Porini Wilderness Experience

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Kenya is home to a diverse array of wildlife with the probability of sightings of certain animals differing between parks and reserves.  To ensure you have the best game viewing opportunities we have combined four areas including the world renowned Masai Mara reserve.

This 6 night, 7 day safari combines some Kenya's finest game reserves:

  • Amboseli, the best place in Kenya to see elephants at close range and wonderful views of Kilimanjaro.
  • Selenkay Conservancy, walk with Maasai warriors, night game drive, exclusive wilderness area with no other tourist vehicles.
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the largest rhino conservancy in East Africa in a vast tract of wilderness within the Laikipia area, overlooking snow-capped Mount Kenya. Elephant, rhino, lion and leopard all present.
  • The Mara, famous for the spectacular wildebeest migration between the end of June and early October every year and excellent for lion and cheetah.

Accommodation is in three Porini camps that complement each other perfectly - staying first at Porini Amboseli Camp in the Selenkay Conservancy, then Porini Rhino Camp in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, followed by Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy adjacent to the Mara Reserve. The Safari Camps are small and exclusive and run on the same environmentally sound principles - working closely with the local communities. All camps are specially designed to have minimum impact with no permanent structures.

Game Reserve Highlights:

  • Transfers between each camp are by scheduled air service with a flight to get you straight to the wildlife without spending hours travelling between the parks over rough roads.
  • Game drives from the camps in shared 4x4 safari vehicles (not vans) with excellent guides. (Private vehicles available at a supplement).
  • Walks with Maasai warriors, opportunity for night game drives, exclusive wilderness areas with no tourist minibuses.
  • An authentic safari experience staying in small exclusive camps with spacious guest tents, comfortably furnished with private bathrooms, solar lights and located in attractive unspoilt natural settings.
  • At the camps all meals, drinks (wine, gin and tonic, beer, sodas, mineral water), shared game drives, walks, night drives and sundowners are included in the price.
  • Option of experiencing a Balloon Safari.

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 Itinerary

2 Nights Porini Amboseli Camp - 2 Nights Porini Rhino Camp - 2 Nights Porini Lion Camp

Day 1

Pickup from Nairobi at 9am and transfer by safari minibus to Porini Amboseli Camp (a 4 hour journey of 102 miles), arriving at camp before lunch. (NB optional flight upgrade at a supplement). Following afternoon tea, you will be escorted on a walk by Maasai warriors to a village to get an insight into their fascinating culture and way of life. Then take a game drive in the conservancy followed by a sundowner at a scenic spot overlooking Kilimanjaro. Night game drive and return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Awake to the noisy calls of the birds. After an early breakfast, we drive through the bush on our private track into Amboseli National Park, for a full morning of game viewing. Following a picnic lunch in the park, we return to camp later in the afternoon. In the evening you will go on a game drive in Selenkay Conservancy, stopping for a sundowner at a scenic viewpoint, followed by a night game drive to look for nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, serval cats, caracals, bat-eared foxes, African wild cats, and other species. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Early breakfast and then drive through Amboseli park to the airstrip for the 9am flight to Wilson, connecting onto the 10.20h flight to Nanyuki (arriving at 11.30h). You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Porini Rhino Camp, located in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Lunch and afternoon tea in camp and then head off on a game drive with your driver-guide in the camp's 4x4 safari vehicle. Return to Porini Rhino Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Full day in Ol Pejeta with game drives and walking activities from camp. Dinner and overnight at Porini Rhino Camp.

Day 5

Depart Porini Rhino Camp and fly from Nanyuki on the 09.45 Safarilink flight to Mara arriving at 11.00. You will be met and transferred to Porini Lion Camp. Lunch and afternoon tea in camp and then go on a game drive or escorted walk followed by a sundowner and night drive with spotlight. Return to Porini Lion Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 6

Full day in the Maasai Mara National Park with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight Porini Lion Camp.

Day 7

Final early morning game drive, breakfast and then transfer to the airstrip for the 11am flight to Nairobi’s Wilson airport (arriving at 12.15h).

 

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DATES FROMDATES TOPER ADULT SHARING, PACKAGESINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGEPER CHILD SHARING, PACKAGEEXTRA NIGHT AT PORINI LION CAMP PER ADULT SHARING
20-Dec-1302-Jan-144530 USD780 USD2715 USD655 USD
03-Jan-1431-Mar-143600 USD780 USD2155 USD550 USD
01-Apr-1415-Apr-143170 USD780 USD1895 USD425 USD
16-Apr-1431-May-14Closed
01-Jun-1430-Jun-143170 USD780 USD1895 USD425 USD
01-Jul-1430-Sep-144380 USD780 USD2625 USD630 USD
01-Oct-1431-Oct-143990 USD780 USD2390 USD575 USD
01-Nov-1419-Dec-143170 USD780 USD1895 USD425 USD

Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.

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 Activities in Ol Pejeta

 

Meet Baraka the Black Rhino

Baraka was one of the first rhinos born on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. After losing an eye to an infection following a fight he unfortunately developed a cataract in the other eye and subsequently became completely blind. With a low chance of survival on his own, Baraka was moved from the wild to a 100 acre enclosure in order to ensure his safety.

Baraka is now an ambassador for his species – and a popular attraction at Ol Pejeta. There is a feeding platform from which visitors can get up close to view and feed him, an experience not to be missed. Baraka receives visitors daily from 9.30am to 6.00pm, with feeding times three times per day.

 

The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary

Formed in 1993 as a joint alliance between The Jane Goodall Institute and Kenyan Wildlife Services this sanctuary was established as a refuge for orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees and is the only place in Kenya where non-indigenous chimpanzees can be seen.

The Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge in as natural environment as possible – the 40 or so chimpanzees are protected on an island and access to see them is by boat.

 

The cost of a visit to Baraka and to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary is already included within the Conservancy fee.

 

Ol Pejeta Endangered Species Boma

The Endangered Species Boma is a must-see for any trip to Ol Pejeta. Here visitors can meet and learn about the Northern White Rhinos which are critically endangered with only seven left in the world. Four of them are here and visitors can have the unique experience of seeing these majestic creatures up close. The boma also has six southern white rhinos, two black rhinos and numerous Grevy’s zebras and Jackson’s hartebeest.

Visitors are limited and only two vehicles per day have access – so pre-booking is recommended. 

Price: US $15 per person for 3 or more people, or a total fee of $35 is charged for 1 or 2 people. All funds raised go directly towards the care of the four Northern White Rhinos.

 
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