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Porini Rhino Camp

Laikipia Samburu & the North

Rating: Deluxe    

Porini Rhino Camp overview

Porini Rhino Camp is located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy situated between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow capped Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the big five (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion) as well a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees and also incorporates the smaller Sweetwaters Game Reserve.

The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. Ol Pejeta Conservancy has a large area of over 60,000 acres reserved exclusively for 4x4 safari vehicles and small exclusive eco-camps.

Porini Rhino Camp is hidden in a secluded valley and set amongst shady acacia trees on the banks of a seasonal river. The camp consists of 7 spacious guest tents, comfortably furnished, each with a double & single bed and with en suite bathrooms. The camp is very environmentally-friendly with solar powered lighting and no generator. Game drives are taken in the camp's 4x4 custom-built safari vehicles with qualified safari guides. Morning, evening and night game drives are available. Guided walks are taken on the open plains escorted by Maasai warriors. All the Big Five have been seen on game drives from the camp. All meals including picnic lunches and drinks, non-alcoholic and alcoholic, are included. Transfers are included from the airstrip to the camp.


Open: Porini Rhino Camp is open from June to mid-April.

Location: Porini Rhino Camp is in the 90,000 acre Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, of which 60,000 acres are reserved for safaris and eco-camps. It is in a peaceful valley shaded by acacia trees. The nearest airstrip is a 10 minute drive away and is used by private charters. The Nanyuki airstrip which is used by scheduled flights is 45 minutes away.

Rooms: There are 7 spacious guest tents, all with en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and safari (bucket) showers. You'll have a double and a single bed and solar-powered lighting. From your private veranda you'll have views of the waterhole and surrounding wilderness. Staff provide hot water bottles for your bed on cool nights.

Activities: The camp offers 4x4 game drives by day and night and Maasai-guided bush walks. There is a hide for wildlife watching and photography. You can round off an afternoon safari with sundowners in a specially selected location. Visits to the Northern White Rhino Breeding Centre and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary are also available.

Facilities: The mess tent has dining and sitting areas. Food is good, nourishing home cooking including freshly-baked bread. Lunch is often eaten outdoors within sight of the waterhole. Dinner is served by candlelight and is preceded by sundowners around the camp fire.

Dining: Meals are generally eaten at the same time but at separate tables in the dining tent or outside.

Children: Children aged 8 years and over are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is a limited email service for emergency use. The mobile phone coverage is patchy.

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client reviews

Sue Bailey

"Matthew was a brilliant camp manager and host. He joined the guests for dinner at night and was entertaining with all his stories and loved to hear what all the guests had seen during the day. Food was fantastic and the picnic lunches were amazing. The location was brilliant with each tent having a view over the water hole, but not overlooking each other. The guides Daniel and Bill were knowledgeable, friendly and informative. We saw 4 of the big 5 here and had to wait until we were at Porini Mara camp before we saw a leopard, which was in fact stalking a hyena to try to steal its kill!"

Stuart Osborne
"Porini Rhino Camp is a lovely camp in a great setting with brilliant facilities, but needs some maintenace eg our tent leaked. The standard of food was good."
Mrs. Pamela Walshe
"Great chef! We saw the kitchens. Immaculate! Again, the tents were so comfortable, it was difficult to get out of bed for the six thirty game drive, but soooo worth it when you did."
Mrs Susan Bailey
"Love it here. We stayed here 6 years ago and it was great to go back. David the camp manager was very welcoming and was great to see him again as he was at Mara camp where we had also been to before. Food was very good. Michael our driver was very good - albeit we had a white knuckle ride on our way back to camp the first afternoon due to the torrential rain and the black mud just turned to an incredibly slippery surface."

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