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Porini Amboseli Camp

One of the favourites in the midst of Amboseli National Park

Porini Amboseli Camp
Porini Amboseli Camp

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When it opened in 2001, Porini Amboseli was one of the first eco-camps in Kenya and today, is still one of the favourite camps in Amboseli National Park. Staff at Porini are all locally employed and trained Masai warriors and elders, with the exception of the manager and head chef. Along with the staff and the nine canvased tents, Porini truly gives an authentic and intimate safari experience in Kenya.


Most famous for its views of Africa’s highest mountain, Amboseli is one of the most photographed park in East Africa. Porini Camp sits just outside the park, in the Masai-owned conservancy called Selenkay. Amboseli offers a huge diversity of game with large herds of elephants, and whilst the Selenkay Conservancy is generally bushier than the greater Amboseli ecosystem, the game viewing is still prominent, seen on foot and in safari vehicles.


The camp is made of nine tents, accommodating a maximum of 18 guests. In the main mess tent, a lounge and dining area is equipped with comfy sofas, armchairs and beanbags for guests to relax in, where throughout the day, with tea, coffee and water provided for. For breakfast and lunch, the dining experience is alfresco, under the trees to shade from the African sun.


The en-suites canvassed tents have a traditional safari design, with simple furnishings, spacious rooms and comfortable thick rugs and bed linen. The bathrooms are at the back of the tent, separated with a large zipped flap. Inside, sits a flushing toilet, a wash basin and a classic ‘bucket shower’ with hot water at your disposable after an exciting day on safari.


Situated in the Selenkay conservancy, Porini Amboseli Camp offer a range of alternative activities to those camps situated inside the national park. These include day and night game drives, guided bush walks, an authentic visit to a nearby Masai village and sundowners in stunning, remote locations. Guests can also go to sit in one of the viewing platforms that the camp has constructed over the three waterholes of the conservancy.


Wide variety of game viewing activities

The camp is relatively simple

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