By the campfire at Porini Amboseli Camp, Kenya

Porini Amboseli Camp

An excellent tented safari camp in Amboseli with good links with the local Maasai community.

By the campfire at Porini Amboseli Camp, Kenya

© Porini Amboseli Camp

Amboseli Kenya

  • Excellent wildlife and birdlife
  • A remote and private conservation area
  • Day trips into Amboseli NP
  • Visit a Maasai village
  • Escorted walks with Maasai warriors

Porini Amboseli  Camp is in the Selenkay Conservation Area, a 15,000-acre private game reserve bordering the northern boundary of Amboseli National Park. This is a vast tract of land owned by the Kisonko clan of the Maasai people. 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!

Porini Amboseli is a small and exclusive camp sited among shady acacia trees in a spot once favoured by big-game hunters. It is a traditional safari bush camp, with no permanent structures such as a bar, 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!

Guests are accommodated in the 10 spacious tents which are large and comfortably furnished. Each has a double and a single bed, solar lights, and en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and flush toilet.

Meals are taken under the shade of an acacia tree and after dinner you can sit around the campfire and listen to the sounds of the African night. The camp is staffed mainly by members of the local Maasai community.

All transport is in specially designed open-sided 4-wheel drive vehicles. As there are no other vehicles in the conservancy, guests here enjoy an exclusive game-viewing experience. Porini Amboseli offers escorted walks with Maasai trackers and guides. You can also visit a local Maasai village to learn about the traditional way of life.

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Client Rating for Kenya 5/5 from 58 reviews

Our first introduction to safari bush camping - 12 tents widely sited and a sense of privacy and closeness to the bush. Not luxurious (thankfully) but quite as comfortable as we could have wished. Enjoyed the sundowners in the bush and the pre-dinner gatherings around the camp fire. All very atmospheric.

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Porini Amboseli Camp

By the campfire at Porini Amboseli Camp, Kenya

An excellent tented safari camp in Amboseli with good links with the local Maasai community.

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