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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
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... more » 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. « less
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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Place, peace and the rare animals. Communitybased benefitting for the local people, one of the first conservancies in the mara. Creating jobs for the local masai tribes through porini camps.

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Greytown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

From the moment we arrived till the time came to say farewell we experienced a part of Africa that completed a picture of our adventure. The welcome, the game drives, the meals, the oh so comfortable bed, contributed to something we will remember for a long time. A close encounter - while out walking - with a lioness whose cubs... More

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This one of the best conservancy to view the big cats,I saw alot of lions,cheetah,leopard and we where able to to do the night game drive,wonderful park. I highly recommend it

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Avoid the traffic of the Masai Mara. Ol Kinyei Conservancy only permits guests at the Gamewatchers/Porini camps in, so there are only a handful of vehicles. Greener than the National reserve, with just as many fantastic animals to see.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The convervancy was teeming with wildlife. No other vehicles except for the camp vehicles. So no hinderance, no disturbance. You are all alone to enjoy this beautiful conservancy. We could see cheetah with cubs, several lion prides, elephants, green mamba, amazing birds etc.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a beautiful area. And so green in the dry season. Fever forests, savanna, rocky crags, streams, and bush--all packed with animals. We stayed three nights as part of a Gamewatchers Adventure Camp safari and weeks later, can't stop smiling.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a great alternative to the Mara. Far fewer flies. Far fewer vans. Yet lots of wildlife in a diverse landscape.

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