The adventure safari was way and beyond our dreams. Porini works together with the Masai and 'make' camps on their land and provide employment for many which obviously has a knock on effect by hellping the individual's village. Everything was so nice and the staff at both camps really charming and helpful. Sleeing in the tents was extremely comfortable and the food was amazing. Flying into the middle of nowhere added to the excitement and we were met by Wilson & Melita and immediately went on safari! Selenkay conservancy was not teeming with animals but searching for them was very enjoyable the same. Our day in Amboseli was stunning seeing hundreds of elephants who crossed right in front of our vehicle. By the way the Land Cruisers are second to none and there were even sockets to charge your batteries!! Moving onto Ol Kinyei after 3 days and we were met by Jackson and David and the animal sightings just got better and better. A cheetah lying in the grass with giraffes and zebras going quite close to see what animal it was, was fantastic. In the evening we sat next to a big lion family with lots of cubs. Then the adults started to roar and communicate with the dominant male some distance away! Our day in the Mara was incredible with lion and leopard sightings which are always nice but it is also the little animals and birds that make a safari. We saw a huge hippo come out of the river with the most tiny baby in tow! A family of bat eared foxes, a strutting secretary bird, hundreds of vultures with their wings open warming up in the sun and so it goes on....Sundowners were memorable drinking Tusker beer and 'eatings' as they called them.Obviously January is a quieter month and we were the only ones in the camp so we were very spoilt! Would be so much fun with a group of friends or family. A big thanks to everyone at both camps for making it such a great stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gamewatchers Adventure Camp, Ol Kinyei is sited in Ol Kinyei Wildife Conservancy in the Maasai Mara. 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
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- Also Known As:
- Gamewatchers Adventure Camp, Ol Kinyei Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve