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Porini Amboseli Camp

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Selenkay Conservancy, Kenya
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W. Mass.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can’t say enough good things about Gamewatchers, and our US advisor, Julie Roggow. We stayed at 2 of the Porini Camps managed by Gamewatchers, Porini Amboseli and Porini Rhino, each for 3 days. These are Eco-camps. All is powered by solar. They are small camps with 7-10 tents. Tent sounds primitive, but it’s not. They are huge canvas tents... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We stayed at the Amboseli Camp last July at the start of our safari. We were met at the airstrip with smiles, provided with drinks and snacks and were then thrown into our first game drive which was incredible. We were overwhelmed with the Porini camps and the staff. A trip of a lifetime!

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Dearborn, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is my second time at this amazing camp. Everything was perfect, and I have to admit, it was better than the first time because it was after the rains and the landscape was much greener. As an Ellie lover, the drives afforded me to see sooo many!! The camp was just as I'd remembered, raw and wild. It's probably... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were so excited to return to Amboseli after our last visit in November 2013. It was really interesting to take in the differences in the season! Everything was so green as the rainy season was just wrapping up. This time we had Daniel (different Daniel) as our guide and Richard as our spotter, and they were also fantastic. Shadrack,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our pleasant experience began even before we reached the camp when Porini kindly agreed to open it for us, a couple of days ahead of the scheduled opening date on 1 June. We had guests visiting us and wanted to take them to the Porini Amboseli Camp. It's a smooth drive from Nairobi to Emali where we were met by... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had 6 days in the Porini Camps in mid-March--3 days in Amboseli/Selenkay camp and 3 in Masai Mara/Ol Kinyei camp. Unforgettable travel experience. Accommodation, food, everything really was top-notch. Every member of the staffs at both camps seemed dedicated to making our experience the best it could possibly be. What was so evident was that all had a great love... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We spent 14 days on safari with Gamewatchers (Selenkay-->Ol Kinyei-->Rwanda), They took excellent care of us and I couldn't recommend them more highly! This was our first stop and we were unexpectedly upgraded to this camp. Starting with a wake up call and tea service every morning, we couldn't have had a better introduction to "roughing it" within the bush... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My extended family of ten, ranging from ages 6 to 70, visited four Porini Camps: Amboseli, Rhino, Mara, and Lion. Every aspect of Porini - the cultural experience, game drives/wildlife, accommodations, service, food - was stellar, and I'm convinced is totally unique from any other safari experience. Porini's model is rooted in environmental and social responsibility and partnerships with local... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We spent 3 nights at Porini Ambosell Camp, and another 3 at Porini Mara. So what do you get? Lots of animals, spectacular birds, good food, outside open fire, gins and tonic as the sun sets. The guides (local Masai in traditional costume) are both expert and willing. Technically accommodation is a tent, but really it's a room about 7... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are hopeless addicted to Africa and this was our 17 t safari. We wanted a great gaming experience, tented comfort,not uber luxury and an authentic bush experience. We chose Gamewatchers with high expectations having read and heard many extremely favorable reviews and I must say, their Porini Amboseli camp delivered in spades! One of the things that attracted us... More 

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