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Porini Mara Camp

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Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Porini Mara Camp
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My extended family of ten, ranging from ages 6 to 70, visited four Porini Camps: Amboseli, Rhino, Mara, and Lion. Every aspect of Porini - the cultural experience, game drives/wildlife, accommodations, service, food - was stellar, and I'm convinced is totally unique from any other safari experience. Porini's model is rooted in environmental and social responsibility and partnerships with local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Have just returned from another amazing trip to Porini Mara camp. We were last there at the same time last year. Easy to see hwy this has been rated as No 1 in the Maasai Mara by TA reviewers. We booked through Gamewatchers (www.porini.com) They have some great special offers on their website and tailored the safari to our needs.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I was in this camp 29th March to 4th April 2015 for my Easter Holiday I Met many diff group of cheetah family - the best memory for me is the people n service in this camp - they make me feel home ! Nice to have my second home in Masai Mara ! Thank you for all staffs in... More 

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Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Last week I visited the Porini Mara Camp for a three night stay. I stayed here many moons ago and was hoping it would be as I had remembered. It was, and possibly, even better. The camp is run extremely well by Jimmy and as the only guest I was looked after very well. Stanley and Bill did an excellent... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What a gem of a conservancy is Ol Kinyeyi! And the Porini Mara Camp makes for an excellent base from which to experience the conservancy. There are just six tents- all well located by a seasonal stream and the staff fall over themselves to fuss over you. Like at all the Porini camps, the focus is on the game drives... More 

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

If a "real" safari is what you are looking for, then the porini camps are the way to go. Comfortable tents , great staff and feeling of being one with nature. Robyn at gamewatchers was wonderful from the word go and everything from airport transfers , meals and game drives were arranged to perfection. the staff at porini mara just... More 

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baton rouge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Porini Mara Camp is located in the Ol Kinyei conservancy. It is all the beauty and wildlife of the Mara (with a higher concentration of big cats than the national park) without the crowds. We spent three nights in the camp and had an incredible time. Two days were in the conservancy and one was in the national park,... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a great way to experience an African Safari. You stay in a spacious tent that really doesn't seem like a tent. There are 2 beds, 1 single and 1 queen. You get a desk and a place to hang some clothes. The bathroom is very good for a 'tent'. The food was good. If you don't like what... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to Porini Mara Camp. The main reason we returned - the private location on a relatively small and intimate conservancy with abundant wildlife. Rather than playing bumper-cars with the multitude of white mini-vans on the Masai Mara National Reserve, you have a conservancy that is used only by the guests of the Porini camps. During... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

After spending three wonderful days at the Porini Selenkay camp reviewed in detail already, the same overall impression applies to the arrangements at the Mara camp. I moved to Ol Kinyei for a four night stay. This Porini camp is bounded by a river and I had views of game through the bushes and trees. There is a wonderful mixture... More 

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