"A panorama photographers dream, views as far as the eye can see - you are smack bang in the middle of wildlife in abundance!"
‘Plains to the left of you, rivers to the right, and you’re – stuck in the middle at Porini!’ That’s how the song went, right? Maybe not, but with some slight adjustment, these lyrics perfectly encapsulate the allure of Porini Mara Camp – total immersion in nature. As the only safari camp based in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, a visit to the Mara Camp means exclusive access to 18,700 acres of beautiful African wilderness. Far from tourist crowds and wholly dedicated to conservation, the sweeping stretches of open plain, stunning forests and rolling hills, coupled with an abundance of gushing springs and rivers are home to an astounding selection of Kenyan wildlife.
Tucked away on the banks of the Laetoli River, Porini Mara Camp is comprised of only six tents. Each one is comfortably furnished with ensuite facilities and purposefully designed to blend into the surrounding area, allowing intimate wildlife viewing from camp. Game drives with knowledgeable Maasai guides are the perfect opportunity to observe leopards, cheetahs and the area’s resident lion pride as well as large numbers of giraffe, elephant and Cape buffalo. The chance to witness the breath-taking Great Wildebeest Migration, or book a spectacular Hot Air Balloon safari, makes this an unmissable experience.
A camp completely dedicated to an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, Porini Mara Camp places great emphasis on responsible and sustainable tourism and eco-friendly management of resources. Camps are built to be as low impact as possible. Semi-permanent tents are designed to blend into local surroundings, the facility is unfenced to allow wildlife unrestricted access and all natural vegetation is left untouched. The entire camp adheres to strict environmental policies for water, solid waste and sewage and, taking full advantage of the African sun, everything is powered by solar energy.
Believing that true sustainability comes from changing attitudes, by proving that wildlife can be an asset and not a problem, Porini Mara Camp is committed to supporting the local community while educating about conservation. By leasing land that would otherwise be used for intensive farming, Porini is able to provide an income for farmers while creating space for wildlife and eradicating the devastating effects of over-grazing and land-division. Further salaries and opportunities are provided by Porini selecting over 90% of employees from surrounding areas, offering a variety of training programmes and starting a school bursary for conservancy land owner’s children. 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!