|Capture the spirit of Africa on one of our unique Kenyan Safaris. We offer combinations of some of the most diverse & exciting Air & road Safaris, with a choice among the top reserves in Kenya.
Kenya is a year round destination and in addition to the small exclusive safari camps we can offer Porini Camp at Eselenkei which is a private Conservation area with a limited number of visitors only 8 per day. Offering a unique position of experiencing the African bush without the intrusion of other visitors.
In addition to the Safari Camps we have combined your safari with a trip to the Kenyan coastline of Watamu staying at the renowned Hemingway’s Coastal Resort, the perfect way to complete the African dream.
Porini Camp is located in the Selenkay Conservation Area, a 15,000-acre private game reserve within a vast tract of land owned by the Kisonko clan of the Maasai people and bordering the northern boundary of Amboseli National Park. The Conservation Area is an important dispersal area for wildlife moving in and out of Amboseli and actually holds a wider diversity of species than is found inside the park.
In addition to the better-known big game like elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe and zebra, there are several less common species such as caracal, African wild cat, civet, gerenuk, lesser kudu and striped hyena. Our private four-wheel-drive track links the Selenkay Conservation Area to the Amboseli National Park so that we have the advantage of game drives in the park as well as in our own exclusive reserve. The Selenkay Conservation Area is 100 miles from Nairobi and a three-hour drive, mostly on tarmac down the Mombasa road. The camp operates a transfer by minibus from Nairobi every Monday, Thursday and Saturday for a 2 night safari and every Wednesday for a 1 night safari. The Amboseli airstrip can also be used, with daily flights from Nairobi operated by Airkenya.
Accommodation Porini Camp consists of six spacious tents, sited among shady Acacia Tortilis trees, in a spot once favoured by big game hunters. The camp is small and exclusive, accommodating a maximum of 12 guests. It is set up along the lines of the traditional hunting safari bush camp, so there are no permanent structures like bar or restaurant or swimming pool – this is real camping in the bush, but with much more comfortable bathroom arrangements than were available to the hunters of earlier years! The tents are large and comfortably furnished, each with a double and a single bed, solar-powered electric lights, and en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and flush toilet. Meals are taken under the shade of an Acacia tree and after dinner we can sit around the campfire and listen to the sounds of the African night. The camp is staffed by members of the local Maasai community and managed by a young couple who are experienced safari guides and act as your hosts throughout your stay.
During your stay there will be a two-day programme as follows: Departures from Nairobi daily
Day 1. Transfer from Nairobi by road arriving for lunch. In the afternoon you will go on a game drive to explore the Conservation Area ending with a sundowner on Olosinkiran Hill. Return to camp for a shower, dinner and overnight.
Day 2. After an early breakfast, we drive through the bush on our private track into Amboseli National Park for a full morning, returning for lunch. In the afternoon you will be escorted on a walk by Maasai trackers and a guide, who will give you an insight into their fascinating culture and way of life. Return to camp for dinner followed by a night game drive to view nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, serval cats, caracals, bat-eared foxes, African wild cats, and maybe even the elusive leopard.
Day 3. Early morning game drive in the Conservation Area followed by breakfast and then depart for the transfer to Nairobi, arriving around 1 pm. Further African adventures
Hemingway’s: Ranked as one of the top fishing sports bases in the world. A beautiful resort, both stylish & luxurious, overlooking the Watamu Marine Park, with two fresh water swimming pools and an amazing alfresco dining area on the terrace overlooking the beach, which is used in high season. The service at Hemingway’s is excellent, and the staff are genuine and renowned for their friendliness. The afternoon tea is complimentary, and usually coincides with the return of the fishing boats. The coming and going of the fishing boats is very much a part of the daily routine at the resort. The hotel has 2 Dhows, which are moored at Mida Creek, and are used for daytime picnics, bird watching activities, and spectacular Sundown’s cruises. Hemingway’s is a truly wonderful place to relax & unwind after your adventures in the African bush.