Click here to watch Selenkay Conservancy video Selenkay Conservation Area is just north of Amboseli National Park in the south of Kenya near Mount Kilimanjaro. It contains an excellent variety of wildlife and is an important migratory route and dispersal area for animals leaving Amboseli.
Selenkay Conservation Area is well off the beaten track and has not been visited by tourists until now. It lies in the heart of Maasailand and the animals are truly wild and not yet habituated to the presence of vehicles. The numbers of tourist visitors are being limited to a maximum of twelve per day to retain the wild and unspoilt nature of the area and to minimise the impact on the environment. Within the conservation area the following animals have been seen recently: elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, Thompsonís and Grantís gazelles, gerenuk, impala, oryx, lesser kudu, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, warthog, striped hyena, jackal, bat-eared fox, caracal, African wild cat, serval cat, genet cat, honey badger, mongoose and ostrich. Birdlife is prolific, especially birds of prey.
Going since May 1997, a Kenyan organisation called Porini Ecotourism agreed with the local Maasai community to set aside the area for a reserve for wildlife, so that the habitat could be protected and wildlife conserved.
The community are receiving a rent for the lease of the area by Porini Ecotourism, plus an entry fee for each tourist visitor. All roads have been constructed using local labour so that the members of the community gain employment from the Conservation area. In addition to the road maintenance team, Game Scouts have been employed to carry out patrols to see that the wildlife is protected
Need Help choosing a safari?
Find out more about types of safaris, accommodation and destinations in Africa.
Choose a Destination