Lion Camp is located in the exclusive 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy. This expansive conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve is home to an abundance of animals including the Big Cats for which the Mara is famous. The Camp is situated along the banks of the Ntiakatiak River, a seasonal river with some permanent hippo pools near the camp. With 10 luxury guest tents the camp is very exclusive and gives guests a real in the bush experience.
The tents are very spacious and have private verandahs along the length of the tent, providing a secluded and private space for guests to relax and enjoy the beauty of this African wilderness. Each tent has en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. There is a spacious 2-bedroomed unit for families.
Food is excellent with fresh baked bread and high quality meals prepared by the camp chef.
You will enjoy day and night game drives in open-sided 4x4 vehicles. Maasai warriors escort guests on walks in the conservancy, giving information about how the indigenous animals and plants used by the community.
Open: Porini Lion Camp is open all year.
Location: Porini Lion Camp is in the 20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy bordering the Masai Mara, just 30 minutes from the Talek Gate. The camp is on the banks of the seasonal Ntiakatiak River and permanent hippo pools. The Old Kiombo airstrip is a 25-minute drive from the camp.
Rooms: There are 10 luxury tents, very spacious with a double and single bed and an en-suite facilities including a shower and flush toilet. Hot water is available on request. Each tent has a large, secluded veranda. There is also a family unit made up of 2 rooms separated by a shared lounge. Each bedroom has a king size and a single bed.
Activities: The camp offers morning and evening game drives in the conservancy. Full day game drives in Mara National Reserve are also available. Night drives are also possible. The vehicles have electric points where you can charge your camera or phone. You can go on a guided walk with a Masai and enjoy picnic lunches and sundowners in scenic locations. Hot air balloon rides can be arranged.
Facilities: Meals are served in the mess tent and are convivial occasions. Fresh bread is backed each day. Dinner is a 3-course meal served with wine. You can relax in the bar / lounge.
Dining: Meals are taken communally.
Children: Children aged 8 years and older are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is no internet access.
This is a classic combination of three top quality safari locations staying at high quality safari camps throughout.
Local Maasai community members own the Olare Orok Conservancy and are receiving a direct benefit from wildlife, seeing wildlife as a valuable resource which belongs to them. They earn a direct income from each guest in the conservancy and also much needed employment for their members.
Other than the head chef, camp manager and head guide all the other camp staff are from the surrounding communities. Lion Camp is run and maintained with the conservation of the environment at the forefront. The numbers of tourist visitors in the conservancy are being limited to retain the wild and unspoilt nature of the area and to minimise the impact on the environment. During their stay our guests have various opportunities to learn about the local Maasai people and how the Olare Orok Conservancy and Lion Camps work together.
"Of all the Mara conservancies, Olare Motorogi is currently (2017) known as the very best place to spot big cats. It has been the case for some time now, so seems likely to continue. The conservancy has just 5 camps, and Porini Lion is a very good choice if you're not going for the top end expensive properties (Mara Plains, Olare Kempinski, Mahali Maurice). Also consider Kicheche Bush Camp. Porini Lion camp’s staff and guides are professional and friendly, and they have good vehicles too. Many people I met here were repeat guests, which says a lot. I'd return with pleasure. "