Myself, my wife, my 9 year old son and 68 year old mother took the 6 day Mobile Camping Safari end of October 2011. This was our first visit to Africa and I was a bit concerned how they would take staying in a tented camp in the midst of the wilderness, but it all went very well. Neussy in the review a few days ago has reviewed the camp in detail, don't want to duplicate it, agree with all that is said there, and would like to add, that the Gamewatchers people are very flexible, we are vegetarians and had delicious vegetarian meals all throughout. Chief Guide Emmanuel and Chef Solomon are to be highly commended. They were warm, friendly, competent and nothing was too much to ask of them. The game drives throughout were excellent, saw numerous animals, birds too many to name. What you see on the night safaris depends on your luck though, we were lucky to spot a pride of 25 lions. The facilities are the camps are adequate including the toilets, showers, all equipped with solar lanterns, we had no problem. We visited some fancy lodges etc on the way but would never have traded this experience for the fancy one. I learnt that the guides and the safari vehicles make all the difference. I would say this holiday was worth every cent we spent and would recommend if you are the sort of person who wants an authentic safari experience, roughing it out a wee bit and not expecting a 5 star ambience, sterilised atmosphere.
- 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