'Paka Kubwa' The BIG Cat Safari Experience

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The BIG CAT Safari – A Magical Kenya Signature Experience

A special offer at an unbeatable price: an 8 day fly-in safari from US$ 4390 per person all-inclusive for 7 nights / 8 days on safari to the Porini Camps. Plus, option to add extra nights at a greatly reduced rate on normal prices.

Paka Kubwa means “Big Cat” in Swahili and this safari allows guests to immerse themselves in an authentic wildlife and cultural safari in pioneering and in globally recognized conservancies, engaging with communities in a meaningful way and striving to have the travellers leave (and return) as friends. This 8 day adventure offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa hosted and guided by local Masai members and leaders of the community. The Big Cat Safari experience takes you to rich and iconic locations in Kenya including Nairobi National Park, Selenkay Conservancy in Amboseli, Ol pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia and Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancies and Mara Reserve. Guests get to stay at gold eco-rated facilities and the tour visits two of three IUCN Green destinations in Kenya – Ol Kinyei and Ol Pejeta Conservancies.

Price includes accommodation, meals, drinks, park fees, game drives in 4×4 vehicles and flying between the parks.

This price represents a huge saving on normal rates and the safari itinerary for 7 nights includes:

  • 1 night Nairobi Tented Camp, Nairobi National Park (Only Park next to a major capital in the world)
  • 2 nights Porini Amboseli Camp, Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli (Exclusive to Porini )
  • 2 nights Porini Rhino Camp, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia (An IUCN Green list destination)
  • 2 nights Porini Mara Camp, Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara (Exclusive to Porini  &  An IUCN Green list destination )


Extra nights can be added at a special discounted rate – see below for details.

Wildlife and Safari Highlights:

  • Flights between areas to get you straight to the wildlife without spending hours travelling between the parks over rough roads.
  • Tour visits two of only 3 IUCN green list destinations in Kenya.
  • Game drives from the camps in shared 4×4 safari vehicles (not vans) with professional guides. (Private vehicles available at a supplement).
  • Walks with Maasai warriors, visit to authentic Maasai village, opportunity for night game drives, exclusive wilderness areas with no tourist minibuses.
  • An authentic safari experience staying in small exclusive camps with spacious guest tents, comfortably furnished with private bathrooms, solar lights and located in attractive unspoilt natural settings.
  • At the camps all meals, drinks (wine, gin & tonic, beer, sodas, mineral water), game drives, walks, night drives and sundowners are included in the price.
  • The Porini Safari Camps are small and exclusive and run on the same environmentally sound principles – working closely with the local communities. All camps are specially designed to have minimum impact with no permanent structures.

All-inclusive Price per adult for 7 nights in a twin/double tent:

  • 1 Nov – 19 Dec 2023: US$ 4360 (US$ 3155 child*)
  • 20 Dec 2023 – 2 Jan 2024: US$ 5610 (US$ 3975 child*)
  • 3 Jan – 31 May 2024: US$ 4525 (US$ 3310 child*)
  • 1 Jun – 30 Jun 2024: US$ 4650 (US$ 3390 child*)
  • 1 Jul – 21 Jul 2024: US$ 6250 (US$ 4290 child*)
  • 22 Jul – 30 Sep 2024: US$ 6725 (US$ 4590 child*)
  • 1 Oct – 31 Oct 2024: US$ 4915 (US$ 3490 child*)
  • 1 Nov – 19 Dec 2024: US$ 4620 (US$ 3370 child*)


* child rates apply to one child aged 8 to 16 years sharing with 2 adults. Please contact us for prices for Family Tents that accommodate larger families / groups.

