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Ol Kinyei Conservancy

Serengeti-Mara Eco-system, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
+254 722 525660
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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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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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Our next Porini camp was Ol Kinyei Conservancy in Masai Mara. Outstanding! We loved the whole experience! Again, we stayed on the community’s land and had all the benefits of exploring the land with our guides without being committed to designated tracks. In the national park we got close to a (rare) Black Rhino. What a magnificent beast! And we... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It is always great to observe elephants and other wildlife on Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Every visit is an adventure! The conservancies around the Maasai Mara National Reserve are vital for the movements of animals in the bigger ecosystem - and represent a sanctuary for wildlife while also benefiting local people. We will be back soon:-)

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I really can't say enough good things about our experience here and in the other conservancies booked through Gamewatchers and Porini. While this has only been my first safari, I really think staying on the conservancies is the way to go. They offer equally amazing wildlife and have far fewer people than the national parks. Another great thing about the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our four night stay at the Porini Mara Camp, during with we explored the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, was a fantastic and incredible experience, exceeding all our expectations. The facilities are very comfortable, the Safari drives well planned and diverse, but most importantly, the Maasai staff are very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable, making the stay also a very interesting and fascinating... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed at Porini Mara camp for three days, which is situated on the Conservancy. The land, the wildlife and the Masai people are remarkable. Crossing over small streams with wildlife on the rocks was one of the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Zebra, giraffe, buffalo, gazelle, impala, my favorite wart hogs, and of course wilderbeast all living side... More 

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