Selenkay Adventure Camp

Rustic & real camping adventure topped by authentic cultural encounters with the surrounding Maasai community.

The Selenkay Adventure Camp offers the real adventure camping experience and due to it’s lean infrastructure warrants for an exceptionally close biodiversity and wildlife experience.  During your stay you may also immerse into the authentic culture of the Maasai and experience fabulous night game drives under the magic spell of the African starlit sky.
Location: Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli National Park
Type: Tented Camp
No. of Tents 9
Check-out Time 10:00 a.m. with afternoon departure options at extra cost
Spoken Languages English, Swahili
Special Interests Real Adventure Camping Experience, Birding, Flora, Authentic Community Visit, Hiking, History & Culture, Nature, Wildlife

The Camp offers the same high quality wildlife safari experience provided by the top-end safari camps, with game viewing in 4×4 safari vehicles escorted by top class Maasai guides and spotters in an exclusive wildlife conservancy far away from the tourist minibuses. However, this is at a hugely reduced price, achieved by staying in a more basic adventure camp, which is more like “real camping” instead of the luxury accommodation of the expensive up-market tented lodges.

Safari accommodation is in small dome tents which accommodate 2 adults (or can fit one child with 2 adults). The tents are 6 ft high and 10ft x 10ft square, and are insect-proof.

Each tent has its own private bathroom in a cubicle located immediately behind the tent with flush toilet, wash basin and safari shower. Clients bring their own sleeping bag and a towel (or these can be hired at a small fee) and sleep on comfortable mattresses on the tent floor. Pillows are provided.

The safari camp has staff on site 24 hours per day and all their services are included in the price


Facilities & Activities


  • Shared day game drives
  • 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 of 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
  • Complimentary airstrip/ airport transfers to Selenkay airstrip (Amboseli Airstrip at extra cost)
  • Outside dining area
  • Nearby game viewing platform
  • Dedicated dining tent
  • Board games
    No credit card payment

Room facilities

  • Separate private bathroom with flushing toilet and running water in sink
  • 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.

Selkenkay Adventure Camp

The tenting experience at Adventure Camp was just fine and actually quite peaceful. Driver/guide and camp staff were excellent! Food was fantastic! We saw abundant wildlife in Selenkay and nearby Amboseli – lions every day! One of our highlights was the included visit to a nearby Maasai village. The people were so friendly and welcoming and we learned a lot about their culture. We highly recommend this camp!

Katie Carpenter
Selkenkay Adventure Camp

We spent 3 nights here and then 3 nights at the other adventure camp in Ol Kinyei. Our gamewatchers agent Sally was fantastic from when we first made enquiries and very supportive through all the organisation. The gamewatchers adventure camps were completely amazing – lovely people, comfortable tents, great food (including vegetarian and other options) and wonderful animals in abundance! The conservancy concept works brilliantly, the vehicles were better than any others we saw, (open sided and comfortable) and it was so lovely getting to spend time with those running the camps and learning about their culture. Walking safaris and trip to Maasai village really special and ‘non-touristy’,All the organisation was seamless and we cannot recommend the company and the camps highly enough.

Emerald Travelot
Selkenkay Adventure Camp

Great staff, incredible animals, talented spotter, John and driver, Julius. Friendly and interesting camp staff, Jackson. Wouldn’t change a thing about our trip and would recommend Porini to anyone wanting to do a Kenya safari. Really top-notch organization! See the Maasai world and the Big 5, small 5, ugly 5 with Porini. You will have a great time. We did!

Sue W
Selkenkay Adventure Camp

First time safari for us and not only met our (high) expectations, but actually exceeded them! Everything was perfect, from game drives and sightings to camp/food/guiding. All the staff (Massai) were great and very informed about their land, the wildlife etc. Cannot fault our experience and if travelling to Kenya again (which we will) we will definitely book with them again. Thankyou to everyone for the most amazing adventure!

Peter N
Selkenkay Adventure Camp

A life long dream to go on safari was met and exceeded by gamewatchers. Did three nights here (adventure camp) and saw anazing views of everything we wanted including tonnes of lions, elephants etc and over 150 bird species! Food was amazing a camp was lovely. All the staff are amazing and they obviously care about the wildlife and local communities. I cant thank them enough.

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Prices include:

  • Return Flights to Amboseli from Nairobi
  • 2 nights in Selenkay Adventure Camp on full board basis
  • 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
  • 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.