Selenkay Adventure Camping & Migration Safari

7 night adventure safari camping on an old-school tented safari to Amboseli and the Masai Mara. This is a high quality safari - just with simple accommodation.

7 Nights


₤ 3,515 (PPS)


Discover Amboseli and the Masai Mara, staying away from the minibus pressure points. And at a price point that everyone can feel comfortable with!  If there is a trend toward ever-more luxurious safaris, there is also an equally compelling movement back toward more pared-down, old school and (let's face it) affordable safaris. The Selenkay Adventure Camping & Migration safari in Kenya fits the bill for this perfectly. This is a high quality safari. But with simple accommodation.

Typically, the more exclusive, small and/or remote the game-viewing experience, the more costly it is. But there are a few exceptions. Some of the newer, more innovative Masaai community conservation initatives make it possible to avoid hordes of other minibuses. You can stay under canvas for that really authentic bush experience. And keep to a budget, all while supporting a more sustainable form of tourism. One that puts the local people at the heart of the operation.

The Adventure Camping Experience

The Selenkay Adventure Camp is in private conservancies (Selenkay Conservancies) with a wealth of wildlife and where you can go on walks with Maasai guides and take night drives but they are also close to Amboseli National Park. Excellent Maasai guides and spotters look after you, with game drives in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles, guided walks and night game drives.

The camp is hosted by the safari guide. An experienced safari cook is at the camp to prepare the daily meals. Your food is of the same quality as in a luxury safari camp. And there are service staff who do all the work associated with camping, like washing up, heating water for showers, doing the cooking and serving the food.

So really it is only the tents themselves that are simple! Instead of staying in luxury tented camps, here you stay in small basic adventure camps that consist of 2-man dome tents. Tents are Coleman Sundome tents for one or two people. They are 6 ft tall and 10ft x 10ft square. You bring your own sleeping bag and a towel. You sleep on comfortable mattresses on the tent floor. Plus each tent has its own private bathroom in a cubicle located behind the tent with flush toilet, wash basin and hot water safari shower. So it is still very far from scout camps or even Festival glamping.

Afterwards you head to Porini Giraffe Camp which is in the Mara Ripoi Conservancy adjacent to the Masai Mara. This is the next level up in terms of comfort with proper Meru Tents all en suite

Selenkay Adventure Camping & Migration Safari at a Glance:

  • 1 night Nairobi Tented Camp
  • 3 nights Selenkay Adventure Camp, near Amboseli
  • 3 nights Porini Giraffe Camp in Mara Ripoi Conservancy.
  • Then fly back to Nairobi

Families on the Selenkay Adventure Camping & Migration safari

This safari is suitable for children age 10 and above. 1 child age 10 to 16 sharing with two adults is charged 50% of the adult rate. 2 or 3 children sharing in their own tent are charged 75% of the adult rate.

Tailor-make this safari

We can combine these with other, more permanent camps or lodges in a tailor-made safari itinerary. A three night stay is a reasonable minimum.

Note that the camp is only open between mid-June and October. Then it is closed from November to mid December and again closed from April to mid-June

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Selenkay Adventure Camping & Migration Safari at a glance

PRICE FROM ₤ 3,515 (PPS)

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An idea of price

This is a set tour using specific camps. However many tours can be adapted. Chat to us about your options. It excludes international flights but includes an estimate for all domestic or regional flights within the tour.

Average price per person sharing by season
Jun 2024 - Jun 2024
₤ 3,515
Jul 2024 - Jul 2024
₤ 4,653
Jul 2024 - Sep 2024
₤ 4,923
Oct 2024 - Oct 2024
₤ 4,532

All accommodation on a Fully Inclusive basis, Scheduled flights Nairobi to Selenkay. onto Mara, and then back to Nairobi, airstrip transfers, Maasai village visit in Selenkay, Conservancy Fees, Park Fees for 1 day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve and one day in Amboseli National Park, Game Drives, Bush Walks


Drinks, laundry and gratuities.