- Wilderness Bush Camping
- Fantastic value
- Private Conservancy
The Selenkay Adventure Camp offers a superb quality wilderness and wildlife experience on a private conservancy. If you are willing to sacrifice some luxury comforts this offers seriously good value for money.
Nights are spent camping out in the bush in a private conservancy far, far from the crowds. It is important to understand this is camping at its simplest, most adventurous form. What marks this Camp out in particular is that it preserves all the good elements of a quality small safari camp (wilderness setting, wildlife, superb guiding, minimal tourist & vehicle density and safari ambience) and cuts out the arguably unnecessary luxuries to keep the cost down You’ll be sleeping in small modern dome tents and spending the night around the camp fire. Each tent has its own ensuite bathroom in located immediately behind the tent with flush toilet, wash basin and safari shower. You need to hire or bring your own sleeping bag and towel ($10 per person per day to hire) and sleep on comfortable mattresses on the tent floor. Pillows are provided.
Amboseli National Park is famous for its large elephant populations and spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Selenkay Conservancy is an exclusive private Conservancy 10 miles north of Amboseli sharing the same eco-system as Amboseli. We recommend a minimum of a three night stay with game drives, night drives and walks in the Selenkay Conservancy and one day in Amboseli National Park to see Kilimanjaro and the elephants. We strongly recommend visiting a nearby Maasai village to learn more about the way of life of the local Maasai people.
The staff do all the work, the tents are serviced every day and all meals (included in the price) served outdoors or in the open mess tents. Mineral water is provided, but alcoholic and soft drinks are extra (guests can also bring their own wine or spirits).
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
Dear Lisa, We are now back home and had a fantastic time. All the arrangements went seamlessly, transport and hotels were great. Laikipia was amazing, a very personal experience and they did all they could to accommodate everything we wanted to do. The river location was fantastic and ideal for the children as they got to swim in it. It is somewhere we would all like to return to. There might not have been the numbers that you get on the Masai Mara however we got to see lions with cubs, two black leopards, a golden leopard and the wild dogs as well as a huge number of other animals and birds. Thank you for suggesting to stay for 4 nights, it was just the right amount of time. The tamarin Hotel was a good choice as we were able to eat at the Carnivore restaurant which was an experience. Mauritius was lovely and relaxing, just what we needed after a very active time in Laikipia. Accommodation and service was great. Weather was good for most of the time, a few showers over the last couple of days. Thank you once again for organising it all. Sally
Sally M reviewing Laikipia Wilderness and Plains on 11 August 2023
It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
Kind regards, John
John B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022