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Ol Kinyei Conservancy

Address: Serengeti-Mara Eco-system, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 722 525660
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Ol Kinyei Conservancy is 18,700 acres of wilderness which belongs to a Maasai community who leased...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Morro Bay, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. The conservancy has an abundance of wildlife but you will not see any crowds, only the guests of the Porini Camps. I highly recommend visiting the conservancies around the Masai Mara rather than the National Reserve itself.

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Although we didn't get to see a leopard we saw lots of lions, cheetahs and other animals too! the more you travel around the more familiar you get with the different areas in the conservancy. Guides get to know the hangouts of the wildlife which makes it great for spotting them...day and night. The night drives are also good.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My stay in Ol Kinyei Conservancy at the Porini camp was amazing in every way. Incredible game sightings (cheetah with cubs, lions, watching hyenas devour a dead wildebeast, and so much more), superb camp, knowledgeable Maasai guides,... Stay here, not in the Mara itself. They'll take you into the Mara reserve one day if you want, but then spend the... More 

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Union, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I booked my trip with Julie at GameWatchers Safari. Every detail was taken care of and there was nothing for me to do other than to enjoy myself.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Ol Kinyei Conservancy offers outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities in an un-congested and beautiful setting. Upon arrival in the conservancy the diversity within the landscape the area offers is immediately evident. Large open grasslands are home to large numbers of wildebeest, gazelles, giraffe and elephants. These grasslands and neighbouring shrubby areas are also the perfect place to spot one of the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We visited Ol Kinyei conservancy in September as the first stop on our honeymoon and it was the most special experience we could hope for. The conservancy is so natural and open for the visitors, you can go off road at any time and have complete freedom if you are staying on the conservancy which provides a tranquil and secluded... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

the Mara itself is now over populated with lodges and consequently vehicles - while its great to see big herds of wilderbeest, head to the conservancies if you want a much more intimate game experience with guides who really care in genuine 4WD vehicles. The game viewing is second to none and you are most likely to be the only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Porini Camps provide the most realistic experience in visiting Kenya. You are out in a tent near the wildlife with less than a dozen other tents. Also camps are in a Conservancy where a limited number of camps are allowed and often on safaris you do not see any other jeeps. You feel like you are the original explorer!... More 

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Spent 4 days on the conservancy back in August this year. Stayed 2 nights in the Adventure camp and 2 nights in the Porini Bush camp, and could have easily stayed longer. Felt totally safe on my own even when I was the only person in camp on a couple of nights. (Also stayed in two Porini camps near Amboseli... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed in the Porini camp on this private conservancy. The wildlife viewing was excellent (thanks to our guides John and Stanley) and we saw very few other vehicles so it felt like our own reserve! I must also recommend a visit to the local school and Maasai guiding school. These are so important to keeping the conservancy as not... More 

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