We were on our honeymoon and visited both the Porini Mara and Amboseli Camps. All we can say is that these camps are rated #1 in their respective areas with good reason!
Both camps somehow manage to give you feelings of being out in the wild whilst at the same time being in the lap of luxury. What really makes the camps special though are the staff - friendly, helpful, attentive and knowledgeable; they made our stay absolutely wonderful and we cannot praise them highly enough.
As nearly every other review has stated, the animal life we saw was fantastic and the guides and drivers knew their stuff, so we really got "up close and personal" with the wildlife.
To us Porini seem to be going about things in the right way, working with and employing people from the local communities, so while the camps are more expensive than others we came away with the feeling that this was for a good reason.
To sum up, everything about the Porini camps was wonderful and we will definitely look to make a return visit sometime in the future.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Mara Porini Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Porini Mara Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve