Having visited several other Porini camps, I was desperate to try the adventure camping as an alternative experience. We spent 3 nights there as part of our honeymoon and we had a truly wonderful experience. The accommodation was more than adequate and perfectly comfortable. Staff were committed to providing fantastic service and the experience and knowledge of the guides provided a real education on birds, animals, plant life, tracks and trails as well as the Maasai culture. Wilson, the camp manager, in particular had an infectious interest in birdlife and what turned out to be a remarkable skill at playing Scrabble! The food and safari experience in no way differed from the high quality provided at all Porini camps, despite the more 'budget' nature of adventure camping. Any drinks other than water were available but at very affordable prices.
Highly recommended in conjunction with either standard Porini camps or as a complete adventure camp safari. Even the local elephants showed interest in staying at the camp!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gamewatchers Adventure Camp, Selenkay, is sited in the Selenkay Wildife Conservancy in the Amboseli eco-system. For those for whom the wildlife safari experience is more important than the accommodation, and who are prepared to sleep in small tents in sleeping bags with an element of “roughing it”, this gives an opportunity for an exceptional and exclusive wildlife experience with high quality guiding but at a much lower price than expensive up-market safari lodges. ... more less