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Porini Mara Camp

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Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a true safari experience. A low key, unpretentious but extremely comfortable tented camp nestled in a very special part of the Masai Mara landscape. The camp staff are extremely welcoming and discretely attentive, making you feel instantly at home. The safari guides are extremely knowledgeable and bring the tiniest detail to life, as well as knowing how to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely fabulous. Very comfortable camp but still with the feel of 'being in the bush' but the best thing about it was our guides - Stanley and George. So enthusiastic about their culture and landscape. And great fun too. The value of being in a conservancy rather than staying in a reserve or national park cannot be overstated - no... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to relax and see wildlife. I went during low season (in December, when there is no migration) and still I saw a lot of animals (lion, leopard, gazelles, giraffes, elephants and many other). Many thanks to Wilson, George, Ben and Letina, they are great guides!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They are extremely well run in all aspects. Location,guides,staff are all well trained and do their utmost to make the visit memorable.3 camps were visited Amboseli,Rhino & Mara Lion.Each was excellent.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden in a dip amongst the trees, Porini Mara Camp is beautifully located amongst the trees by the river. Being a small camp with this private conservancy I was made to feel special and also lucky to be able to experience this. The accommodation and food were great and the team headed by Jimmy and Julius' cooking made the whole... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy Porini . The wild life is all around you , from the Bush Baby , Leapard , Lion , Hyena Birds like the Roller and the white backed vulture , larks ,and kingfisher plus all the abundant plains game . The big advantage is that you will have this to yourself over 17000 acres? The staff are... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best wildlife experience we've had in Africa yet in decades of travel here. Much more wildlife than in the national parks and without the insane mini buses which plague those. Mara Porini allows you to really feel, hear and smell the real Africa with roaring lions, hippos grunting, tree hyrax screeching, bush babies and a myriad of other night sounds.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was wonderful staying at the Porini Mara camp and knowing you were part of Gamewatchers efforts towards the conservation of this beautiful area. There were so many highlights during our stay including seeing a mother cheetah with her three cubs and a morning drive when wildebeests seemed to be having a single file migration through the mist. Coming around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We stayed at the Porini Mara camp as part of our honeymoon to Kenya over Christmas. The Porini Mara camp was the most welcoming of all the camps we stayed at, with excellent service from the camp staff and exceptional driving and spotting from the Maasai guides. The food was delightful, considering the chef has a small camp kitchen and... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Getting to the Porini Mara camp from Nairobi requires hours of travel on some very rough roads. I would recommend booking a reasonable priced bush plane flight into this location to avoid the harsh ride from Nairobi. As true of other Porini Camps, the service and food and personnel at the Porini Mara Camp are top notch. My booking was... More 

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