Gamewatchers Adventure Camping Safari

This  safari has been designed to offer the same high quality wildlife safari experience provided by the top-end safari camps, with 4×4 game viewing escorted by top class guides and in exclusive wildlife conservancies away from the busier areas of the Mara, but at a hugely reduced price by staying in small basic adventure camp in Amboseli, “real camping” instead of the luxury accommodation of the expensive up-market tented lodges before moving to the Porini Giraffe Camp in  the Mara Ripoi Conservancy in the Masai Mara. Transport between the camps is by light aircraft to avoid the long drives overland on rough roads and to have more time on safari for activities from the camps.

For those for whom the wildlife safari experience is more important than the accommodation, and who are prepared to sleep in small tents in sleeping bags on a mattress on the floor with an element of “roughing it”, this gives an opportunity for an exceptional and exclusive wildlife experience with high quality guiding but at a fraction of the price.


Camping Safari Experience

The Porini Giraffe Camp and the  Gamewatchers Adventure Camp, Selenkay are both sited in private conservancies with a wealth of wildlife and where you can go on walks with Maasai guides and take night game drives but they are also conveniently located for easy access to Amboseli National Park and the Maasai Mara Reserve.

  • All game drives are in four-wheel-drive customised safari vehicles taking a maximum of 6 passengers. Your driver-guide is a wildlife expert and certified by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association.
  • The Gamewatchers Adventure Safari camp is set up on our own exclusive camp site in the Selenkay Conservancy in the Amboseli eco-system and The Porini Giraffe Camp is a permanent 8 tent camp in the Mara Ripoi Conservancy in the Mara.
  • At the Selenkay adventure campsite we have service staff who do all the work associated with camping, like cleaning up, heating water for showers, doing the cooking and serving the food. An experienced safari cook is at the camp to prepare daily meals. Food is of the same quality as in a luxury safari camp and is included in the price, (not bought through a ‘kitty’ like some other camping safaris).
  • The Adventure camp is hosted by the lead safari guide.
  • Tents in the adventure Camp are Coleman Sundome tents for 2 persons or can fit one child (aged 10 years or over) with 2 adults.  They are 6 ft tall and they are 10ft x 10ft square.
  • Clients bring their own sleeping bag and a towel (or hire for a small fee) and sleep on comfortable mattresses on the tent floor.
  • Each tent on our adventure safari has its own private bathroom in a cubicle located behind the tent with flush toilet, wash basin and safari shower.
  • Mineral water is provided daily at camp and on game drives and walks.
  • In Selenkay, 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. However, in the Maasai Mara at the Giraffe camp – drinks including tusker beer, soft drinks, house wines, vodka, mineral water, gin & tonic are included.
  • Transfers from Nairobi to the camps are by light aircraft from Wilson Airport Nairobi to Selenkay, Mara and back. While at camp all safari transport is in 4×4 customized safari vehicle.


The camping safari departs daily from Nairobi from 1 July to 31 October.  Days 1,2 & 3: Selenkay Conservancy and Amboseli National Park (camp in Selenkay Conservancy for 3 nights) Days 4, 5 & 6: Masai Mara and Mara Ripoi Conservancy ( Porini Giraffe Camp in Mara Ripoi Conservancy for 3 nights).

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Prices include: Pick up from the International airport OR your Nairobi hotel and transfer to Wilson Airport for your schedule flight to Selenkay Adventure Camp in Amboseli’s Selenkay conservancy, with daily conservancy fees, a visit a cultural community village and a day in the Amboseli National Park. You will be on a full board meal plan, Day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, picnics, sundowners in the conservancy, walks with Maasai warriors. Day4: After breakfast transfer to the nearby private airstrip for your 08:15 flight to the Nairobi, you will connect at Wilson airport and fly to Olseki airstrip where you will be met and transfer to the Porini Giraffe Camp for 3 nights with daily Ol Kinyei & Mara Ripoi Conservancy fees and based on a full board meal plan including soft drinks, Tusker  beer, house wine, Vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water, Day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners in the conservancy, walks with Maasai warriors, then last day fly back to Nairobi  and transfer to the international airport. Porini Wildlife Habitat Trust Payment and Amref Flying doctors’ evacuation cover included.

