ILKELIANI CAMP – MASAAI MARA NATIONAL PARK
Ilkeliani camp is a mid- range accommodation situated on the banks of Talek River (famous river crossings of the annual wildebeest migration ) in Masaai mara national park Kenya overlooking the Mara savannah Plains and the wildlife beyond. The camp is an elegant oasis in the heart of the park and close to Talek gate. The comp is affordable and located in the perfect place for tourists who want to explore and discover the park with exceptional views of the mara savannah plains, River and wildlife roaming around the camp. You can be at the camp by road or air transport taking approximately 5-6 hours (250km) drive from Nairobi city center and an hour to fly from Nairobi to the close ol-kiombo airstrip then 25 minutes to be transferred to the camp
Ilkeliani Camp consists of 17 spacious and comfortable en suites tents with the sweeping view across Talek River onto the Mara savannah plains. The camp offers king twin, doubles, individual beds (single) and family rooming options. The family suites consist of a living room between 2 bedrooms. All tents reflect traditional building style with natural materials and comfort proximity. Each tent is well raised with wooden platform ,decorated and furnished with en-suite facilities of clean private flush toilets, inside hot water heated through solar water system and cold showers, curtains, mosquito nets, Wooden chairs & Tables, complementary water , free toiletries , dressing mirrors , white duvets and pillows and many others. Each tent has sitting areas, veranda and private balcony with a vintage view /watching down across the Mara Plain and surrounding areas. There are cracking fireplaces at the camp where fire glows with comfortable chairs for guests to relax and share more experience about the safaris not only that it also provides warmth to visitors during bad weather. They cost 200$ per night and above, during high season rate is always high than in low season rated.
Ilkeliani camp offers more services and facilities which include;
A Restaurant/ DINING ; A dining areas with different cuisines both international (fusion of French and Italian cuisine) , ( vegetarians and non- vegetarians) and African cuisine to meets guests choice ; All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinners ) are served on the place of your choice, either around the camp, in the veranda with the view of the wilderness or out in the bush for special safari experiences served by well- trained friendly and organized staff that ensures comfort and safety.
Bar; A Fully-stocked bar with shared lounge with stunning view down the park offering variety of refreshments both , local ,cocktail, wines, spirits and international beers, They also offer sundowner in the bush while overlooking the stunning breathtaking views over the valley , wildlife roaming around s and surrounding area.
SERVICES INCLUDE ; Massage services in the massage tent that treats yourself, free parking space available, Laundry and house -keeping services available ,Airport pick up and drop-offs offered since airstrip is close to the park , solar energy with a back -up generator available. Excellent and comfortable clean beddings.
Internet; Wifi available at the camp that enables visitors to keep in touch with their families and friends. You can surf the web with complementary wireless access internet.
Recreational activities at the camp includes; Game species viewing , Hot air ballooning safaris , nature walks , board games and many others
Masaai mara national park is among the largest and most visited park in Kenya know of its incredible density and variety of animals . it is situated 270km north of Nairobi in Kenya occupying the total area of 1,510 km squared . There are many over 1 million tribes in Kenya, Masaai are initial and local group of semi –Nomadic people that settled in Kenya and the northern part of Tanzania. Maasai Mara National park is an area of preserved savannah wilderness in southwestern Kenya, along the Tanzanian border. The park contains over a million of animals that include lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos and 600 species of bird and 60 species of raptors in different colors. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual migration from Serengeti national park during July, August and October .
The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is crossed by the Mara and Talek river. There are several accommodations in Masaai mara national park; budget , mid range and luxury accommodation which are all friendly and convenient to guests visiting Masaai mara national park. There are different activities to do while in Masaai Mara national park; Game viewing ,you spot various animals while migrating from Serengeti , boat cruise at mara river, hot air ballooning riding, bird watching since the park contains more bird species, nature walks in the park, ,visiting masaai river, see wildebeest migration, flying safaris, cultural visits in the masaai homes and many others.