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Our best safari yet
I love the Porini Amboseli camp. This was our fourth stay there. The camp had covid measures in place and we felt very safe. Our guides (Daniel and Amos), Jackson in the mess tent, and chef and other camps staff were wonderful. Great food. The tents have two beds (a double and single), a bathroom with a flush toilet, cold running water, and a bcuket shower. The camp is NOT fenced in, and staff escort you to and from your tent if it's dark This is an eco-friendly camp based in a locally owned Selenkay Conservancy. The conservancy is a mix of trees, scrub and grass. You should also visit Ambolseli National Park, about 20 miles away. The park is mostly pans, swamp lands, and grass -- a very different environment from the conservancy. We visited after the rains, so it was lush and hard to find lions. Many elephants migrated to the conservancy for the grass.
A true wilderness experience!
We were initially apprehensive about an international travel during Covid times. However, the moment we reached the Camp and witnessed the Covid measures in place we felt safe and comfortable. All the staff wore a mask and maintained adequate social distancing. We were temperature screened on arrival. The guests in the dining area were accommodated considering social distancing norms. The tent we stayed in was very spacious and comfortable. The Camp does not have any boundaries and provides a true “wilderness” experience. At night we could hear various animals outside our tents which was exhilarating. A Masai guard accompanies you anytime you want to step out of the tent after dark. The manager Edwin and rest of the staff were very warm and welcoming. The chef met all our dietary restrictions. The safari drives in the conservancy and also in Amboseli national park were fantastic. We had Daniel & Paul as our guide & spotter who were very professional. This was the first of the four Porini Camps we stayed, and we were greatly impressed.
Trip of a lifetime - wonderful camp and staff
I can’t recommend this camp highly enough. My mother and I stayed at Amboseli Porini camp in December 2019. We were the first guests to stay in the camp after several weeks of closure due to extensive flooding. We flew in with Peter, landing on a tiny airstrip in the middle of the conservancy, and were greeted by Edwin and Daniel, our spotter and driver for our stay. The camp itself was wonderful - very comfortable tents, great food and as we stayed on Christmas Eve we were treated to a wonderful show from the local Masai. We were treated so well throughout our stay by everyone at the camp, from the kitchen staff, the guards to the staff who filled our bucket showers and brought us morning tea in our tent. The game drives were brilliant. The weather wasn’t on our side but we had so many hair-raising river crossings and adventures because of it! We had a day trip to Amboseli national park which we really enjoyed as there were so many elephants. A highlight was getting stuck in the mud in the middle of a lake on Christmas Eve but Daniel and Edwin got us out and saved us from the hippos! Despite the rains and a lot of mud, we loved the camp, saw so much wildlife and had sundowners in beautiful spots. We will definitely be back. My mum and I have both adopted acres with Porini’s adopt-an-acre programme in order to support the continuation of income and land rent to the Masai during the pandemic and to help keep these brilliant conservancies going in the future.
An amazing introduction to a Kenyan Safari
Our very first safari camp. Great accommodation and food, fabulous staff and great wildlife. The birds were especially good, though there was no shortage of other animals. Great day trip into the national park. Guides were excellent and looked after us very well - were especially good at positioning us for the best photographic opportunities. We were the only people in the camp and were treated like royalty. Visit to the Massai village was especially interesting. Great, if sometimes elusive, views of Kilimanjaro.
When we arrived at the camp after a short flight from Nairobi, I finally admitted to my wife that for the next week, our accommodations would have limited electricity, no WiFi, and bucket showers - on demand. She wasn't totally surprised since I had given a few clues before we booked the trip. Upon reaching our tent, she realized that most of that would not matter. The room was spacious and well laid out with all the amenities we needed and minimal eco-footprint. The lights were all we needed in the tent and the main office had places to charge any of our devices that needed more juice. Once you got used to the bucket shower approach, it was more than adequate. When it's warm outside you don't need to have hot water running when you are not really using it to wash off. Food was plentiful and the staff was able to meet our dietary (allergy) restrictions. Service was excellent and the staff made every effort to make us comfortable and feel welcomed. As our first of three Porini camps, they made a great first impression and their colleagues in later camps would live up to the expectations we now had for Porini.
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