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Amboseli was our first Porini Camp and our first chance to meet the magnificent Maasai people. The Camps' General Manager, Frederick,who is not Maasai, was an incredible host. Frederick has great affection for all his staff particularly for the Maasai. On our last day at...More
We were the only 2 people on the 12 seated planes and arrived about 07.30 and the guide/tracker picked us up soon after. Ketre and Muli were wonderful to be with and it wasn't long before we were seeing various game and birds. After our...More
Granted this was our first Safari and 1st of 4 Porini camps we were to stay in so we had nothing to compare it to, but this camp exceeded any of our expectations. From the initial Jambo greeting we were made to feel like we...More
Our safari began as we made our way on to our first of many 12-seater plane rides that would deliver us directly into the heart of the Maasai wildlife conservancy that would be our home for the next 3 days. As our flight approached, we...More
I landed at the Selenkay airstrip early morning and we immediately started our game drive. Within a couple of minutes we saw 2 majestic elephants, one came extremely close to us (5 meters) and then carried on with his activity (eating) :))
In another 10...More
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US$776 - US$1,274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms
Rift Valley Province >
Also Known As
Amboseli Porini Camp, Selenkay Conservancy Hotel Amboseli Eco-System
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Most instances, the animals were incredibly close, at all the Porini Camps (Lion, Ambosolli and Mara) we visited. That was definitely one (of many) great positives of visiting the conservancies, vs the parks. In the... More
Most instances, the animals were incredibly close, at all the Porini Camps (Lion, Ambosolli and Mara) we visited. That was definitely one (of many) great positives of visiting the conservancies, vs the parks. In the conservancies we could drive off road in the jeep, and actually intermingle with the animals. Whereas, in the parks we were confined to staying only on the designated roads and gazing out across the terrain at the animals in a distant. Sorry, not a photo expert so can't help with what zoom to bring. I brought a point and shoot super zoom camera and (for my needs) took really amazing pics. All I can say is we were mere yards from elephants, lions, rhinos, monkeys, baboons, leopard and even had cheetah rub against our vehicle bumper.