AMBOSELI PORINI CAMP
:Porini Camp is located in the Selenkay Conservation Area, a 15,000-acre private game reserve within a vast tract of land owned by the Kisonko clan of the Maasai people and located near the northern boundary of Amboseli National Park. The Conservation Area is an important dispersal area for wildlife moving in and out of Amboseli and holds a wide diversity of species.
In addition to the better-known big game like
elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe and zebra, there are several
less common species such as caracal, African wildcat, civet, gerenuk,
lesser kudu and striped hyena. Our private four-wheel-drive track links
the Selenkay Conservation Area to the Amboseli National Park so that we
have the advantage of game drives in the park as well as in our own
exclusive reserve. The Selenkay Conservation Area is 100 miles from
Nairobi and a three-hour drive, mostly on tarmac down the Mombasa road.
The camp operates a daily transfer by minibus from Nairobi which arrives
at the camp around 1 pm. The Amboseli airstrip can also be used, with
daily flights from Nairobi.
Camp consists of nine spacious tents, sited among sh
(Departures from Nairobi daily)
During your stay, normally clients will have a
programme as follows, but of course we’re flexible and there to cater to
Day 1. Transfer from Nairobi by road arriving at
Porini Camp for lunch. Following
afternoon tea, you will be escorted on a walk by Maasai warriors to a
village to get an insight into their fascinating culture and way of life. Return to camp for a
shower, dinner and overnight.
Day 2. Awake to the noisy calls of the birds and
after an early breakfast, we drive through the bush on our private track
into Amboseli National Park for a full morning with a picnic lunch in the
park. Return to Porini Camp later in the afternoon. In the evening you
will go on a game drive in the Conservancy ending with a sundowner at a
scenic viewpoint followed by a night game drive to look for nocturnal
animals such as aardvarks, serval cats, caracals, bat-eared foxes, African
wild cats, and other species. Return to camp for dinner.
morning game drive in the Conservancy followed by breakfast and then
depart for the transfer to Nairobi, arriving around 1 pm.
Ecotourism: The local Maasai community has set aside the
Selenkay Conservation Area as a reserve for wildlife and in return is
receiving an income from tourism activities. This is used to fund
community projects such as schools and water supplies. Employment
opportunities have also been provided for the local Maasai people as game
rangers, trackers, and camp staff. Apart from the management and Head
Chef, all other staff in the camp and Conservation Area are members of the
local Maasai community. The 70 kms of roads in the Conservation Area were
constructed using local labour so that members of the community gained
employment. As a result of the establishment of the Conservation Area,
wildlife numbers have recovered significantly in recent years and
elephants are now seen frequently after an absence of nearly 20 years.
Selenkay Conservation Area lies in the heart of Maasailand, well off the
beaten track, and has not been visited by tourists until very recently.
The animals are truly wild and tend to behave more naturally than those in
the parks, which are often habituated to the presence of vehicles.
Facilities and Activities included during your
pricing and more information please contact:
P.O. Box 388,
Village Market 00621
Telephone: +254 (0)20 7123129, 7122504
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