An ecologically sustainable (environmental, social, and economic) camp in the wilderness of Kenya located next to one of the best known National Parks (Amboseli) provided a very different and challenging introduction to the 8 night safari. It was not just the uniqueness of the accommodation and associated facilities but the very personalised service, the very strong connection with the environment with the wild animals close by at night and the visit and discussions with the local people (Maasai) in their village. The challenges of saving water with a given amount for showers and realising how much can be done using solar power for lights and "wind-up" powered torches. Gamewise the conservancy provided the only place we saw the very timid and shy gerenuk during the whole 8 days.. such elegant and delicate antelopes - remarkable how they stand on their back legs to feed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Selenkay Conservancy lies a few miles north of Amboseli National Park, is an important dispersal area and rangeland for wildlife migrating out of Amboseli. The number of tourist visitors is limited to eighteen per day. Accommodation is at Porini Camp. The facilities include 9 spacious tents, comfortably furnished with en suite bathrooms and solar-powered electric lighting. Game drives in open 4x4s with qualified guides, bush walks, sundowners and night game drives are all included ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Amboseli Porini Camp, Selenkay Conservancy Hotel Amboseli Eco-System