36)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (64)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (39)
All months
There are newer reviews for Ilkeliani Camp
See the most recent reviews
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed two nights recently and wished we could have stayed longer. Arriving at night after a late start in Nairobi, we initially had a hard time finding the camp because it is so unobtrusively tucked away in a perfect spot along the Talek River, right in the middle of the Mara. We were met by spear and lantern wielding... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Amman, Jordan
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at this camp. Our tent was very large and easily handled 3 beds. I really liked the way the bathroom was setup. The bathrooms in some of our other camps the bathroom did not provide a lot of privacy. Here the entire bathroom area zipped closed. There was also plenty of warm water for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed at Ilkeliani for 4 nights at the beginning of September and we were met at the airstrip by Edward, our excellent guide, who took us on a game drive en route to the camp - a good taster of what we had to come. When we arrived, we crossed the bridge and were greeted by welcoming staff. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in Ilkeliani tented camp during our Masai Mara safari. The tents are large, spacious and clean. Each evening, while guests are at dinner, an attendant came and sprayed the tent with bug spray and provided turn down service. Also, they had Masai men along the paths to ensure guest safety (there is a hippo that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bozeman, MT
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Absolutely perfect in every way, this tented camp provided us with a relaxing and comfortable base for our Masai Mara safari adventures. The tents are fabulous and very spacious with fine bathrooms and very comfortable beds, and you are right on the river. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Exceeded our expectations! We didn't want to leave!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
53 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed at two camps on our visit – this one being the less expensive of the two – the other being the Kitchwa Tempo tented camp. To be honest I think we preferred this one. I think the only reason this camp is not higher on the list is that not many Europeans can remember / or pronounce the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I went with a group of 15 last month, and it was one of the best experiences of my life! The camp is so nice, and the staff is wonderful. We were in such good hands, and were able to get to know some of the people that worked there. They were very friendly and open, especially the manager, Charles.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Can't say enough about the experience at this camp. Beautiful, spotless, excellent service, comfortable rooms, hot water in the bathrooms. Waking up at 5.30am to birds and nature sounds and coffee delivered to your tent - amazing. Location is perfect for so many of the gamedrives we did. Food was very high quality and reasonable. They accomodated many of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Royston, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Now I don't camp. Closest to it is a two star hotel. So they said it's not camping - and it isn't. After a couple of nights up at Lake Nakuru the journey to the Mara is itself an adventure. perhaps I'll fly next time, because there will be a next time. As with all of Kenya the word Karibu... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fukuoka, Japan
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed at West 6 from Sept.14 to 16, 2013. We were welcome by Joel and Joice. Staffs were very kind and friendly, and we felt very safe and special when we were escorted by Masai nightgurads. We woke up with charping birds and enjoyed breakfast watching baboons on the other side of the river. I wish I could visit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

209 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (192)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (40)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (16)
Viewed
Room/suite (21)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (91)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (17)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (14)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question