Ilkeliani Camp is nestled in a river glade in the Masai Mara game reserve, the area is a favorite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River. The location is central and the camp's position offers some of the Mara’s best game-viewing, right from your own tent. The camp is 4 km downstream from the Talek Gate and centrally positioned to explore the game reserve. Ol Kiombo airstrip is 25 minutes away from the camp where you'll be met on arrival.
Ilkeliani camp consists of only 17 tents each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. The tented rooms are raised up slightly on earth mounds, overlooking the river and the plains. These mounds are covered in vegetation, and feel quite natural, and each one has been sited under its own cluster of shady indigenous trees and you do feel like you are out in the wilderness.
All meals are prepared by the camps chefs, offering hearty breakfasts, alfresco lunches and candle light dinners in the Mess Tent. Picnic breakfast/ Lunches are prepared if you prefer to stay out and explore the reserve all day long. A camp fire is lit from 6 pm onwards and the safari experience is shared with fellow guests while enjoying a "tusker"/drinks. Biting are served with Sundowner.
The camp employs local Maasai driver guides, trained to a high standard. They have grown up in the area and have an instinctive talent for spotting game and natural ability to read animal spoor, as well as signs of an impending natural event, be it a river crossing or a predator kill.
Sundowner round the campfire.
Hot air balloon ride.
Visits to the Maasai villages.