Our second camp after Selenkay (see review). David, Jimmy and Marama gave us a warm homecoming welcome at Ol Kinyei despite the fact it was our first visit. As at all Porini camps, they couldn’t have done more for us. Our guides gave freely and generously of their knowledge skills and experience, which is why we were blessed with exclusive sightings of a wildebeest crossing, a close-up resting Cheater, a close-up Martial Eagle, a herd of 100 elephant and, our first Leopard (with two cubs) after three trips to Africa. The latter only came about because Jimmy and Marama tried so hard, and in the end it boiled down to Maasai wisdom in responding to a Bush Buck alarm call. There were, of course, many more sights, sounds and experiences in the new conservancy, which is wonderful in terms of varied habitat and richness of wildlife. As always, bush accommodation, food and service excellent. Humbled to be part of the dedicated extended Porini team and to experience the generous sharing of the Maasai knowledge, land and heritage, as well as a great sense of humour all round; David being the head humorist!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Porini Mara Camp is located in the exclusive 17,500 acre wildlife conservancy of Ol Kinyei, one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Serengeti-Mara eco-system. The camp has 6 spacious guest tents with an en-suite bathroom sited in the shade of Yellow-barked Acacia trees. The camp accommodates a maximum of 12 guests, where guests enjoy game drives in 4x4s, sundowners at scenic viewing points and escorted walks with Maasai guides. Ol Kinyei is noted for its excellent wildlife viewing with a resident pride of lions, cheetahs, leopards and a wide variety of animals. There is a strict limit on the number of tourist vehicles allowed in the conservancy so that visitors from the camp can view the wildlife without other vehicles. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mara Porini Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Porini Mara Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve