Shrouded in the mystery of the Maasai people and hidden in the forests of Kenya lies this African dream lodge in an intentionally preserved environment. Positioned on the edge of the Talek River, this Kenya lodging overlooks the majestic Masai Mara plains. Personal attention and care is of high importance at this luxury tented camp in Kenya and staff will go to extra measures to ensure that every guest has a wonderful, satisfying and memorable stay.
This Kenya lodging allows for flexible meal times so guests do not feel rushed. Everything is done at your leisure. Guests have a say in how they want to spend their days at the camp and the staff at Ilkeliani are always happy to oblige.
About the Maasai:
Ilkeliani is the name of a young Maasai, hoping that one day he too will be called a warrior. When the young warrior grows up he will be known as the il Moran. To the Maasai people, a warrior is a symbol of strength, intelligence, courage, wisdom, confidence and compassion. The warriors are a close knit group and are known to share everything…even their women. It is the warriors that bring excitement, adventure and romance to the tribe.
The Maasai Peoples can be found roaming the parks, freely living among the wild animals. The Masai will travel great distances in search of greener pastures for the tribe, their cattle and wild animals. They are traditionally cattle keeping people. Cattle provides the Maasai with all their daily needs; milk/blood for drinking, hide for leather and meat for special ceremonies. Ownership of cattle is a sign of wealth and prosperity among the Masai People.
Kenya is definitely one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world. With its perfect climate, various landscapes, sweeping plains, diverse wildlife and high quality of facilities and services, it offers the holiday of a lifetime. Guests can experience tropical beaches, snow capped mountains, deserts, rain forests and many wildlife and nature reserves in Kenya. The Masai Mara Game Reserve is a vast area of grassy plains converging by the meandering Mara River. It is an African gem and an area rich in culture, tradition, beauty and home to the Big Five, namely Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and Leopard.
Kenya boasts an excellent climate with no extreme temperature conditions. During the day, temperatures can rise to about 26 degrees C/ 80 degrees F and in the evenings it drops to about 14 degrees C/ 58 degrees F. A safari in Kenya is good all year round. The coolest months are July-August, with January and February being the warmest. At the end of October-November the country experiences a short rainy season with light showers during the day and night. The long rainy season happens from April-mid May when the country experiences heavy showers during the day and night.