PORINI CHEETAH CAMP – OL KINYEI CONSERVANCY – MASAI MARA

Porini Cheetah Camp is set in Ol Kinyei Conservancy – an exclusive 18,700 acre wilderness set aside as a wildlife sanctuary with a wide variety of species including big cats. The area has open plains, forests, rivers and stunning views.

Porini own and operate Cheetah Camp generating an income and employment opportunities for local people. The community is receiving a rent for the lease of the area by Porini Safari Camps plus an entry fee for each tourist visitor. All roads have been constructed using local labour so that the members of the community gain employment from the Conservancy. In addition to the road maintenance team Game Scouts have been employed to carry out patrols to see that the wildlife is protected.

LOCATION

Cheetah Camp is located in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy within the greater Masasi Mara in Kenya.  It will take about an hour on a scheduled flight from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Naboisho airstrip and then a short 20-30 minute game drive to camp.

THE CAMP

Porini Cheetah Camp has just 6 spacious guest tents and the camp has a friendly and comfortable feel.  Tents are tastefully furnished with local material and comfortable pillows made from colourful fabrics and the beds are comfortable and wrapped in cosy blankets.

Each tent contains a double and single bed with bedside tables, bedside LED lamps, torch, wardrobe for hanging your clothes, luggage rack, plug points for charging cameras and laptops, ensuite toilet with bucket shower and basin, writing desk with lamp, carpets on the floor, fan and table on veranda for relaxing. Hot water bottles in each bed to chase the cold at night.

Porini Cheetah Camp is fully-inclusive of meals, drinks and the meals are crafted to complement the safari experience. The camp Chef uses fresh ingredients to prepare high quality meals and even home-baked bread and everything at the camp is homemade and cooked with special care and attention.  All meals are served on a set menu basis with warming hearty breakfast in the morning, light invigorating lunches and dinners served under the star filled sky.  Indian cuisine is available on request.

Solar energy powers the lights in the tent and throughout the camp. The tents do not require mosquito nets around the beds as the tents are insect proof with screen windows and a zipped up door.

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ACTIVITIES

The Ol Kinyei conservancy is exclusive to Porini Camps and makes for an extraordinarily intimate wildlife experience with very few other vehicles sharing your wildlife sightings. The conservancy is a recognized hotspot for the big cats and especially cheetahs and lions which are seen regularly, often with cubs. It is also home to large herds of elephants and plains game for which the Maasai Mara eco-system is famous. Game drives can also be taken in the nearby Maasai Mara National Reserve and the adjacent Naboisho Conservancy.

The camp is located close to the Olare Lemunyi watercourse between the White Rock feature on the one hand and a marsh fed by a permanent underground spring that is a magnet for the antelopes and zebras, especially in the dry season. The White Rock is an excellent location for sun downers because of 360 degree views it offers.

Game drives – morning, evening and night shared game drives are offered in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy and the adjacent Naboisho Conservancy with an optional full day spent in Mara National Reserve with picnic lunch

Escorted walks – with Maasai guides,

Sundowner drinks – watch the sunset from scenic viewing points

SAFARI WEDDINGS

Wedding ceremonies can be arranged at private, scenic viewpoints with stunning views across the game-filled landscape. Maasai traditional customs and blessings can be included to make a very special and spiritual experience.

GIVING BACK

The primary purpose of our Porini Conservancy Concept and its operations is conservation of the environment in partnership with the local communities using eco tourism ventures; This venture is directly channeling over US$1.5 Million per Year to the local Communities plus jobs in areas where opportunities for jobs were almost non-existent for the locals.

PORINI CHEETAH CAMP IS CLOSED FROM THE 15TH APRIL THROUGH TO THE 31ST MAY EVERY YEAR

THE CAMP WELCOMES FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN AGED 8 YEARS AND OLDER – THE CAMP IS UNFENCED AND WALKING SAFARIS ARE NORMALLY FOR CHILDREN AGED 12+

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