This safari has been designed to offer the same high quality wildlife safari experience provided by the top-end safari camps - with 4×4 game viewing escorted by top class guides and in exclusive wildlife conservancies away from the busier areas of the Mara - but at a hugely reduced price by staying in our small basic adventure camp in Amboseli before moving to the Porini Giraffe Camp in the Mara Ripoi Conservancy in the Masai Mara.

Transport between the camps is by light aircraft to avoid the long drives overland on rough roads and to have more time on safari for activities from the camps.

Ideal for those that deem the wildlife safari experience more important than the accommodation, this tour gives an exceptional and exclusive wildlife experience with high quality guiding but at a fraction of the price. 

Safari Itinerary & Prices

Day 1

Pick up from Nairobi International airport (or from your Nairobi hotel) and transfer to nearby Wilson Airport for the 07.30 am flight to Selenkay Conservancy, arriving at 08.10 am. You will be met at the airstrip by a Gamewatchers safari guide to transfer on a 15 minute drive to the Gamewatchers Adventure Camp, game-viewing along the way. After checking into camp you will go out on a game drive, returning for lunch. Take a rest after lunch and then go out on an afternoon game drive to explore 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. Dinner and overnight in the camp at Selenkay.  

Day 2

After an early breakfast, spend the morning on a game drive in the Selenkay Conservancy and an escorted nature walk with Masai guides, returning to camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit a nearby Masai Village where you will get to known more about the way of life of the Masai people before having a night game drive with a spotlight to seek out the nocturnal animals as you head back to camp in the dark. Dinner and overnight in camp at Selenkay.  

Day 3

Early breakfast and then drive through the bush into Amboseli National Park for a full day there with good views of Kilimanjaro and close-up observation of elephants, as well as many other species. Return to camp in Selenkay Conservancy later in the afternoon after a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight in the camp at Selenkay. 

Day 4

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for the 08.15 am flight back to Wilson Airport to connect to the 10.00 am flight to the Mara, arriving at 11.00 am. Upon arrival at the airstrip in the Mara you will be transferred to Porini Giraffe Camp in Mara Ripoi Conservancy* and shown to your tent, before having lunch and relaxing in camp. In the afternoon you will head out on an evening game drive in the conservancy to see some of the wildlife for which the Mara is famous. Return to camp for dinner and overnight. (* Porini Giraffe Camp guests also have access to the neighbouring Ol Kinyei Conservancy).

Day 5

Wake up at dawn and enjoy an early game drive in the conservancy on the look out for the big cats, returning to camp for a late breakfast followed by an escorted nature walk and then lunch. In the afternoon enjoy another game drive in the conservancies, with a night drive as you head back to camp driving in the dark with a spotlight for the chance to see the nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight at Porini Giraffe Camp.  

Day 6

An early breakfast followed by drives within the conservancies, or a full day of game viewing in the Mara Reserve, taking a picnic lunch**. Return to the camp in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.  

Day 7

A final short early morning game drive in the conservancy followed by breakfast and then leave camp to transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Wilson Airport, Nairobi (arriving 12.15 pm). Transfer to Nairobi International Airport or to a Nairobi hotel***.

** Day 6: a one-day Masai Mara Reserve fee is included during the migration season (July to September). From October, visits to the Masai Mara Reserve are optional and guests wishing to visit will be required to pay the Mara Reserve entrance fee of $200 per person per day.

*** Day 7: hotel not included but can be added at a supplement. Or, if your international flight departs in the evening, then you can take advantage of a Day Room at The Eka Hotel Nairobi before later transferring to the airport.  

Extra Nights can be added at either 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.

Prices & Travel Dates for 2024

Per Adult Sharing in Twin Tent, Package:

  • 1 July - 30 September 2024: US$ 3467
  • 1 - 31 October 2024: US$ 3267
  • Extra Night at Porini Giraffe Camp $450 pp
  • Single Supplement: US$ 650 (Jul-Sep) & US$590 (Oct)
  • Child reductions are available - please contact us for details

Prices are fully-inclusive of accommodation, meals / drinks (soft drinks, Tusker beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water), domestic flights, day & night game drives, guided walks, sundowners and conservancy fees.

Mara Reserve Fee included for 1 day during the migration season (July to September).

Get in touch to check availability for your choice of travel dates - one of our expert Safari Advisers will email you with more details

This budget safari in Kenya offers premium game viewing at an unbeatable price – book now!

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