Paka Kubwa means “Big Cat” in Swahili and this safari offers an excellent chance of seeing the big cats by combining stays at the Porini Camps and game drives in Nairobi National Park, Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancies and the Mara Reserve*.  

Safari Itinerary & Prices

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.  

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.  

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.  


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. 

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. Dinner and overnight at Porini Rhino Camp.  

Day Six Early morning game drive and breakfast, then transfer to the airstrip for the flight to the Masai Mara. 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 Seven

A full day to explore the Conservancy, or take an optional game drive in the famous Masai Mara Reserve* with a picnic lunch in the park and then return to camp in the late afternoon. * Optional reserve fee payable in advance at US$ 200 per adult / $50 per child. NB for 1 July to 30 September we have already included a one day fee to view the Migration in the Reserve. Later in the evening have a sundowner in the Conservancy and night drive then dinner and overnight at Porini Mara Camp.  

Day Eight 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.

Special Discounted Rates

To make it easy for you to book a Porini safari adventure, our prices are all fully-inclusive of accommodation, meals, domestic flights, day & night game drives, guided walks, sundowners and conservancy fees.

Tour Price Per Person in US

  • 22 Jul - 30 Sep 2024: US$ 6725 (US$ 4590 child*)
  • 1 Oct - 31 Oct 2024: US$ 4915 (US$ 3490 child*)
  • 1 Nov - 19 Dec 2024: US$ 4620 (US$ 3370 child*)
  • 20 Dec 2024 - 2 Jan 2025: US$ 6150 (US$ 4325 child*)
  • 3 Jan - 31 May 2025: US$ 4975 (US$ 3575 child*)
  • 1 Jun - 30 Jun 2025: US$ 5130 (US$ 3675 child*)
  • 1 Jul - 21 Jul 2025: US$ 6890 (US$ 4715 child*)
  • 22 Jul - 30 Sep 2025: US$ 7370 (US$ 5005 child*)
  • 1 Oct - 31 Oct 2025: US$ 5160 (US$ 3725 child*)
  • 1 Nov - 19 Dec 2025: US$ 5075 (US$ 3635 child*)
  • 20 Dec 2025 - 2 Jan 2026: US$ 7170 (US$ 4955 child*)
  • Prices based on 2 adults sharing a Twin / Double Tent
  • * child rates apply to one child aged 8 to 16 years sharing with 2 adults. Please contact us for prices for Family Tents that accommodate larger families / groups.
  • Single Supplement for Sole Use of Twin / Double Tent, per tour: US$ 1200 (22 Jul - 30 Sep 2024); US$ 920 (1 Oct - 19 Dec 2024); US$ 1195 (20 Dec 2024 - 2 Jan 2025); US$ 990 (3 Jan - 30 Jun); US$ 1335 (1 Jul - 30 Sep 2025); US$ 1015 (1 Oct - 31 Oct 2025); US$ 990 (1 Nov - 19 Dec 2025); US$ 1285 (20 Dec 2025 - 2 Jan 2026)
  • Operates with minimum of 2 people
  • NB Porini Amboseli Camp closed from early Apr (dates vary) to 31 May

Price includes: • Flights: from Nairobi to Selenkay Airstrip for Porini Amboseli Camp*, flight to Nanyuki for Porini Rhino Camp, flight to the Mara for Porini Mara Camp. Flight back to Nairobi on last day. • Accommodation in double / twin tent and all meals • Free drinks (wine, beer, gin & tonics, soft drinks, mineral water) • All game drives in open-sided 4×4 safari vehicles with qualified guides, in the conservancies and a full day in Amboseli Park • Porini Rhino Camp also includes visits to Baraka the Black Rhino & Ol Pejeta’s Information Centre and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary • Optional activities at Ol Pejeta include: The Endangered Species Boma (to see the World’s last 2 remaining Northern White Rhino), Lion Tracking, Riding with Rhinos and Junior Rangers. • All conservancy fees / habitat fee / Masai Mara National Reserve fee for Jul to Sep stays • Nature walks and visit to Maasai village in Selenkay. • Sundowners at a scenic spot after game drives. • Night game drives. • All taxes, no hidden extras after arrival! • *Note: Flights to Selenkay Airstrip operate from 20 Dec to 31st March. Outside those dates the transfers to Porini Amboseli Camp are by road and the outward transfer to Nairobi is by scheduled flight from Amboseli National Park airfield.  

Price excludes: • International flights to Kenya, Visas, Travel Insurance, Vaccinations, Gratuities.

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