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Porini Mara Camp

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Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Porini Mara Camp is a peaceful camp with the friendliest staff, great food, and access to a huge conservancy area full of wildlife and very few other cars! Highly recommended, even just for one night. Some of the highlights were the bush breakfast with stunning views overlooking the conservancy area, and having sundowners with two very relaxed lionesses. Day trips... More 

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Bayport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

everything was perfect, from booking to accommodations to game drives. i booked with julie roggow and she arranged a fantastic safari experience for me. could not have been better. the game drives were amazing, the guides were fantastic, the accommodations were excellent and the staff was incredible.

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Porini Mara Camp situated in a huge Masai conservancy is a must visit if you want to enjoy wildlife as it should be. The Masai owners and Jake have made this the best game sanctuary and the staff are enthusiastic, friendly and always looking to make your stay perfect! It is simply but comfortable. Perfect for a little relaxation and... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bill and Tipa met us (Jane and son's family including 4 children) from the airstrip and we had a warm welcome from Jimmy, camp manager. The tent was lovely and we enjoyed the hot water bottles and safari showers..The food, especially the soups was all delicious and freshly cooked. The location was peaceful and well situated. The ethos and philosophy... More 

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

Amazing stay at the Porini Mara Camp. We stayed here last July and had a wonderful time. Within a couple of hours after arriving we were sat in the jeep having a sundowner with the pride of lions next to us. The staff are all incredibly attentive and made our visit so special. We were lucky enough to experience the... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Went there for our honeymoon. Game viewing wasn't as good as we expected for the Mara(we're safari snobs) but we still saw two large prides of lions and got to spend over an hour with them without seeing another safari van. Obviously we saw tons of other animals as well. Food was good and the tent was very spacious and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Because of business I found myself traveling solo to Nairobi and decided to find a safari for a few days since I was in Africa. The entire experience with Gamewatcher was amazing. Porini Mara is the camp I stayed in during my stay in the Mara. The camp is in a private game reserve just outside the mara. The camp... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our Safari experience superseeded our expectations. I wanted to also get this next point right out of the gate before you read the rest of the review. Many people nowadays have the idea that "Africa is dangerous..don't go there" This could not be any further from the truth. There are dangerous places all over the world and being a westerner... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 June 29, 2015

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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