Lions-in-Ol-Kinyei-Conservancy-Masai-MaraWe regularly receive feedback from many of our guests on their return home after their safari with us and it is always a pleasure for us to hear that they had a great time on safari and hope to return.

Very many of our guests have been back on safari with us on numerous occasions over the years and we enjoy hearing their Safari Story and seeing the wonderful photos and videos that they share with us.

Below are some of the comments we have received. If you would like to leave a comment, please click here.

 

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Lions, lion cubs, hyenas, elephants, zebras, pumbas, chimps, nursing animals, beautiful sunsets, great food , wonderful hosts & guides - wow! Can't wait to be back!!! (Jill Semmer via Porini Rhino Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:05
The third Porini Camp we have visited. Superb as always. Felt right at home with hospitality of the staff. Will be back again! Thank you David, Nicholas, Naini and the rest of the team. (Faheem Shaikh via Porini Rhino Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:05
Amazing camp staff. All too happy to help you. Drivers/spotters always find something and put you in a great position to take photos. Rhino sanctuary is a highly recommended experience worth every penny and more! Rhino camp really lives up to its name! (Calvin Booker via Porini Rhino Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:05
What a wonderful adventure . Everyone went above and beyond to make us feel special. The food was wonderful and the game drivers amazing. Until next time..... (Tim & Caitlin Pedley via Porini Rhino Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:04
Thank you for an awesome experience . Lots of game highlights included seeing rhino up close and visiting chipanzee sanctuary. It has been very educational and a timely reminded the impact people have on our land and animals reigniting for the importance of behaving responsibly so future generations can enjoy these amazing experiences. Asante sana. (Tanya Bish via Porini Rhino Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:04
Porini Mara exceeded our expectations in all aspects. Fantastic guides that did an amazing job in guiding/spotting game. The accomodations, service and food was amazing. Jimmy runs a smooth operation! (Lucky Wadehra via Porini Mara Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:04
It was a wonderful stay. The guide and spotter were awesome and the whole team is great. We love the food, the wildlife, the management and the services. Showering here was awesome as well. Thank you very much for everything. (Jessica & Jason Smith via Porini Mara Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:03
This is the best camp experience in my life. Thanks for the good and warm services from all the staff here. The traditional style is awesome and i like it so much. Hope to come back again. Thank you all! (Tang via Porini Mara Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:02
What a wonderful experience! Waking up to the sound of birds, hot coffee and followed by scrumptious breakfast! Great service, friendly softly spoken staff; watching the animals up close one could'nt ask for more. Thank you very much! This was literally one of the most beautiful experiences in my entire life, everyone in the team was polite and kind and had amazing english! If it were up to me, i would come here every year. Thank you! (Sachin & Sunta Nair via Porini Mara Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:02
It was great experience! Thank you for your great services and care. Excellent food as well! Love the nature and the animals here! Hope to see you again in the future! (Alexander Bowles via Porini Mara Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:01
Thank you to all for wonderful game drives, delicious food and friendly service. The Lions were a favourite. Thank you especially to Jimmy and Wilfred for enabling me to experience running on the plains with the zebra! (James Balderston via Porini Mara Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:01
Thank you all for a very busy and pleasant weekend here - wonderful to get to see the Great Migration as well as other special sights. Comfortable tent and great food too! (Andrew & Rebecca Weaver via Porini Mara Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:00
A delightful stay at this brand new Camp. Porini is everything a Safari Company should be and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Koiyaki Guiding School. All the staff here are fantastic, we all had an incredible stay! Asante sana! (Daniella Resenterra via Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 21:00
What an idyllic retreat you have created here! I can't think of a better way to 'get back to nature'-and with some wonderful luxurious touches. Love the bucket shower! Thank you so much for your hospitality, especially the laughter over dinner! (Toby White via Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:59
Well done Cheetah Camp . You are on the map and what a wonderful place it is. BIG THANK YOU to all the staff who made us feel 'home away from home'- Thank you, thank you. Looking forward to returning soon. (Dudu & Rick via Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:58
Thanks for the wonderful stay. We thoroughly enjoyed it as well as the amazing game drives. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They showed us some amazing views. A special thanks to the hosts for making our stay memorable. (Choudhari Family via Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:58
A fantastic finale to our East African safari Holiday! Porini Cheetah Camp exceeded expectations on all fronts-from the magnificent wildlife that comes incredibly close, to the delicious cuisine and comfortable, yet authentic tents; and most importantly the scintillating company of our lovely hosts Nirmalya and Jui- thanks for making my 40th unforgettable. There are celebrations and then there are celebrations....with Maasai song and dance, to lions calling outside my tent. And not to forget the starry, starry sky that lights up this magical place. Congratulations on a true passion project that has come to life beautifully! All the best, and we hope to visit again. (Pinto Family via Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:57
Our stay at Cheetah Camp was most memorable with sightings of Cheetah and her sons, lions and lionesses and many wildlife experiences. The hospitality combined with the experience has made this a very memorable stay. The entire staff, food, and reuniting with my old school mate has been nolstagic. till we see you all again. (Vivek & Vikram Kumar via Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:57
Such an honour to stay at Cheetah Camp. Thought the Cheetah kill would be the highlight- but the giraffe birth the following day completed the cycle of life. The staff and camp is unbeatable and unique. Already looking forward to returning one day again. Thanks for everything and for many wonderful memories. (Sterling Family via Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:56
The stay at Porini Cheetah Camp has been one of the most enriching experiences, thanks to the warmth and personal touch accorded by not only the hosts - Jui & Nirmalya- but each staff member. Special thanks to Andrew and Nelson for being wonderful guides. Hope to be back soon with family. All the best for this lovely venture Jui & Nirmalya. And thanks for everything again. (Riju Dave Mehta via Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:56
