This was our first trip to the Porini Amboseli Camp and it was very different from the other Porini camp we visited (Porini Lion). First off, it's surrounded by bushier, wilder foliage. It's very dry in the Selenkay Conservancy and Amboseli.
The food was good and the tents in good shape. The manager, Tony, is incredibly welcoming and knowledgable. He really made the experience for us. We were at the end of our safari and kicked back in the camp a bit more, which was wholly relaxing (campfire, G&Ts, great conversations).
In comparison to the staff at Porini Lion, the staff seemed to have a little less English and were slightly more reserved. Our guide was kind and knew everything about the animals and birds - and was happy to take questions.
Amboseli is actually an hour drive away, but you go through interesting Masaai country (villages, animals grazing). In Amboseli you can't leave the roads, so there is more waiting for the animals to come to you. There's also vastly different ecosystems in the park, which makes for an interesting drive. It is very dusty though - take something to cover your nose and mouth - we had bandanas which were so helpful.
The nature walk on our final morning was such fun - a great chance to stretch our legs after several days spent in vehicles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Selenkay Conservancy lies a few miles north of Amboseli National Park, is an important dispersal area and rangeland for wildlife migrating out of Amboseli. The number of tourist visitors is limited to eighteen per day. Accommodation is at Porini Camp. The facilities include 9 spacious tents, comfortably furnished with en suite bathrooms and solar-powered electric lighting. Game drives in open 4x4s with qualified guides, bush walks, sundowners and night game drives are all included ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amboseli Porini Camp, Selenkay Conservancy Hotel Amboseli Eco-System