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Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from a two day (followed by one day stay at Porini Lion) stay at Porini Maya. The service was excellent, the staff attentive, gracious and very hospitable. It is a small intimate camp, just perfect for a solo traveler, although most guests were not. The location is lovely, by a river, lots of trees, tents spaced out, with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The porini mara camps situated in Oi Kinyei Conservancy is The Perfect Place to have the feel of the Wilderness. Here, it seems that everything is perfact. The Most Cooperative staff, the wilderness around you, the weather in August everything. The Camp Manager "Jimmy", wow....what a man he is...the way he manages and fulfils the requirement of the guest, I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Porini Mara camps set up in the Ol Kinyei convervancy is an ideal place to experience the wilderness and enjoy the excellent wild life without hinderance of any outside vehicles. The tents are very good with all the facilities you require. Jimmy, the camp manager and his team are doing a great work. They donot have the word "no"... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great camp, great staff, great food. The conservancy has excellent wildlife, and a short drive into the Mara proper. If you have time and inkling, be sure to do the nature walk. We did this trip with our young children (6 and 9) and I highly recommend it. The camp staff were exceedingly nice to our little guys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porini Mara facilities are excellent. The Masai team who took care of me and my best friend were top notched. As two women traveling alone we felt so protected by the team both in the camps and out during our morning and evening game drives. The facilities rival any lodge I've ever visited and labeling it a rustic tent far... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second Porini Camp we stayed in and we just loved the setting in amongst the trees and close to the pretty water hole. The game drives with Wilson were a highlight through pretty bush, stony fields and hilltop settings. The experience in a private conservancy was just amazing it felt like you were the only people in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was my fifth time visiting Mara and I have always stayed with Porini camps because they offer a unique combination of things that no other camp in Mara offers. They have an excellent company called game watchers that plans your trip from the minute you land in Nairobi to your flight back home. Hildy was extremely helpful.Their arrangements are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was our second stay via Game Watchers itinerary and well worthwhile because we immediately understood the difference when we came across a cheetah mother with five cubs. If this had been in the national park within 5 minutes 20 or so trucks would have descended on the team and totally interrupted her hunt which resulted with a kill to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our third Porini camp, had been to Amboseli and Rhino Camps and finished off here at Porini Mara. Originally Gamewatchers put us into Porini Lion, but hearing that we were interested in as quiet a camp experience as possible, they put us in Porini Mara as it only has 6 tents. The location is amazing, nestled in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Booked our 6 night safari through Gamewatchers, Steve was very helpful and patient with us. Porini Mara Camp was the second part of Porini experience, loved this camp! Very small and quiet, staff were excellent. Sat around the fire in the evening before dinner, the food was great. Tents were spacious and had a nice sitting out area where we... More

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Address: Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Mara Porini Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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