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Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Porini Mara Camp
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a fantastic time at Porini Mara camp two weeks ago. Everything was truly perfect, especially the food! The only thing I would have liked was for some other guests to be there with me! Don't get me wrong; one-on-one attention is great, but the meals and game drives would have been a bit more lively with some additional... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Let me start by saying, I wouldn't mind waking up at Ol Kinyei Conservancy every day. You know that scene in Jurassic Park, when the guests encounter their first dinosaur? It felt like that (but replace the Brachiosaurus with a very curious giraffe). The rolling hills, the lush, green landscape, and animals, animals everywhere. Believe it or not, I think... More

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

When we arrived at Porini Mara Camp we had already had four nights at Porini Rhino Camp, so we felt totally at home. The tents are beautifully equipped and have wonderful views over the plains. From our tent we saw elephant, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, wart-hogs, water buck, jackal, monkeys, wildebeest and more, we also heard some strange roars at night!... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My previous reviews confirm that I am a fan of this camp and the Conservancy concept. What more is there to say - spent two weekends at the camp in February 2014. The experience gets better and better. The conservancy was teeming with game wildebeest and plains game everywhere. The predators were having a ball!! Also saw over 100 elephants... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had an a amazing trip at Porini Mara. Coming from Tortillis , we are a bit sceptical about 'roughing it' but need not have bothered. The food was of a high standard, the bedding was very comfortable and the hot water bottle was much appreciated. However, the stars undoubtedly were the staff who went above and beyond, be it... More

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Croydon, Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is our second trip to Mara Porini and we wouldn't have missed it for the world. There is a new manager, Jimmy who has taken over from David, who is now at Rhino Porini. Jimmy used to be the main tracker here and quite rightly has been promoted to Camp Manager. This is a very laid back camp and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This camp has the best of all worlds withj game right on the doorstep, literally in the case of the bush bucks and the vervet monkeys. We stayed 4 nights and this gave us time to opt out of the odd game drive to relax and watch the wildlife - especially the birds around the camp. Harry and the rest... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

What a great way to start the second leg of our Kenya safari after Porini Amboseli. We started by booking with Julie from Gamewatchers, who was so patient with all our concerns and always got back to my emails or phone calls promptly. So a big shout out to Julie! We are a family of 8 so there were a... More

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

As my husband said, "this is not the camping that I remember doing!" Luxury tents with attention to detail, wonderful service, delicious food, and game rides with excellent Maasai guides that created memories for a lifetime. We never dreamed that we would see all the animals that we did - up close and personal. If you want a trip of... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We had a beautiful experience at this safari. The tents were luxurious and comfortable. The small touches like the heating pad left in the bed for us at night and coffee and tea in the morning were great. Chloe, our camp manager, really made our stay special as it was our wedding anniversary, and the food was incredible. They made... More

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Also Known As:
Mara Porini Camp Hotel
Mara Porini Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Porini Mara Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
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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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Porini Mara Camp is located in the exclusive 17,500 acre wildlife conservancy of Ol Kinyei, one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Serengeti-Mara eco-system. The camp has 6 spacious guest tents with an en-suite bathroom sited in the shade of Yellow-barked Acacia trees. The camp accommodates a maximum of 12 guests, where guests enjoy game drives in 4x4s, sundowners at scenic viewing points and escorted walks with Maasai guides. Ol Kinyei is noted for its excellent wildlife viewing with a resident pride of lions, cheetahs, leopards and a wide variety of animals. There is a strict limit on the number of tourist vehicles allowed in the conservancy so that visitors from the camp can view the wildlife without other vehicles. ... more   less 

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