Bespoke luxury Camp in the Maasai Mara

Ilkeliani is an elegant oasis in the centre of the world famous Maasai Mara. The redesigned camp overlooking game-filled plains has stylish new tented suites, a selection of viewing decks, and a wealth of enticing activities. Dedicated to privacy and personal service, the team offers a sophisticated safari experience. The camp is small and intimate with a maximum of twelve ensuite guest tents.

The Suites

Refined Luxury & Comfort



Ilkeliani’s spacious tented suites have been thoughtfully designed to provide all the little luxuries that enhance a safari. Each suite has complete privacy, tucked into a grove of trees with its own private entrance. Raised on stilts, each offers sweeping views across the Talek River onto the golden plains of the Maasai Mara. The suites have spacious wooden decks with detachable canvas sides, and are elegantly adorned with flowing fabrics, comfortable furnishings and subtle lighting.
The bathrooms, with views on all sides, include an indoor shower that opens to the outdoors, and have amenities made specifically for Ilkeliani from indigenous local plants. The luxury family suite, with a spacious living area between two bedrooms, is ideal for families or groups of friends.

Sit on the balcony watching dawn break across the plains as you sip your morning coffee; soak in the beauty of your surroundings during a private lunch; relax in the heat of the day as herds of animals stroll past.



Nestled in a river glade in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, the area is a favorite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River.
Ilkeliani camp has been designed to combine the old traditional safari style with a modern and fresh feel. Ilkeliani Camp offers only 12 tents and each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. It is a permanent camp designed along ecofriendly principles.

The Experience

At Ilkeliani you can fill your days with activities or enjoy the camp at leisure. The game-filled plains of the Maasai Mara offer all manner of activities, and guests can do as much or as little as they choose


The Maasai Mara

Voted Africa’s Leading National Park at the World Travel Awards six years running, the Maasai Mara is one of the world’s top safari destinations. Known for exceptional sightings of big cats, the reserve has extraordinary numbers of wildlife and birdlife.


The camp offers a fusion of French and Italian cuisine with a hint of Africa. Using fresh organic produce and locally grown vegetables, the cuisine is a modern Kenyan take on popular European dishes. Meals can be served at the venue of your choice around the camp, on your private veranda, or out in the bush for that special safari experience. Ilkeliani’s accommodating staff are on hand to give personal service, topped with a smile.

Chef Georgeodis: I particularly enjoy preparing continental cuisine with an African twist. My favourite dish is cordon-blu, which I flavour with herbs from the garden.