Hot air baloon over the Mara game reserveHot air baloon over the Mara game reserve

Ilkeliani Camp

From: $200.00

Nestled in a river glade in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the area is a favorite for Elephants coming to drink from the river. Ilkeliani has been designed to combine the old traditional safari style with a modern and fresh feel. The camp offers only 17 tents and each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day.


Ilkeliani Camp

Masai Mara

Each well-equipped tent at Ilkeliani Camp is stylish with en suite bathroom. Tents are sited under a cluster of shady indigenous trees and you do feel that you are out in the wilderness. The interiors are spacious and comfortable featuring a front veranda with a day bed and canvas safari chairs. Home cooked meals combined with personal service contribute to an unforgettable safari experience.

Ilkeliani Camp offers guests a traditional safari experience with excellent facilities. Game viewing morning and afternoon in this area will be very rewarding. The Masai Mara is home to the Big 5 and these are often seen withing the first hour of a game drive.

Rise early and go on a walking safari or dawn game drive, returning to the camp in time for breakfast. A morning game drive with your guide exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve on half day with picnic breakfast. Return to the camp in time for lunch and rest in your tent or relax on the veranda.

Afternoon game drives return to camp in time for a shower, followed by a sun downer round the campfire, exchanging stories of the day with the other guests. Dinner by candlelight completes the day, after which an askari will guide you to your tent.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Kenya.

For further reading on the Masai Mara National Reserve read the UNESCO report that details the Great East African Rift Valley as well.

If you would like a camp that has a bit more luxury then look at Encounter Mara Camp, Naboisho Camp or Lewa Safari Camp. 

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with either South African Airways, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia. Arriving in Nairobi you will be met and assisted onto your light aircraft for the flight to Ol Kiombo airstrip. Here you will be met by the camp guide who will drive you to the camp.

For assistance with flights from Nairobi to the camp please contact us, we will ensure your holiday is seamless.

Includes / Excludes


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Cultural visits
  • Children under 5 are free
  • Guided nature walk in camp


  • Reserve fees ($80 per adult per night & $45 for children)
  • All drinks
  • Sundowners
  • Bush dinner
  • Bush breakfast
  • Balloon safari
  • Domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

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