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  • Location: Kenya, Masai Mara
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Mid-range

overview

An eco-friendly safari camp set in the exclusive Olare Orok Conservancy, Porini Lion Camp has been designed to have a minimum impact on the environment. It's a camp with no permanent structures and one that uses a solar-powered electricity supply.

Situated along the banks of the Ntiakatiak River and close to the Masai Mara, Porini Lion Camp offers a classically traditional safari camp from which to venture out on game drives and nature walks to discover the wildlife of Kenya's flagship reserve.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Finalist at the Good Safari Guide Awards 2010 as the Best Safari Camp in Africa

highlights

  • Small, intimate camp
  • Renowned for big cat sightings
  • Fantastic game viewing & guides
  • Exclusive private conservancy location
  • Guided bush walks with Maasai warriors
  • View the migration in season 
  • Hot air balloon safaris available

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Facilities

Head out on morning, afternoon and evening game drives in custom-built safari vehicles before returning to Porini Lion Camp and enjoying an expertly mixed cocktail while overlooking the Ntiakatiak River, home to permanent hippo pods and attracting a wealth of other wildlife.

General Facilities

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    Bar

Dining

Fresh bread is baked everyday and the camp's chef creates delicious meals daily.

Breakfast is served in camp but you can enjoy picnic lunches out in the bush and sundowners at memorable scenic spots on evening game drives.

Standard Tent

Porini Lion Camp has ten spacious and comfortable tents that have en suite bathroom facilities and their own private verandas where you can enjoy the views in privacy.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Outside area

Activities

  • Birding
  • Cultural tour
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Full-day safari
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Picnics
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014 $575 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $425 Game Package
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 02 Jan 2015 $690 Game Package
  • 03 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $560 Game Package
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 15 Apr 2015 $435 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015 $435 Game Package
  • 01 Jul 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $665 Game Package
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $610 Game Package
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $435 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Sue: Porini Lion Camp and Selous Impala Camp were tops in every aspect. Tori: Porini Lion Camp was fabulous. The location and the fact that is was a conservancy, the food, guides, tents, schedule, animal viewing was all top notch. We will definitely consider staying at other Porini camps in the future. One small hitch was that our schedule said we were to be given a packed lunch, but we didn't receive one. As I had a 10 year old with me and none of us are big breakfast eaters, this left us quite weak for the long day of flight, border crossing, flight, game drive and late afternoon arrival to the next camp. Another family we met at the airstrip had so much extra food that they gave us an extra bag that we devoured between the 5 of us.

    Tori Bohn, July 2014
  • Porini Lion Camp and Selous Impala Camp were tops in every aspect.

    Denise Finney, July 2014
  • Then you have Mara...what can i say. You can't go to Mara if you dont want to be bitten by the Africa bug. You will always want to come back for more after Mara. I absolutely LOVE it. The best camp is Lion camp, what a place! I will do not think twice and book a week only at Lion camp any time. the other advantage for Lion Camp is the proximity to the National Park, but i can tell you, i would happily stay on the conservancy and drive around their river trying to spot a leopard or a crossing than going into the madness of tourist crows in the park, The Lion conservancy is so rich in wildlife and so beautiful so well protected you dont need to go anywhere. I am definitely going back there again. The other thing i want to mention is the food. They get a 5 star in every place! I was concerned about this and brought a bunch of chocolate with me just in case. No need, food is excellent everywhere, yummy, with a variety of dishes for all tastes or traditions. Some of the guests even asked for recipes to take back home as some dishes were too good. And a day room? Best idea ever! After 10 days in the while you do need to rest and take a long shower before getting into a flight. Eka is for sure where i would always stay. It is great, with beautiful rooms and a high level of security for the guest.

    Patricia Marinello, October 2013
  • We loved the Porini Camps. The staff at each were wonderful and very accommodating. The food was excellent. It's hard to pick a favorite. Our sleeping arrangements were very comfortable and my daughter got along fine without a blow dryer. At the Mara we forgot to zip the tent flaps before dinner and were welcomed back at our tent by a couple of vervet monkeys ransacking the inside looking for cookies.

    Eric Trammell, October 2012
  • In the morning we were very happy to be heading to a more, in our view, authentic African experience at Porini Lion Camp. When we first arrived we were a bit surprised, but not put off, by the simplicity of the camp as neither of us had ever stayed in a tent camp before. Ultimately, we loved it there. The comfort of the tent was more than adequate, and for us I think the most difficult adjustment was requesting water for the shower, which once done, was surprisingly nice. We loved eating at a group table and enjoyed the conversation with other travelers. We thought the food was good, not great. As for the guides and safaris....wow. Our guides were Jackson and John Mack. They remembered you fondly and I do think they actually did remember you. They were amazing and we loved the "Masai brotherhood".

    Lois Kelley, October 2012
  • Both camps were great. We were well taken care of from arrival to departure. The food is always good but not over the top. We ended up being a couple of weeks early for the main migration, but the amount of game at the two camps was phenomenal. The game drives and the nature walk were all lead by Masai tribesman who spoke excellent English and were obviously knowledge about everything in their environment.

    Garth J. Guyer, August 2012
  • We had a wonderful time in the Mara. We were very pleased with the accommodation, food and staff. Understanding we were a little early for the migration, we still saw lots of animals, including baby cheetahs, and thoroughly enjoyed our safari vacation.

    Janet Bunch, July 2012
  • We thought the Porini camps (Amboseli, Lion, and Rhino) were all just as described and we were so happy with our choice. We had all the comfort we could ask for and still knew we were not harming the land and were, hopefully, doing right by the people. The Maasai guides and drivers and truly, all the staff were warm, considerate, and they had an impressive knowledge of nature. They had our days all planned out with night drives, morning drives with a picnic breakfast fit for a king, guided nature walks, and all day drives with the best safari picnic lunch.

    Dana Staib, April 2012
  • Jim and I have to say our trip to the Porini camps was the most memorable we ever taken. As seniors who aren't really travel-savvy, we were initially uncomfortable with the idea of exploring Africa on our own. However, Nic and Greg were quite adamant that the Porini Safari Camps would meet our every need and we would feel not only comfortable, but pampered. They were so right and we had the trip of a lifetime! Of course the animals of Africa were wonderful... but the people aligned with Porini Camps were even more so! We were met at the airport and escorted by exceptionally gracious people from the minute we landed until our departure.

    Jim & Leah Lorber, April 2012
  • I have returned from Africa and I can honestly say I had an excellent holiday at Porini. The camp and staff were wonderful.

    Nicole Ellis, April 2012

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"Simple yet spacious, the location of this community camp is ideal for seeing big cats."

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We had a wonderful time in the Mara. We were very pleased with the accommodation, food and staff. Understanding we were a little early for the migration, we still saw lots of animals, including baby cheetahs, and thoroughly enjoyed our safari vacation.

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