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”…

GIRAFFIDAE
Maasai Giraffe, Reticulated Giraffe

Reticulated G by Nirmalya Banerjee

BOVIDAE
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

Lesser Kudu Selenkay JGC

SUIDAE
Warthog

HIPPOPOTAMIDAE
Hippopotamus

EQUIDAE
Burchell’s Zebra, Grevy’s Zebra

RHINOCEROTIDAE
Black Rhino, White Rhino

White Rhino 2

CANIDAE
Bat-eared Fox, Black-backed Jackal, African Golden Wolf, Side-Striped Jackal, African Wild Dog

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Wild Dog Ol Pejeta by MB

MUSTELIDAE
Honey Badger, Zorilla

FELIDAE
Caracal, Cheetah, Genet Cat, Leopard, Lion, Serval Cat, African Wild Cat

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HYAENIDAE
Aardwolf, Spotted Hyena, Striped Hyena

Aardwolf Olare Motorogi by Porini Camp Manager Jimmy Sengeny

VIVERRIDAE
African Civet, Banded Mongoose, Dwarf Mongoose, Marsh Mongoose, Slender Mongoose, White-tailed Mongoose

HYRACOIDAE
Rock Hyrax, Tree Hyrax

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LEPORIDAE
African Scub Hare

PRIMATES
Olive Baboon, Yellow Baboon, Greater Galago, Lesser Galago, Patas Monkey, Sykes Monkey, Vervet Monkey

ELEPHANTIDAE
Elephant

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RODENTIA
Porcupine, Spring Hare

SCIURIDAE
Ochre Bush Squirrel, Ground Squirrel

TUBULIDENTATA
Aardvark

Aardvark in daylight in Ol Kinyei by KPSGA guide Josphat Koros

EULIPOTYPHLA
Four-toed African Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris)

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.