Porini Amboseli Camp is located in the Selenkay Conservation Area, a 15,000-acre private game reserve within a vast tract of land owned by the Kisonko clan of the Maasai people. The Conservancy is an important dispersal area for wildlife moving in and out of Amboseli and holds a wide diversity of species. In addition to the better-known big game like elephant, lion, cheetah, giraffe and zebra, there are several less common species such as caracal, African wildcat, civet, gerenuk, lesser kudu and striped hyena.
The camp is small and exclusive, accommodating a maximum of 18 guests in 9 spacious tents. The tents are large and comfortably furnished, each with a double and a single bed, solar-powered electric lights, and en suite bathroom with safari shower, washbasin and flush toilet. Meals are taken under the shade of an Acacia tree and after dinner guests can sit around the campfire and listen to the sounds of the African night.
There are no minibuses or other vehicles in the conservancy, allowing guests to enjoy a unique experience compared to traditional mass-tourist lodges and camps. Maasai warriors escort guests on a walk in the conservancy where they can learn about how the various indigenous animals and plants are used by the community and how their way of life is intertwined with their surroundings. Sundowners with views of Mt Kilimanjaro and night game drives are all part of the experience at Amboseli Porini.
Game drives are in specially-designed, open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles with expert safari guides. Game drives take place within the Selenkay Conservancy and in the Amboseli National Park. A full day (with picnic lunch) can be spent in the National Park to get close to the elephants and other wildlife, or guests can venture out on an escorted walk with Maasai warriors to visit an authentic Maasai village. Night game drives in the Selenkay Conservancy allow visitors to seek out the nocturnal animals.