Too short a stay ! Such a lovely welcome and a welcoming start to our trip. Even serenaded with hyenas during the night ! Many thanks . (Mark Lineham via Nairobi Tented Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:55
Such a beautiful place! An incredible experience with amazing sights and sounds. Thank you. (Meaghan Martin via Nairobi Tented Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:55
Even though we were only here for one night, it was a spectacular, amazing experience. The drive in was like nothing we've ever experienced it was so amazing ! The Camp quality and rooms are beautiful - wish we were staying longer. (Marjorie Williams via Nairobi Tented Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:54
Wow, has an amazing time, we can't thank the staff enough. We have been so well looked after, gamedrives have been amazing. The staff are all so friendly and attentive. The food has been excellent. We can't thank you all enough. We have loved our time here. (Talha Nagar via Nairobi Tented Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:54
What a wonderful introduction to Kenya ! Loved my game drives and the visit to Sheldrick was so inspiring. The staff here at NTC really made me feel at home from transfer to transfer. I hope to make it back next year. Thank you ! (Kelleigh Orthmann via Nairobi Tented Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:53
Thank you so much for such an amazing first night in Kenya ! We thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to be back soon ! Asanti ! (Simon Sen via Nairobi Tented Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:53
Amazing food, amazing wildlife, amazing rooms. Great experience, great staff, looking very much forward to coming again. (Raul Shah via Nairobi Tented Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:52
Thank you for a memorable wonderful stay.The staff here are so kind and knowledgeble. They treaed us to so many outstanding noghts and showed us many animals.Special thank you to Wilson and Melita whose encyclopedic memory for birds is beyond belief. We had such a great visit in the national park and some close encounter with lions and elephants, genettes and a chamelion. Thanks. (Molly McDonald via Porini Amboseli Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:52
Although short, our stay has been action packed and exciting. It will stay in our memory for a very long time as the highlight of our African trip.Julius and Richard seemed to find animals everywhere and looked after us superbly. Thank you so much to all at porini for a wonderful stay. (Stephen Farmer via Porini Amboseli Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:51
Wonderful accomodation in a sanctuary. We were cared for royally by the staff. The game drives were amazing and the spotting and tracking skills of the guide and driver were remarkable.Thank you and the Maasai. (Mary Paraskevopoulos via Porini Amboseli Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:51
Thank you so mush for an amazing stay.Julius and Thomas were great guides, showing us so many amazing animals. We were in awe. We were especially lucky to get some visitors in the middle of the night waking us up…lions near the tent and giraffe… we will remeber this experience forever. (Kayla Hoff via Porini Amboseli Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:50
Dear Porini, Our experience in Africa has been magical thanks to your staff. Thank you for being so welcoming and for having patience with us during the game drives. Everybody has been very nice and always in a good humor, and this makes all the difference when travelling.We loved the camp, the tents, the washrooms, all the details, and ofcourse the food. this is what a thousand hotels look like! true luxury! cant wait to come back in a couple of years.Your comunity is unique so preserve your traditions, your culture and take care of your environment. (Stephan Chamogne via Porini Amboseli Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:50
A big thanks to our spectacular driver and guide Julius and Dennis.They were wonderful. Thanks to our Maasai hosts and their fantastic camp and especially to John. I cant say one high point because there was so much highs. Thank you. (Ethan Bass via Porini Amboseli Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:49
We had an amazing start of our holiday. We were well looked after and the food was amazing. Thank you to all who made our stay so special.The highlight was the maasai village visit, the dancing and the lion kill.We wish wilson and John all the best for the special ceremony - be wise elders.Also thanks to them for teaching us so much. (Tanya Bish via Porini Amboseli Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:49
Thank you for a truly magical stay. I will treasure the memories forever.The camp and its staff are all wonderful and exceptional. (William Rice via Porini Amboseli Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:48
Even better than I could have dreamt. Have seen lots of animals up close, very exciting, could not have been better, great food & great people. Thank you all so much!! (Maxine Gunnell via Porini Lion Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:48
Porini Lion camp is our last stop before home. We have visited many camps so can say with good authority that this camp is exceptional. The personalised service that we have had from everyone has made our trip amazing. There has also been a huge amount of exciting game viewing. (Phillip Bish via Porini Lion Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:47
It was great experience. Thank you for your excellent services and taking care of us. Love the big cats. Hope to see you again. Best wishes to all of you. (Alexander Bowles via Porini Lion Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:47
Not since high school have I had a travel experience travel that moved me to tears. The best way to describe this experience? You can feel it in your heart. Thank you 1,000 times over. You have all added to my life in a wonderful, magical way. I will be back. (Shannon McGooking via Porini Lion Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:46
Absolutely fabulous experience. As my daughter Mila put it today was the most beautiful day of my life!! Thank you to all the staff! (Eric Litvak via Porini Lion Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:45
It was a priviledge to be part of the Lion camp family. All the guys are so friendly and welcoming. I will never forget tracking the Leopard and her cubs. (James Balderston via Porini Lion Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:45
Within less than 2 hours we had the best vacation of our lives. Then everyday just got better & better. Every person at Porini Lion camp was awesome. We can not say enough how much we loved being here. We will be back!! Asante sana!!!!! (Mark Matheney via Porini Lion Camp Guest Comments Book, 2017)
Posted By Porini Admin on Monday 31st July at 20:44
I was asked to go with my friend to Kenya on safari and Gerald Raath advised me that Porini was the way to go. We booked and had the most memorable safari in the conservations, away from all many vans in the parks and saw all the animals we wished to see. It was like our own safari and not being bothered with the general public. The camping was idyllic, hot water bottles in our beds every night an lovely hot showers when requested, and the staff first class. They not only knew all the animals, they knew all the trees and plants and flowers. I dream of going back with Porini.
