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Selenkay Conservation Area, Kenya
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Photo by Magical Africa Safaris Ltd.

By Magical Africa Safaris Ltd.

The small Selenkay Conservation Area just north of Amboseli offers excellent wildlife viewing to a privileged few. This 15,000-acre private game reserve in the heart of Maasailand admits just 12 visitors per day. But don't let the small size of this eco-reserve dissuade you; the Selenkay Conservation Area, an important dispersal area for wildlife migrating in and out of Amboseli, is home to a larger number of species than Amboseli National Park. What's more, bird life at Selenkay is prolific. Spot elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, and giraffe. View caracal, African wildcat, civet, gerenuk, lesser kudu and striped hyena and sight African birds of prey on an intimate African wildlife safari.

Copyright © Henry Kahuki. All rights reserved. Henry Kahuki is an online safari consultant and the operator of Magical Africa Safaris Ltd., an eco-friendly safari agency offering comprehensive safari arrangements in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Getting There
The Selenkay Conservation Area is 100 miles (160 km) from Nairobi, a three-hour drive on predominantly paved roads. The camp operates a minibus transfer from Nairobi on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The airstrip in Amboseli is roughly a one-hour drive from Selenkay. Airkenya has daily flights between Nairobi and Amboseli. Mombasa Air Safari flies to Amboseli from Mombasa and Diani on the Kenyan Coast.
When to Travel
The best time to visit the Selenkay Conservancy is the dry season from January through April and June through October when vegetation is thin and animals congregate at the water holes making them easy to spot. The long rains are in April and May and short rains in November and December.
Health & Safety
Selenkay lies in a malaria risk area and travelers' diarrhea is a common ailment affecting tourists in Kenya. When packing your suitcase don't forget to include neutral colored, long sleeved shirts and trousers, DEET insect repellent and sunscreen. Sleep under the mosquito net.
Things to Keep in Mind
Road transfers should be undertaken during the day rather than at night. Be aware and be weary of both small and large tricks.
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