Mara Porini

Kenya

  • Just 6 guest tents
  • Guided walks in the private conservancy
  • Game drives in Masai Mara Reserve
  • Quet, secluded setting
  • Take to the skies in a hot air ballooon

Open: Mara Porini is open from the beginning of June till mid-April.

Location: Mara Porini is in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, about 18kms from the Masai Mara National Reserve. It is approximately a 4-hour drive from Nairobi and has its own airstrip for quick and easy access. The Siana airstrip, which is used by scheduled flights between Nairobi and Mara, is just 16kms away.

Rooms: There are 6 tents, all with en-suite bathrooms with flush toilet and a bucket shower. These tents are spacious with both a double and single beds and solar-powered lighting. They are set beneath acacia trees which provide shade, and arranged along the banks of a permanent spring and you have a deck where you can sit and enjoy the views. There is an H shaped family tent, each wing is 64sq metres and there's a lounge in between. The bedrooms have a king size and single bed in each, ideal for families or a group of friends travelling together.

Activities: You will be offered morning, afternoon and night game drives in both Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies in shared 4x4 vehicles, Maasai-escorted nature walks, bush breakfasts and sundowners. You can spend a full day in the Masai Mara Reserve with a picnic lunch.

Facilities: There is a central mess and lounge tent set on a raised area. In this relaxed space you'll spend time between drives and walks, chatting to guests, catching up with reading and enjoying fine food and drink. The camp manager has facilities for re-charging batteries and will do so on request.

Dining: You can enjoy tasty home-cooked meals and freshly baked bread. Meals are eaten communally with other guests around the large table.

Children: Children aged 8 years and over are welcome.

Health: This is a malarial area.

Communication: There is no internet access.

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Client Rating for Kenya 5/5 from 58 reviews

6 tents beautifully sited in a remote (and not easily accessible by vehicle) corner of the Conservancy. Plenty of (benign) wildlife wandering into and round the camp - and a wide variety of birds on the doorstep.

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