Ilkeliani Camp is enviously situated on the raised banks of the Talek River, which is where millions of wildebeest make their trecherous crossing during the migration. The Mara River is nearby, too, doubling the appeal of this classic, tented camp, as it is right in the middle of the migration safari excitement.
A light environmental footprint gives Ilkeliani added appeal, as it represents the care taken to sustain the pristine Masai Mara ecosystem. Shady, indigenous trees weave between guest tents and the dining and mess area, bringing the tranquil sound of birdsong to camp. Elephants are frequently spotted drinking at the river below.
Every year from July to September, the Talek (upon which Ilkeliani is situated) and Mara Rivers become a hive of intense wildlife activity. Millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle gather at the water’s edge before crossing in a chaotic mass. Visitors travel from far and wide to witness this spectacle. The views from the 17 tents extend across the river and onto the expansive plains, which offers an endless amount of game spotting opportunities. Elephants in particular are frequently seen drinking at the river down below.
Throughout the year, there is plenty of wildlife activity to keep the game drives and walking safaris full of excitement. The Masai Mara is a hotspot for predator activity and it is one of the best places in the world to see the endangered cheetah. Balloon safaris, community visits, sundowners, and bush dining are all a part of the safari experience at Ilkeliani.
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