Posted By Anna Murray on Saturday 25th February at 13:51
[…] The scene: The only safari camp in the 17,500-acre Ol Kinyei Conservancy, this place appeals to those wanting decadent accommodation as well as jolly decent game-viewing. There’s décor that wouldn’t look out of place in a boutique hotel, a very high-level of service from very attentive staff, and a rather large resident pride of lions for neighbours. The sleep: The six spacious canvas tents that line the banks of Laetoli Spring reveal eco-conscious design at its most luxurious. All come with Afro-chic décor, tasteful colonial furnishings, double or single beds dressed with cool cottons, and solar-powered lighting. The en-suite bathroom features a single-sink vanity with mirror, flush loo, and safari-style bucket shower. An outdoor seating area where you can sit and watch the wildlife action tops things off nicely. The best bits: The morning, evening and night-time shared game drives in Ol Kinyei Conservancy and the adjacent Naboisho Conservancy with qualified guides, and the escorted walks with experienced Masai guides and trackers. There’s also the option to spend a full day of wildlife-viewing in the Masai Mara National Reserve, including stopping off for a picnic lunch. Website: Porini Mara Camp […]
Posted By Top 10 safari lodges & games camps in Kenya | eccoblog travel on Friday 27th January at 10:21
[…] The scene: With Mount Kenya as a striking backdrop, this luxe eco-camp is set in a valley of acacia trees within Ol Pejeta Conservancy – the exclusive wilderness that’s home to the world’s last remaining northern white rhino as well as a fair few chimpanzees. There’s great dining, exceptional game-viewing, and a private waterhole favoured by all sorts of wildlife. The sleep: To delight green-minded guests, all of the seven spacious tents have been designed to have minimal impact on the environment. Expect tribal-chic African décor with neutral hues and natural textiles, comfortable beds dressed with crisp white linens, solar-powered lighting, and en-suite bathrooms with safari showers, flushing loos, and plenty of hot water. There’s also furnished balconies for outstanding views of the game-filled surrounds. The best bits: Visiting the Rhino Sanctuary and Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, escorted walks on the open plains with experienced Masai guides, and the wonderful lion-tracking excursions. Equally thrilling are the early-morning and late-night shared game drives that reward with frequent sightings of the Big Five. Website: Porini Rhino Camp […]
Posted By Top 10 safari lodges & games camps in Kenya | eccoblog travel on Friday 27th January at 00:32
Gillian Baker (via Nairobi Tented Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Comfortable tents, lovely site and friendly staff. We had a great game drive, spotting rhino, ostrich, many antelope species, warthog, hippo, many birds and hyena. Thank you for a great stay".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:53
Nachiket Barve (via Nairobi Tented Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Such a wonderful surprise. Who would imagine seeing a lioness kill and 6 rhinos within an hour in this park! Lovely place".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:52
Jan and Terry Umbach (via Nairobi Tented Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "What a wonderful 2 days. Incredible service by the staff. Silas kept us so well fed and watered and Alan is an amazing guide. The game drives were full of sightings, birds, lions, gazelles, girafe and even 45 minutes with a serval cat. Asante sana. We'll be back".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:52
Peter Mccauley (via Nairobi Tented Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Words cannot start to describe the once in a lifetime experience. Kudos for making life in the bush like a 5 star hotel. Wow".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:51
Sanjay Rohida (via Porini Mara Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Being a wildlife enthusiast, what you desire is an excellent game. I have visited many game parks and reserves but the Porini's experience stands apart mainly because of off road driving, knowledge and enthusiasm of the staff. The amount of wildlife I have seen here is amazing. I would recommend everyone to visit these conservancies again and again. For me, this is just a beginning. Regards to all".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:51
Vani & Sunil Singh (via Porini Mara Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Watching lions close up, Nosura and her cubs eating her kill...... There are so many moments and experiences. Jimmy is undoubtdly the best guide ever - all the TripAdvisor reviews of him are true... I'm so happy to have met him. Marima, Wilfred and the rest of the team were so wonderful. Thank you Jimmy for making our trip so special".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:51
Guy Lawrence (via Porini Rhino Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Another fantastic Porini experience. The camp and company ethos epitomise the very best of sustainable tourism. Fantastic camp, comfortable tents and a great wildlife experience. Wildlife highlights were night time rhino at the waterhole and cheetah hunting".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:50
Laura Firtel (via Porini Rhino Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Wow! Lions+ Leopards+Rhinos-OH MY! Words escape us; and we will have a life time of memories. We feel so grateful that our paths crossed with yours"!
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:50
Rick & Nicole Goodfellow (via Porini Lion Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "We have missed one year since the opening of this fabulous camp and it never grows old. In fact it's getting better every year, this was simply the best. Lion Camp defines the standard of excellence, warm hospitality, enthusiasm for customer care, exquisite food, density of wildlife and extraordinary guides {Meshack & Phillip} who love to share the beauty of their land. Love you all".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:49
Jamie Taylor (via Porini Lion Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Porini are a very strong setup, good service, attentive staff, many repeat clients says it all. Great mix of game viewing, top guides in Big John and Jackson. Thank you guys".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:49
Dana Lord (via Porini Lion Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "We have been spoiled beyond our wildest dreams! The staff, especially Patrick the camp commander, have been an absolute joy. The hospitality here is a hallmark in safari living. Thank you all gentlemen for making us feel so at home and part of your family. Asante"!
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:49
Victor Mazorra (via Porini Amboseli Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "If a review could be 6 stars out of 5, this would be the one! You guys have a superb service, I will be back. Tony, Wilson, John and special thanks Richard and Nelson … a huge thank you".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:48
Britta Tengve (via Porini Amboseli Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Once more back to one of our favorite places. Our expectations were high after previous visits and this was as good. Selenkay gets more and more animals each year and our Guide Wilson and Driver Melita find them all. The rest of the staff look after us as VIPs".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:48
Melissa Hawes (via Porini Amboseli Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "This camp is amazing. The staff is phenomenal, they are not only super helpful and polite, but flexible and friendly as well. Our Guide and Driver Wilson and Melita respectively were excellent had an amazing eye for spotting game and were fun and extremely knowledgeable. Plus Tony the camp manager was superb, last the food was top notch. I would recommend this camp to everyone I know".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:47
Tze Ho Charles (via Porini Amboseli Camp Comment Book), Oct 2016: "Out of this world stay. Friendly attentive staff, knowledgeable guides, well appointed lodgings, can't ask for anything more to be honest, oh and the food was just simply amazing . Perfect for any gateway".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:47
Anna Briggs (via Porini Lion Camp Comment Book), Nov 2016: "7 times we have said goodbye to Porini Lion Camp and all its wonderful staff. As usual it has been an amazing experience, so many wonderful memories and sightings of the next generation of animals. A very special thank you to William and Johnmark. Thank you all and may Lion camp continue to thrive. Love and asante sana".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:46
Kathleen Lloyd (via Porini Lion Camp Comment Book), Nov 2016: "Our first Porini holiday after several other safaris. THE BEST!! Staff, tents, showers etc wonderful. Food and drinks, driver & spotter were excellent. So sad to go home. Hope to be back before long".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:46
Christina Astill (via Porini Lion Camp Comment Book), Nov 2016: "I have been a Travel Agent arranging safaris for 30 years and have to say Porini Lion Camp is the best. Fabulous location a real abundance of animals but what touches my heart the most is the amazing team here, your connection with the land and your care for us is truly amazing. Meshack & Jerand were the most wonderful guides. Everyone at the camp is fabulous and we are already counting the days to our return. Don't change, all is perfect! Thank you".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:45
