A 6 night, 7 day safari combining some of Africa’s best wildlife areas where you are guaranteed to see at least 4 of “The Big 5” – elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo – with an excellent chance of seeing leopard (the elusive 5th member!), as well as an abundance of other animals.

Accommodation is in luxury tented camps at Porini Amboseli Camp and Porini Mara Camp and also a two night stay in the luxurious Lion Hill Lodge.

The Kenya Explorer Safari includes game drives in Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, as well as walks with Maasai trackers and night game drives in the Selenkay and Ol Kinyei Conservancies. There is also the opportunity of an optional Balloon Safari with champagne breakfast.


6 nights / 7 days

Day 1

Depart Nairobi and drive south to Selenkay Conservation Area (a 4 hour journey of 102 miles), arriving at Porini Amboseli Camp before lunch. Afternoon tea, then 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. After an early breakfast, we drive through the bush on our private track into Amboseli National Park, for a full morning of game viewing. Following picnic lunch in the park, we return to Porini Amboseli Camp later in the afternoon. In the evening you will go on a game drive in Selenkay Conservancy, stopping for 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 and overnight.

Day 3

Breakfast and then fly back to Wilson Airport, Nairobi arriving at 08.55h. Met on arrival and board our minibus safari vehicle and proceed by road to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in the afternoon at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, your home for 2 nights with all meals and overnight with its splendid views across the lake. After tea you will take a game drive with the opportunity to see a broad range of animals, including lion, leopard, both rhino species, buffalo, the Rothschild’s giraffe, zebra, impala and waterbuck.

Day 4

An early morning game drive before breakfast to try to find leopard, which are frequently sighted in Lake Nakuru Park. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will take a further drive to seek out the 2 species of African rhino found in the park, returning before lunch. The afternoon is at your leisure, perhaps relaxing by the lodge swimming pool before an evening game drive in the park, return later for dinner and overnight.

Day 5

After breakfast you will drive to Lake Naivasha for lunch at Great Rift Valley Lodge then proceed Loldia Airstrip to board schedule flight departing at 10h15 to arrive Ol Seki Airstrip at 11h00 (in the low season, April and Nov-mid Dec, flight not operational. Clients to transfer back to Nairobi for afternoon flight to the Mara, depart 14h00 to arrive 14h45). Met and transferred to Porini Mara camp for the next 2 nights where you stay on all inclusive basis. In the evening you will take game drive to explore the area around the camp and to seek out the wildlife for which the Mara is famous.

Day 6

*Optional Balloon Safari and Champange Breakfast.

A full day to explore the Ol kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies, or take an optional game drive in the famous Masai Mara Reserve* with a picnic lunch in the park and then return to camp in the late afternoon. * Optional reserve fee payable in advance at US$ 100 per adult (Jan to 30 Jun 2024) / $ 200 per adult (from 1 Jul 2024) / $50 per child. Later in the evening have a sundowner in the Conservancy and night drive before heading back to camp for dinner.  All meals and overnight at Porini Mara Camp.

Day 7

Transfer to the airstrip late morning for the 11h00 flight back to Nairobi, arriving around 12h15.


Special Offers

Free Airport Arrival Transfers in Nairobi

For all guests booking 6 or more nights staying at the 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 or more nights 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 $95 park entry fee). For stays at Nairobi Tented Camp our special discounted Half Board safari package at $120 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 road transfer to Amboseli, 2 nights in Porini Amboseli Camp with daily Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee, Maasai village visit then afterwards check out and fly to Wilson Airport where you will be met by a driver guide in a 06 seater minivan safari vehicle and drive to Lake Nakuru to arrive for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, later evening game drive and then dinner and overnight. Next day morning and afternoon game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park with all meals at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. After breakfast, transfer to Loldia Airstrip in Naivasha for schedule flight to Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Mara Camp for 2 nights with daily Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancy fees, then last day fly back to Wilson Airport where you will be met and transferred to JKI Airport for departure. Porini camps are based on full board basis including soft drinks, tusker beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners and walks with Maasai warriors while Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is based on full board basis.

