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Porini Mara Camp

1.3 km from Masai Mara National Reserve centre
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    Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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    NE Essex Nr Colchester
    Reviewed yesterday NEW

    This was my second safari with Gamewatchers Safari and once again it was a wonderful experience. Altogether I stayed in four Porini camps in the course of a week, the tents were of an equally high standard with everything needed for a comfortable stay (the hot water bottle was much appreciated on the couple of cold nights!) My favourite camp...

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    Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

    Absolutely brilliant!!! Loved the camp & it's set up. The tent was homely & extremely clean. I was ready for the 'bucket shower' experience again! Fastest showers I've ever had but lovely & hot with fresh towels. The water bottle in the bed is also welcomed especially when the temperatures drop at night. Jimmy who manages is awesome! So easy...

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    Thank Theresia C
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We have been on quite a lot of safaris in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa and think the Porini model is by far the best.The ethos is sound. The camps are staffed and managed by Maasai and the revenue from tourism is ploughed back into the local economy and for maintaining all aspects of conservation in the conservancies. Mara camp...

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    Thank fionahawkins
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The experience at Porini Mara was amazing all around. We did a 3 night, 4 day excursion, which included 2 evening drives, a morning drive, an all day drive, and a morning walk experience. We saw a variety of animals every time. Our guides Andrew and Mirama knew exactly where to go to find some really interesting sights and animals,...

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    Thank Kyle H
    Warwickshire, England
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The Porini camps do not claim to be a high-end luxury safari experience and that's no bad thing at all - if you want fine dining, go to a restaurant, these camps are about the wildlife experience. Having said that, the food is good, and the tents more than adequate. All the staff I met at Mara camp were great,...

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    Thank Alan_490416
    Los Angeles, California
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The masai mara tribesmen run both the camp and the safari game drives. 1) the Drives. We did 4 game drives and one hot air balloon ride (with a drive coming back). I really appreciated that we had the same 2 guides for all the drives. Not only did that make it more personal and give us a chance to...

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    Thank JDub_travels
    Consecon, Canada
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We spent two nights in this camp and we were so pleased with the staff in camp also our driver and spotter if you wish to have a truly delightful African experience this camp has it all.The food was very good and lots of it.

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    Thank 809Keith
    Anacortes, Washington
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This trip surpassed all expectations. Right from the 20 minute drive from airstrip to camp which offered non stop viewing of antelope, giraffe, warthogs, birds....and so it continued with lion, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, hippos, and more than 50 species of birds. The welcome was warm and professional, the food excellent and the tents luxurious for safari camping, and included turndown...

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    Thank Sarah R
    New York City, New York
    Reviewed 12 January 2017

    For it to be a zip down/zip up tent, it was simply beautiful. Comfortable bed and roomy, was a pleasant surprise. The bathroom also is spacious with a western flush toilet. A Masai man would ask what time did you want to shower and would bring hot water (bucket full) for you to take your shower. Remember to turn faucet...

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    Thank BJT81
    Reviewed 8 January 2017

    What away to start 2017. I have been in many Safari trips in Kenya but this was one of the best experience that I have ever experienced, the nature and to be very close to Lions made it even better But the uniqueness of this place is the people who works there, from our two guide William and Phillip who...

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    Official Description (provided by the hotel)
    Porini Mara Camp is located in the exclusive 17,500 acre wildlife conservancy of Ol Kinyei, one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Serengeti-Mara eco-system. The camp has 6 spacious guest tents with an en-suite bathroom sited in the shade of Yellow-barked Acacia trees. The camp accommodates a maximum of 12 guests, where guests enjoy game drives in 4x4s, sundowners at scenic viewing points and escorted walks with Maasai guides. Ol Kinyei is noted for its excellent wildlife viewing with a resident pride of lions, cheetahs, leopards and a wide variety of animals. There is a strict limit on the number of tourist vehicles allowed in the conservancy so that visitors from the camp can view the wildlife without other vehicles. ... more   less 

    Additional Information about Porini Mara Camp

    Address: Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
    Region: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Masai Mara National Reserve
    Price Range: $1,098 - $1,713 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    Number of rooms: 6
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    Also Known As:
    Mara Porini Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
    Porini Mara Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve
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    “All tents are of the same standard and all face the bush”
     of 5 bubbles fionahawkins, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
    “this is not a Hotel but an Eco friendly tent camp better than most hotels”
     of 5 bubbles 809Keith, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
    “All tents are great.”
     of 5 bubbles Q6896JKsarahr, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
    “All the Porini camp rooms are basically the same, some are a little bigger than others but the layouts are very similar.”
     of 5 bubbles TwigaOttawa, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
    “All the tents are good”
     of 5 bubbles traveltimeCanberra, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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