Lodging Type: Safari Camp
Dining: Safari-style group table, Full board
Safari: Game Drives, Game Walks, Local Village Visits, KPSGA Guides, 4WD Vehicles, Open-sided Vehicles
Facilities: Showers - Bucket / Bush
Eco & Green: ESOK Gold, Eco-friendly, Solar Power, Community Development Projects
Amboseli Porini Camp is the only camp located in Selenkay Conservation Area, a 15,000-acre private game reserve near the northern boundary of Amboseli National Reserve. The conservancy, owned by the Kisonko clan of the Maasai people, is an important wildlife corridor for animals moving in and out of the reserve. This area has known little tourism and in addition to the big mammals, rare game such as caracal, African wildcat, civet, gerenuk and striped hyena are seen here. Birdlife is prolific.
The camp has no permanent structures, making it truly eco-friendly. The 9 attractive en-suite tents are in the style of the traditional safari bush camps. Each has a double and single bed, stylish furnishings, and is lit by solar powered lighting. Drinks are served around the campfire, fresh and tasty lunches are eaten in the shade of an acacia tortilis tree, and candlelit dinners are served in the mess tent. Game drives traverse both Amboseli National Park and Selenkay Conservation Area. Other activities include game walks with Maasai trackers and visits to Maasai villages.
The camp generates an income for the community and provides employment: only the manager and head chef are not from the local Maasai community. Strict policies govern land use, water, waste disposal and energy. Ecotourism Kenya has given Amboseli Porini Camp a prestigious gold level award.