Gamewatchers Safaris

Gamewatchers Safaris is one of the longest established safari outfitters based in East Africa. We can offer you very competitive rates at all the leading safari camps and lodges in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa. See our list of camps and lodges in Kenya with our prices inclusive of all the costs, so there are no “hidden extras”. You book your international flight to Africa and from our base in Nairobi we take care of everything else for you, from arrival to departure. In addition to Kenya we arrange trips to Tanzania as well as to other leading destinations in Africa.

As well as handling bookings to all the leading hotels, camps and lodges in East Africa and Southern Africa, we also own and manage some small, eco-friendly camps in Kenya, the Porini Camps.

Porini Safari Camps

The award-winning Porini Camps are situated within exclusive wildlife conservancies in Selenkay, Laikipia and the Masai Mara. Each of our Porini Camps offers an intimate safari experience in this pristine natural habitat (away from the crowds of tourists in minibuses)!

A Porini safari is the ideal safari for the true wildlife enthusiast who wishes to get close to nature to enjoy an undisturbed personal adventure with knowledgeable and qualified safari guides, with day and night game drives in specially-adapted open-sided 4×4 safari vehicles and with the benefit of escorted nature walks with our Masai guides to get closer to the flora and fauna.

When you visit any of the Porini Camps, you are directly supporting the country’s biodiversity— and Kenya is one of the leading African countries in making efforts to achieve success in the conservation of the iconic African wildlife and the natural environment.

We also operate Nairobi Tented Camp set within Nairobi National Park. This is ideal for the start or end of any Kenya safari, being just minutes from the International Airport yet away from the hustle and bustle of the city; and our Rhino River Camp in Meru is also great to combine with Porini Camps as part of a twin or multi-centre tour of Kenya.

Gamewatchers Adventure Camps

Within Ol Kinyei Conservancy (Maasai Mara) and Selenkay Conservancy (Amboseli) we offer a low-cost option of “Adventure Camping”. This includes the same high quality wildlife safari experience normally associated with top-end safari camps (e.g. day and night game drives, open-sided 4×4 safari vehicles, guided walks and expert guides) but at a hugely reduced price by staying in small basic adventure camps.

These camps are ideal for those who are travelling on a budget but don’t want to compromise on their wildlife-viewing opportunities. The camps are fully hosted and catered, and have small 2-man dome tents (each with its own nearby cubicle with private shower and flush toilet). We have 4 day fly-in safaris to either camp – or a great-value 7 day fly-in safari combining Selenkay and the Mara.

Why choose Gamewatchers Safaris for your holiday?

We have been operating in East Africa for over 30 years and we have received numerous international awards, so you can have confidence in Gamewatchers Safaris as one of the leading and longest established safari companies.
Gamewatchers Safaris has won “Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award”, “Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand” and “Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camps” in the World Travel Awards and “Kenya’s Tour Operator of the Year” in the Ecotourism Warrior Awards.
In addition, our camps are regularly reviewed on TripAdvisor and all of our Porini Safari Camps have been recognised as TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice & Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winners.



In addition to our office in Nairobi, we also have our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in North America, the UK, Australia and India who will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you. Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

Adopt An Acre to Support Wildlife

Our mission is to create more space for wildlife by expanding the area of habitat in which wild animals can live safely in their natural environment. It is the income of low-impact eco-tourism from Porini Camps and donations to our “Adopt An Acre” plan that pays for land to be set aside. Please Adopt An Acre (from just $35) to help us ensure wildlife stays protected.

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What our customers say

  • Being a wildlife enthusiast, what you desire is an excellent game. I have visited many game parks and reserves but the Porini’s experience stands apart mainly because of off road driving, knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff.

  • Such a wonderful surprise. Who would imagine seeing a lioness kill and 6 rhinos within an hour in this park! Lovely place.

  • Great Service, Guides, Food and game viewing. Thank you for showing how eco-tourism should be done.

  • Such a perfect setting. Overwhelmed by the warm hospitality. The awesome knowledge of our guide and spotter! Excellent food. Porini = perfect.

  • Lots of excellent game viewing including leopard, lions, serval and genet. Thank you to all the staff for being so knowlegeable and hospitable.

  • Lions, lion cubs, hyenas, elephants, zebras, pumbas, chimps, nursing animals, beautiful sunsets, great food, wonderful hosts & guides – wow!

  • This is the best camp we have ever visited. We were able to see loads of game and the staff were super friendly.

  • As photographers in just the 2 days we spent here we were shocked with the amount of wildlife in such a small area. There are no words to describe the experience we had here. Just amazing!

  • The best first safari ever! We were so blessed to have seen the big 4 on our first day – lions, rhinos, elephants, buffaloes – and so much more.

  • Wow! Lions + Leopards + Rhinos – OH MY! Words escape us; and we will have a life time of memories. We feel so grateful that our paths crossed with yours.

Kenya Safari Holidays

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Our knowledge of Kenya is second to none, which has enabled us to put together a selection of hand picked safari packages to cater for a variety of tastes.

Whether you wish to see the ‘Big Five’ or just the ‘Big Cats’, the great wildebeest migration or a bird watching safari choose from our wide selection below, or contact our helpful staff in Kenya, India, the UK and USA who will be delighted to assist you in planning your holiday.

Indian Ocean Beach Holidays

Gamewatchers Safaris can arrange luxury Kenya beach holidays at a choice of hotels, lodges and villas on the Kenyan coast.

Alternatively, you may choose to relax after your safari on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles or the Maldives.

You book your international flight and we take care of everything else.

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A safari holiday is a lifelong dream for many and our vast collection of safari camps and lodges across Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia enables you to plan a truly bespoke experience.

We take care of your airport transfers, hotel bookings, internal domestic flights, safaris to all the famous national parks and game reserves, with the option of following the safari with a stay at a beach resort.


Ecotourism is at the heart of Gamewatchers Safaris and we strive to ensure that the principles of ecotourism are built in to maximise the benefits of tourism.

We are committed to helping preserve Africa’s unique wildlife, landscapes and local communities  through sustainable ecotourism ventures that benefit the local communities and give our guests a rewarding experience. Our Porini group of camps is a sustainable model that practically implements these principles.

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.