Porini Amboseli Camp

Turn back time for a quintessential African safari on the foothills of Kilimanjaro

This award-winning camp has all the ingredients for a classic safari, Hemingway style: Majestic Kilimanjaro, The Rolling Hills of Africa with some of the biggest elephant bulls on the continent and a superlative abundance in birdlife
Location: Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli National Park
Rating Gold Rated by Eco-Tourism Kenya
Type: Safari Camp
No. of Tents 10 – 8 guest suites, 2 family tents
Check-out Time 10:00 a.m. with afternoon departure options at extra cost
Spoken Languages English, Swahili
Special Interests Families, Adventure, Birding, Flora, Authentic Community Visit, History & Indigenous Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife

The Porini Amboseli Camp is an award-winning Kenya safari camp set in the Amboseli eco-system within the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy– an important wildlife dispersal area for wildlife moving out of Amboseli National Park. The private conservation area ensures the best possible game viewing in proper off-road safari vehicles, off the beaten track, and away from other tourist vans and minibusses.

The Kenyan safari camp provides an exclusive yet friendly experience with a maximum of around 20 guests at a time and it is fully inclusive of all meals, drinks (wine, vodka, gin & tonics, beer, sodas, and mineral water), and activities (including day and night shared game drives, guided walks and sundowners). Safari drives are in specially-designed, open-sided off-road (4×4) safari vehicles with expert safari guides.

The tents are tastefully furnished and have solar-powered electric lighting with en-suite bathrooms including a shower, wash basin, and flush toilet.

Two of the tents are family units  ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together and are at the same price per person as our other tents.


Facilities & Activities


  • Shared day game drives
  • Night game drives (chargeable depending on the package booked)
  • Complimentary picnic breakfast
  • Complimentary bush lunches
  • Guided nature walks
  • Bird walks
  • Safari weddings
  • Sundowners
  • Complimentary visit to authentic Maasai village
  • Visit of local school
  • Talks about the community conservation model with manager
  • Star gazing

Camp facilities

  • 24 hours security
  • Low eco-foot-print
  • Phone charging in central location
  • Outside dining area
  • Nearby game viewing platform
  • Dedicated dining tent
  • Dining with lounge area
  • Board games
  • Complimentary airstrip transfers to Selenkay Airstrip (Amboseli Airstrip at extra cost)
  • Free Wifi in the public areas
  • Family unit

Each family unit consists of two rooms with a lounge in between. Each of the two rooms has a king-size bed and a single bed, The high-quality, spacious family tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-powered lighting, en-suite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet), and a private veranda. Family units are ideal for families or groups of friends traveling together and are at the same price per person as our other tents.

Room facilities

  • Writing desk
  • Ensuite bathroom with flushing toilet
  • Safari shower


Selenkay Conservancy

10 miles north of the boundary of Amboseli Park is the Selenkay Conservancy. Selenkay shares the same eco-system as Amboseli and is established on 12,500 acres of land within the nearly 200,000 acres Eselenkei Group Ranch leased from the local Maasai by Gamewatchers Safaris with the aim of protecting the wildlife habitat and encouraging wildlife conservation as an alternative to farming as a means for the local population to earn a living.


Amboseli Ecosystem

The Amboseli region is most famous for its elephant population; over 1,000 live in the fragile eco-system, and records show them to be amongst some of the biggest elephants in Africa.

Elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, hartebeest and gazelle all migrate with the rains in search of green flushes and draw back to permanent swamps in search of water and pasture each dry season. Here densely packed herds attract an array of predators, including lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena.

The dry bush country harbours giraffe, eland, gerenuk, lesser kudu and a host of smaller animals. Add a rich variety of birds and the dramatic backdrop of Kilimanjaro and it is no wonder that Amboseli is one of Africa’s most iconic landscapes, and a favorite tourist destination.

Terri C
Porini Amboseli Camp

Comfortable rooms, good food, fabulous staff. The spotter and driver were accommodating and excellent at finding/explaining the different animals habits and way of life. There is severe drought and seeing the animals exist and parish from lack of food was humbling. It changed me and made see this as a small example of what we are doing to our planet. The wildlife viewing was superb. Thank you for a memorable experience.

Porini Amboseli Camp

If you are looking for an authentic safari experience which supports the local community and wildlife conservation then look no further. Everything from the organization, game drives, accommodation and staff was excellent.

Mike W
Porini Amboseli Camp

We saw some amazing things in Amboseli park but what really stood out was the warm hearted people we found working there. Daniel and Ben were our guides and made the ride so much fun as well as educational. The chef made food worthy of 5 star restaurant. The entire camp celebrated Bree’s birthday in true Maasai fashion. We were overwhelmed. Can’t wait to go back. Big thanks to all @ Porini Amboseli camp!

Kathy L
Porini Amboseli Camp

Every aspect of Gamewatchers was top notch. From the impeccable camps, astounding food- including my vegetarian diet – , warm, helpful when needed and extremely competent staff, to the variety of each day, excellent guides and drivers, excellent Land Cruisers, and of course the beautiful scenery and unbelievable wildlife …I saw so much, learned so much…. Not just about the animals, birds etc but the local people. I loved every minute. I did not want to leave !

Tony M
Porini Amboseli Camp

Because of the COVID pandemic, we had been waiting 2 years for our Kenya trip, so when it came around we were determined to enjoy it. We were booked in at this camp site for 3 nights, and were certainly not disappointed. Our Maasai drivers, Ben and Dennis, looked after us with expert knowledge, amazing vison (to spot animals that we couldn’t) and the friendliest service. Our tent and the communal areas were well presented and clean and the food and service out-of-this-world. Highly recommend a stopover here if you are in this part of the world.

20-Dec-23 02-Jan-24 2190 USD 370 USD 1174 USD 945 USD
03-Jan-24 31-Mar-24 1420 USD 320 USD 712 USD 560 USD
01-Apr-24 14-Apr-24 1290 USD 320 USD 634 USD 495 USD
15-Apr-24 31-May-24 CLOSED
01-Jun-24 30-Jun-24 1290 USD 320 USD 634 USD 495 USD
01-Jul-24 21-Jul-24 2050 USD 350 USD 1090 USD 875 USD
22-Jul-24 30-Sep-24 2250 USD 380 USD 1210 USD 975 USD
01-Oct-24 31-Oct-24 2010 USD 340 USD 1066 USD 855 USD
01-Nov-24 19-Dec-24 1290 USD 320 USD 634 USD 495 USD

Prices include:

  • Pick up in Nairobi then shared road transfer to Amboseli
  • 2 nights in Porini Adventure Camp on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, vodka gin & tonic, mineral water
  • daily Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee
  • day & night shared game drives in an open-sided 4×4 safari vehicle with a qualified guide
  • sundowners
  • walks with Maasai warriors and Maasai village visit
  • Return back to Nairobi by shared road transfer
  • Porini Wildlife Habitat Trust Payment included

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    Conservation & Responsible Tourism

    Protecting Habitats for Biodiversity

    Porini Camps has been spearheading Community based Wildlife Conservation for the past 25 years in Kenya. We run a range of conservation activities promoting community development and biodiversity in the areas we operate in, the latest being our biodiversity credit program in cooperation with Harvard University, MA, USA.