Porini Amboseli Camp - Selenkay Conservancy

Prices FROM $370pp
per night full board including beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, soft drinks & mineral water. Park fees, shared game drives in 4x4, night drives, sundowners, escorted walk and Maasai village visit are also included. (From $370 with special offers, see below). Learn More

Porini Amboseli Camp

This award-winning Kenya safari camp is set in the Amboseli eco-system within the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy– an important wildlife dispersal area for wildlife moving out of Amboseli National Park. The private conservation area ensures the best possible game viewing in proper off-road safari vehicles, off the beaten track and away from other tourist vans and minibuses.

Porini Amboseli Safari Camp is small – with just 10 spacious guest tents – and retains all the charm and feel of the traditional mobile safari camps of days gone by. Tents are tastefully furnished and have solar powered electric lighting with en suite bathrooms including shower, wash basin and flush toilet. The Kenyan safari camp provides an exclusive yet friendly experience with a maximum of 20 guests at a time and it is fully-inclusive of all meals, drinks (wine, vodka, gin & tonics, beer, sodas and mineral water) and activities (including day and night shared game drives, guided walks and sundowners). Safari drives are in specially-designed, open-sided off-road (4×4) safari vehicles with expert safari guides.

For guests staying at Porini Amboseli Camp, we can arrange road transfers from Nairobi to Selenkay Conservancy or we can book return flights from Nairobi to Amboseli airstrip at the applicable air fare. Between 1 July to 31 October & between 20 December to 31 March each year we can book guests on daily flights between Nairobi and Selenkay Conservancy.

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Porini Amboseli Camp Highlights

  • Shared safari game drives with excellent guides in the Selenkay Conservancy and in the Amboseli National Park. (Private vehicles available at a supplement).
  • A full day (with picnic lunch) spent in the National Park to get close to the elephants and other wildlife.
  • An escorted walk with Maasai warriors to visit an authentic Maasai village.
  • Night safari game drives in the Selenkay Conservancy to seek out the nocturnal animals.


Latest Guest Comments

“A great few days, wonderful staff and drivers. The experience has been fantastic. To be able to see animals in their own environment was fabulous”

“Our experience could not have been better. We were amazed by the operation of the camp (so ECO friendly). The staff were so friendly, kind and attentive. We felt like we were visiting family. The food was delicious. Our drive experience was also very successful and we saw a large variety of animals and kilimanjaro.”

“Watching the elephants at the platform with the sun going down was magical. Thank you. Thank you so so much for all your help. We really enjoyed it.”

(Comments via Porini Amboseli Camp Guest Comments Book, March 2019)

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Conservation & Responsible Tourism

The Porini Safari Camps are environmentally-friendly Eco-Camps that have been established in exclusive Wildlife Conservancies and are carefully managed to ensure that local communities, the environment and visitors benefit from our Conservancy concept. We ensure that the communities living alongside national parks and reserves derive tangible benefits from conserving the indigenous habitat for wildlife. Visitors gain a superior safari experience in pristine, game-filled areas where the wildlife is safe and protected. Read more about Responsible Tourism here.

We own and operate Porini Amboseli Camp within Selenkay Conservancy, generating an income and employment opportunities for local people. The community is receiving a rent for the lease of the area by Porini Safari Camps, 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 Conservancy. In addition to the road maintenance team, Game Scouts have been employed to carry out patrols to see that the wildlife is protected.

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Porini Camps have each been awarded a Gold Eco-Rating by Ecotourism Kenya who promote environmental and social responsible practices within the tourism industry. Click here to download the full report: Porini Amboseli Camp Ecotourism Kenya Report.

Special Offers - applicable to new bookings confirmed before 30 June 2019:

Reduced Rates for Porini Safaris of 6 Nights or More

LATEST BARGAIN OFFER – book before 30 June 2019 for travel from now until 20 December 2020.

We are offering very special discounted rates for safaris which include 6 nights at selected Porini Safari Camps, bringing you the best possible value for money on an African safari adventure.

The discounted rates can be applied to arrangements of 6 nights or more to specified camps, and are valid for stays from now until 20 December 2020. To qualify for the offer, your stay must include 3 nights at each of 2 of the following: Porini Mara Camp, Porini Amboseli Camp or Porini Rhino Camp.

Extra nights can be added at any camp, or extend your stay to include Porini Lion Camp or Nairobi Tented Camp – also at reduced rates: For full details see our special offer page: Reduced Rates for 6 Nights or More

Free Airport Arrival Transfers in Nairobi

For all guests booked for 6 or more nights at Porini Camps we provide a free airport transfer on arrival in Nairobi to any hotel in Nairobi booked by us, or to Wilson airport.

