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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When planning our safari I was skeptical, but once we arrived at Porini Lion Camp I was completely satisfied with our accommodations. I especially enjoyed seeing all the wild animals coming to visit us every day. The parade of 25 small brown mongoose on the river bank in front of our tent our first afternoon was great. Our own beds,... More 

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Crestline, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights at this camp an a total of 4 nights in Porini camps. The service was amazing. The staff was warm and friendly and accommodated all of our needs and wants. The food was wonderful and the location was perfect. These were not your ordinay tents but comfortable full facility rooms. Complete with running water, hot showers,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Porini Lion Camp in July 2016 for three nights. I still pine daily to be back there. The camp is comfortable, with spacious tents and good beds. We heard lions roaring at night along with hyenas and felt very close to the land and wildlife. Food was great and the coffee and tea slipped gently under the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights (out of 4 on safari) at this camp after the Porini Rhino Camp. A wonderful experience. Tents are clean, tasteful, and the perfect balance between luxury and rustic ( for tent standards). All the staff especially our guides Josephent and Johnathan were fantastic. They make you feel right at home and feed you very well. The... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at Porini. The rooms were very nice, though it is a tented camp so don't expect luxury. More like luxury tenting. The staff were excellent, the drivers and guides are very knowledgeable. The conservation area the camp is located in is beyond compare. There are multiple lion prides, a leopard and her cub, and every... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My adult daughters and I flew Safarilink to a airstrip field near the Porini Lion Camp and were met perfectly with no issues by two highly personable, competent, and easygoing Maasi Warriors, Josephant and Christopher. We were a bit skeptical of the bucket showers and food. Our skepticism was wasted. The buckets are big, the shower long and plenty hot.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

~ During the first week of February, 2016 I had the privilege of staying for one week as a solo guest at Porini Lion Camp in the Olare-Motorogi Conservancy beside Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. As it was my twelfth African wildlife photography safari, I had hopes that it might be a memorable experience comparable to previous safaris, as I’d... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Porini Lion Camp could be in fairness, completely suitable for some families but was terrible for mine. If you are used to traveling in luxury hotels (Park Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, etc.) then this will be a terrible choice. The food is similar to cafeteria food with burgers, etc. so don't expect much. Also the food is slightly off target i.e.... More 

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Jake G, Owner at Porini Lion Camp, responded to this review

I’m sorry to see from your review that although you were very positive about the wildlife viewing and the guiding, you felt that the camp itself did not come up to your expectations and was not a good choice for your family as you are used to staying in the finest luxury international hotels. I note that you have commented... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very bad choice, was mislead by Gamewatchers who booked the trip and talked me into Porini Lion Camp. Was never told till too late that Gamewatchers owned the camp. If you want to have a third rate time--no electricity in the rooms, WiFi rarely worked, food bad, water in rooms salty and no hot water--go to Porini Lion Camp. Terrible,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An awesome and unforgettable safari experience for my husband, adult son and myself during a recent trip to the Porini Lion Camp. From the moment we got off the plane and were greeted at the Airstrip until we said our goodbyes four days later, our Guide/Driver, Jackson, and his Spotter, Phillip, made us feel like family. We began taking in... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Porini Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, home to an abundance of animals. With 10 spacious comfortably furnished tents, each with private verandahs and en-suite bathrooms, the camp is small and exclusive giving a real bush experience. Guests enjoy the game drives in open 4x4's, escorted bush walks with Maasai warriors and sundowners. The Camp is the perfect base to experience the annual wildebeest migration. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porini Lion Camp

Address: Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $848 - $1,359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Porini Lion Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Porini Lion Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Porini Lion Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve
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