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Ol Kinyei Conservancy

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Address: Serengeti-Mara Eco-system, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 722 525660
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Ol Kinyei Conservancy is 18,700 acres of wilderness which belongs to a...

Ol Kinyei Conservancy is 18,700 acres of wilderness which belongs to a Maasai community who leased it to Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps for it to be set aside for the purposes of wildlife conservation. Ol Kinyei Conservancy is home to only one permanent camp, the Porini Mara Camp which accommodates a maximum of only 12 guests at any given time - making this not only an exclusive experience but one that respects the principles of eco-tourism. Located within the Serengeti-Mara eco-system, Ol Kinyei is renowned for its unspoilt and breathtaking scenery with diverse terrain offering on one hand open savannah plains and rolling hills on the other.

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Beautiful area and great game to see

Although only 2 nights at Porini Mara Camp, the game drives within Ol Kinyei private conservancy made the most of the time there. Our excellent and very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carol S
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although only 2 nights at Porini Mara Camp, the game drives within Ol Kinyei private conservancy made the most of the time there. Our excellent and very knowledgeable drivers/guides Geoffrey and Thompson were great fun. We saw a huge range of wildlife and birds and it was a pleasure to be able to share their space and not be joined... More 

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Thank Carol S
Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ol Kinyei Conservancy by Gamewatchers / Porini is one of the oldest conservancies which now line the main reserve boundaries and create a buffer for the wildlife. I have often seen that more game is during certain times of the year seen on the conservancy compared to the main reserve. A very limited number of accommodation facilities only adds... More 

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Thank Safariafficionado
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ol Kinyei Conservancy provides the sort of visual experience that the early pioneers in Kenya would have experienced . Abundant Game with very few people . The conservancy is unfenced but attracts many plains game and with that the predators The local Masai Community benefits from leasing the land to the conservancy and it is clear the land itself... More 

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Thank Rodney E
Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the very best managed and most enjoyable conservancy in the whole of the Masai Mara area. The game is abundant, the people who are in fact the owners are friendly and courteous. The Camp comfortable without being extravagant!

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Thank Mzeenini
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We could not believe the sheer volume of animals that live in this beautiful place. We were lucky enough to be the only guests for a whole day, so we had the pleasure of observing so many stunning creatures with no distractions. I had previously been excited to see just one zebra or lion, but Ol Kinyei is full of... More 

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Thank Hannah W
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

One of the Best Conservancy in Mara... It has one of the best wildlife concentration of carnivores and herbivores and also bird life. Stay in Porini Mara Camp to enjoy Ol Kinyei conservancy.

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Thank NagarajTaware
toledo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

If you want to see abundant wildlife with little or no other landrovers hovering in the area this is the place to be. Beautiful scenery, peaceful and spiritual.

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Thank bonzaikiwi
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

i stayed at ol kinyei adventure camp, really good game and plenty of the big cats...around 25 lions around camp..especially during the migration. a must if you want to be away from the crowd

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Unbelieveable wildlife in a pristine natural setting. Hippos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants and giraffes!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Ol Kinyei Conservancy is a private conservancy and it has its own resident lion pride which we saw on multiple game drive while we stayed at the Ol Kinyei Adventure Camp. There is lots of wildlife in the conservancy so there is no real need to go all the way to the Mara Reserve. However Mara Reserve is the best... More 

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