7 Day Adventure Camping Safari

6 nights / 7 days including flights from Nairobi to Selenkay return and Nairobi –Mara return with all game drives in 4x4 vehicle from the camp. Game drives are all in 4x4 vehicles with 3 nights in Selenkay Conservancy to include a full day in Amboseli Park then 3 nights in Ol Kinyei Conservancy with a full day in the Mara Reserve. Selenkay Conservancy is in the Amboseli eco-system and Ol Kinyei Conservancy is a very exclusive wildlife reserve in the Mara eco-system, teeming with animals including over 30 lions and 8 leopards.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1995
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
March July October December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Night drive safaris Night drive Camping safaris Camping
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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The adventure camp will operate from 01st July 2014 to the 31st October 2014, and 16th Dec 2014 to the 31st March 2015 with daily departures from Nairobi, using a charter flight to the Selenkay camp and back to Wilson to flying into Mara and back.

•Accommodation is in small 2-man dome tents. It is “real camping” and all guests need to bring their own sleeping bag as well as a towel.

•Each of the 9 tents has its own flush toilet and safari shower located behind the tent.

•All meals are prepared by the camp cook. Mineral water is provided in camp and on game drives but guests need to buy their own drinks which will be on sale at the Camps.

•The big attraction is being in small campsites in exclusive wildlife conservancies with activity-packed itineraries and excellent guides and with game drives in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles, not vans.

•This camping safari has been designed to offer the same high quality wildlife safari experience provided by the top-end safari camps, with 4x4 game viewing escorted by top class guides and in exclusive wildlife conservancies away from the tourist minibuses, but at a hugely reduced price by staying in small basic adventure camps, “real camping” instead of the luxury accommodation of the expensive up-market tented lodges.

•The Gamewatchers Adventure Camps are sited in private conservancies with a wealth of wildlife and where you can go on walks with Maasai guides and take night drives but they are also conveniently located for easy access to Amboseli National Park and the Maasai Mara Reserve.

•Flights are included to and from the camp to give guests more time to enjoy the wilderness areas instead of being stuck on long and bumpy road journeys.

For those for whom the wildlife safari experience is more important than the accommodation, and who are prepared to sleep in small tents in sleeping bags on a mattress on the floor with an element of “roughing it”, this gives an opportunity for an exceptional and exclusive wildlife experience with high quality guiding but at a fraction of the price.
*** Note: This is “Adventure Camping” with accommodation in small 2-man dome tents and is basic camping without all the facilities of the tented lodges or luxury permanent camps. It is “real camping” and all guests who book the Adventure 4x4 Safari need to bring their own sleeping bag as well as a towel. High Density Mattresses are provided inside the dome tent. All meals are prepared by the camp cook. Mineral water is provided in camp and on game drives but guests need to buy their own drinks which will be on sale at Camps. The big attraction is being in small campsites in exclusive wildlife conservancies with activity packed itineraries and excellent guides and with game drives in open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles, not vans. ***

Day 1:

Fly from Wilson Airport, Nairobi to Selenkay Conservancy arriving at 08.35 to be met at the airstrip and transfer on a 15 minute drive to the Gamewatchers Adventure Camp gameviewing 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. All meals and mineral water are provided in camp. 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 Maasai guides, returning to camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit a nearby Maasai Village where you will get to know 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 08.40 flight back to Wilson Airport to then catch a connecting flight to the Mara, arriving at 11 am. Upon arrival at the airstrip in the Mara you will be transferred to the Gamewatchers Adventure Camp in Ol Kinyei 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.

Day 5 :

Wake up at dawn and enjoy an early game drive in the conservancy on the lookout 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 gamedrive in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy 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 camp in Ol Kinyei.

Day 6:

An early breakfast followed by 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.

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  • Selenkay Adventure Camp
  • Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp

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