Porini Rhino Camp
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Porini Rhino Camp

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality Kenya
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Porini Rhino Camp is located in the exclusive 90,000 acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia Kenya. The camp consists of six spacious guest tents, comfortably furnished with en suite bathrooms. The camp is environmentally-friendly with solar powered lighting and no generator. Game drives in open - 4x4s with qualified guides, bush walks, sundowners and night game drives are all included. All the Big Five have been seen on game drives from the camp.
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Free breakfast
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Free airport transportation
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Special diet menus
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Mid-range
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Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality Kenya
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Nanyuki Airport
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darmasmom wrote a review Nov 2023
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts155 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 3 nights at Porini Rhino Camp. The entire staff bent over backward to provide us with the best safari experience possible. The manager, David always had a smile on his face and was so hospitable and friendly. He even managed to remember everyone's name! Our guides, John and Joseph were amazing! They readily accommodated to my husband's offbeat sense of humor and were really fun to be with. They were very knowledgeable and eager to educate us about the wildlife. We wanted to bring them with us to our next camp! The entire staff was friendly and welcoming. I recommend taking the time to get to know them.

After the first night, we were offered the opportunity to move to a family tent since we were traveling with another couple. It was a great setup for us with two separate bedrooms and bathrooms connected by a common area. It had a porch with a gorgeous view of the watering hole and animals out on the plains.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy has an impressive number of conservation and ecological projects going on. Check out their website. We enjoyed hearing about their efforts as a rhino sanctuary, the role of the rangers and visiting the chimp refuge. We saw so many different animals in Ol Pejeta on game drives and even on the way to and from the airstrip. The watering hole and blind at the camp was another source of incredible animal sightings.

There were some minor inconveniences that come with being in a remote location. We treated them as part of the adventure. Wifi was unreliable, even in the manager's tent. Charging our devices had to be done in the manager's tent. Bucket safari showers were the norm, but we found the amount of water to be totally adquate

Staying at Porini Rhino camp was truly a Wow experience for us. We were so glad that we chose to visit and highly recommend it. Our sincere thanks to all the staff there.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ilovet0travel1234 wrote a review Aug 2021
Calgary, Canada23 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to experience an adventure packed safari where we saw an amazing assortment of animals in their natural environment. The camp was very meticulate in all their services including the rooms, meals and game drives. Daniel, the manager, Sharack (driver) and John (spotter) were excellent in every way, they delivered top notch service. The food was excellent, the game drives were amazing with unbelievable up close and personal experiences with lions, rhinos, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes and many babies. We highly recommend this camp.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Fantastic animal viewing.
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Tracy wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second camp on this trip & the journey to get here went like clockwork. All camp staff were super friendly & couldn't do enough for you. Tents were clean, well equipped & very comfortable, even a hot water bottle in your bed at night, which was very welcomed at this time of year. Food was delicious, & sundowners just wonderful!! This camp has a fantastic hide & waterhole, where all species come to drink & wallow, including rhinos. Great place, thank you Gamewatchers!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jayne S wrote a review Feb 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom59 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Porini Rhino Camp – was a great base for my first visit to Kenya
The camp itself is located by a waterhole and there are great opportunities to view passing wildlife during the day from the comfortable tents and the communal eating area.
There is a hide which is also a fabulous way of getting very close to nature and the manager was really helpful in helping set up the trail cam I took.
All the staff were helpful and friendly. Guides were knowledgeable and very competent in their driving.
It was unseasonably wet during my visit which sadly curtailed some of the potential activities such as later evening game drives as the roads were too slippery for night driving. A reason to go back!
There was a great variety of animals to be seen and I saw Rhino on every drive, including very close up. That was a real privilege.
Onto domestics, the tent was spacious, clean and well laid out. My first experience of a bucket shower, but it worked well. It was colder than I expected so the nightly hot water bottle was welcome! Food was plentiful and tasty.
Overall a good camp to visit, I’d probably suggest 3 days would be enough to see this camp, but that may reflect the difficult driving conditions.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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anneH5613IS wrote a review Oct 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand31 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This tented camp is amazing. The beds are warm and comfortable. The bathrooms are excellent. The bucket showers work really well - you wouldn't know the warm water was hand delivered to the outside of your bathroom.
The food was great - my gluten free requirement was not a problem. The watering hole was close to our tent and the steady stream of animals was a joy to watch. Elephant and zebra visited daily. The 'Hide' adjacent to the water hole meant we could take awesome photographs.
The activities we did here were fabulous - the Rhinos were wonderful to see. We can highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: 'Safari clothes' that are sand or khaki colored are not really necessary. Bring warm clothes as...
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Julien C wrote a review May 2020
Stroud, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the second time we had stayed in the Porini Rhino Camp, and once again the wildlife viewing was superb. Our guides Peter and Hezzi were very knowledgeable and good company. The food in camp is very good and bush breakfasts always a great pleasure. The camp is well - run and the tents comfortably furnished. There is plenty to see and do at Ol Pejeta, and a stay at the Porini Rhino Camp is warmly recommended. The last two Northern White Rhino females live at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy- we didn't visit them this time, having done so previously, when we also saw Sudan, the last male, who died in 2018. You can also visit Baraka, the blind rhino, who acts as an ambassador animal for his kind. Game drives are taken morning and evening, in open-sided vehicles for excellent viewing of the wildlife. Rhinos, lions, hyenas and many other animals are to be seen, and a great variety of birds.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Mbluebonsai wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super friendly staff- great food, they brought to our tent hot chocolate and coffee in the morning, put hot water bottles to warm beds, campfire every evening and the guys would sit and talk (or leave us alone if we’d like)

Tents/ beds are way above average. New and well kept. Ecological friendly with solar and no permanent structures.

