PORINI RHINO CAMP - OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY - LAIKIPIA
Porini Rhino Camp is set in a secluded valley on the banks of a seasonal river and under the shade of acacia trees in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia. The camp has just seven spacious and comfortable tents carefully sited to take advantage of the wonderful surrounding views. Each tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-power lighting and ensuite hot shower and flush toilet. The camp is specially designed to have minimum environmental impact (with no permanent structures and using eco-friendly fuel).
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a not-for-profit wildlife conservancy between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya. The Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.
The Conservancy boasts the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and houses the remaining northern white rhino in the world. The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary provides a haven for orphaned, abandoned and rescued chimpanzees and is the only place in Kenya where these great apes can be seen. The Conservancy is host to the big five and is home to a huge variety of bird and wildlife. Through the conservancy's community development programme Ol Pejeta provides funding to surrounding communities to aid health, education, water and infrastructure projects. They also support the provision of agriculture and livestock extension services and the development of community-based conservation tourism ventures.
Porini Rhino Camp is set in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia. Regular scheduled flights arrive at the Nanyuki airstrip which is about 45 minutes’ drive from the conservancy.
The seven tents are very spacious and have private verandas along the length of the tent providing a secluded and private space for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of this African wilderness. The large, traditional canvas safari tents are comfortable with thick, soft rugs and are lovely and bright with three of the four walls are entirely made of mosquito screen. The tents are comfortably functional – perfect for people who want a tented camp experience without frills. The beds are comfortable and wrapped in cosy blankets and soft towels.
Each tent contains a double /twin and single bed with bedside tables, torch, gas and kerosene lanterns, wardrobe for hanging your clothes, luggage rack, ensuite toilet with bucket walk-in shower and wash basin sink, writing desk with lamp, carpets of sheep skin rugs on the floor LED lighting, chairs and table on veranda for relaxing. Hot water bottles in each bed keep you warm on chilly nights.
Porini Rhino Camp offers fully-inclusive meal plan that caters for all meals and drinks. The meals are crafted to complement the the safari experience and all meals are served on a set menu basis with warming hearty breakfast in the morning, light invigorating lunches and dinners served in the mess tent. On at least one day you will enjoy a picnic lunch in a scenic setting depending on the weather.
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.
The Conservancy ensures excellent game-viewing and game drives with proper open-sided, off-road 4×4 safari vehicles and expert safari guides. It is possible to see the big 5 at ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Game drives - shared morning, evening and night game drives with excellent guides in the conservancy.
Escorted walks - with Maasai Guidess
Sundowners - at scenic spots
You will have the opportunity to meet Baraka the Black Rhino and visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and there is are optional visit sto Endangered Species Boma to see World’s last Northern White Rhinos, optional Lion Tracking excursion, visit to the Morani Information Centre to learn about the different wildlife species that live on Ol Pejeta, option to add a 2, 3, or 4 Day Walking Safari in your itinerary – please ask.
PORINI RHINO CAMP IS CLOSED FROM THE 16TH APRIL TO THE 31ST MAY EVERY YEAR