I have experienced a multitude of different 'Safari type' holidays from the Etoshi in Namibia to Kruger in South Africa. Each have their own unique benefits. However I can honestly say that Porini Lion Camp tops my list as THE MOST AUTHENTIC Safari experience. WIth most hotels in the Mara, they can be quite commercialised with electric fences and mini buses with only profits as the driving force. This is not the case with Porini Lion Camp, as they have a long term ecological and community model which benefits the ENVIRONMENT (so that there will be pockets of land which will be protected for our childrens childern to visit). Benefits the local Maasai COMMUNITY through partnerships to directly benefit them from the use of the land through employment and leasing arrangements and finally and most importantly benefits the VISITOR. So that the experience is a once-in-a-life time one With excellent hospitality, knowledgeable guides and wonderful of experiences of Sundowners, Night drives and Bush walks. I can't wait to visit again.
- 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