We stayed here in 2009 and knew we had to return. This time we arrived after staying for 3 nights at Porini's other Mara camp - Mara Porini. As we approached the camp it felt like we were coming home, smiles welcomed us as we had aquick drink and off to our fantastic tents for a quick freshen up before a game drive with Meshak who we had requested specifically.
The tents are wonderful, very big, with all mod cons. Those who say they did not like having to ask for showers should perhaps look at what they are booking before they book and anyway, a 5 minute wait at the most is all it takes for a long hot shower in the middle of nowhere!!!
We always get up early, 5.30, and go out all day including bush breakfast and lunches. Even if we saw no life at all just this would be worth the money but life we saw as all did and will in future.
Early morning the cats are up and about and we saw lion hunts, cheetah hunts and kills and all with virtually no other vehicles around.
I could go on forever as to how good this is but simply put:
If you want aswimming pool and sunlounger go somewhere else.
If you want lots of white vans (Virus Vans as we call them) stay in the main Mara especially on the east side.
If you want peace and quiet and wildelife ina supoerb conservancy that benefits the locals and not ahuge multinational company then STAY AT PORINI camps especially the Lion Camp
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Porini Lion Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Porini Lion Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve