#PoriniCamps and #GameWatchers News Updates and Great Deals

Dear ATCNews readers,
Greetings from Kenya where international flights resumed last month and our camps are open and welcoming visitors.

The Porini Safari Camps re-opened a couple of months ago and our guests have been enjoying some exceptionally good wildlife-viewing in and around our conservancies.

The Masai Mara is currently hosting vast numbers of Wildebeest on their annual Migration, and guests of Porini Mara Camp, Porini Lion Camp and Porini Cheetah Camp have been treated to incredible scenes of the herds crossing fast-flowing, crocodile-infested rivers and escaping other predators in an ultimate fight for survival. You can keep up with all the wildlife action here on our YouTube channel – please subscribe for the latest updates: https://www.youtube.com/c/PoriniCamps

Regular Porini Camps guests Matt & Alison Caldwell arrived on one of the first flights out from the UK and stayed at Porini Mara and Porini Lion camps. Matt shared these images of "Fig", one of the resident female leopards taken near Porini Lion.

"For those wondering about international travel, we did lots of homework, thought long and hard and decided that it was as safe as it ever can be and that our desire to help the locals whose jobs are in danger was worth it.

We know we made the right choice as once we had left the UK we soon found out how well other countries are doing and we felt safer than when we are at home! If you have ever considered a safari then we would say now really is a great time", (Matt Caldwell, August 2020).

Come and join us as soon as you can for your own incredible wilderness experience!
Kenya Red Cross Certification

The Porini Safari Camps were among the first in Kenya to be checked and certified to re-open with new Covid-19 safety standards in line with the World Health Organization and Kenya Ministry of Health requirements.

In addition, our teams have now completed "Covid-19 Sensitization" training with the Kenya Red Cross Training Institute.

Various measures are in place to protect our guests and staff including regular health checks of staff, temperature screening of guests on arrival, deep-cleaning procedures, hand sanitizer stations and social distancing requirements.

To view the full details of the Porini Camps Covid-19 protocols please click here.

Reduced Rates at Porini Safari Camps

Book now for travel until December 2021 to take advantage of our special Reduced Rates which provide excellent value for money on stays of 6 nights or more at combinations of Porini Camps:: Reduced Rates for 6 Nights.

If you are concerned that Covid-19 could later impact your plans, then take a look at our Flexi-Booking Policy & No Amendment Guarantee which are designed to bring peace of mind to your arrangements: Flexi-Booking Policy

Our Safari Consultants are on hand

If you have not yet planned your next safari adventure then our expert Safari Consultants are ready and waiting to help you. To check availability for your choice of travel dates – or to ask for safari advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Safari Consultant who arranged your last trip will be delighted to hear from you again and to assist in planning another safari for you or to assist any of your family or friends.

The contact details for our overseas-based team members can be seen here on our web site: Contact Us

Not yet ready to book? Adopt An Acre for Wildlife

We are most grateful to our many friends and valued clients for responding so positively to our request for support for our Adopt-an-Acre plan. 

Anyone adopting 30 acres or more receives a travel credit – equal to the amount donated – to be used towards the cost of a stay at one of the Porini Camps in 2021 or 2022.

If you have not yet taken the opportunity to adopt an acre then do find out more on our web site: Adopt An Acre for Wildlife …
World Travel Awards – please vote!

We are pleased to announce that we’ve been nominated in four categories in the 27th annual World Travel Awards!

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

Please help us to promote conservancy tourism by voting for us now. Each year, with the support of our clients, we pay over US$1.5 Million to the local Maasai communities. This improves livelihoods and protects habitat and wildlife – including elephants and the big cats. Recognition in the World Travel Awards will help us "spread the word" about our conservancies and mission to support wildlife and local people.

Voting is open to all and is a straight forward process. To vote, go to https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote.

Register or log-in and choose the "Africa" section. Please vote for:

  • Gamewatchers Safaris for Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award and
  • Porini Amboseli Camp as Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp

Under the dedicated "Kenya" section: Please vote for:

  • Gamewatchers Safaris as Kenya’s Leading Inbound Tour Operator and
  • Porini Safari Camps as Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand.

Voting closes on 24th September 2020. Thank you!

We hope that you and your family stay safe and well over the coming weeks, and we look forward to welcoming you on an East African safari as soon as you can join us.

If you would like help planning your next safari then do get in touch with your own Safari Consultant, or simply hit reply to this email and let us know how we can assist.

Best wishes,

Mohanjeet

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