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Gamewatchers Selenkay Adventure Camp

Wilderness camping in a fabulous game viewing area

Gamewatchers Selenkay Adventure Camp

For budget-conscious travellers looking for a truly authentic camping adventure with just the right level of simple comforts, Selenkay is a great choice - the game viewing is superb, and the rustic nature of the camp offers a real connection to nature. Accommodation consists of modern backpacker-style dome tents in a secluded part of the exclusive Selenkay Conservancy, part of Kenya’s vast Amboseli eco-system. Access is by light aircraft, with daily scheduled flights from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to the Selenkay or Amboseli airstrips a short and scenic drive drive from camp.

At the lodge

The hotel

The camp is spread out in a tranquil clearing beneath groves of mature acacia trees, with an open-sided canvas dining and bar tent in the centre. Comfy outdoor chairs are dotted around the area and perfect for sinking into with a pair of binos or cup of tea for a lazy afternoon enjoying the peace and quiet. Food is simple, campfire-fare, but very tasty and wholesome (and just what you need after a long day in the bush).

The rooms

The modern backpacker-style dome tents are all spaced just far enough apart for maximum privacy and all have insect-proof screens, zip-down windows and doorway, and comfortable twin mattresses on the covered floor. Behind each is is a private loo cubicle with a flush toilet and bucket shower (hot showers available on request). Linen and towels are provided for a small cost or you may bring your own.

On safari

Experiences

The Selenkay Conservancy occupies an exclusive part of the Amboseli eco-system alongside the Amboseli National Park. The region is famous for its vast herds of elephants, and offers superb photographic opportunities of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Guided early morning, afternoon and night drives are led by highly experienced Maasai guides and trackers. Bush walks are also available, as are visits to a nearby Maasai village for a small taster of the local culture.

When to go

Amboseli & Chyulu Hills by month

January

Season: Dry

February

Season: Dry

March

Season: Wet

April

Season: Wet

May

Season: Wet

June

Season: Dry

July

Season: Dry

August

Season: Dry

September

Season: Dry

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Wet

December

Season: Wet

Wildlife


The Amboseli and Chyulu Hills region enjoy a diverse landscape of open savannah, acacia thicket and riverine forest, characterised by sweeping views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. It's a place of extreme scenic beauty, with wildlife to match. Witness lions, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena, cheetah, giraffe, warthog, a diverse range of antelope and more than 300 species of bird. However the true highlight is the magnificent herds of elephant containing the last of Africa's big Tuskers.

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