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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We spent 2 nights here in the end of August. The camp is very well organized, with each and every member of the staff worthy of praise. The tents are large, with running hot and cold water. Electric lights (solar) are available from about 5 to 11 pm. The housekeeping is unobtrusive and efficient. My wife is vegan, and was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed here only one night but it was a very nice experience. The tented camp is in the Masai Mara very close to the entrance of the national park, but to actually see animals other than gazelles you need to travel 30 more minutes. The tents are very nicely done, you have a bathroom and to my surprise the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

The tents are spacious and comfortable, even though they are not luxury. The staff makes you feel at home, the waiters and the nightguards are especially nice. Also, we were self-driving and we hired a guide which was a proper young masai warrior and he was really nice and helpful, and a great guide, he knew so much. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is the nicest of the three camps we stayed in during our safari. The staff are very kind and the experience is quite out-of-the-ordinary. The camp is located very close to the entrance of the park. Accessing it does however require driving on some rough roads. There no swimming pool and no wifi.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had nothing but travel troubles getting to Kenya, but once we set foot in Ilkeliani everything was perfect! We were picked up at the airstrip by our guide & at the camp received a warm welcome from the Masai staff with a cool towel & refreshing glass of apple juice. Our tent (west 6) was very comfortable and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Finding the right camp for a safari is not easy, but Ilkeliani was exactly what I was looking for. The "camp" was a perfect balance of being outdoors and having all of the comforts of a nice hotel. I say comforts, rather than amenities, as there are no phones, no internet, and no power for most of the day, but... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

It was my first time visiting the Maasai Mara and I stayed at Ilkeliani for three nights. I loved it! My tent was comfortable and private overlooking a creek that had a lot of wildlife passing through and across, like a crocodile, baboons and birds. The staff was incredible, the food delicious (I'm a vegetarian and the veggie options were... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I travelled to Kenya on business and had the opportunity to take a weekend break to the Masai Mara. The travel agent in Nairobi suggested Ilkeliani Camp since I had no clue. Living in Dubai I am used to high quality city hotels and the experience of arriving in the mara and been met by a Masai Driver guide called... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at Ilkeliani camp in June 2013 for the last part of our honeymoon. We stayed in E1 with Verandah opening to the views of the mara plains. Large and comfortable tent located on the Talek River.The unfenced camp making us feel as part of the environment. The showers are excelllent with each tent haveing its own solar water... More 

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Kulim, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Stayed here on13-15 may 2013. After long winding drive we were greeted by the friendly staff with cold towel, just what i need after the long drive. After a quick cleanup we are served with outdoor lunch. Throughout the stay the staff was friendly and helpful. No charging plug in the room is the only thing i can complain about.... 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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