Arne Naevra (via Porini Lion Camp Comment Book), Nov 2016: "What an unforgettable experience! A camp in the middle of the Mara, guides with eyes as alert and sharp as a hawk, and genuinely warm hospitality, and of course all the animals were experienced. WOW! Big cats, elephants, buffaloes, all what the family hoped to see. I am a professional wildlife film producer, but this time just holiday with my family (3 generations) very very clever guides and good service. I will recommend strongly to others".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:45
Thomas Fjetland (via Porini Lion Camp Comment Book), Nov 2016: "On this 4th visit I brought my parents to experience the best of the Mara in my favourite place in Kenya. It didn’t disappoint! We have had 4 wonderful days and I am sure I will be back soon".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:45
Sunil Varma (via Porini Mara Camp Comment Book), Nov 2016: "As our first african safari we could not have made a better choice. Every experience since Jackson and Bill, Seuri and chef Elisha ensured the details were taken care exceptionally well. Sure to come again".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:44
Amanda Dobson (via Nairobi Tented Camp Comment Book), Dec 2016: "I am pleased to tick off Nairobi Tented Camp from my list and have now visited all the Porini Camps. Its been a wonderful stay after a week in the busy Nairobi town. The animal and flora and fauna are why I came but the staff, tents and ethos are why I return time and time again to Porini. Thank you. I look forward to my next trip".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:44
Patricia McCullagh (via Porini Rhino Camp Comment Book), Dec 2016: "This was one of our best safari stays ever. Everything about Porini Rhino Camp is superb! The staff are outstanding, guides; food good, luxury large tents. We have done many safaris across 5 countries in Africa and this is top notch, 5 star custormer care. We will be back! Not just to see our leopard, but to meet you all again".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:43
Bruce Huschka (via Porini Rhino Camp Comment Book), Dec 2016: "Ashe oleng for such an unforgettable stay at Porini Rhino Camp. The highlights were definitely watching the four lions from up close, the black rhinos at night, the baby jackals feeding from their mothers, the reticulated giraffe walking up to our backdoor,the grevy zebra and so many more even better than the wildlife, we will never forget our memories with our new friends, the sundowner and dinner with Daniel. Maisha marefu"!
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:43
Barbara Senn (via Porini Amboseli Camp Comment Book), Dec 2016: "Great Service , Guides , Food and game viewing. Thank you for showing how eco-tourism should be done".
Posted By Porini Admin on Wednesday 18th January at 13:42
[…] We arrived at our destination in a small plane operated by Safari Link, which was organised by the Porini Mara Camp. We flew from the local Nairobi Wilson Airport which was almost an adventure itself. Flying over […]
Posted By Porini Mara Camp - Culture With Coco on Tuesday 10th January at 16:24
[…] We arrived at our destination in a small plane operated by Safari Link, which was organised by the Porini Mara Camp. We flew from the local Nairobi Wilson Airport which was almost an adventure itself. Flying over […]
Posted By Out of the world Kenya Safari Maasai Mara Experience with Porini Mara Camp – Viva South Travel Blog on Wednesday 4th January at 14:53
We didn't stay at a Gamewatchers camp, but we had a Gamewatchers driver for our three days in Nairobi. Our driver, Alex, looked after us superbly and is a real credit to your company. He was friendly, extremely informative, and flexible whenever we wanted to change what we were doing at the last minute. On our return to Wilson airport Nairobi we were delighted it was Alex who met us and we were able to spend a little more time in his company before heading back home.
Posted By Jane McGowan on Wednesday 12th October at 20:11
Thanks Wayne for organizing this memorable trip and I appreciate your timely & reassuring responses to a million questions I had! Wonderful planning by the whole Gamewatchers team. A big thank you to our safari guide Francis, his planning of safaris, driving, sighting of animals / birds was brilliant. I would highly recommend Gamewatchers Safaris to everyone!!
Posted By Mandeep Mistry on Thursday 15th September at 12:06
We did a 12 day game drive and visited Tsavo, Amboseli, Samburu, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mari Game Reserves. What a magical and thrilling experience!!! Our guide, Steve, made it all the MORE SPECIAL with his enthusiasm and excitement for our experiences. We loved every minute of our time in Africa and with Steve (Jambo Steve!). He really went out of his way to make sure we were happy. The food was just great along with the accommodations at the beautiful lodges and we always felt safe and well taken care of. We really miss Africa and will give Game Watchers a referral to our friends of course!!
Posted By Ken & Denise Glaser on Wednesday 17th August at 19:43
[…] A few of us decided to go on a balloon Safari while at Keekorok Lodge in the Maasai Mara National Park. The early morning start was totally worth getting to see the wildlife from a different vantage point. We had a bumpy landing followed by a breathtaking breakfast amongst the heard of Wildebeest. Truly memorable […]
Posted By Balloon Safari over the Maasai Mara – Panaf TV on Monday 15th August at 16:01
[…] PORINI AMBOSELI CAMP is an exclusive bush camp of 9 guest tents in the Selenkay Conservancy, a private reserve beside Amboseli National Park in unspoilt wilderness and well off the beaten track. […]
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[…] than a month later, in December, we visited Mara again. This time, to Olare Motorogi conservancy, which my friends had assured me, was THE big cat terrain. And sure enough, it was!! On […]
Posted By Of Fig and other leopards – rollingonmythoughts on Tuesday 1st March at 19:14
Philip Edwards (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "On my 6th Porini Trip and still not getting tired of it! Mara camp, staff, guides, animals and even the rain are all great. As usual, I had a wonderful time. My best wishes to all".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:12
Tina & Jo Rees (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "So nice to be back at Porini Mara, where we truly feel like we are at home. I can't imagine a better place to be, and better people to share it with. The camp, the food, the gamewatching - all superb. We will absolutely be back again".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:12
Joyce & Paul Kelly (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "We have stayed 8 fabulous days with Gamewatchers - first at Rhino and now at Mara. We have fallen in love with Africa and the conservancy concept is brilliant! The Safaris and Camps were perfect".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:11
Lynn & Dana Remy (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "This was an amazing trip. In less than 24 hours we saw a total of 9 cheetahs (5 adults plus 4 cubs), 3 rhinos (1 baby), and so many other amazing animals! We will return because of the joy Jackson and Stanley shared with us everyday".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:11
Carolyn & Kathryn Strode (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Words cannot describe how wonderful these two days were. The staff is beyond perfect. Our driver and guide were fantastic, food was amazing, would not change one single thing. Far exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much for a most memorable trip".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:10
Steven & Fiona Kinloch (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Another wonderful stay at Porini Mara Camp. The conservancy is beautiful with lots of wildlife".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:10
Lisa Buckalders & David Jones (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Really excellent camp with wonderful staff. Geoffrey and Stanley werent only great at their jobs, but also very good company. Terrific sightings including cheetah kill (mother plus 3 cubs), Aardwolf (!) and at night drive porcupine, white-tailed mongoose, bat eared foxes - too much to mention! Many thanks".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:09
Joanna Frazer (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "What an incredible place this is. The feeling of being almost alone with the animals is one we'll never forget - and will struggle to ever replicate. The food was exceptional, the staff amazingly friendly, and our guides Bill and Ben funny and very knowledgeable. Thanks to you all - we've had a fantastic time".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:09
Clare Elder (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "What an absolutely magical stay! Staff were wonderful. We were well-looked after and will definitely be back. Leopards cheetahs lions and lots of elephant- couldn't have asked for more!! Special thanks to Ben & Bill".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:09
Oliver & Katie Clegg (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "What an amazing experience! We saw so many animals and the scenery is spectacular! The tents were lovely and staff was so informative and awesome! We loved our stay and can't wait to come back"!
