PORINI MARA CAMP - OL KINYEI CONSERVANCY - MASAI MARA
Porini Mara Camp is located in a unique and beautiful setting under yellow-barked Acacia trees along the banks of the Laetoli stream. The camp is in Ol Kinyei Conservancy – an exclusive 18700 acre wilderness set aside as a wildlife sanctuary with a wide variety of species including big cats. Ol Kinyei is renowned for its unspoilt scenery with diverse terrain offering open savannah plains and rolling hills. The land, with its abundance of water sources in the form of springs, streams and rivers is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Ol Kinyei Conservancy was the first community conservancy of its kind set up in 2005 and every tent pays to secure 700 acres with the vehicles being limited to no more than 1 vehicle to 1400 acres. The guests staying at the Porini Camps have exclusive access to this conservancy and the camp has a low eco-footprint and one of a handful in Kenya with a Gold Eco-rating.
Porini Mara Camp is set in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy close to the Masai Mara in Kenya. The nearest airstrip is Ol Seki which is around 20 minutes’ drive from camp
Porini Mara Camp has just 6 spacious guest tents with one of them being a family unit which has a central lounge connecting the two tents. The tents are spacious and comfortable and the camp has a friendly and welcoming feel. Tents are furnished with local material and comfortable pillows made from colourful local fabrics. The beds have comfortable mattresses and cosy duvets and blankets and soft towels in the bathroom.
Each tent contains a double and single bed with bedside tables, LED bedside lamps, torch, wardrobe for hanging your clothes, luggage rack, ensuite toilet with bucket shower and basin, writing desk with lamp, carpets and chairs and table on the veranda for relaxing. Hot water bottles in each bed to chase the cold at night.
Porini Mara Camp is fully-inclusive of meals and drinks. The meals at Porini Mara Camp are crafted to complement the safari experience and the camp Chef uses fresh ingredients to prepare delicious meals and home-baked bread. 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 three-course dinners.
Solar energy powers the lights in the tent and throughout the camp. There are no electrical outlets in the guest tents and all battery charging is done in the manager’s office. The tents do not require mosquito nets around the beds as the tents are insect proof with screen windows and a zipped up door.
ACTIVITIES AND WILDLIFE
There is a resident lion pride of over 20 animals and several leopards also have their territories within the Ol Kinyei conservancy and are often sighted by guests from Porini Mara Camp on evening or early morning drives. Cheetahs are frequently seen and it is not rare to come across large numbers of giraffe as well as Cape buffalo and elephants. This is a great location from which to observe the Great Wildebeest Migration (generally July to October), and there is another Wildebeest Migration from Kenya’s Loita Plains to the Mara which moves into Ol Kinyei Conservancy earlier, usually by January. The calving takes place there during February and March when the plains of the conservancy are teeming with wildebeest and a lot of predator action.
Game Drives and bush walks - the camp offers morning, evening and night shared game drives and sundowners at scenic viewing points and you can go on escorted bush walks with Maasai warriors and safari guide.
Bush breakfasts and bush lunches - are also provided as part of the experience with the focus on being out in nature with your qualified Maasai guide and spotter.
Celebrate your wedding in a romantic and tranquil setting within stunning scenery and surrounded by the sounds of the bush. Porini Mara Camp is perfect for unique civil ceremonies, renewal of vows or blessings. 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.
PORINI MARA CAMP IS CLOSED FROM 15TH APRIL TO THE 31ST MAY EVERY YEAR
THE CAMP WELCOMES CHILDREN OF ALL AGES AND THERE IS A FAMILY TENT - THE CAMP IS UNFENCED AND WALKING SAFARIS ARE NORMALLY FOR CHILDREN AGED 12+