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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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Description: 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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My favourite Conservancy

An exclusive conservancy used only by Gamewatchers (www.porini.com) Teeming with game - See TA reviews for Porini Mara Camp, They also have a cheaper Adventure Camping option... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

An exclusive conservancy used only by Gamewatchers (www.porini.com) Teeming with game - See TA reviews for Porini Mara Camp, They also have a cheaper Adventure Camping option Some of the key benefits are: 1. excellent wildlife viewing with the ability to get close to the game - real off roading in 4x4's and not mini busses and amazing wildlife. 2.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Tons of game and no other vehicles, this how all safaris should be done. Unspoilt wilderness and a real feeling of not being part of a crowd. Paradise.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a relatively small conservancy but has four of the Big Five. Most importantly you have a very good chance get to see of of them without having to jostle for space with many other mini buses.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As soon as we entered, we were greeted by 100s of wildebeests! After 10 more minutes of driving, we came across a family of 17 elephants, including babies. It leaves you in awe.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

lots of game , rugged terrain , different from the other conservancies around which represent the typical plains of the mara. very exciting to go over with expert drivers from porini mara with a surprise at every turn !

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baton rouge
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stayed at the Porini Mara camp, which is the only accomodation in the conservancy, This quiet and peaceful setting is home to a high concentration of lions and cheetahs. Early morning game drives showed us how beautiful Kenya can be as the sun rises, and our afternoon drives were great for spotting big cats. We could not have been... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

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
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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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