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It was here that we had our best sightings among the 3 camps we stayed in Kenya - plenty of lions (as the name says), " the five brothers" (the unique phenomenon of 5 cheetahs from 2 different families forming a group & moving together),...More
The Porini Lioin Camp is located in a beautiful private conservancy with some of the most dense populations of lions prides. Part of the excitement is the fact that the tents and the camp are literally in the open, and not barricaded from the elements...More
We have been visiting game parks for quite a few years but nothing has come close to this amazing conservancy and camp.
Everything about this camp went way beyond expectations, the incredible wildlife, the staff and management and the exceptional pride and care they showed,...More
I've recently returned from a 3 night stay at Porini Lion Camp, booked through Gamewatchers Safari. From reading reviews and following Gamewatchers and Porini Lion camp on instagram and facebook, its fair to say I had high expectations. These expectations were outstripped in every way...More
Everything - the camp, people, wildlife - were wonderful. It was an intimate experience, no crowds of vehicles, no big tour groups. Just a few of us— at most there were 10 people in camp. In the conservancy, we were able to get very close...More
Response from Fielddreams | Reviewed this property |
If you book through Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd, who book the Porini Camps, you will be picked up by their driver at the international airport, taken to your hotel, and then the next morning they will drive you to Wilson... More
If you book through Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd, who book the Porini Camps, you will be picked up by their driver at the international airport, taken to your hotel, and then the next morning they will drive you to Wilson Airport, where the small planes take you to camp. We were cared for from our arrival until our departure at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
I do not like really hot weather, so we have gone late June to early July on one trip and in August on another. It is cold when we start in the morning 40's to 50's and probably high 70's to 80's in the afternoon. I think that September and October might be warmer than July and August Our summer is their winter. Winter is cold and dry, Summer is hot and a wetter time of year. I would think more mosquitoes. Winter has the migration, so there are a lot of wildebeest and zebra and therefore easy hunting for predator families.
This camp is in a conservancy on the Masai Mara, but not in the national park. We have never seen more than 3 other vehicles while watching a family of animals. We have gone into the national park to watch the migration on one trip and there were at least 15 cars near us that we could see and about 30 on the other side of the river. You do not have to stay on the roads in the conservancy which means if you see lions 100 yards away, you can drive up as close as 10 or 15 ft to baby lions, depending on the circumstances (guides decision), or follow cheetahs as they hunt down dinner.
I would also recommend the balloon flight unless you are afraid of heights. My husband followed us this last trip and took pictures of our balloon ride.
I hope this helps. Good luck. It is an amazing experience.
Response from BriggsFancy | Reviewed this property |
Weather was great. No bugs at all. I was actually shocked. Took multiple brands of repellent and never touched any of them. Cool in the AM, but occasionally got very warm in the afternoon, but cool again by Sundowner time.
Response from Safaribuff | Reviewed this property |
I have been taking my son o safari since he was 8 years old - kids take their cues from parents - if you are relaxed and enthralled by the proximity of the animals - they will be too. The tents are very safe. After dark... More
I have been taking my son o safari since he was 8 years old - kids take their cues from parents - if you are relaxed and enthralled by the proximity of the animals - they will be too. The tents are very safe. After dark you are escorted to and from your tents.