It's really hard to choose from all the different companies that arrange safaris in mara. "What do you want?" is the first question you have to ask yourself... Our answer was this: Safety and comfort. Nature experience that doesn't affect, in a negative way, the people that are living there. Safari in a open car. Good guides.
Porini Mara camp gave us all of the above and exceeded our expectations. The food, the tents and the service was just amazing.
But the most important, the safari was aranged by and runned by the Masai people. No big corporation is taking all the profit. Some of the profit goes to building schools in the local area.
We had exellent guides, Ben and a tallented driver named Stanley, that took me and my wife on game drives in the Masai mara, but also in their on Masai conservency. That means no other tourist around! They showed us a lot and the knowledge the guide had was impressing.
On the last day we saw 19 lions with cubs that where playing in the morning light. An amazing experience.
Highly highly recommended!
- 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