A long weekend safari with two full days and two half days spent on game drives in special safari vehicles based in a luxury tented camp (Ilkeliani) with all meals included on safari.
Long weekend safari spending three nights in Ilkeliani in the Masai Mara with two full days and two half days game-drives in the reserve by specialist safari vehicles.
The duration of the trip we stay at the luxury Ilkeliani Permanent Tented Camp. Nestled in a river glade in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the area is a favourite for elephants coming to drink from the Talek River. Ilkeliani camp consists of only 17 tents each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day.
The tented rooms are raised up slightly on earth mounds, overlooking the river and the plains. These mounds are covered in vegetation, and feel quite natural, and each one has been sited under its own cluster of shady indigenous trees and you do feel like you are out in the wilderness
All meals included in Masai Mara
This is a trip for people who want to do something special for a long weekend. With direct flights to Nairobi from London and various other European cities and only a minimal time difference, going to Kenya just for a few days is easier than you might think. Flights from London leave on Wednesday evening and return very early on Monday morning. Once in Kenya we save time by flying straight into the reserve allowing us to focus purely on the safari itself.
Accommodation is very comfortable in a luxury permanent tented camp. All tents are en suite and all meals in the Masai Mara are included.
Game viewing is done by specially designed 4WD safari vehicles. This trip runs throughout the year and can be organised on a private basis as well as group basis. Families can book on this trip with children as young as 5 though you should note that if you wish to do so there needs to be at least one adult per 2 young children as there are triple tents but not family tents available.
Normal group size and age
Min. 2, max. 6 plus driver/guide Minimum age 5.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
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