Supplement for Sole Use of a Twin / Double Tent (per tour): Single Supplement for Sole Use of Twin / Double Tent, per tour: US$ 870 (1-31 Oct 2023); US$ 1070 (20 Dec 2023 – 2 Jan 2024); US$ 1200 (1 Jul – 30 Sep 2024); US$ 920 (1-31 Oct 2024); US$ 845 all other dates in 2023 & US$ 890 all other dates in 2024


OPTIONAL EXTRA NIGHTS at special discounted rates (US $ per adult)  can be added to the tour at Porini Amboseli camp or Porini Rhino Camp or Porini Mara Camp and even move to our Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Motorogi conservancy in the Mara.  See below add on prices for your extra night. 

Prices at Porini Camps include all accommodation, meals, selected drinks, day & night game drives in 4×4 vehicles, bush meals, guided walks, sundowners and Conservancy fees. Maasai Village visit included at Porini Amboseli Camp.

Price includes:
  • Flights: from Nairobi to Selenkay Airstrip for Porini Amboseli Camp*, flight to Nanyuki for Porini Rhino Camp, flight to the Mara for Porini Mara Camp. Flight back to Nairobi on last day.
  • Accommodation in double / twin tent and all meals
  • Free drinks (wine, beer, gin & tonics, soft drinks, mineral water)
  • All game drives in open-sided 4×4 safari vehicles with qualified guides, in the conservancies and a full day in
    Amboseli Park
  • Porini Rhino Camp also includes visits to Baraka the Black Rhino & Ol Pejeta’s Information Centre and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Optional activities at Ol Pejeta include: The Endangered Species Boma (to see the World’s last 2 remaining Northern White Rhino), Lion Tracking, Riding with Rhinos and Junior Rangers.
  • All park fees and conservancy fees.
  • Nature walks and visit to Maasai village in Selenkay.
  • Sundowners at a scenic spot after game drives.
  • Night game drives.
  • All taxes, no hidden extras after arrival!
  • *Note: Flights to Selenkay Airstrip operate from 20 Dec to 31st March. Outside those dates the transfers to Porini Amboseli Camp are by road and the outward transfer to Nairobi is by scheduled flight from Amboseli National Park airfield.


Price excludes:

  • International flights to Kenya, Visas, Travel Insurance (available here), Vaccinations, Gratuities.



1 Night Nairobi Tented Camp – 2 Nights Porini Amboseli Camp – 2 Nights Porini Rhino Camp – 2 nights Porini Mara Camp (optional extra nights)

Day 1

Pick up from Nairobi airport (or central Nairobi) and transfer to Nairobi Tented Camp. This offers a superb alternative to staying in a hotel in the busy city centre. The camp is located in the heart of Nairobi National Park and it is the first accommodation of any sort to be allowed in this unique safari destination. There isn’t anywhere else in the world like it: a wilderness escape where you can savour the feeling of being in the wilds of Africa in the heart of thick forest but right on the doorstep of the city of Nairobi. Includes morning and afternoon game drives (or visit the renowned Elephant Orphanage), lunch, dinner and drinks.

Day 2

Early breakfast then transfer to Nairobi’s Wilson (domestic) airport for the short (40 minutes) early morning flight to Selenkay / Amboseli. Met at the airstrip and transfer to the nearby Porini Amboseli Camp, with a game drive en route, to stay 2 nights. 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. 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. 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 3

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 a picnic lunch in the park, we 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 4

Early breakfast and then drive through the Conservancy to the airstrip for the flight to Wilson Airport, connecting onto the 10.20h flight to Nanyuki (arriving at 11.30h). You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Porini Rhino Camp, located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Lunch and afternoon tea in camp and then head off on a game drive with your driver-guide in the camp’s 4×4 safari vehicle to explore the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Return to Porini Rhino Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5

Full day in Ol Pejeta with game drives and walking activities from camp. Other activities (optional and at a supplement) include a visit to the Endangered Species Boma which houses the World’s last two remaining Northern White Rhino and Lion Tracking. Dinner and overnight at Porini Rhino Camp.

