Like the other Porini Camps – Mara Porini, Porini Lion, and Porini Rhino – dotted around Kenya, Amboseli Porini Camp is a small safari camp in a private conservancy where the emphasis is on the simple beauty of the natural setting. The small and intimate camp has no permanent structures, its six safari tents – palatial as they are – have been erected on a sandy clearing beneath acacia trees and stone-lined pathways lead you to the tented living area that spills out to a campfire and open-air dining area.
At Amboseli Porini camp, unlike many cluttered safari lodges in East Africa, facilities are limited to the essential comforts: en suite bathrooms have hot showers, wash basins, and flushing toilets; rooms have gloriously comfortable double beds, rustic log furniture, and a shaded patio area that looks out over the surrounding plains.
Ecotourism at Porini Camp
Amboseli Porini Camp is in the Selenkay Conservancy on the northern edge of Kenya's Amboseli National Park. The conservancy was ceded to the Porini Ecotourism group by the Maasai community who wanted to protect the wildlife and improve their own quality of living. Thus an Amboseli safari in the Selenkay Conservancy offers you rare exclusivity: with just 12 guests in the reserve at any time, you won't see other vans, or safari vehicles; the Maasai community way of life is not disrupted by the lure of a quick tourist dollar; and since the declaration of the conservancy, wildlife numbers have continued to grow and the game viewing and birdwatching are both exceptional – even by Kenya's high standards.
Amboseli Porini Camp