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:08
Michi Ebata (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: " Wonderful relaxing time. Very special. Thank you for taking care of me and for all the hospitality".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:08
William Baird (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Jimmy & Jackson, their staff and the guides and spotters were terrific! I intend to come back with my family".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:07
Arne Bergo (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Thank you for your kind hospitality, great food, great staff and great guides".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:06
Anna & Tom Briggs (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Thank you very much to everyone in this wonderful camp. As usual we had a very warm welcome from all. Special thanks to Jimmy and also Wilson and Marima. Wonderful game drives with very many animals around - great cats! Hope to return in time"!
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:06
Romesh & Keya Abhayaratne (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Thank you for your warm hospitality. What a wonderful adventure. Every game drive had something special for both adults and kids. My four year old daughter on her first time to the Mara was engaged all the time with her sorrounding and her favourite Maasai guide and driver, Ben and Stanley. We will be back again with the rest of our family soon. Keep up the great work. Again thank you".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:06
Rajesh, Sarita & Manyu Bondre (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "What a wonderful way to end our first ever Safari in Mara Porini! Thank you so much for taking that extra special care - masala chai (tea) / vegetarian food (thumbs up!) and Bill & Simon our Maasai guides. Looking forward for our next trip - Namaste"!
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:05
Shailender Mehta (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Amazing experience. Thanks to you all at Porini Mara for such great hospitality. The camp location is perfect, the food is good and the staff very friendly. I enjoyed my stay. If I come back for a Safari to Kenya it will definitely be with Porini Camps. Thank you all".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:05
Frederik Harsolf (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Wonderful experience. Everything was just perfect. Thank you so much for your help and for taking good care of me. Hope to come back again some time".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:04
Helene Stromsvold (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2015: "Thank you for such an amazing experience. Everything about it was wonderful. We will be back again that's for sure".
Posted By Admin on Tuesday 30th June at 12:03
Tony & Ali Bath (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2014: "What an incredible experience we have had. Beautifully looked after by friendly, caring staff in such wonderful surroundings. Great food too, our game drives with Josephat and Jared were the highlight; they were knowledgeable and informative on every creature. The animals speak for themselves! Thank you."
Posted By Admin on Thursday 11th December at 10:57
Ray & Jane Tyler (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2014: "Absolutely fantastic!! You treated us amazingly - a truly memorable wedding – safari. Saw everything, food and hospitality was superb! Will recommend to everyone. Thank you!"
Posted By Admin on Thursday 11th December at 10:56
Qamar & Lisa Zaman (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2014: "Amazing camp and staff. We cannot thank you enough for all your hospitality and help. This is a trip we will never forget. WE WILL BE BACK!! All the best for the future. You all made our wedding day so special and we will be talking about it for years."
Posted By Admin on Thursday 11th December at 10:54
Coates Family (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2014: "We’ve been here too many times to count. As usual, everything was wonderful. James was so hospitable and Jackson, John Mark, Jackson and Stanley were wonderful. Thank you!"
Posted By Admin on Thursday 11th December at 10:53
Simon Gallapo (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2014: "Wow! When we first got here you asked us what we still had on our list. We gave you two things – you gave us tenfold. Every outing was even more than the next! To top it off, the two rhinos and the cubs playing with each other for over one hour and we were never rushed to move – thank you for all your patience. Thank you to all the staff and service and we all wish you the best of luck!"
Posted By Admin on Thursday 11th December at 10:52
Jack Craig (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2014: "Thank you guys so much for an awesome stay. The staff and service was amazing and the tents were just perfect. The animals were the best though the guide knew so much and led us to a lion kill. Wow!"
Posted By Admin on Thursday 11th December at 10:49
Ed-Kristersson Family (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2014: "Thanks for a great adventure, seeing all kinds of animals. Our 10 year old daughter said it was the best day of her life. So many “once in a lifetime moments” in only two days. Thank you so much!"
Posted By Admin on Thursday 11th December at 10:47
Samiramis Sarkadei (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2013: "I don’t know where to begin! There are no words that can truly describe the experience I had with you guys. Wow!!! You are amazing. This place is now one of my favorite places and I will return. The hospitality, your professionalism and eagerness to show us wildlife is just out of this world. I love our guides and staff and management. Thank you! See you soon."
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:54
Jane & Mike Brick (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2013: "A very successful safari experience in all ways. Professional, courteous services, good food. We will recommend Porini at home in USA, New Jersey. Eco concept and maasai support is needed in a challenged world. We so totally appreciate all your staff, everything you have provided for us – so excellent – our guides William & especially Jackson know exactly where to see the wildlife up close & personal. Dream of a lifetime trip."
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:52
Mussoni Family (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2013: "Thank you for making our stay a memorable one. The company, the staff, the game drives, the views and the food were all great and we will look back at this safari as our best spent moments in Africa. See you again".
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:51
Silja & Audun (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2013: "To all workers on Porini Lion Camp. You are amazing! Staying here is wonderful and we love staying here. We are coming back for a rematch in football, that was so much fun! Going to miss you all. Everything is good and fantastic: food, service, driving, guiding".
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:49
Hurling Family (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2013: "Thank you for an amazing few days. We saw more animals than we thought was possible. The food has been great and as all round fantastic time! We shall be back and we will spread the gospel"!
