A return trip within a month of my last - speaks for itself. Could not believe the amount of game that was everywhere. Don't know why March is the low season. Plains game with calves all over the place and it seems that the Wildebeest from the Loita Plains have taken up residence here.
This is the most intimate of all the camps I have stayed in and bushbuck and other antelope regularly wander through the camp. I spent afternoons on the deck of my tent just watching elephant, giraffe, zebra and a myriad of antelope.
Since only Porini vehicles can use this conservancy it seems like you can drive forever without seeing another car - just wildlife everywhere.
after 4 days here we went to the Porini Lion Camp which I usually don't miss as it complements Porini Mara and is a couple of hours of game driving away. Almost guaranteed to see leopard there and we did. The pleasant surprise was that we saw three leopards at Porini Mara - on on a nigh game drive - he was huge and I first thought he was a lioness as he was crouched at the side of the 'road'. we stayed with him for a good 15 minutes and then decided to let him go off and hunt. The other two were in the day
Porini work closely with the local community and they brought a bunch of school kids for a game drive and a big lunch - seeing them having such a great time was good
The experience is just amazing and simply writing about it want me to call Gamewatchers to arrange my next trip.
- 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