Our guests often ask what animals they can expect to see when staying at Porini Safari Camps. This is a list of 71 species seen by our Founder, Jake Grieves-Cook, while on game drives from our 6 camps: Nairobi Tented Camp (in Nairobi National Park) Porini Amboseli Camp (in Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli), Porini Rhino Camp (in Ol Pejeta, Laikipia) Porini Mara Camp & Porini Cheetah Camp (Ol Kinyei & Naibosho in Mara) and Porini Lion Camp (Olare Motorogi in Mara).
Kenya has an incredible diversity of wildlife species owing to its 2 rainy seasons a year and the different types of wildlife habitat in the various parks, reserves and conservancies!
As you can see, there is plenty to be found in addition to “The Big Five”…
Maasai Giraffe, Reticulated Giraffe
Bohor Reedbuck, Chandlers Mountain Reedbuck, Bushbuck, Cape Buffalo, Kirk’s Dik Dik, Common Duiker, Eland, Gerenuk, Grant’s Gazelle, Thomson’s Gazelle, Coke’s Hartebeest, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Impala, Lesser Kudu, Fringe-eared Oryx, Klipspringer, Oribi, Suni, Steenbok, Topi, Common Waterbuck, Defassa Waterbuck, White-bearded Wildebeest
Burchell’s Zebra, Grevy’s Zebra
Black Rhino, White Rhino
Bat-eared Fox, Black-backed Jackal, African Golden Wolf, Side-Striped Jackal, African Wild Dog
Honey Badger, Zorilla
Caracal, Cheetah, Genet Cat, Leopard, Lion, Serval Cat, African Wild Cat
Aardwolf, Spotted Hyena, Striped Hyena
African Civet, Banded Mongoose, Dwarf Mongoose, Marsh Mongoose, Slender Mongoose, White-tailed Mongoose
Rock Hyrax, Tree Hyrax
African Scub Hare
Olive Baboon, Yellow Baboon, Greater Galago, Lesser Galago, Patas Monkey, Sykes Monkey, Vervet Monkey
Porcupine, Spring Hare
Ochre Bush Squirrel, Ground Squirrel
Four-toed African Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris)
See our MAMMALS GUIDE which gives more details of all the species listed above.
And to see more than just the “Big Five” take a safari round the Porini Camps where special rates are on offer for stays of 6 nights or more combining selected camps.
on Sunday 22nd May 2016 at 08:51