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Selenkay Conservacy lies north of Amboseli National
Park and is an important dispersal area and rangeland
for wildlife migrating out of Amboseli.
In May 1997, a Kenyan organisation called Porini
Ecotourism agreed with the local Maasai community
to set aside the area for a reserve for wildlife,
so that the habitat could be protected and wildlife
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The community are receiving a rent for the lease
of the area by Porini Ecotourism, plus an entry
fee for each tourist visitor. All roads
have been constructed using local labour so that
the members of the community gain employment from
the Conservation area. In addition to the
road maintenance team, Game Scouts have been employed
to carry out patrols to see that the wildlife
is protected. Porini camp Safaris is supporting
the conservation of wildlife through the community
at Selenkay, and is operating daily safaris from
Nairobi each week staying at their Porini Camp.
Conservation Area is well off the beaten track
and has not been visited by tourists until now.
It lies in the heart of Maasailand and the
animals are truly wild and not yet habituated
to the presence of vehicles.The number of tourist
visitors staying at the Amboseli Porini Camp within
Selenkay Conservancy is limited to a maximum of
eighteen per day to retain the wild and unspoilt
nature of the area and to minimise the impact
on the environment. Within the conservation
area the following animals have been seen recently:
elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, Thompson's
and Grant's gazelles, gerenuk, impala, oryx,
lesser kudu, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, warthog,
striped hyena, jackal, bat-eared fox, caracal,
African wild cat, serval cat, genet cat, honey
badger, mongoose and ostrich. Birdlife is
prolific, especially birds of prey.
Accommodation while on safari is at Porini Camp,
within the conservation area. The facilities include
9 spacious guest tents, comfortably furnished
and with en suite bathrooms including shower,
wash basin and flush toilet. Tents have solar-powered
electric lighting. The camp is small and is on
the lines of the traditional luxury safari camp,
but with more comfortable bathroom arrangements
than were available to the big game hunters of
earlier years! The camp provides an exclusive
experience catering to a maximum of 18 guests
at a time.
transport on this safari is in a specially designed
open-sided Landrover 4 wheel drive safari vehicle.
Going on safari in a 'proper' safari vehicle
gives a far better safari experience than traveling
in the minibus vans with window seats used by
other tour operators! And as Selenkay Conservation
Area is a private game reserve you will not see
any other vehicles or minibuses.
Duration: 2 nights/3 days
Drive south from Nairobi to Selenkay Conservancy (approx 4 hours / 100 miles), arriving at Amboseli Porini Camp before lunch. Following afternoon tea, join a Maasai guide for an escorted walk to a nearby authentic Maasai village to gain an insight into their fascinating culture and way of life. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Following an early breakfast we head along our private track through the bush and into Amboseli National Park for a full morning of game viewing followed by a picnic lunch. Return to Porini Camp later in the afternoon. Take an exciting evening game drive in Selenkay Conservancy – stopping at a scenic viewpoint for a sundowner. The continue on a night game drive in search of nocturnal wildlife such as African wild cats, serval cats, bat-eared foxes, caracals, aardvarks and other species. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Take an early morning game drive in the Conservancy followed by breakfast. Depart for Nairobi - arriving around 1 pm.
Porini Amboseli Camp can also be combined with one or more of the other Porini Camps as part of a longer safari - see our recommended safaris for itineraries and prices.
PORINI AMBOSELI CAMP, 2 NIGHTS DRIVING PACKAGE (SELENKAY CONSERVANCY, AMBOSELI): PRICES IN US$ [MINIMUM 2 PAX]
Prices include: Pick up in Nairobi then shared road transfer to Amboseli, 2 nights in Porini Amboseli Camp on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic, mineral water, daily Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4x4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors and Maasai village visit. Return back to Nairobi by shared road transfer.
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||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGE
||PER CHILD SHARING, PACKAGE
||EXTRA NIGHT PER ADULT SHARING
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
Child rates applicable for children aged 8 to 16 years:
- 1 child or 2 children sharing with 2 adults - each child pays child package price above and 2 adults each pay the per adult sharing rate.
- 1 child sharing with 1 adult - child pays child package price above and the adult pays the single adult rate.
- 2 or 3 children sharing in own tent - each child pays 75% of adult rate.
- Camp not recommended for children aged under 8 years.
Exclusive Vehicle: sole use of the open sided 4x4 safari vehicle during game drive US$ 375 per vehicle per day.
Christmas & New Year supplement: on 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan is US$ 40 per person per night.
Late Afternoon Departure: late departure after 10h00 is US$ 150 per person - minimum 2 pax (includes lunch, soft drinks and activities before departure in the late afternoon).
Scheduled flight: For flying from Nairobi to Amboseli US$ 94 per adult return / US$ 66 per child (2 – 12 years) return OR US$ 84 per adult one way / US$ 59 per child (2 – 12 years) one way.
Charter flight: From 20th December 2014 to 31st March 2015 & from 01st July 2015 to 31st October 2015 we will offer daily charter flights (to operate with a minimum of 2 passengers) between Nairobi, Wilson Airport and Amboseli, Selenkay Airstrip which is very close to Porini Amboseli Camp. The supplement will be the same as if using the scheduled flight (see above). The charter flight is only 35 minutes departing Nairobi, Wilson Airport at 08h00 and arriving Amboseli, Selenkay Airstrip at 08h35. (Complimentary transfer by camp’s vehicle to Porini Amboseli Camp).
NB If clients fly to or from Amboseli Airstrip within the dates specified above then there is a further supplement of US$ 50 per person one way for pick up or drop off.
Extra night rate:
For every 2 or 3 night stay one visit into Amboseli National Park is included. Extra night rates include activities within Selenkay Conservancy but any extra visit into the National Park is subject to the extra park fee of US$ 80 per person per day on top of above rates.
LOW SEASON PRICES APPLY TO STAYS STARTED & COMPLETED WITHIN THE APPLICABLE DATE BAND
In the event of heavy rainfall causing flooding of roads preventing access to the Porini Camps or to the parks, we may be obligedto amend the safari arrangements to offer a suitable alternative safari.