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Gamewatchers Safaris

Dear ATC Readers,

We are continuing to enjoy high season here in Kenya, where the conservancies and parks are brimming with wildlife. Guests at our Porini Safari Camps in particular have had some wonderful game-viewing in the past few weeks.

Our safari guides are always keen to show visitors the varied wildlife, and they also enjoy sharing their images from the daily game-drives and guided walks. The following images are by Meshack Sayialel and they were taken whilst on drives from Porini Lion Camp (Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Masai Mara).

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@worldwidenate meets @porinisafaris

Last month we were excited to play host to social media celebrity Nathan Fluellen, creator and host of "World Wide Nate – the quintessential guide to living a global lifestyle".

Nathan has been travelling the world since 2004, covering 50 countries and 6 continents with a focus on adventure, food, and culture.

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"Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps have created a unique option in the marketplace while being environmentally and socially responsible."World Wide Nate

Nathan was hosted by Nairobi Tented Camp, Porini Amboseli Camp, Porini Cheetah Camp and Porini Lion Camp, and you can read about his safari experience and view his photos here in his latest blog: 13 reasons to book your Kenya safari with Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps …

Kenya Airways launch non-stop service from USA to Kenya !

Direct flights from New York to Nairobi are starting on 28 October 2018.

The daily trans-Atlantic flights are scheduled to depart John F Kennedy International (JFK) at 13:00 hrs, with a duration of 14.5 hours. This is a significant reduction from the current flight time of over 22 hours (which includes lengthy layovers).

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Kenya Airways are offering special prices of US$ 755 round trip on selected dates, you can book now at https://www.kenya-airways.com.

With our latest special offers also offering exceptional value for money, now is the perfect time to book your Kenya safari.

Migration, Migration, Migration … don’t just follow the herd!

Kenya’s many attractions include the annual Great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara – usually between July and October – and there is a (somewhat misguided!) belief that this is the best time to visit. However, there is more to Kenya than the Migration – and there are huge advantages in visiting at other times of year.

One of Kenya’s best-kept wildlife secrets is that there is actually another migration each year. This one, between January and March, is an east to west migration of wildebeest from the Loita plains to the Mara, traversing Ol Kinyei, Naboisho and Olare Motorogi Conservancies. During these hot, dry months, animals tend to congregate near water-holes which gives rise to excellent wildlife viewing.

In June and from late November to December many of the animals have their young to coincide with the better grazing from new grass following the rains. Again, this brings wonderful opportunities for seeing plenty of wildlife.

Elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes (and many other species) enjoy the sanctuary of our conservancies year-round. And – of course – visiting at quieter times of the year means that there are fewer tourist vehicles spoiling your view – and your flight and accommodation prices are much lower!

You can see a list here of the 72 species of mammals which I have seen while staying at the different Porini Camps – that’s a huge variety of different animals to be seen on a safari round our camps, not forgetting that Kenya also has over 1,000 different species of birds!

7 Day Elephant Watching Safari from just US$ 2528

Come and see for yourself the iconic African wildlife including elephants, the Big Cats and much more – all in a natural environment where the animals are safe and protected. Our latest special offer makes a safari adventure more affordable than you may think.

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The Porini Camps are situated within vast wildlife conservancies in Kenya. Each of the Porini Camps offers an intimate safari experience in pristine wilderness where the animals are wild, free and thriving in their natural habitat, away from the tourist trail.

Our new 7 Day safari combines the exclusive conservancies of Selenkay Conservancy (Amboseli) and the Ol Kinyei Conservancy (Masai Mara) and includes:

* accommodation with all meals and selected drinks

* day & night game drives in custom-built 4×4 open-sided safari vehicles with expert Maasai driver-guides

* Maasai village visit
* guided walks
* sundowners and meals in the bush
* internal safari flights from Nairobi.
* park / conservancy fees

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Prices in USD $ (7 Day Package, Per Person sharing):

1-30 September: US$ 3293 (save $ 495)
1-31 October 2018: US$ 2813 (save $ 1170)
1 November-19 December 2018: US$ 2528 (save $600)
1 Jan-30 June 2019: US$ 2937 (save $ 315)
1 July-30 September 2019: US$ 3897 (save $ 885)
1 October-19 December 2019: US$ 3012 (save $240)

Prices are based on 2 Adults sharing 1 Tent. Please contact us for Single Occupancy. Please note: the camps are closed in May 2019.

Proceeds directly support wildlife conservation and local communities.

See the full itinerary and more images here.

For more information or to check availability and prices for your choice of date then get in touch using our online contact form or simply reply to this email. We look forward to welcoming you to Kenya this year.

Best wishes,

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Jake Grieves-Cook
Founder & Chairman
Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps
Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa

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