Day 6

Early morning game drive and breakfast, then transfer to the airstrip for the flight to the Masai Mara. You will be met and transferred to Porini Mara Camp, arriving for lunch. In the afternoon you will have 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 7

A full day to explore the Conservancy, 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 (now to 30 Jun 2024) / $ 200 per adult (from 1 Nov 2024) / $50 per child. NB for 1 July to 31 October we have already included a one day fee to view the Migration in the Reserve. Later in the evening have a sundowner in the Conservancy and night drive then dinner and overnight at Porini Mara Camp.

Day 8

Early morning game drive in the conservancy returning for breakfast. Mid-morning transfer to the airstrip for the 11am flight back to Nairobi’s Wilson airport (arriving 12.15h). Transfer to the international airport or a Nairobi hotel (hotel not included but can be added at a supplement).

Extra Nights can be added at any camp. Alternatively, extend your stay by flying to the Kenya Coast or the Spice Island of Zanzibar to relax on the pure white beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Contact our Sales Team via our online enquiry form to check availability for your choice of travel date.

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Extra Night Prices

OPTIONAL EXTRA NIGHTS at special discounted rates (US $ per adult):

Add 1 night at Amboseli Camp or Porini Rhino Camp

  • 1 to 21 July 2023: $ 690 per night
  • 22 July to 30 Sep 2023: $ 760 per night
  • 1 – 31 Oct 2023: $ 475 per night
  • 1 Nov – 19 Dec 2023: $ 455 per night
  • 20-Dec to 02-Jan-24: $653  per night
  • 03-Jan to 31-May-24: $463 per night
  • 01-Jun to 30-Jun-24:  $484 per night
  • 01-Jul to 21-Jul-24:  $726 per night
  • 22-Jul to 30-Sep-24:  $800 per night
  • 01 to 31-Oct-24: $500 per night
  • 01-Nov to 19-Dec-24:  $479 per night

Add 1 night at Porini Mara Camp:

  • 1 to 30 June 2023: $ 475
  • 1 to 21 July 2023: $ 705
  • 22 July to 30 Sep 2023: $ 770
  • 1 – 31 Oct 2023: $ 500
  • 1 Nov to 19 Dec 2023: $ 470
  • 20-Dec to 02-Jan-24: $668  per night
  • 03-Jan to 31-May-24: $479 per night
  • 01-Jun to 30-Jun-24:  $500 per night
  • 01-Jul to 21-Jul-24:  $742 per night
  • 22-Jul to 30-Sep-24:  $811 per night
  • 01 to 31-Oct-24: $526 per night
  • 01-Nov to 19-Dec-24:  $495 per night


Add a minimum of 2 nights at Porini Lion Camp (inclusive of road transfers) if 6 nights booked at the other camps:

  • 1 Nov to 20 Dec 2022: $ 485 per night
  • 21 Dec 2022 to 2 Jan 2023: $ 695 per night
  • 3 Jan to 31 May 2023: $ 500 per night
  • 1 to 30 June 2023: $ 510 per night
  • 1 to 21 July 2023: $ 770 per night
  • 22 July to 30 Sep 2023: $ 850 per night
  • 1 – 31 Oct 2023: $ 545 per night
  • 1 Nov – 19 Dec 2023: $ 510 per night
  • 20-Dec to  02-Jan-24: $732 per night
  • 03-Jan to 31-May-24: $526 per night
  • 01-Jun to 30-Jun-24: $537 per night
  • 01-Jul to  21-Jul-24: $811 per night
  • 22-Jul to 30-Sep-24: $895 per night
  • 01-Oct to 31-Oct-24: $574 per night
  • 01-Nov to 19-Dec-24: $537 per night

Prices at Porini Camps include all accommodation, meals, selected drinks, day & night game drives in 4×4 vehicles, bush meals, guided walks, sundowners and Conservancy fees. Maasai Village visit included at Porini Amboseli Camp.

For help in planning a safari simply click Request A Quote to use our free, online enquiry service.

Or call one of our helpful Safari Advisors to discuss your requirements on the telephone:

USA & Canada Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)
UK & EU Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)
Kenya Tel: +254 (0)774-136523

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.


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