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Porini Mara Camp

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Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Porini Mara is my husband's favorite camp, and very, very well-deserved. What a joy to be met plane side with big hugs from Wilson and Marima, our guides from last time! On our way back to the camp we instantly encountered a female cheetah and her three cubs! It was great to see Jimmie, the manager again as well. My... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent two nights at Porini Mara in early June. As it was early in the season, we were the only guests. What a place! The concentration of wildlife around Porini Mara is astonishing, and the benefit of the conservancy is that there are no other safari vehicles around - you have the huge and amazing place to yourself. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a really long time since I've slept this well, taken in so much fresh air and wonderful views of our country's unique wildlife and awesome landscapes. Add on the delicious meals and sundowners, blazing campfire and insightful conversations with the likes of Jackson Liaram - our guide - and Jimmy the camp manager, and it's a delightful assault... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I planned a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Africa, but it has been so fabulous that we hope to return with family and friends. Friends recommended Gamewatchers Safaris because they operate first-class full-service safaris at a reasonable cost. Gamewatchers operates Porini (“in the wild” in Swahili) Camps where we stayed for eight nights. The Gamewatchers safari experience is superb... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights (June 2 & 3, 2015) at Porini Mara in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy -- booked through Julie Roggow (Gamewatchers Safaris), very knowledgable and helpful with great communication leading right up to the trip. Everything went smoothly from pick-up at hotel in Nairobi to flight departure from Wilson airport and pick-up at Ol Seki air strip, to arrival... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first safari and we had very few expectations (I try to avoid getting my hopes up!) but Porini Mara Camp was absolutely out of this world. The 'tents' complete with a flushing toilet are beautifully presented and the food was delicious. The highlight of Porini Mara however was the staff. Everyone who works there is so friendly... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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London
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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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