This was our second trip to Kenya but the first visit to Porina Mara. The word "porini" means "in the wild" apparently and at the Mara Camp (and other Porini Camps), this is exactly where you are! Each tent is set far enough away from the next to allow for privacy and also have their very own verandah area. From our verandah, we could sit and watch the passing parade of herding animals, plus enjoy the prolific birdlife around camp. A stream ran close to our verandah area and at night we could hear the animals splashing in the water whilst drinking, plus the vocalizing of hyenas and baboons. "Jimmy" is the Manager of this camp and he is a very personable fellow - very polite and accommodating. All guests are assigned their very own driver and guide and the days and nights are planned around what you'd like to do and see. The safari vehicles offer a wonderful unrestricted view. Check them out on the Game Watchers website, plus you'll find comprehensive information there about the various porini camps. From the moment you arrive at the camp, everything is taken care of for you. The meals are superb, plus each evening a campfire is lit and before the evening meal, guests gather at the fire for a pre-dinner drink and a review of the day. The setting of this camp is so tranquil; the tents are very comfortable, and this experience is certainly one to be recommended. We saw so many animals and learned so much from our wonderful guides. If you've got a bucket list, put a porini camp on it!
- 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