Jump to content

5 Porini camps. October 2 to October 16


CDL111
 Share

Recommended Posts

Nairboi Tented 2 nights

Amboseli 3 nights

Rhino 3 nights

Cheetah 3 nights

Lion 3 nights

We flew out to Nairobi with Swiss Airways from Heathrow with a short stopover in Zurich (75 minutes). We booked this route for the daytime flight and arrival time. Flight back was overnight  with a 50 minute stopover in Zurich and then onto Birmingham. We had used this route for our ST in January.Our morning game drive was delayed as a couple from the UK were late arriving as their overnight flight was an hour late, so not many photos for the morning.There had not been any quantity of rainfall April-May and this was obvious in seeing the buffalo. Gordon (guide) was hopeful for the rain Oct Nov.
 

IMG_6649.JPG

IMG_6650.JPG

DSC00239.JPG

DSC00251.JPG

DSC00257.JPG

IMG_6665.JPG

IMG_6668.JPG

IMG_6682.JPG

IMG_6683.JPG

IMG_6684.JPG

IMG_6687.JPG

IMG_6689.JPG

DSC00283.JPG

IMG_6698.JPG

IMG_6713.JPG

IMG_6714.JPG

IMG_6713.JPG

IMG_6707.JPG

IMG_6711.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nice shots!  Where were the rhino, up at Porini Rhino??  Sweet little baby hartbeest!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks @amybatt, this was our first morning in Nairobi NP. Rhino camp was a very, very big surprise.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

offshorebirder

Looking forward to this TR @CDL111 - I'm particularly interested in Porini Amboseli 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Day 1 Nairobi NP afternoon game drive.

This turned out to be spectacular in the quantity of rhino that was seen. Gordon assured us the rhino were not what we had seen on the morning game drive. 

 

 

Black-winged stint

 

IMG_6667.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Time for these pics was 1525hrs

IMG_6738.JPG

IMG_6739.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Lioness who then decided that sleep is more important and Gordon said that a sleeping lion is a boring lion, so he carried on looking for the pride.

IMG_6749.JPG

IMG_6750.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Rhino, time 1509hrs to 1512hrs

DSC00326.JPG

DSC00324.JPG

DSC00325.JPG

IMG_6765.JPG

IMG_6767.JPG

IMG_6769.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This rhino & baby, time 1713hrs.

DSC00329.JPG

DSC00330.JPG

IMG_6770.JPG

IMG_6771.JPG

IMG_6772.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

And last rhino 1721hrs. The light was getting very poor and so it was time to return to camp. We did see two lioness's on the way back but it was so dark and they could just be made out in the vehicle headlights. It really was time for a late sundowner.

IMG_6775.JPG

IMG_6776.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Blows my mind seeing these pictures with Nairobi in the background :)

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes @lmonmm, it’s difficult to comprehend and when you fly out of Wilson airport you go over the NP, but to also have 16 rhino sightings in one day, is to me unbelievable.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Fabulous photos and beginning of your TR! Hope for more when you have time...!! Amazing # of rhinos!

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@CDL111, great to see NNP Rhinos continue to be doing so well. It's certainly a very unique, special Park. I too was wowed, several years back, to have 9 Rhino, Black and White, in my line of vision. And all within a spit of the City, unbelievable really.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks @elefromoz, we would have been happy seeing just a few. Its a place that is on our to visit list again. Not next year though as were are planning Hervey Bay for the humpbacks and then over to Ellenbrook in Perth. But keep reading as we did see some more rhino in Ol Pejeta, a few more than in NNP.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Day 2 Pironi Amboseli camp in Selenkay conservancy.

An early morning flight arriving just before 0800hrs, we were greeted by Ketre our guide and Muli our tracker and then we were off on our morning drive.

most of the photographs were from one of the watchtowers that have been built here and give a good view of the man made water hole. It was then back to camp to meet the staff and fill out the necessary paperwork.

IMG_6794.JPG

IMG_6798.JPG

IMG_6799.JPG

DSC00350.JPG

IMG_6795.JPG

IMG_6801.JPG

IMG_6802.JPG

IMG_6810.JPG

IMG_6811.JPG

IMG_6817.JPG

IMG_6818.JPG

IMG_6820.JPG

IMG_6821.JPG

IMG_6824.JPG

IMG_6832.JPG

IMG_6833.JPG

IMG_6834.JPG

DSC00355.JPG

DSC00378.JPG

DSC00379.JPG

DSC00380.JPG

DSC00417.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Before we started on our afternoon game drive, l spent some time a the water hole that had been made for the birds which is just outside of the main dining area. For both of us, we are happy to be able to photograph the birds, it then when we get back home it takes us ages to put names to the birds. The one I personally like is pic four, the common bulbal.

After we found the lion it was then time to head back to camp and on the way find a safe place for a sundowner or two.

 

 

DSC00418.JPG

DSC00419.JPG

DSC00420.JPG

DSC00424.JPG

DSC00427.JPG

DSC00428.JPG

DSC00431.JPG

DSC00432.JPG

DSC00434.JPG

DSC00435.JPG

DSC00436.JPG

DSC00438.JPG

DSC00451.JPG

DSC00452.JPG

DSC00453.JPG

DSC00454.JPG

DSC00455.JPG

IMG_6845.JPG

IMG_6846.JPG

IMG_6847.JPG

IMG_6848.JPG

IMG_6849.JPG

IMG_6851.JPG

IMG_6852.JPG

IMG_6853.JPG

IMG_6855.JPG

IMG_6861.JPG

IMG_6864.JPG

IMG_6866.JPG

DSC00459.JPG

DSC00461.JPG

DSC00462.JPG

DSC00466.JPG

DSC00470.JPG

DSC00471.JPG

DSC00472.JPG

DSC00473.JPG

DSC00478.JPG

DSC00479.JPG

DSC00482.JPG

DSC00483.JPG

DSC00483.JPG

DSC00484.JPG

DSC00485.JPG

DSC00486.JPG

DSC00488.JPG

DSC00489.JPG

DSC00492.JPG

DSC00493.JPG

DSC00494.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Safaritalk uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using Safaritalk you agree to our use of cookies. If you wish to refuse the setting of cookies you can change settings on your browser to clear and block cookies. However, by doing so, Safaritalk may not work properly and you may not be able to access all areas. If you are happy to accept cookies and haven't adjusted browser settings to refuse cookies, Safaritalk will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please also take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy: Terms of Use l Privacy Policy