Porini Amboseli Camp

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The 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 conserved.


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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.

Selenkay 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.

All 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

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Locations visited:  AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK



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.

01-Feb-15 31-Mar-15 980 USD 260 USD 535 USD 445 USD
01-Apr-15 15-Apr-15 970 USD 260 USD 450 USD 375 USD
16-Apr-15 31-May-15 CLOSED
01-Jun-15 30-Jun-15 970 USD 260 USD 450 USD 375 USD
01-Jul-15 30-Sep-15 1440 USD 260 USD 735 USD 610 USD
01-Oct-15 31-Oct-15 1310 USD 260 USD 655 USD 545 USD
01-Nov-15 19-Dec-15 970 USD 260 USD 450 USD 375 USD
20-Dec-15 02-Jan-16 1570 USD 270 USD 805 USD 670 USD

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).

Flight supplements:

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.


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.


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