Combine three tented safari camps that are small, exclusive and run on environmentally sound principles. All work closely with the local communities and are designed to have minimum impact with no permanent structures. A flying safari with a difference.
MEAL PLAN → Prices include breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus soft drinks, local beers, house wine and gin and tonic on safari; breakfast in Nairobi; breakfast and dinner in Zanzibar.
ACCOMMODATION → Is in remote but comfortable tented bush camps. All activities and park fees are included.
TRAVEL TIPS → Pack warm and cool clothing, as early morning/evening can be cool but the middle of the day very hot! Do not wear white or bright colours on safari, remember your sun cream, insect repellent, binoculars and hat. Luggage allowance of 15kgs per person in soft bags.
NB → Minimum age 8 years.
Porini Wilderness Experience is escorted by English speaking guides/rangers (except on internal flights). Extensions are not escorted but assistance is provided by our local representatives.
DAY 1 → Kenya Airways overnight flight from Heathrow to Nairobi. On arrival transfer to the Holiday Inn for one night in a Standard room.
DAY 3 → Fly by Safarilink to Amboseli, where you go straight on safari in the National Park. Enjoy a full morning here viewing the elephants and other wildlife, followed by a picnic lunch. Continue to Porini Camp for two nights, a small and remote bush camp of just six tents in the Selenkay Conservancy, a private reserve beside Amboseli National Park in unspoilt wilderness well off-the-beaten-track. All tents are comfortably furnished, with solar powered electric lighting and en suite bathrooms including shower, wash basin and flush toilet. Take a short game drive in the conservancy followed by a sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking Kilimanjaro. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 → Early morning game drive and then back to camp for breakfast, after which you will have the chance to take an escorted walk with Masai warriors and a guide, followed by lunch. In the afternoon visit an authentic Masai village and gain an insight into their culture and way of life. Return to the conservancy for a sundowner and spectacular night game drive before retiring for the night.
DAY 5 → Early breakfast, then drive through Amboseli to the airstrip for your Safarilink flight to Nanyuki via Nairobi. Here transfer to Porini Rhino Camp in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in the foothills of Mount Kenya for two nights. Hidden in a secluded valley and set amongst acacia trees on the banks of a seasonal river, the camp consists of six spacious tents, each comfortably furnished with en suite bathrooms and solar powered lighting. Game drives are taken in 4x4 safari vehicles with qualified safari guides, while guided walks are taken on the open plains escorted by Masai warriors. Night drives are also included and all the ‘Big Five’ can be seen here. Enjoy lunch and afternoon tea in camp followed by a game drive before dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 → Full day in Ol Pejeta with game drives and walking activities from camp.
DAY 7 → Fly Safarilink from Nanyuki to the Masai Mara where you transfer to Porini Lion Camp for two nights in the Olare Orok Conservancy, set up in co-operation with 150 Masai landowners bordering the famous reserve. The Camp is situated along a river and gives a real ‘in the bush’ experience. Each of the six tents feature private terrace, en suite bathroom with flush toilet and hot shower. Food is excellent with fresh bread and high quality meals prepared by the camp chef. Take lunch and afternoon tea in camp and then embark on a game drive or escorted walk followed by a sundowner and night drive before returning for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8 → Full day in the Masai Mara with picnic lunch.
DAY 9 → Final early morning game drive followed by breakfast and then fly Safarilink back to Nairobi. You may wish to prebook a day room here before your evening Kenya Airways overnight flight to Heathrow.
ZANZIBAR FROM £499, REF AK9041
DAY 9 → Upon returning to Nairobi overnight in the Holiday Inn.
DAY 10 → Morning Kenya Airways flight to Zanzibar for four nights at the four star Ocean Paradise in a Superior room.
DAY 14 → Kenya Airways overnight flight via Nairobi to Heathrow.
Porini Wilderness Safari 7 Nights From Nairobi to Maasai Mara
→ Nairobi: 1 night
→ Amboseli/Selenkay: 2 nights
→ Ol Pejeta Conservancy: 2 nights
→ Maasai Mara: 2 nights