Prices exclude: International flights to / from Nairobi, travel insurance, Kenya Visas and tips / gratuities, Mara reserve fees

Please select your currency:
01-Nov-23 19-Dec-23 3645 USD 680 USD 1970 USD 500 USD
20-Dec-23 02-Jan-24 6651 USD 1056 USD 3428 USD 1015 USD
03-Jan-24 01-Apr-24 4745 USD 798 USD 2382 USD 580 USD
02-Apr-24 14-Apr-24 4397 USD 640 USD 2198 USD 525 USD
15-Apr-24 31-May-24 PORINI CAMPS CLOSED
01-Jun-24 15-Jun-24 4397 USD 640 USD 2198 USD 525 USD
16-Jun-24 30-Jun-24 4505 USD 798 USD 2238 USD 525 USD
01-Jul-24 21-Jul-24 6375 USD 992 USD 3244 USD 935 USD
22-Jul-24 15-Sep-24 6785 USD 1052 USD 3490 USD 1040 USD
16-Sep-24 30-Sep-24 6595 USD 918 USD 3442 USD 1040 USD
01-Oct-24 31-Oct-24 6095 USD 838 USD 3142 USD 910 USD
01-Nov-24 19-Dec-24 4547 USD 716 USD 2226 USD 525 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

Child rates applicable for 08 – 12 year olds:

  • 1 child sharing with 2 adults, child pays child package price above while the 2 adults pay per adult sharing rate.
  • 1 child sharing with 1 adult, child pays child package price above while the 1 adult pays single adult rate.
  • 2 or 3 children sharing in own tent, each child pays 75% of per adult rate. Child under 8 years not recommended.
ADDITIONAL FEES TO BE ADDED (non- commissionable):* Porini Wildlife Habitat Trust Fee $5 Per Person per night.
Christmas & New Year supplement on 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st Dec & 01st Jan is $40 per person per night.

Exclusive vehicle use at Porini camps:

Sole use of the open sided 4×4 safari vehicle during game drive US$ 375 per vehicle per day.


Late afternoon departure at Porini camps:

Late departure after 10h00 US$ 150 per person minimum 2 pax (includes lunch, soft drinks and activities before departure in the late afternoon).

Flight supplements:

Schedule flight: For flying from Nairobi to Amboseli US$ 142 per adult one way & US$ 100 per child (02 – 12 years) one way.

Charter flight: From 20th December to 31st March & from 01st July to 31st October we will offer daily charter flights with minimum 2 pax between Nairobi, Wilson Airport and Amboseli, Selenkay Airstrip which is very close to Porini Amboseli Camp & Selenkay Adventure Camp. The supplement will be the same as if using schedule flight as provided above. The charter flight is only 35 minutes departing Nairobi, Wilson Airport at 08h00 and arriving Amboseli, Selenkay Airstrip at 08h35. (Camp’s vehicle transfer to Porini Amboseli Camp or Selenkay Adventure Camp for free). The fare will be the same as if using schedule flight fare upto Selenkay Airstrip however if clients fly to or from 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.

Mombasa: For flying from Masai Mara to Diani/Ukunda/Moi Airport instead of flying to Nairobi US$ 430 per adult & US$ 285 per child 08 – 11 years (one way flight). Includes late departure charge (Excludes mandatory reserve fee).

Extra night rate:

The extra night rate includes game activities on the Conservancy where a large variety of wildlife can be seen with few other tourist vehicles present, as well as the option of having bush breakfasts, evening sundowners and night drives (all of which are not possible in the Reserve). Any visit into the reserve must pay extra reserve fee per person per day on top of above rates.

Our Porini Camps in the Mara are adjacent to the reserve in exceptionally rich wildlife areas where tourism density is controlled and deliberately kept very low (1 guest tent to 700 acres) and as such there is no need to visit the Mara National Reserve to view lions,  cheetahs, leopards, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, hippo etc.  Stays in our camps in the conservancies also include extra activities like night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals and sundowners. However, should guests wish to include an extra visit to the reserve this can be pre-booked with the additional park entry charge applicable (currently $80 per person for 2023, $100 per person for 2024 low season & $200 per person for 2024 high season, subject to change). As the park entry tickets for the reserve must be booked and paid for in advance, this option needs to be confirmed at time of booking.

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Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia 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.

For contact details of all our overseas based Safari Advisors in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, India and South America click here, or call us using the numbers below:

USA & Canada USA & Canada   Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)

UK & EU UK & EU   Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)

Kenya Kenya   Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

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