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Safari meaning ‘journey’ in Swahili, stirs up images of a savanna landscape teeming with wildlife, relaxing outside ones tent while being served a sun-downer around a crackling fire, watching elephants peacefully meander with Mt. Kilimanjaro as the backdrop, meeting Maasai warriors along the dirt track and much, much more. Let us take you there…

We offer you the opportunity to visit the Africa, people only think of in their dreams. In conjunction with our hand selected destinations and hosts we reveal to you a side of East Africa that the majority do not even know still exists. With private access into many areas and destinations, we can offer an insight into the authentic East Africa.

Allow us to take you to our favorite undiscovered private destinations where you’ll experience fantastic
‘forever memories’.

Our goal is to tailor the safari to your specific interests, travel schedule, local wildlife concentrations, and seasonal weather patterns. As our private guests, we will be happy to alter and customize the itinerary once we’ve identified your preferences and wishes.
Osero Safaris has put together a handful of itineraries that allow you to experience a diversity of landscapes, wildlife, activities and cultures while staying in luxurious and exclusive camps.

Click on links to the left for your desired safari.

 

Camps
 

Porini Camp is located in the Selenkay Conservation Area, a 15,000-acre private game reserve within a vast tract of land owned by the Kisonko clan of the Maasai people and located near the northern boundary of Amboseli National Park. The Conservation Area is an important dispersal area for wildlife moving in and out of Amboseli and holds a wide diversity of species.

ABOUT

Location:

Selenkay Conservation Area, South Eastern Kenya

Altitude:

3,280 ft

Climate:

Warm dry days, cool nights, low humidity

  • Location: Next to Amboseli National Park
  • South of Nairobi
  • Unrivalled views of Kilimanjaro
  • Spacious insect-proof tents comfortably furnished with proper beds.
  • En suite bathrooms with showers, washbasins and flush toilets.
  • All meals.
  • Free mineral water, soft drinks, beer and house wine.
  • Custom-built open-sided four-wheel-drive safari vehicles for all game drives.
  • Expert driver-guides.
  • Morning and evening game drives in Selenkay.
  • Night game drive.
  • Escorted walk with Maasai trackers and guide.
  • Sundowner on Olosinkiran Hill.
  • Picnic lunch.
  • Game drives in Amboseli National Park.
  • Daily scheduled flights from Nairobi
  • Distance by road approx 31/2 hours from Nairobi
DESTINATION

The Selenkay Conservation Area is 100 miles from Nairobi and a three-hour drive, mostly on tarmac down the Mombasa road. In addition to the better-known big game like elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe and zebra, there are several less common species such as caracal, African wild cat, civet, gerenuk, lesser kudu and striped hyena. Our private four-wheel-drive track links the Selenkay Conservation Area to the Amboseli National Park so that we have the advantage of game drives in the park as well as in our own exclusive reserve.

ACCOMODATION

Porini Camp consists of six spacious tents, sited among shady Acacia Tortilis trees, in a spot once favoured by big game hunters. The camp is small and exclusive, accommodating a maximum of 12 guests. It is set up along the lines of the traditional hunting safari bush camp, so there are no permanent structures like bar or restaurant or swimming pool – this is real camping in the bush, but with much more comfortable bathroom arrangements than were available to the hunters of earlier years! The tents are large and comfortably furnished, each with a double and a single bed, solar-powered electric lights, and en suite bathroom with shower, washbasin and flush toilet. Meals are taken under the shade of an Acacia tree and after dinner we can sit around the campfire and listen to the sounds of the African night. The camp is staffed by members of the local Maasai community apart from the management couple who act as your hosts throughout your stay.

EXPERIENCE
The ideal camp and location to truly experience the classic East African safari, typical of a bygone era. Porini camp has just the right mix of luxury and comfort. You'll be comfortable and yet won't feel distanced from your surroundings.

You'll awaken to the chirps of birds and start an exciting day of game drives and guided walks. You're maasai guides, born and raised in the area, will share their culture and vast knowledge of the local flora and fauna. Following maasai on foot through this wild and beautiful landscape is an experience you'll cherish and talk about for years to come.

SELENKAY CONSERVATION AREA & AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

The local Maasai community has set aside the Selenkay Conservation Area as a reserve for wildlife and in return is receiving an income from tourism activities. This is used to fund community projects such as schools and water supplies. Employment opportunities have also been provided for the local Maasai people as game rangers, trackers, and camp staff. Apart from the management and Head Chef, all other staff in the camp and Conservation Area are members of the local Maasai community.

The 70 kms of roads in the Conservation Area were constructed using local labour so that members of the community gained employment. As a result of the establishment of the Conservation Area, wildlife numbers have recovered significantly in recent years and elephants are now seen frequently after an absence of nearly 20 years. Selenkay Conservation Area is well off the beaten track, and has not been visited by tourists until very recently. The animals are truly wild and tend to behave more naturally than those in the parks, which are often habituated to the presence of vehicles.

The great Amboseli plains with its parched alkaline salt pans, strange mirages and oasis of marshes & lakes is dominated by the glistening majestic snow cap pf Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,894m/19,340ft).

This is Maasai country, a proud, nomadic people, who have lived in harmony with nature for centuries. Huge herds of Elephant and Buffalo are common, together with Lion and a host of Antelope species.

 

 
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