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:48
Vivian, Amor & Anita (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2013: "Awesome experience. Had a fantastic time. Everyone is so friendly. Thank you so much for great time".
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:47
Sadig, Amira & Warda (via Porini Camp Comment Book), 2013: "Wow! Thank you sincerely for an incredible stay. We saw more than we had imagined. We were thoroughly impressed by your professionalism and for making my birthday so special. We cannot wait to come back! Thank you Stanley (the best driver in Africa) and Jared".
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:45
Agmen Family (via Porini Comment Book), 2013: "Thank you so much for our lovely stay here at Porini Lion Camp. It exceeded all our expectations, and we got to see everything we wanted! A special thanks to our fantastic guides Big John and Jackson who did everything in their power to meet our expectations!"
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:39
Brade Family (via Porini Comment Book), 2013: "Everything beyond expectation. The wildlife, the comfort, the hospitality. Most specially the wonderful staff".
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:37
David & Jack Patterson (via Porini Comment Book, 2013): "We hoped for and got “cats-cats-more cats” surprised by the river crossing and the spectacle of the crocs as they took many Zebras".
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:36
Jane and Peter Galloway (via Porini Comment Book, 2013): "This our third stay at Porini Lion Camp. And our sixth trip to Porini Camps, all through Gamewatchers. The level of hospitality and eco-friendliness has got better and our thank you to Joseph for managing his staff well. Good luck for the future. Our sightings were amazing and we thank Josephat and Jared".
Posted By Admin on Wednesday 10th December at 11:30
As a family we are hooked on safaris. To us the issue is to have with the best wild life / wild place experience coupled with low tourist density, flexibility in what we want to do and also to know that we are supporting real sustainable eco tourism. We find this blend at the Porini Camps where we have been staying for a number of years. The Conservancy experience is special for a number of reasons. The first is the great wildlife - We have never been disappointed. But Porini provides more 1) No set times to return to your camp - in the main Maasai Mara National Reserve you could be watching the beginnings of an exciting hunt but would have to head back for the evening curfew 2) limited number of vehicles so no mad minibus circus around the animals - the Mara Conservancies operate on a one tent per 700 acre basis so the wildlife viewing is outstanding. Earlier this year I was in the Ol Kinyei conservancy which is exclusive to the Porini Camps (they run three there with different pricing options) and we spent ages with a pride of lion, three sightings of leopard and cheetahs hunting with no other vehicles around us. 3) Flexibility of timings - you can take a breakfast or picnic lunch out with you - do night drives, game walks etc - this flexibility is only in the Conservancies 4) the package is usually all in and they take care of you from start to finish 5) there is real engagement with the local community who share in the benefits of the conservancy Our friends and us have also used Gamewatchers to book us into other places as they know what is good and can usually get better prices than going direct.
Posted By Pesh Framjee on Monday 21st July at 08:00
My husband and I were on 5 different safari's while in Kenya in January and the Porini Lion Camp was our first one and rated the others against Porini. All lovely and no complaints but our Porini gamedrives were so fun with Stanley and William . They were outstanding. They were the best !! We didn't see a Rhino but I think we saw EVERYTHING else. Great guides.They knew their birds which was a bonus. Every one at the camp was so nice and accommodating, friendly and fun. We were very pampered .. A 5 star, memorable trip
Posted By Ginny on Sunday 23rd February at 13:47
My husband and I were in 5 different camps on our visit to Kenya. Don has since passed away from Alzheimers. Our trip to Kenya topped anything either he or I had ever experienced. Gamewatchers were WONDERFUL, caring, efficient, understanding and patient with us both. Don was beginning to need a bit special help at that time and we could not have asked for any thing better........and the FOOD, WONDERFUL!!! Mary Jane Fields (Schoen)
Posted By Mary Jane Fields on Monday 27th May at 03:01
Overwhelming, the total Porini experience was incredible. Can only echo comments of other guests, all aspects excellent, camps, guides, drivers, staff, food. Tansfers between camps run with military precision. We had 7 nights on the Wilderness Safari and it was the most amazing time of my life. Met Jake at Amboseli and Lulu at Rhino who carry the Gamewatchers flag magnificently. Special mention to Wilson at Amboseli, an absolute star. And obviously a big thank you to all the wildlife for showing up! Totally smitten by Kenya xx
Posted By Elaine Wigglesworth on Wednesday 15th February at 11:37
We have just returned from our fifth visit to Kenya, organised through Sally Wanjau and facilitated by Gamewatchers. We should like to thank everyone for the meticulous planning in ensuring that our experience was, once again, wonderful. We would particularly like to thank and commend Vincent for meeting us at JK Airport; to Alex for a memorable drive from Nairobi to Mara Porini; to Monhanjeet for persuading us to stay once more at Mara Porini where Ben and Stanley were such great company to be with for 3 days. Then on to the Cove Retreat, and our thanks to Doris, Charles, William, Joshua and Rosie for making us feel as though we were part of their community. Not forgetting Boris and Seth for their friendliness and warmth. Sadly, we had to leave, but you can be assured that when (not if) we return, it will be through the auspices of Gamewatchers! Come on, Jake, open up in the Serengeti; we are bursting to experience another Porini camp.
Posted By Jane Galloway on Monday 2nd January at 18:52
Mount Kenya--Elementita--Mara tour We are getting caught up, finally. Thanks to all with gamewatchers!! Maurice, our adviser, put together a tour, tailor made for us. The price was right. Everything worked out perfect. Our driver, Joshua, was kind, friendly, informative and a safe driver. Mount Kenya was breathtaking. The Mara was beautiful. Thanks again to all !
Posted By Dave and Angela Rode on Sunday 17th April at 20:23

Mara Porini Camp

I stayed at the Mara Porini camp only and wished it had been longer. The thing that stood out the most for me was the fact that no other tour vehicles are allowed on the conservancy other than guests of Mara Porini. I was able to enjoy a nice evening with a pride of lion with nine cubs all by myself and my wonderful guides to keep me company. The eco-friendliness of the camp was a big plus too!
Posted By Denise on Monday 14th March at 06:40
My parents have just returned back from Kenya. They had the most fantastic and marvellous time on their safari trip. John Adamba -their Kenyan tour guide- did an amazing job, was extremely helpful and polite, as well as other members of staff -including waiters, porters etc. They always were welcomed warmly -with welcome drinks- whichever accomodation they went to and even their luggages were carried into their room! Plus the high security standards were above their expectations!! Food was also fab with huge variety, not to mention the jeep which they had only for themselves + the tour guide!! My parents definitely had the best holiday of their lives and came back with unforgettable moments. I strongly recommend this trip to everyone who would like to discover and experience the beauty of Africa. We all are thankful to the tour guide John Adamba for making my parents' holiday even more special and doing such an incredibly professional job. JAMBO JOHNNY!