Free Night in Nairobi and Free Airport Transfer

For all guests booking 8 nights or more staying at the Porini Camps we provide a FREE NIGHT including breakfast in Nairobi plus a free arrival transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

For your free night in Nairobi you can choose between a night at the Eka Hotel or the Weston Hotel (on Bed & Breakfast basis), or stay at Nairobi Tented Camp in Nairobi National Park on Bed & Breakfast basis (excluding $78 park entry fee). For stays at Nairobi Tented Camp our special discounted Half Board safari package at $105 can be added as a pre-booked option to include a free game drive and dinner and free drinks.

Please Note: special offers are subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time.


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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, vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water, daily Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 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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16-Apr-19 31-May-19 CLOSED
01-Jun-19 30-Jun-19 1060 USD 270 USD 505 USD 420 USD
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 1580 USD 270 USD 820 USD 680 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 1160 USD 270 USD 565 USD 470 USD
01-Nov-19 19-Dec-19 1060 USD 270 USD 505 USD 420 USD
20-Dec-19 02-Jan-20 1660 USD 280 USD 860 USD 715 USD
03-Jan-20 31-Mar-20 1220 USD 280 USD 595 USD 495 USD
01-Apr-20 15-Apr-20 1110 USD 280 USD 530 USD 440 USD
16-Apr-20 31-May-20 CLOSED
01-Jun-20 30-Jun-20 1110 USD 280 USD 530 USD 440 USD
01-Jul-20 30-Sep-20 1660 USD 280 USD 860 USD 715 USD
01-Oct-20 31-Oct-20 1220 USD 280 USD 595 USD 495 USD
01-Nov-20 19-Dec-20 1110 USD 280 USD 530 USD 440 USD

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 4×4 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 from camp after 10.00 a.m. is US$ 150 per person – minimum 2 people (includes lunch, soft drinks and morning game drive activities before departure in the late afternoon with transfer to airstrip. Guests are required to check out of their tent by 10.00).

Flight supplements (for flights instead of road transfers from Nairobi to camp):

Scheduled flight: For flying from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park airfield, add supplement of US$ 99 per adult return / US$ 69 per child (2 – 12 years) return OR US$ 88 per adult one way / US$ 62 per child (2 – 12 years) one way, plus $60 park entry fee and $50 per person transfer each way between Amboseli airfield and camp.

Charter flight: Each year between 1 July to 31 October & between 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 Porini Amboseli Camp. The supplement will be the same as if using the scheduled flight (see above) of $99 return or $88 one way. The charter flight departs Wilson Airport at 07.30h and arrives at Selenkay at 08h10. (Complimentary transfer by camp’s vehicle from Selenkay airstrip to Porini Amboseli 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 instead of using the charter flight to Selenkay airstrip then there is a supplement of US$ 50 per person one way for pick up or drop off plus the park entry fee of $60. Also those guests who fly into Amboseli National Park will have their full day in the park with picnic lunch on the day of arrival (reversing Day 1 and Day 2) and will transfer to camp in the afternoon.

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$ 60 per person per day on top of above rates.


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If you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our expert safari consultants please call on:

Kenya Kenya Tel: +254-774-136523

UK UK Tel: 07546​ 433 250 (Sally Wanjau) or 07901-396513 (Steve Sturton-Davies)

USA USA Tel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-855-372-3274 (Phil Bottrell)


Duration: 2 nights/3 days

Day 1

Pickup from Nairobi at 9am and transfer by minibus to Porini Amboseli Camp (a 5 hour journey of 128 miles), arriving at camp before lunch. (NB optional upgrade to fly in, available at a supplement). 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. Then take a game drive in the camp’s open-sided 4×4 safari vehicle into the conservancy, stopping for a sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking Kilimanjaro, 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 and overnight.
Day 2

Awake to the noisy calls of the birds. After an early breakfast, we drive through the bush on our private track into Amboseli National Park, for a full morning of game viewing in the camp’s open-sided 4×4 safari vehicle. Following a picnic lunch in the park, we return to camp later in the afternoon. In the evening you will have a sundowner on an observation platform overlooking a waterhole by the camp, where elephants and other animals often come to drink.  Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Take an early morning game drive in the Conservancy followed by breakfast. Depart for Nairobi – arriving around 1 pm. (Optional flight upgrade at a supplement).


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.


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Porini Amboseli Camp Accolades

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The Good Safari Guide

  • Finalist in Good Safari Guide Best Community Safari Property in Africa 2010 & 2009
  • Finalist in Good Safari Guide Best Ecological Safari Camp 2009

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Eco Tourism Kenya

  • Awarded Gold level Eco-Rating by Eco Tourism Kenya

Trip Advisor

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

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