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DATES FROM DATES TO Per Adult Sharing in Twin Or Double Tent, Package Single Tent Supplement, Package Per Child Sharing in Triple Tent (Aged 10 - 16 Years) Extra Night in Mara Ripoi Conservancy Masai Mara Per Adult Sharing
01-Jul-24 30-Sep-24 3467 USD 650 USD 2177 USD 450 USD
01-Oct-24 31-Oct-24 3267 USD 590 USD 2127 USD 450 USD

NOTE: Mara Reserve Fee included for 1 day during the migration season – July to September. In October,  guests wishing to visit the reserve will be required to pay for the Maasai Mara reserve entrance fee of $200 per person per day.

Child rates (applicable to children aged 10 to 16 years):

  • 1 child sharing with 2 adults: child pays child package price above and the 2 adults pay per adult sharing rate.
  • 1 child sharing with 1 adult: child pays child package price above and the 1 adult pays single adult rate.
  • 2 or 3 children sharing in own tent: each child pays 75% of per adult rate.
  • The camps are not recommended for children aged under 10 years.

Sleeping bag & towel: supplement for hire of sleeping bag & towel : US$ 50 per person for provision of a sleeping bag and towel at the Adventure Camp

Drink Prices in camp:

  • 300ml bottles all sodas – Kshs. 150
  • Juice by the glass – Kshs. 250
  • Tusker beer 500ml bottle – Kshs. 350
  • A bottle of Frontera Chardonnay white wine / Frontera Merlot red wine – Kshs. 1000

Exclusive vehicle use: 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 13:00h 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 10.00h).

Charter flight: Each year from 15 December to 31 March & 1 July to 31 October we offer daily charter flights (operating with a minimum of 2 passengers) between Nairobi, Wilson Airport and Amboseli, Selenkay Airstrip which is very close to Selenkay Adventure Camp. The charter flight is only 35 minutes. (Camp’s vehicle transfer to Selenkay Adventure Camp for free). If clients fly to or from the further Amboseli Airstrip within the dates specified above then there is a supplement of US$ 50 per person one way for pick up or drop off.

* Package rate includes $5 per person per night Wildlife habitat fee. Please add this in for any extra nights added.

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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.

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Day 1: Take the 07.30 am flight from Wilson Airport, Nairobi to Selenkay Conservancy arriving at 08.10 am to be met at the airstrip and transfer on a 15 minute drive to the Gamewatchers Adventure Camp game-viewing along the way. After checking into camp you will go out on a game drive, returning for lunch. Take a rest after lunch and then go out on an afternoon game drive to explore the Selenkay Conservancy. 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 to be seen such as the long-necked gerenuk gazelle, lesser kudu and African wildcat. All meals and mineral water are provided in camp. Dinner and overnight in the camp at Selenkay.

Day 2: After an early breakfast spend the morning on a game drive in the Selenkay Conservancy and an escorted nature walk with Maasai guides, returning to camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit a nearby Maasai Village where you will get to known more about the way of life of the Masai people before having a night game drive with a spotlight to seek out the nocturnal animals as you head back to camp in the dark. Dinner and overnight in camp at Selenkay.

Day 3: Early breakfast and then drive through the bush into Amboseli National Park for a full day there with good views of Kilimanjaro and close-up observation of elephants, as well as many other species. Return to camp in Selenkay Conservancy later in the afternoon after a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight in the camp at Selenkay.

Day 4: After an early breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the 08.30 am flight back to Wilson Airport (arrives 09.10 am) to connect to the 10.00 am flight to the Mara, arriving at 11.00 am. Upon arrival at the airstrip in the Mara you will be transferred to the Porini Giraffe Camp in Mara Ripoi Conservancy  for check in, before having lunch and relaxing in camp. In the afternoon you will head out on an evening game drive in the conservancy to see some of the wildlife for which the Mara is famous. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Wake up at dawn and enjoy an early game drive in the conservancy on the look out for the big cats, returning to camp for a late breakfast followed by an escorted nature walk and then lunch. In the afternoon enjoy another game drive in the Mara Ripoi and/or  Ol Kinyei 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 Porini Giraffe Camp.

Day 6:  (July – September) An early breakfast followed by a full day of game viewing in the Mara Reserve, taking a picnic lunch. Return to the camp in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight. (October – The day will be spent exploring the rich wildlife in the conservancies, clients willing to visit the reserve can do so by paying the requisite entrance fee – $200 per adult)

Day 7: A final short early morning game drive in the conservancy followed by breakfast and then leave camp to transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Wilson Airport, Nairobi.

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