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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was our first visit to the mara camp although we have been to the others before.I would say this camp is in a fantastic location and as with all porini camps the service and friendly staff make for a great stay. Wilson our guide did a great job showing us all the wildlife of Ol Kinyei.We never saw another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I went to the Mara 14 years ago and then there were a lot less lodges and vehicles - now there are just too many and you sense the animals are hounded. In fact we met a cheetah researcher there who had closed off an area to a mum with 6 cubs as otherwise she couldn't hunt for them with... More 

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