Posted By Eszter on Tuesday 1st March at 20:01
Jambo! We have just come back from a 6 day safari with Gamewatchers and I just want to say how amazing our experiences were. I'd like to give a special thank you to our guide - Joshua Chebet who was the perfect guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and highly experienced and had a great sense of humour!!We'd like to think that we've parted ways as friends. We really couldn't have asked for a better guide. We managed to see all the Big 5 and plenty of other animals. What an experience and thank you Gamewatchers and Joshua for making our trip so memorable and enjoyable. Asante Sana!!!!!
Posted By Kai on Monday 15th November at 12:28
Spent several days last week at the Porini Lion Camp and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our group of 21 people was treated to comfortable tents, excellent food, and an unforgettable safari wildlife experience. We did see the Wildebeast/Zebra cross the Mara River and that is something we will not forget. I would not hesitate to recommend this camp to any visitor to the area.
Posted By Judy White on Thursday 29th July at 17:43
Amboseli Porini Camp at the Selenkay Conservation area My first experience with the Porini Camps was at Amboseli. The luxurious tents were a big surprise. Not only were they beautifully furnished but comfortable... hot showers and all. The camp manager, Tony was well-organized and very friendly. Both Dominic and Jonah were amazing guides. There is no one more knowledgeable about our 'feathered friends' than Dominic. I highly recommend Porini Camps.
Posted By Carole Herdegen on Tuesday 27th July at 16:46
We stayed at Amboseli and Porini Rhino Camps for our honeymoon and had an amazing time. The guides were fantastic and fulfilled all of our expectations, we could not have wished for any more. From champagne in our luxury tent on arrival, hot showers, hot water bottles in our beds, cakes, flowers, songs, blessings from Masai warriors and of course seeing some of the most incredible animals in the world. Thank you so much! Rob & Vicky - June 2010
Posted By Vicky Newsome on Sunday 4th July at 03:33
Amboseli Porini Camp and Kicheche Camp, Mara Jan 2008 My husband and I spent three weeks in Kenya and Tanzania over the Christmas / New Year period and had ( yet another ) amazing time , feeling safe and extremely well looked after at all times. One of the highlights was 3 nights in Amboseli Porini with Oscar and his wonderful team. We also paid a return visit to fantastic Kicheche and had some spectacular game sightings, well over 100 cats over 5 days. Geraldine
Posted By Mrs Geraldine O'Riordan Guernsey Channel Islands on Tuesday 27th April at 09:50
Porini Lion Camp, Olare Orok Conservancy, Mara, July 2008 Asante sana! Not just to the Porini Lion Camp but also to all the wonderful people that we have met along the way at Amboseli Porini Camp as well as the Porini Rhino Camp. It has been fabulous! Johna and Gerald were awesome guides. Our first day of safari they showed us Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs! Thank you. PS Loved the hot water bottles at night!
Posted By Jeff and Laura Hall Washington DC USA on Tuesday 27th April at 09:47
Porini Lion Camp, Olare Orok Conservancy, Mara, July 2008 We had the best experience ever. We saw everything from cheetah kills to lion kills to wildebeest crossing and even the elusive leopard! The camp is gorgeous and the staff and guides wonderful - professional and very welcoming. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Special thanks to Philip, Tobiko and Kennedy.
Posted By Mr and Mrs Smith London UK on Tuesday 27th April at 09:45
Porini Lion Camp, Olare Orok Conservancy, Mara, July 2008 Amazing, fantastic, wonderful - everything exceeded all expectations! The lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes and the wildebeest crossings were all so much more than we expected. The staff were all attentive yet not overboard, they are all so willing. We will be back for more - we have the taste of Africa!
Posted By Paula and Eric UK on Tuesday 27th April at 09:43
Porini Lion Camp, Olare Orok Conservancy, Mara, September 2008 What a way to celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary! All 3 Porini Camps we attended were terrific. We so hoped that something good was happening in Africa to save threatened wildlife and the people who live in their vicinity - Porini has the formula and it works. We hope it keeps working for generations to come. Many thanks to all particularly our guides and drivers.
Posted By Mr and Mrs Henderson Trinidad Colorado USA on Tuesday 27th April at 09:42
Porini Lion Camp, Olare Orok Conservancy, Mara, September 2008 Fantastic safari experience. Great food and tents and even better wildlife viewing. Saw everything we could hope for and more. Porini is by far the most immersive safari available.
Posted By Ms Ingrid Hibbard on Tuesday 27th April at 09:40
Mara Porini Camp, Ol Kinyei, Mara September 2008 The perfect blend of unspoiled wilderness with the incomparable hospitality of the Maasai. Our second visit was as exhilarating as our first and we look forward to our third return. We leave many friends behind at Mara Porini!
Posted By Rick and Nicole Goodfellow Ottawa Canada on Tuesday 27th April at 09:39
Mara Porini Camp, Ol Kinyei, Mara September 2008 Never before in 36 years of safaris have I seen all the Big Five before lunch! Robert was an excellent guide and Enoch our driver coped splendidly with the black cotton soil. All the staff were so welcoming and friendly, and the time at the camp I shall return to in my mind.
Posted By Jacqui Delhoye on Tuesday 27th April at 09:38
Porini Lion Camp, Olare Orok Conservancy, Mara, 8 -10 Sep 2008 I really enjoyed the stay at the Porini Lion Camp, it's my best camp experience. The place gives me a cozy and warm feeling, just feels like at home. And I would like to thank all the Maasai staff for looking after us so well, they are always thoughtful about the guests. The activites here are great too, sundowner drinks to watch the sunset, lunch picnic and night game drive etc........ To me, this is a memorable journey. Best regards, Esther P.S. Look forward to go back to this wonderful and beautiful place, Kenya. Look forward to go back to this fantistic camp, Porini Lion Camp. Look forward to seeing those friendly Maasai Staffs.
