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This tour forms part of our Scheduled & Overland tour collection.

Begin your 7-day tour in the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy where you spend three days tracking wildlife through this untamed Kenyan wilderness where all your needs are taken care of by the attentive and skilled Maasai staff. During morning and spot-lit evening 4x4 game drives with a Maasai guide-and-tracker team, encounter elephant, giraffe, cheetah and rarer animals such as long-necked gerenuk gazelle and African wildcat as they traverse the acacia-dotted plains. The Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of zebra and wildebeest which occurs between May and October can also be experienced from Selenkay.

Your next destination is Ol Kinyei Porini Camp within the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, which is also a Maasai community-owned tented camp. Informative walking safaris and Maasai village visits are part of your authentic African experience. On this conservancy there is a resident 20-strong lion pride, while cheetahs are frequently spotted and it is not uncommon to encounter large herds of elephant and sturdy Cape buffalo.

  • Tour duration: 7 days
  • Start: Nairobi
  • End: Nairobi
  • Destinations:
    Kenya
       Amboseli National Park,
       Masai Mara
  • Accommodation:
    3 nights at Selenkay Adventure Camp
    3 nights at Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp
  • Comfort Level: Basic
  • Type of Tour: Package
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented

Itinerary Highlights

  • Rustic tented camps in private conservancies
  • Witness the Great Migration in season
  • Maasai hosts & guide-and-tracker teams
  • Off-road 4x4 game drives
  • Track cheetahs, lions & elephants
  • Walking safaris to find smaller animals

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-3

Selenkay serenity

From Nairobi’s Wilson Airport, board a flight to Selenkay Airstrip within the Selenkay Conservancy where you are met by your driver-guide for a scenic 4x4 transfer across the game-rich plains to the tented Adventure Camp. There is a private bathroom behind each tent which that comprises a flush toilet, wash basin and safari or bucket shower. The camp’s Maasai staff ensures that your tent is kept spotlessly clean.

The Selenkay Conservancy is a highly exclusive wildlife reserve in the heart of Maasai country and renowned for its dense animal populations. Impressive numbers of big cats such as lion and leopard roam these lands, which were leased from the Maasai people with the aim of protecting the habitat and encouraging wildlife conservation as an alternative to farming for a living. Your morning and evening 4x4 game drives within the conservancy are limited to just six passengers and are expertly guided by a Maasai guide-and-tracker team. Track elephant, giraffe, cheetah and rarer animals such as long-necked gerenuk gazelle and African wildcat across the acacia-dotted plains. You are also able to drive off-road within the conservancy and take spot-lit evening game drives that highlight nocturnal animals. During a guided walking safari, meet smaller mammals such as bat-eared fox, mongoose and porcupine, while learning about the properties of various plants and how to identify animals by their tracks. Share your animal interests with your guide who imparts his own indigenous knowledge to reveal the micro-world of this splendid conservancy. The annual Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of zebra and wildebeest between May and October – the pièce de résistance of the Masai Mara game-viewing experience – can be experienced while at the camp.

Rise with the first light of dawn for your game drive traversing the Mara plains and enjoy a picnic overlooking a popular waterhole or return to camp for a late breakfast. On an enriching visit to a nearby Maasai village, meet local tribespeople and learn about their reciprocal relationship with the land, animals and the Adventure Camp. Chat around the campfire as dinner is prepared and return to its warmth after your meal for more story-telling over a night cap. Tuck up each night in a dome tent for two, drifting off to sleep on a comfortable mattress with the nocturnal sounds of the Mara plains all around you.

Days 4-6

Explore Porini

This morning you are transferred back to Selenkay Airstrip where you board a flight back to Wilson Airport. From Nairobi you connect with a flight to Ol Seki Airstrip where you are met by your driver-guide and transferred to Ol Kinyei Porini Camp within the Ol Kinyei Conservancy. This tented camp – set idyllically under the shade of acacia trees – accommodates only 12 guests for an exclusive safari experience that respects the core principles of eco-tourism in a completely unspoilt wilderness area. This magnificent conservancy offers visitors breathtaking of open savannah plains and forests as well as an abundance of springs, streams and rivers inhabited by an immense diversity of animals.

Like at Selenkay Adventure Camp, your accommodation within the Ol Kinyei Conservancy comprises a 2-person dome tent. Morning and evening 4x4 game drives with local Maasai guides, informative walking safaris and Maasai village visits are all part of the programme. Ol Kinyei Porini Camp – the only accommodation within the conservancy – also belongs to a Maasai community who have set aside the land as a sanctuary for the animals, which includes a large lion and leopard population. A resident lion pride of over 20 individuals and several leopards have their territories here, while cheetahs are frequently spotted on drives within the reserve. It is also not uncommon to come across vast numbers of elephant as well as Cape buffalo and giraffe. First prize, however, is to witness the Great Migration which passes through Ol Kinyei between May and October, when herds from the eastern plains of Loita join the migration to the Mara Reserve.

The untamed Kenyan wilderness in its simplest and most adventurous form, Porini Camp preserves all the winning elements of the perfect safari: a superb wilderness setting, plenty of wildlife, expert guiding and low vehicle density. Staying on a private conservancy, you are able to genuinely connect with the landscape while your Maasai hosts ensure the camp runs like clockwork. Within the conservancy you also have the ability to drive off-road, as well as at night – ideal for seeing big cats when they are most active – which means your wildlife sightings are superb. At the end of each day, enjoy a sundowner in a scenic spot, savour the joy of sitting around the campfire below a starlit sky, and relish that very real sense of adventure you feel when sleeping out in the bush.

Day 7

Homeward bound

After an early morning game drive in the conservancy you enjoy breakfast before your transfer back to Ol Seki Airstrip. Here you board your flight to Wilson Airport in Nairobi before connecting with your onwards flight home. 

Inclusions

  • Day & night shared game drives in open sided 4x4 safari vehicle with qualified guide
  • 3 nights camping in Selenkay Conservancy on full board basis
  • 3 nights camping in Ol Kinyei Conservancy on full board basis
  • Return conservancy airstrip transfers
  • Selenkay Conservancy fees and one day Amboseli National Park entrance fee
  • Maasai village visit in Selenkay
  • Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancy fees and one day Masai Mara Game Reserve entrance fee
  • Walks with Maasai warriors

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $1995
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $1995

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

Product Manager

"Discover the diversity of Kenya's landscapes, ecosystems, wildlife and way of life - but make sure you're up for a real adventure - perfect off-the-beaten track experiences for father-and-son type trips or a real adventure with friends."

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