Ilkeliani Camp


  • Ilkeliani Camp dining tent


  • Tent and deck at Ilkeliani Camp


  • The bridge to Ilkeliani Camp


  • Ilkeliani Camp staff


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  • Game drives in the Masai Mara
  • Witness the migration between July and October
  • Tasty food including bush breakfasts and lunches
  • Enjoy sweeping plains views
  • Friendly, helpful guides and staff
  • Take to the skies in a hot air balloon

Ilkeliani is a permanent tented camp by the Talek River, a short drive from the Talek Gate into the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve, making it a superb safari destination. There is excellent game viewing all year, and in the months from July to October you have the added bonus of the annual wildebeest migration. Your driver-guide has the most up-to-date information on wildlife activity and plans each day's activities accordingly. Game drives can be combined with guided walks, Maasai homestead visits and balloon rides for a varied and enjoyable stay. 

Accommodation is in 17 traditional safari tents, each providing ample space for relaxation and storage. You have your own viewing deck to the front, looking out across the river and plains, with chairs and a daybed set beneath shade, perfect for relaxing during the hot afternoon. There is an en-suite bathroom with a hot water shower, hand basin and flush toilet, plus a supply of toiletries.

Socialse with other guests in the lounge or over a drink at the bar, or head out to the main deck where you can watch elephants by the Talek River. Meals are served in the dining tent and also outdoors, with dinner usually eaten by candlelight. The campfire is the focal point after dark, where you gather alongiside other guests to swap stories of the day's events and enjoy some star gazing.        

The staff at Ilkeliani Camp are very welcoming and their friendly, professional service helps you feel at home. 

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Client Rating for Kenya 5/5 from 58 reviews

Good food, excellent staff, good value for money, pity about the location. Ilkeliani camp not in the best position on the mara, spent a long time driving to wildlife sightings  (Tribes reply:  Ilkeliani is quite central, so often in the thick of wildlife, though at migration time much of the wildlife favours the river areas). 

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Ilkeliani Camp

Ilkeliani Camp dining tent

A traditional tented safari tent perfectly located for safaris in the Masai Mara, with chances for nature walks, village visits and balloon rides too.

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