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Selenkay Conservancy

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Tourism and conservation hand in hand

It is wonderful to stay in the conservancy and to be able to view so many animals in short safari... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah R
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Sydney, Australia
Animals galore and hardly any other vehicles around!

We had three days in the Selenkay Conservancy and saw lions, giraffes, mongooses, zebras, ostriches... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beth B
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Masai-owned conservancy and safari camp near the Amboseli National Park.Selenkay Conservancy shares the same eco-system as Amboseli National Park and is established on land leased from the local Maasai by Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps with the aim of protecting the wildlife habitat and encouraging wildlife conservation as an alternative to farming as a means for the local population to earn a living. Migrating species from Amboseli previously killed or driven off land set aside for farming are now able to make the conservancy their home. Recent years have witnessed a significant increase in wildlife numbers with elephants returning to Selenkay after a 20 year absence.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is wonderful to stay in the conservancy and to be able to view so many animals in short safari drives

Thank Deborah R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had three days in the Selenkay Conservancy and saw lions, giraffes, mongooses, zebras, ostriches to name a few! It is a beautiful place with very few other vehicles around.

Thank Beth B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent three nights in the Conservancy as part of a Gamewatchers camping safari. The conservancy limits the amount of human visitors but certainly not the elephants. We were lucky to see hundreds of them! The conservancy puts animal protection and community action at the heart...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We arrived at Selenkay a couple of days after the rain and could see the green breaking through the desert soil. Selenkay has a harsh beauty and a bounty of animals. Not only were there hundreds of gazelle, the giraffe were amazing as well as...More

Thank BMKOE
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is exactly the sort of understated camp we like. It was comfortable - large en-suite tents with bucket showers and really comfortable beds. The wildlife viewing was exceptional not just in the park, but also just around camp - as we sank a beer...More

1  Thank Carabid
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Masai giraffe, elephants, and a pride of 12 lions were the animal highlights we saw here. Many other animals as well.

2  Thank AnimalTraveler123
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

As a private conservancy next to the Amboseli, with only one small bushcamp, it is the perfect place to have the Amboseli game to yourself, without the crowd of Minivans etc.

1  Thank jaapv
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The conservancy offers you an opportunity to get a little closer to the animals than in the park and demonstrates how valuable a conservancy is to save the wildlife and their habitat.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The conservancy is like having your own private animal viewing site. 1 minute after stepping off the plane we saw a giraffe looking at us from 50 yards and had a gazelle run by. It only got better after that.

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stayed in Porini's Amboseli in Selenkay Conservancy. The conservancy was DRY during the dry season - think dust everywhere. The panorama is quite different from nearby Amboseli National Park (swamps), so it is a good contrast. We saw a leopard - local Masai guides...More

Thank JaWestPalmBeach
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animallover053
1 November 2017|
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Response from Jake G | Property representative |
I think maybe you have not seen the full itinerary details as we recommend a minimum of 2 nights and ideally 3 nights at the Porini Camps. In fact we offer reduced rates if people stay a minimum of 6 nights at 2 camps. TA do... More
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animallover053
1 November 2017|
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Response from Jake G | Property representative |
We have a rep in Australia and if you email me I can give you her details.
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animallover053
29 October 2017|
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Response from Jake G | Property representative |
Thanks for your question and I can confirm that there are no additional conservancy fees on top of the cost of staying at the camp in Selenkay Conservancy. The conservancy fees are included in the daily cost of staying at... More
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