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Porini Mara Camp
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Reviewed September 2, 2009

We have just returned from staying two nights at the wonderful Mara Porini Camp. We are a 50 year old couple with two 15 year olds. We loved the camp itself.The tents we luxurious by any camping standards. Very comfy beds, very spacious and a proper bathroom with flush toilet and safari shower. They had a superb terrace for monkey watching and the service from the Masai guards (escorted you around the camp as it is unfenced), cooks and waiters was exceptional. The maximum number of people at any one time is only 12 so you get a very personal service and the camp is in its own conservancy so some of the time you are the only ones in the area looking for animals. Our guide Robert was amazing - very knowledgeable and able to spot animals that to us were invisible. 90% of those employed in the camp are from the local Masai community and have a knowldege of the animals and environment which only comes from living there all their lives. The community also recieves payment for every guest to the camp. We had 3 safaris and a walk near the camp. One full day was spent in the Masia Mara reserve itself (About 40 mins away) and the other day in the conservancy. We were there at the time of the Wildebeast migration and saw more animals than we hoped for including the more difficult to see Rhino , a heard of 50 elephants and a cheeta kill. We went with Africa Sky and were looked after Gamewatch Safaris and Safari Link for our local flight. the comnections were seemless and there was always a friendly face to meet us. The only small glitch was that we were not told of the reduced luggage allowance for the flight from Nairobi to the Mara resulting in a frantic re pack of bags in the airport so we could leave one bag behind. The flight from Wilson to the Mara is an expereince in itself as you can see loads of animals from the air.On our return the taxi waiting for us put itself at our disposal to go to the Carnivore Restuarant (the biggest BBQ you will ever see!) or wherever we had wanted to go in Nairobi, before our flight to Mombassa which was an unexpected bonus. We will all never forget the experience we had there and would recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 28, 2009

An amazing holiday from start to finish. The small plane was a great way to get to the camp; we were met by friendly staff in a jeep. The camp itself is idyllic: one feels right in the heart of nature, yet the accommodation is very comfortable - a perfect base for the safari drives and walks around the conservancy, which is teeming with wildlife. Going out in the open-top jeeps with the expert Masai guides (in our case Ben and Simon) was a fantastic experience, far more special than one would get on the tourist minivans in the Mara park. We loved every minute of it - from the early-morning game drives to the sundowners. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2009

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2009

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2009

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 17, 2009

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2008

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Porini Mara Camp

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 #3 of 10 Hotels in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Price Range: $782 - $1,307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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

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