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The Wilder story

Our story begins in 2000 when the Wilder Group, then known as the Africa Eco Wilderness Group, was founded. That same year, we opened our first property, Ilkeliani Camp, located in the world-famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. From the onset, we set out to wow guests in a unique way by combining the safari experience with luxury in showcasing Africa's beauty. We wanted to craft something special for those guests who enjoy world-class luxury accommodations and bucket list experiences. With five exclusive and intimate boutique camps in operation, each property possessing its own uniqueness, we've cemented The Wilder Group as a leader in the luxury safari segment. And our large fleet of purpose-built safari vehicles and highly trained staff offering 5-star service and culinary experiences complement the magnificence of each property's architecture. With our eyes set firmly on the future, The Wilder Group continues to expand its portfolio by developing new high-end properties and experiences in key safari destinations.


Our mission and values

Unique experiences are what we’re here for. Our mission is to provide a customised safari experience that enhances your understanding of the natural environment. In doing this, we design moments for each individual that range from dazzling bush baths to close encounters on horseback and floating with one’s head in the clouds (quite literally!).

Integrity and honesty are the values we uphold towards guests. We don’t mind whether these visitors reside in our lodgings or the thickets – our desire is to be a force for good to both inspire and nurture that which inspires.


Support the local cultures and wildlife

At our core, we believe in being a force of good in this world. We are based in Kenya, one of the most wonderfully wild locations on earth, and we want to do everything in our power to keep it that way.


Discover all our amazing properties

We seek adventure. We live life on the wilder side, on the relaxing side, on the luxurious side. We take hospitality very seriously, offering the best of the best – without compromise.

Wilder Group
"Outstanding place and the kindest staff. It was our last stop in Kenya and the experience was impressive, from the food to the guide, everything was great. The tent was always perfect, their morning call coffee and tea is amazing, food is delicious and staff always keep an eye on your needs. Also Joseph the guide was great."
Fernando de Celis Sánchez
"Ilkeliani is incredible. We found it hard to decide where to stay in the Mara but our guide gave us great recommendations. Not only is Ilkeliani conveniently located in the middle of the park, it is also easily accessible by the main roads of Nairobi."
Jasmine Gupta
"This is hands down the most incredible place I've ever stayed (and I've been all over). The location is stunning, the staff are the kindest and most thoughtful, food is delicious, drinks are fabulous, game drives and boat safari are nothing short of epic, pool and spa are spectacular, the setting is one of a kind...The Cliff a quiet, calm escape from the world and no detail is overlooked. I've rarely been as sad to leave a place as I was this morning, and already thinking about my return trip. Can't recommend highly enough!"
Devon Urell