We struggled to choose a safari location amongst the hundreds that are out there and found trip advisor helpful in making our choice. So I wanted to add my comments to the others on here about Porini Lion Camp. It simply was an amazing experience. We were on our honeymoon last year and had always wanted to do a safari. For us it was a once in a life time opportunity and we wanted to get it just right. I can't compare it to any other camps as we went from here to Zanzibar but we had such a great time at Porini. From the incredible, knowledgeable staff to the fantastic food and comfortable 'tents' everything was spot on. But most importantly of course were the drives into the park. Within ten minutes of being picked up from the airstrip, we had encountered a family of lions with their cubs, an incredible sight! From then on it was a constant stream of lions, cheetahs, elephants, buffallos and even the elusive leopard. Our drivers and guides could not do enough to enhance our experience. We also opted for a walking tour one morning which I highly recommend, great to get your feet on the soil, in amongst the 'foot' prints of all of those animals you've been spotting! The staff couldn't do enough for us, including bringing us fresh coffee to drink whilst watching the wildlife from our terrace and leaving a bottle of wine chilling in the tent. The tents were 'guarded' by Masai at night time and even though we could hear lions roaring outside and hippos grunting (!!) we felt completely safe and secure. Don't think about going, just go - you won't regret it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Porini Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy bordering the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, home to an abundance of animals. With 10 spacious comfortably furnished tents, each with private verandahs and en-suite bathrooms, the camp is small and exclusive giving a real bush experience. Guests enjoy the game drives in open 4x4's, escorted bush walks with Maasai warriors and sundowners. The Camp is the perfect base to experience the annual wildebeest migration. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Porini Lion Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Porini Lion Camp Kenya/Masai Mara National Reserve