The Gamewatchers Adventure Camp is located within the Selenkay Conservancy – a 15000 acre private wilderness in the heart of Maasai country near Amboseli. All the big cats have been seen in the Conservancy as well as elephants and a wide range of species including large numbers of giraffes, zebra, and antelopes. There are also less common animals which may be seen such as the long-necked gerenuk gazelle, lesser kudu and African wildcat.
The Gamewatchers Adventure Camp offers the same high quality wildlife safari experience provided by the top-end safari camps, with game viewing in 4×4 safari vehicles escorted by top class Maasai guides and spotters in an exclusive wildlife conservancy far away from the tourist minibuses. However, this is at a hugely reduced price, achieved by staying in a more basic adventure camp, which is more like “real camping” instead of the luxury accommodation of the expensive up-market tented lodges.
The camp can be reached from Nairobi by daily scheduled light aircraft flights from Wilson Airport Nairobi to the nearby Selenkay airstrip or Amboseli airstrip. While at camp all safari transport for game drives is in shared 4×4 open-sided safari vehicles with expert guides.
Accommodation is in small dome tents which accommodate 2 adults (or can fit one child with 2 adults). The tents are 6 ft high and 10ft x 10ft square, and are insect-proof.
Each tent has its own private bathroom in a cubicle located immediately behind the tent with flush toilet, wash basin and safari shower. Clients bring their own sleeping bag and a towel (or these can be hired at a small fee) and sleep on comfortable mattresses on the tent floor. Pillows are provided.
The camp has staff on site 24 hours per day and all their services are included in the price. The camp service staff do all the work associated with camping, like washing up, heating water for showers, doing the cooking, serving the food and the daily house-keeping of cleaning the tents and bathrooms.
An experienced safari cook at the camp prepares the daily meals. Food is of a high quality and all meals are included in the price. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the dining tent and picnic lunches are provided for full day safaris into Amboseli National Park.
The camp is hosted by the safari guide, who is a professionally qualified guide with KPSGA certification.
Mineral water is provided daily at camp and on game drives and walks. Drinks other than mineral water are not included in the price but beer, wine and sodas are available at reasonable prices and guests may bring their own drinks if they wish.
Game drives (shared) are taken to explore the conservancy in the camp’s four-wheel-drive customised safari vehicles taking a maximum of 6 passengers (each with a window seat). Your driver-guide is a wildlife expert and certified by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association. On each game drive your vehicle will have a Maasai driver and a spotter.
Most guests stay 3 nights and the daily programmes include morning and evening game drives in the conservancy, night drives and escorted nature walks, as well as a full day in Amboseli National Park. Selenkay Conservancy is a very exclusive wildlife reserve in the Amboseli eco-system, teeming with animals including resident lions and leopards.
Day 1: Fly from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Selenkay or Amboseli airstrip to be met by our driver-guide in the camp’s 4×4 safari vehicle to transfer you on the short drive across the plains to the Gamewatchers Adventure Camp in Selenkay Conservancy. Settle into camp and enjoy lunch. Later head out on an afternoon game drive in the conservancy. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Wake up at dawn for an early game drive in the conservancy, returning to camp for a late breakfast followed by an escorted nature walk and then lunch. Visit a nearby Masai village to learn about the local culture and way of life. In the afternoon enjoy another game drive in the conservancy with a night drive as you head back to camp driving in the dark with a spotlight for the chance to see the nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight at camp.
Day 3: An early breakfast followed by a full day of game viewing in Amboseli National Park, taking a picnic lunch. Return to the camp in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: A final short early morning game drive in the conservancy followed by breakfast and then transfer to the airstrip for the flight back to Nairobi.
The Gamewatchers Adventure Camp Selenkay can also be combined with our Adventure Camp in Ol Kinyei (Masai Mara) – see our example 7 day itinerary:
Prices include: At Wilson Airport, board morning flight to Selenkay Airstrip, met and transfer to Selenkay Adventure Camp in the Selenkay Conservancy, spend 3 nights. On the last day transfer to Selenkay Airstrip to board morning flight to Wilson Airport. Selenkay Adventure Camp is based on full board basis, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, daily Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee, Maasai village visit in Selenkay, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners and walks with Maasai warriors.
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EXTRA NIGHT (PER ADULT, SHARING)
NB: the camp operates between 1 July – 31 October & 15 December – 31 March. Minimum stay is 3 nights.
Child rates applicable to children aged 10 to 16 years:
1 child sharing with 2 adults – 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 adult pays the single adult rate.
2 or 3 children sharing in own tent – each child pays 75% of the per adult rate.
Camps not recommended for children aged under 10 years.
Exclusive vehicle: sole use of the open sided 4×4 safari vehicle during game drive US$ 375 per vehicle per day.
Late Afternoon Departure: Late departure from camp after 10.00 a.m. is US$ 150 per person – minimum 2 people (includes lunch and activities before departure in the late afternoon with transfer to airstrip. Guests are required to check out of their tent by 10.00).
Charter flight: Each year from 1 July to 31 October and 20 December to 31 March we offer daily charter flights (to operate with a minimum of 2 passengers) between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and Selenkay Airstrip which is very close to the camp. The charter flight departs Wilson Airport at 07.30h and arrives at Selenkay at 08h10. (Complimentary transfer by camp’s vehicle to camp). For the return journey, the charter departs Selenkay at 08.30h and arrives back at Wilson at 09.10h.
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.
Sleeping bag & towel: supplement for hire of sleeping bag & towel (for clients not bringing their own) : US$ 30 per person for the duration of the stay at camp.
Extra night rate:
For every 2 or 3 night stay one visit into Amboseli National Park is included. Extra night rates include activities in the Conservancy but any extra visit into the National Park is subject to the extra park fee of US$ 60 per person per day on top of above rates.
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