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Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was the second Porini camp we stayed at and sadly only stayed there for one night! (we first stayed at Porini Rhino and then went onto Lion afterwards.) I would definitely stay here for longer next time. Porini camps offer you a certain level of luxury whilst camping in the wild. The camp has six tents set on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, it feels as though you are on your own private game reserve. Tents are spacious, best comfortable and toiletries, a torch and water provided. The staff here really care for you - I had some brilliant conversations with the food and beverage manager and could tell that he was interested in what I was saying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I can't say enough good things about Gamewatchers! I traveled alone to Kenya in December of 2012 and would jump at the chance to do it again. I chose Gamewatchers because of their commitment to the environment and working with indigenous tribes. Their camps are very Eco-conscious, leased from the local Massai people and staffed by the Massai as well.... More 

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Wimauma, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We tend to be conservative in destination selection for vacations, so to make plans for an Africa Safari was a little stretch for us. We are so glad that we made this one of out top bucket list destinations. I did lots of research prior to the trip to try to narrow down where to go. There is obviously lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were drawn to Gamewatchers' Porini Camps because they are eco-conscious, intimate, and situated on private conservancies. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is located on leased land from the local Maasai community, and Gamewatchers also works closely with the Maasai to generate jobs (our guide/spotter Josphet and driver Tippa were from nearby villages). The camps leave no footprint, meaning that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We travelled here with the help of go2africa.com in September 2014. This was our honeymoon and first safari experience and the two night stay at the Porini Mara camp could not have been more perfect! We were met by two friendly guides Nelson and Geoffrey at the airstrip. They were the guides for the entire trip and they were polite,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our four night stay at the Porini Mara Camp 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 cultural experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great accommodation--as long as you get use to bucket showers--gives just enough for hair wash and soaping-- no time to get kinks out from jeep drives over bumpy trails Best is attentive Maasi staff who are friendly and enjoy what they do By staying in Conservancy they limit other camps so when you find a cheeta etc. there are only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in early September and couldn't have been happier. The staff were all excellent and so was the food. Dining every night with the other campers and sharing experiences was really nice. The game drives were great with animals everywhere. The drivers were very good at spotting animals from a long distance so we didn't miss... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 6
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Mara Porini Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
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