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Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Porini Mara Camp
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

A fantastic safari experience right in the conservancy. Everything was perfect and we would definitely recommend it to others - in fact we have! We felt so lucky to be there. The food and accommodation were great and the staff could not have been more helpful. Unlike many other people we saw viewing the wildlife we were in our own... More

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We did a 5 day safari to the amboseli and mara camps. AMAZING. from our arrival at the airport to drop off we were just on a high. Our first stop was Amboseli and the bar was set. Tony and the staff (john, fred, danny, dennis....all of them!) could teach the rest of the world about service! We had a... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Our final camp of our safari was Porini Mara, after experiencing Porini Amboseli and Porini Rhino. Mara did not disappoint! I believe the true test of service is when there is an issue to be dealt with. Our issue was entirely our fault, but Chloe and Jimmie, the camp managers, went over the top in helping us. We lost our... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

So happy that we decided to include Mara Porini on our 10th year of bush camp adventures with Gamewatchers Porini camps! Our last stay in this camp was 5 years ago- and what a difference these 5 years made in the amount of wildlife in the Ol Kinyei conservancy. We spent the full 3 nights / 4 days on game... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This was our second trip to Kenya but the first visit to Porina Mara. The word "porini" means "in the wild" apparently and at the Mara Camp (and other Porini Camps), this is exactly where you are! Each tent is set far enough away from the next to allow for privacy and also have their very own verandah area. From... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The Mara camp was our 2nd Porini camp, where we stayed 2 nights and we weren't disappointed. Soon after arrival we had a thunderstorm but it quickly cleared and we were able to enjoy our lunch out in the open, Game viewing was excellent and our guides were good, Wilson was a real joker. I only say sleep quality was... More

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I spent 4 days and 3 nights at Porini Mara Camp two weeks ago. It was our first safari ever and what an experience it was. You are right there in the wilderness, and baboons were climbing up and down the trees right outside our tents. We rarely saw more than one other vehicle while on game... More

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed for three nights at this camp having experienced many safari camps previously around other African countries. The wildlife was as good as we expected with the open grasslands providing ample opportunity for game viewing. The guides and drivers were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Our tent was large and the beds comfortable, but the tent itself looked tired and in... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My two teenaged kids, my mom, her husband and I went to the Porini Mara Camp and the Porini Lion camp in July, 2013 and had the most fantastic experience. Everything was more than we ever had expected. The guides and drivers were very knowledgeable and showed us with great pride both nature and the animals living there. We liked... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

in the trees over our tent! This camp was a great experience with wonderful food, excellent guides and well appointed accommodations. This was the second of the Porini camps for us and both were outstanding. We booked through Julie Roggow from Gamewatchers and were very satisfied. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable and were able to take us to see things... 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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