Day One Pick up from Nairobi airport (or central Nairobi) and transfer to Nairobi Tented Camp. This offers a superb alternative to staying in a hotel in the busy city centre. The camp is located in the heart of Nairobi National Park and it is the first accommodation of any sort to be allowed in this unique safari destination. There isn’t anywhere else in the world like it: a wilderness escape where you can savour the feeling of being in the wilds of Africa in the heart of thick forest but right on the doorstep of the city of Nairobi. Includes morning and afternoon game drives (or visit the renowned Elephant Orphanage), lunch, dinner and drinks. Overnight at Nairobi Tented Camp.
Day Two Early breakfast then transfer to Nairobi’s Wilson (domestic) airport for the short (40 minutes) early morning flight to Selenkay / Amboseli. Met at the airstrip and transfer to the nearby Porini Amboseli Camp, with a game drive en route, to stay 2 nights. After lunch you will have an escorted walk to a nearby Maasai village to gain an insight into the way of life of the communities living outside the Selenkay Conservancy. You will then drive back into the Selenkay Conservancy. All the big cats have been seen in the Conservancy as well as elephants and a wide range of species including large numbers of giraffes, zebra, and antelopes. There are also less common animals to be seen such as the long-necked gerenuk gazelle, lesser kudu and African wildcat. Enjoy a sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking Kilimanjaro then continue with a night game drive and return to camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Porini Amboseli Camp.
Day Three Awake to the noisy calls of the birds. After an early breakfast, we drive through the bush on our private track into Amboseli National Park, for a full morning of game viewing. Following a picnic lunch in the park, we return to camp later in the afternoon. In the evening you will go on a game drive in Selenkay Conservancy, stopping for a sundowner at a scenic viewpoint, followed by a night game drive. Return to camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Porini Amboseli Camp.
Day Four Early breakfast and then drive through the Conservancy to the airstrip for the flight to Wilson Airport, connecting onto the 10.20h flight to Nanyuki (arriving at 11.30h). You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Porini Rhino Camp, located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Lunch and afternoon tea in camp and then head off on a game drive with your driver-guide in the camp’s 4×4 safari vehicle to explore the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Return to Porini Rhino Camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Porini Rhino Camp.
Day Five Full day in Ol Pejeta with game drives and walking activities from camp. Other activities (optional and at a supplement) include a visit to the Endangered Species Boma which houses the World’s last two remaining Northern White Rhino and Lion Tracking. Overnight at Porini Rhino Camp.
Day 6 Early morning game drive and breakfast, then transfer to the airstrip for your chartered flight to Meru National Park. On arrival to the airstrip, you’ll be met and transferred to the camp with an en-route game drive. Upon arrival at the camp, check in and enjoy lunch. After lunch enjoy your new home, take a swim or relax and take some rest, following late afternoon tea, proceed for a game drive. The open plains are dotted with acacias and mighty baobabs, which provide much needed reprieve to the elephants, from the harsh African sun. Meru National Park is home to a wide variety of animals and more than 400 recorded species of birds. . The park is well known for its fauna and natural beauty and as the home of Elsa, the beloved Lioness made famous in the award winning movie BORN FREE and the best selling book written by Joy Adamson with the same title. Overnight Rhino River Camp
Day 7 Enjoy a full day game drive in the park. Wake up early and see the sleeping hyraxes huddled together as you make your way for an early morning game drive. Watch as the sun rises and the savanna takes on a rosy hue, the nocturnal game looking for shelter and the plains game celebrate another night of survival. Explore through the various habitats, along the many rivers, forests and open plains. Other range of activities in the the camp includes bush walks, or visiting the nearby rhino sanctuary. Overnight Rhino River Camp
Day 8 Early morning game drive and breakfast, then transfer to the airstrip for the flight to the Masai Mara (in low season you will fly via Nairobi). You will be met and transferred to Porini Mara Camp, arriving for lunch. In the afternoon you will have a game drive with a sundowner at a scenic spot followed by a night game drive with spotlights to search for nocturnal animals, including the elusive leopards which are resident in Ol Kinyei Conservancy, before heading back to camp for dinner. Overnight at Porni Mara Camp.
Day 9 After an early breakfast, leave camp and spend the day game-viewing in the famous Masai Mara Reserve with a picnic lunch in the park. Later in the evening have a sundowner in the Conservancy and night drive before heading back to camp for dinner. Overnight at Porni Mara Camp.
Day 10 Early morning game drive in the conservancy returning for breakfast. Mid-morning transfer to the airstrip for the 11am flight back to Nairobi’s Wilson airport (arriving 12.15h). Transfer to the international airport or a Nairobi hotel (hotel not included but can be added at a supplement).
Extra Nights can be added at any camp. Alternatively, extend your stay by flying to the Kenya Coast or the Spice Island of Zanzibar to relax on the pure white beaches of the Indian Ocean.
Tour Price Per Person in US Dollars:
Prices based on 2 adults sharing a Twin / Double Tent
* Child reductions apply to children aged 8 to 16 years sharing a tent with adults. Rates for 8-11 year olds as above, please contact us for rates for older children.
Porini Safari Camps are Fully Inclusive of:
Operates with minimum of 2 people
NB Porini Camps are closed from early Apr (dates vary) to 31 May
Single Supplement for Sole Use of Twin / Double Tent, per tour: US$ 1350 (Aug-Sep 2021); US$ 975 (Oct & 3 Jan-30 Jun); US$ 965 (1 Nov-20 Dec); US$ 1315 (21 Dec-2 Jan) and US$ 1390 (1 Jul-30 Sep 2022).
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