Free Safari-Planning Resources

* * * Above: waterhole at Selenkay Conservancy, near Porini Amboseli Camp, by safari guide Wilson Kasaine * * *


We want you to make the most of your time spent on safari and get the very best possible experience of Africa.

To support you with your safari planning and to help you understand more about what you can expect from your safari and wildlife-viewing activities, we have put together this range of useful information.


Porini Camps Mammals Guide

The Porini Camps Mammals Guide is a Field Guide to the mammals that can be seen on wildlife viewing drives from the Porini Safari Camps and Nairobi Tented Camp in Kenya.

The guide includes useful facts, figures and images of over 70 animal species and is designed to help you identify the various animals that you may see with our experienced safari guides on day and night game drives from the camps.





6-part email course: “How to Plan the Best Safari” 

Do you want to put together an unforgettable safari holiday that everyone will love?

Learn everything you need to know with our 6-part email course, written by Gamewatchers Safaris Founder, Jake Grieves-Cook , an authority on wildlife and tourism in Kenya.

Our 6 Part Email Course includes:

✔ Tips & Recommendations such as best time to travel and how to avoid the crowds

✔ Advice on how to get the best experience as well as helping wildlife conservation and local communities

✔ Expert Guidance to help you make decisions for booking a wildlife watching safari holiday





Guide to Choosing a Safari in Kenya

Our guide to choosing a safari in Kenya answers the key questions that you may have when planning your trip, such as where to get the best wildlife viewing opportunities, what activities you should include, accommodation choices and transport options.

The Guide has been written by the Founder of Gamewatchers Safaris, Jake Grieves-Cook, who has been involved in the Kenya tourism industry for many decades.

This is a must-read before booking any safari tour to ensure you make the most of your time and budget and get the best possible experience.






Lions of the Masai Mara: identity cards


We recognise the important work of the Mara Predator Conservation Programme researchers who are monitoring lion population numbers and observing their behaviour and health.

They have produced these useful information cards which help identify individual lions from the many prides that can be observed from our Porini Safari Camps in the Masai Mara.



Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.