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 so many vehicles. Instead go to the Gamewatchers conservancies - a totally new way of eco-tourism and as there are only a few people in each conservancy you really do feel as if you are the only ones there. Much less intrusive and the animals can get on with their lives. the camps are all designed to be totally eco-friendly and can be packed up at a moment's notice with no impact on the land. We had one day in the Mara and we all just wanted to go back to Ol Kinyei! Stunning game viewing, some of the best I have experienced in 5 trips to Africa - including some amazing lion prides with kills, cheetah and elephant. This camp is fantastic, amazing food and hospitality and guides who are so knowledgeable and want to share everything with you. My sister and I will return with families as soon as we can!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mara Porini Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Porini Mara Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve