Fodor's Expert Review Porini Amboseli Camp

Amboseli National Park, Kajiado, Kenya

This exclusive, back-to-nature tented camp is in the remote and game-abundant 15,000-acre Selenkay Conservancy, a few miles north of Amboseli National Park. A gold eco-award winner, the camp is co-owned with the local Maasai community. You'll see few visitors, but lots of game including lions, leopards, cheetahs, and the ubiquitous Amboseli elephants. Birdlife is prolific, with lots of raptors. Big, comfortably furnished tents are solar-powered and have en suite bathrooms with a basin, shower, and flush toilet. You'll eat hearty, home-cooked meals outside the mess tent while being serenaded by birdcalls by day and nocturnal animals by night. Game drives are taken in an open-sided safari vehicle—yours will be the only one for miles—and you'll visit an authentic Maasai village, take an informative walk in a dry riverbed, enjoy a picnic lunch in Amboseli itself, and at night you'll return to your own little private spot in the African wilderness. The all-inclusive price covers two nights' accommodation, round-trip road transfers, Amboseli park fees, conservancy fees, all game drives, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors, Maasai village visits, full board, and free house wines, beer, and soft drinks. 


  • the camp benefits the local community and is eco-friendly
  • lots of activities and park/conservancy fees covered in the rate
  • the curio gift shop is superb, with items from whichever village you tour


  • as with most camps, you'll struggle to get a phone signal
  • children under eight are not permitted, but family units recently added
  • no laundry facilities


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Phones: 0722-509--200 | 0774-136–523-reservations


10 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Closed mid-Apr.–May

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