"A prime example of just how well wildlife and people can work together, a real gem for Eco-Tourism, you'll need to read the full summary to see this amazing experience."
Sir David Attenborough describes Kenya’s Porini Camps as a “marvellous example of how people and wildlife can live alongside one another.” High praise from the world famous naturalist and a testament to the groundbreaking initiatives introduced by the company. By working closely with local populations Porini has created an environment where animal and man benefit each other. Visitors to Porini Lion Camp can expect superlative wildlife viewing within the Olare Motorgori Conservancy, a 33000 acre wilderness dedicated to conservation and home to a staggering amount of animals, including a stunning selection of big cats.
With only ten tents at camp, Porini takes you far off the beaten track and offers an intimate and authentic safari experience away from tourist crowds. All tents are beautifully furnished with solar powered lighting, ensuite facilities and a private verandah – perfect for campsite viewing. Led by knowledgeable Maasai guides you will have the opportunity to explore the area with day and night game drives and walks or you can simply soak up the scenery with one of Porini’s famous sundowners. With the chance to walk with lions in the Mara National Reserve, witness the Great Wildebeest Migration or take to the air for a breathtaking hot air balloon flight, Porini Lion Camp is the perfect safari experience.
Porini Camps believe that true sustainability comes from changing attitudes, by proving that wildlife can be an asset rather than a problem. Intensive farming – a vital part of life for many - wreaks havoc on wildlife populations. By renting land from the Maasai landowners and offering 95% of jobs in the company to local people Porini provides a steady income for the community while creating space for wildlife and eliminating the effects of overgrazing and land division. Profiting from their wildlife has meant a complete change in attitude amongst local communities, leading to enthusiastic conservation efforts and an almost total eradication of snaring or harassing. Elephants returning to the area after twenty years, a flourishing lion population and breeding cheetahs setting up home are all testament to their success.
All Porini Camps are created to be as eco-friendly as possible and they are committed to promoting Best Practice in everything they do. Environmental policies for water, energy, solid waste and sewage are all strictly adhered to and other safari companies are closely monitored to ensure they stay abreast of new developments. Any income from the camps is invested back into the conservancies, educational programmes and above average wages for workers - allowing conservation to remain a viable way of life in Kenya.
- Price shown is based on double occupancy (two adults sharing)
- Single supplements and child rates apply
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- Full board accommodation including beer, house wine, gin and tonic, soft drinks, and mineral water
- Park fees
- Shared game drives in 4x4
- Night drives
- Maasai walks
- Airstrip transfers
- Any services and activities not mentioned in inclusions - if in doubt, click 'Ask a Question' up above to chat to the operator directly!