Drive out of camp at dawn to watch the animals waking to the start of a new day and return to camp for breakfast, or spend a full day in the reserve, stopping for lunch at a picturesque viewpoint. Stroll along the riverbanks observing the prolific birdlife, and talk to the Maasai about their medicinal uses of the indigenous plants.
Experience the local culture in a traditional village, and learn the people’s unique stories of creation. Ride a horse across the savannah, mingling with the animals as one of them, or float through the sky in a balloon, gazing down on the animals moving within rippling grasses. Your schedule at Ilkeliani is flexible and your days designed according to your wishes.
Sita, professional dressage trainer, “I was excited to try a horse riding safari, but the experience of riding with wild animals was far better than I’d ever imagined.”
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 blue, which I flavour with herbs from the garden.”
An elegant oasis in the centre of the world famous 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.