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My sister enticed me to come to Porini Lion Camp when she shared with me how much she enjoyed it last year. I was not disappointed. From the time we landed until we flew out - everything was perfect. Our tent was awesome, the camp...More
My husband and I booked a last minute 3-day safari from Nairobi and chose Porini Lion camp due to the stellar reviews and ease of getting to and from there from Nairobi (one hour in a small plane, as part of a package booked with...More
Just finished up 10 days at Gamewatchers Porini Lion and Mara camps. Talk about having my hand held from arrival at Nairobi airport at 8pm and delivered back to the airport 10 days later. The entire process was seamless. Julie from Gamwatchers Safari delivered on...More
We were her for 5 nights at the end of June and it was wonderful. The tents are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The hot water bottle in the bed is one of the many special touches I was able to experience. The...More
I visited this camp with a friend in February while living in Nairobi. The accommodation is simple although excellent in quality and cleanliness.
What marks this camp out above many others that I have visited is the quality of the guiding and the huge amount...More
Response from Fielddreams | Reviewed this property |
If you book through Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd, who book the Porini Camps, you will be picked up by their driver at the international airport, taken to your hotel, and then the next morning they will drive you to Wilson... More
If you book through Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd, who book the Porini Camps, you will be picked up by their driver at the international airport, taken to your hotel, and then the next morning they will drive you to Wilson Airport, where the small planes take you to camp. We were cared for from our arrival until our departure at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
I do not like really hot weather, so we have gone late June to early July on one trip and in August on another. It is cold when we start in the morning 40's to 50's and probably high 70's to 80's in the afternoon. I think that September and October might be warmer than July and August Our summer is their winter. Winter is cold and dry, Summer is hot and a wetter time of year. I would think more mosquitoes. Winter has the migration, so there are a lot of wildebeest and zebra and therefore easy hunting for predator families.
This camp is in a conservancy on the Masai Mara, but not in the national park. We have never seen more than 3 other vehicles while watching a family of animals. We have gone into the national park to watch the migration on one trip and there were at least 15 cars near us that we could see and about 30 on the other side of the river. You do not have to stay on the roads in the conservancy which means if you see lions 100 yards away, you can drive up as close as 10 or 15 ft to baby lions, depending on the circumstances (guides decision), or follow cheetahs as they hunt down dinner.
I would also recommend the balloon flight unless you are afraid of heights. My husband followed us this last trip and took pictures of our balloon ride.
I hope this helps. Good luck. It is an amazing experience.
Response from BriggsFancy | Reviewed this property |
Weather was great. No bugs at all. I was actually shocked. Took multiple brands of repellent and never touched any of them. Cool in the AM, but occasionally got very warm in the afternoon, but cool again by Sundowner time.
Response from OrlandoTraveler11 | Reviewed this property |
there are no fences and you would want to be with your children at all times. The night can be magical listening to an elephant pulling branches off a tree nearby, but for a child I cannot imagine how they would react.
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"All tents are in great locations...but listen out for the nocturnal non-human neighbours though! ;-)"