We all loved the animal blind for the watering hole. Very unique from what we saw in Africa.

Visit Baraka- five stars. Highlight of our trip in Africa
Chimps they are keeping very far away due to corona.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Carrie W wrote a review Apr 2022
Whippany, New Jersey, United States20 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our third camp of five on our safari adventure. At this point, we knew what to expect and were excited to get a look at a more northern location than the previous camps were were at. This was where we also very much appreciated that the staff puts warm water bottles in the bed to keep you nice and toasty as it got a little chilly here. We got to do a lot of exciting tourist-y things on top of the game drives including a visit to the equator, local chimp sanctuary, and visit with the local blind rhino. This was where we saw our first cheetah of the trip I believe, which was extra exciting for us. Accommodations, food, and staff were wonderful as it had been at all the other camps. A benefit to booking this all from the same company was a consistency that cannot be undersold. The communication between camps was really amazing and we got to see them handle some rebooking that a family had to do last minute. Amazing how well things were handled from start to finish of our time there.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Our tent had a direct view to the watering hole!
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AndiamoBella wrote a review Sept 2021
Rolling Hills Estates, California13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent three nights here in July. We loved everything about this camp. We scored by getting the tent in front of the waterhole, but everyone who stays here will have an up close view due to the blind built into the ground right next to the water hole. Your eyes are at ground level inside the blind and there is a daily parade of elephants, zebra, warthogs and water buffalo. Our guides, John and Shadruck were fantastic and we enjoyed every moment with them. They are so knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, it's like taking a field trip with a professor! We spotted a pride of lions munching away on half a zebra, rhinos, zebra, gazelle (both Grant and Thompson) giraffe and elephants. The camp also serves excellent food! Huge breakfasts, lunch and dinners! You won't go hungry! Did I mention they bring coffee to your room when they come to wake you up. I loved that! And for the second game drive of the day, you stop at a scenic view and they pull out the cocktails and snacks...happy hour indeed! The accommodations are very comfortable and the safari shower felt really good! I highly recommend anyone stay at the Porini Rhino Camp. It will exceed your expectations!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: In front of the waterhole
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dunblane_andersons wrote a review Jul 2023
Dunblane, United Kingdom340 contributions97 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second Kenyan safari with Gamewatchers Safaris and did not disappoint, in fact it exceeded our expectations if that was even possible. From the moment we were met from the plane by Sam and Eric, we experienced an exceptional safari experience for three nights at Rhino Camp before moving onto Giraffe Camp. The vision and ethos of the Porini Group, in terms of conservancy, partnership with local communities and eco tourism are a key part of why we chose to return to Kenya with this company.

On arrival at Rhino Camp we were met by three elephants at the watering hole who were then joined by a cast of hundreds of different animals over the next couple of days including giraffe, buffalo, warthogs and more! The quiet hide located right beside the watering hole allows for guests to be breathtaking close to the animals in their natural habitats. Out on game drives we were able to see both black and white rhino in their natural habitat as part of the Ol Pejata Conservancy’s conservation programme. We also were fortunate to see prides of lions, hyena, jackals, and so many more animals in this beautiful part of Kenya

The staff at Rhino Camp are amazing under the leadership of David, the camp manager. The highly knowledgable and skilled guides and drivers like Eric and Sam impart their extensive knowledge of all animals and birds within the conservancy. The support team within the camp ensure safety is paramount and keep unwelcome four legged guests out of camp. The catering and domestic staff are also incredible. Tents are regularly serviced which includes turndown service (with a very welcome hot water bottle on the cold nights) and a welcoming cup of warm tea in the morning.

The food at camp is absolutely delicious. It is incredible to think that the scrumptious soups, dinners and desserts are produced in the camp without any electricity. The meals were far superior than some of the ones we had elsewhere in Kenya. Breakfast out in the bush, looking out a vast views across the plains is an unforgettable experience.

During our stay we also took a trip the Equator, to a Chimpanzee Sanctuary and had the opportunity to meet Baracka, the blind black rhino, all of which we found educational and interesting. We also had a walking safari and were entertained by our Masai guides and their traditional dancing.

Without a doubt we would highly recommend Porini Rhino Camp and indeed to make a return visit in the future. We already are missing the warm fire on return to camp in the evening and the stunning African vistas
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Warm clothes - in July it can be cold in the mornings and evenings. Bring extra layers that can...
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£775 - £775 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
KenyaRift Valley ProvinceLaikipia CountyNanyuki MunicipalityNanyuki Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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