Elephant Watching & Big Cats Safari

"A superb-value 7 day fly-in safari to some of Africa's best wildlife locations for viewing elephants, lions, leopards and much more" -
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This 7 day special-value safari offers a great opportunity to see Africa’s iconic animals – including elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards and giraffes – in vast wildlife conservancies where they are free and protected in their natural habitat, away from the tourist crowds.

The tour starts with a flight from Nairobi to the award-winning Selenkay Conservancy, a vast area of pristine landscape that has been set aside for wildlife to thrive. Spend 3 nights at Porini Amboseli Camp set deep in the African bush. Explore the Conservancy each day and evening by 4×4 safari vehicle (with expert driver-guide). Includes a visit into Amboseli National Park on one day.

On Day 4 you will fly to the Maasai Mara for a further 3 nights at Porini Mara Camp which has just 6 guest tents sited within the exclusive 18,700 acre Ol Kinyei Conservancy. A visit is made into the Masai Mara National Reserve on one day.

From each camp, guests take day and night game drives within the conservancies which are teeming with wildlife. Drives are by custom-built, open-sided 4×4 safari vehicles (not tourist vans) with a driver-guide and a spotter. Porini guests also enjoy bush picnics and romantic sundowners and can join Maasai warriors for guided walks to learn more about Kenya’s fascinating flora and fauna.

The conservancies are formed of pristine wilderness with open savannah plains, riverine forest, springs, streams and rivers, rolling hills and spectacular views.

Porini Safari Camps are Fully Inclusive of:

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected drinks (beer, house wine, gin & tonics, mineral water, sodas)
  • Bush Breakfasts
  • Game drives in custom-built 4×4 open-sided safari vehicles
  • Morning and evening / night shared game drives (private vehicles available at a supplement)
  • Expert Maasai driver-guides
  • Escorted walks with Maasai guides
  • Sundowner drinks to watch the sunset from scenic viewing points

Porini guest tents are spacious and each has solar electric lights and an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and safari shower. The camp Chefs prepare good quality meals – hot dishes, fresh salads and home baked bread.

Note: This tour includes flights between Nairobi and safari areas (and back) to avoid wasting hours travelling by road and to get you straight to the wildlife. Departures are flexible (any day of the week) but exclude the rainy season from mid Apr to end of May.

We can arrange Nairobi transfers as well an overnight stay in Nairobi (at a supplement) at the start or end of your safari depending on your international flight times.

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from Nairobi Wilson Airport on the 7.30 am flight to Selenkay. You will be met on arrival by your Driver & Guide from Porini Amboseli Camp who will transfer you to camp, with a game drive en route.

After lunch you will have an escorted walk to a nearby Maasai village to gain an insight into the way of life of the communities living outside the Selenkay Conservancy. You will then drive back into the Selenkay Conservancy. Enjoy a sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking Kilimanjaro then continue with a night game drive and return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2
Awake to the noisy calls of the birds. After an early breakfast, drive through the bush on our private track into Amboseli National Park, for a full morning of game viewing. Following a picnic lunch in the park, return to 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. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3
After an early breakfast, enjoy a walk with Maasai Guides in the Conservancy. 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. Return to Camp for dinner and overnight

Day 4
Early breakfast, drive to the airstrip for the flight to Wilson Airport, connecting onto the 10 am flight to the Mara (arriving at 11 am). You will be met at the airstrip by your Driver Guide and transfer to Porini Mara Camp, with a game drive en route. Settle into your tent before enjoying lunch. In the afternoon head out on a game drive with a sundowner at a scenic spot followed by a night game drive with spotlights to search for nocturnal animals, including the elusive leopards which are resident in Ol Kinyei Conservancy, before heading back to camp for dinner. Overnight at Porni Mara Camp.

Day 5
A full day spent on a game drive in the famous Maasai Mara Reserve with a picnic lunch in the park and then return to Porini Mara Camp in the late afternoon. Sundowner and night game drive as you return to Camp for dinner. Overnight Porini Mara Camp.

Day 6
A full day to explore the Ol Kinyei Conservancy on the lookout for elephants, buffalo, giraffe, plains game and the big cats. Wake up at dawn and enjoy an early game drive in the conservancy, 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 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 Mara Camp.

Day 7
Early morning game drive in the conservancy returning for breakfast. Mid- morning transfer to the airstrip for the 11 am flight back to Nairobi Wilson airport (arriving 12.20 pm).

Prices

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“ELEPHANT WATCHING & BIG CATS” SAFARI: Prices are Per Person in US$

Prices Include: Day 1 flight from Nairobi Wilson airport to Selenkay Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Amboseli Camp for 3 nights with daily Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee. Day 4 flight back to Wilson, connecting to flight from Wilson to Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Mara Camp for 3 nights with daily Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancy fees and one day Masai Mara Game Reserve entrance fee. Day 7 flight back to Nairobi Wilson airport.

Porini Camps are based on Full Board including soft drinks, beer, house wine, 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.

Prices Exclude: International flights to / from Nairobi, travel insurance, Kenya Visas and tips / gratuities.

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER ADULT SHARING (PACKAGE) SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (PACKAGE) EXTRA NIGHT AT PORINI AMBOSELI CAMP (PER ADULT SHARING) EXTRA NIGHT AT PORINI MARA CAMP (PER ADULT SHARING)
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 3905 USD 810 USD 530 USD 545 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 3020 USD 810 USD 385 USD 395 USD
01-Nov-19 20-Dec-19 3180 USD 510 USD 385 USD 395 USD
21-Dec-19 02-Jan-20 4265 USD 900 USD 590 USD 605 USD
03-Jan-20 31-Mar-20 3219 USD 570 USD 410 USD 425 USD
01-Apr-20 15-Apr-20 3379 USD 570 USD 410 USD 425 USD
16-Apr-20 31-May-20 CLOSED
01-Jun-20 30-Jun-20 3379 USD 570 USD 410 USD 425 USD
01-Jul-20 30-Sep-20 4299 USD 900 USD 590 USD 605 USD
01-Oct-20 31-Oct-20 3309 USD 900 USD 425 USD 440 USD
01-Nov-20 20-Dec-20 3469 USD 570 USD 425 USD 440 USD

Christmas & New Year Supplement: $ 40 per person per night on 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan

Child prices shown are applicable to children sharing a tent with accompanying adults. Discounts are also available for 2 children in their own tent (age restrictions apply) – please contact us for prices. NB Porini camps are not suitable for children aged 7 years and under.

Optional exclusive use of 4×4 vehicle for game drives at camp: US$ 375 per vehicle per day.

Optional late afternoon departure from Porini Camps (after 10 am): US$ 150 per person minimum 2 pax (includes lunch, soft drinks and activities before departure in the late afternoon).

Optional Mombasa flight supplement:  Day 7 flight from Masai Mara to Diani/Ukunda/Mombasa Airport instead of flying to Nairobi: US$ 430 per adult & US$ 230 per child aged 8 – 12 years (one way flight). Includes late departure charge and mandatory US$ 80 park fee.

Prices between 20 December – 31 March and between 1 July – 31 October include our charter flight between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and Selenkay Airstrip which is very close to Porini Amboseli Camp. The flight departs Wilson at 8 am and arrives in Selenkay at 8.35 am. If clients choose to use the scheduled flight into Amboseli Park during these dates then there is a supplement of US$ 50 per person each way for the use of a vehicle for the transfer to / from camp (approx 1 hour). This supplement also applies to sole travellers if the charter does not operate due to insufficient passenger numbers (minimum 2).

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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 1-541-639-2070 (Brad Wierman)

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