The reason for 5 stars is that I think this is the best value you can find for the quality of game drives, food, service, and accommodations. Despite being a low-cost safari option, there is positively no compromise made on the quality of game drives at this camp.
The two men crew on every game drive is the best feature of Porini camps. The guide and the driver sincerely try to make each game drive as successful as possible. I also found the whole staff at the camp site to have a very pleasant demeanor which made them great company throughout my stay. The off-road game drives in the private conservancy are a great way to see the wildlife without the hordes of tourists around you.
- 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