Posted By Esther Kwok Hong Kong on Tuesday 27th April at 09:36
Amboseli Porini Camp, Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli, December 2008 I was at Amboseli Porini just before Christmas- it was a great safari experience and very well-run. Our 2 guides Harry and Spotter Jonah were wonderful and very knowledgeable. I especially enjoyed the sustainability credentials of the camp. I cannot wait to go back and try Mara Porini as well as visiting the rest of what Kenya has to offer.
Posted By Francesca Landi London UK on Tuesday 27th April at 09:35
Amboseli Porini, Porini Rhino and Porini Lion Camps, January 2009 Porini Wilderness Experience Safari: A big thank you to all of you in Nairobi and your managers and staff at the Porini camps for the great time we had on our safari. So many elephants in Amboseli, 15 different cheetahs in Ol Pejeta including two females each with four cubs. There were so many lions in Olare Orok Conservancy and the Mara that on one day we lost count of the numbers after we reached 50. Our guides worked very hard to get us the sightings we wanted. Felix and Jackson in Amboseli Porini, James and Benjamin at the Porini Rhino Camp and John and Meshack at Porini Lion camp who spent so much time getting us the leopard sighting needed to complete the big five. When they found one we could not have had better views and spent quite a long time watching and following it. We can confirm that all is now back to normal after the elections and witnessed for ourselves the improvement in roads etc. Even the immigration officers at the airports now smile at you and wish you a happy holiday! Kenya Airways also went out of their way to look after us when the flight from Nairobi to Mombasa was delayed. They supplied us lunch and even came looking for us when they brought the new departure time forward by half an hour.
Posted By Mr and Mrs M Jenner England on Tuesday 27th April at 09:33
Amboseli Porini, Porini Rhino and Porini Lion Camps, February 2009 Porini Wilderness Experience Safari: The most fantastic 6 days - accommodation was excellent, most comfortable beds, everything we could wish for with additional touches like refreshments with the early morning 'wake up'. The food was delicious, service very high standard - way beyond expectations and the game drives were out of this world. Everything was amazing, but perhaps the most moving was the Maasai 'farewell' at Mara Porini Camp - we were both reduced to tears of emotion and found it hard to leave. Also, being an elephant lover, waking up at 3.15am to elephants outside our tent at Porini Lion Camp complete with mother and calf was an experience never to be forgotten.
Posted By Mr and Mrs J Bertlin Cumbria England on Tuesday 27th April at 09:22
Amboseli Porini Camp, Selenkay Conservancy and Lake Nakuru, February 2009 Service from Gamewatchers was very good. Samson was my contact and he always answered quickly and professionally to my multiple questions (as it was the first time that I was going to Africa) and it was the first time that I booked a holiday by e-mail and with a foreign agency and everything went well. As soon as Gamewatchers received the payment I was informed. After a 4 hour drive from Nairobi to Selenkay conservancy with our driver Ray (I will never forget this, the bumpy roads and all these trucks driving right, left, according the holes in the roads ! But, we felt safe with our very good driver) we reached Amboseli Porini Camp. We were impressed by the kindness of the Maasai in the camp, we felt we were being looked after by friends. They really took care of my daughter and me like princesses and made our stay at Amboseli Porini camp unforgettable. Our guide Harry was amazing. His skill, knowledge and patience during the game drives were impressive. A nice man. He is a living encyclopedia. He was very nice with his team as well. We had every comfort we could wish in the camp, a nice big tent, clean and very comfortable. The food was of very good quality. The game drives from Amboseli Porini Camp in the Selenkay conservancy were very interesting as we were the only guests in the conservancy. The next day a very nice American couple joined us and we shared the day (game drive to Amboseli) together and the evening and we really enjoyed their company. The evening game drives were very nice and most of all the sundowner at the scenic viewpoint. We were lucky as it was full moon and we could see the African sky is much clearer to see the stars (explained by Harry and since then my daughter Linda can recognize a lot of stars in the Swiss sky!). At Amboseli and Lake Nakuru the game drives were great as well, but with more buses and cars around us which made it different from the Selenkay Conservancy. It goes without saying that for me the best experience was to see all those animals in freedom in the nature, these wonderful landscapes with the Kilimanjaro at the back. But, I think that it was the walk with the Masai and the visit to their village. We felt like guests and not like tourists invading their living and I will never forget their kindness and smiles. Beautiful people, so humble yet proud. While being there we saw the birth of a little cow and I was touched by the way an old man took care of it. (See photo in customer photos) This holiday in Kenya will remain unforgettable for my daughter and myself. We were lucky to meet wonderful people, admire animals in the wild and wonderful landscapes. I know that I will come back to Kenya as there is still so much to discover. With no doubt I will contact Gamewatchers Safaris again. Thank you to Samson, Tasnim, Harry, Ray, Kamel, Joseph, Jonathan, Jonah and the others who made this journey unforgettable for us. With kind regards, Evelien Voigt-Verweij, Geneva, Switzerland
Posted By Evelien Verweij Geneva Switzerland on Tuesday 27th April at 09:18
Mara Porini Camp, Ol Kinyei Conservancy & Porini Lion Camp, Olare Orok Conservancy - Mara, March 2009 Masai Mara Big Cat Safari: We had a lovely time with Gamewatchers and were very pleased. It was great. The staff at Mara Porini Camp in particular were an enormous joy to be with - Moses (the waiter); Ben (our guide) & Enoch (the driver) were all great. Accommodations, food and staff were great. Your website doesn't do the camps justice! We were thrilled with the wildlife experiences, the skill of our guides and the flexibility in terms of scheduling safaris/rests/meals. I was also very pleased with the partnership the camps exhibit with the local communities - the pride the staff feel in the conservancies and in the camps is palpable. We are still on a high from our fabulous time with you - and trying to warm various friends and family members up for a return trip.
Posted By Robert van Beers Toronto Canada on Tuesday 27th April at 09:16
Amboseli Porini Camp; Sunbird Lodge, Elementaita & Lake Nakuru; Mara Porini Camp, Ol Kinyei Conservancy, August 2009 We wanted to tell you how delighted we were with our experience with your company. Beginning with your very informative website and our initial contacts with Henrietta and Kate Daniel, we were assured that we had made the right choice. We particularly liked the opportunity to stay in conservancies near the major parks, enjoying the environment and the wildlife from the comfort of the camp from the moment we awoke each day. We were also impressed with the model of partnership with the local Masai, something that sounded good to us before we arrived, but added an unanticipated dimension to the whole experience. We stayed our first two nights at the Amboseli Porini Camp in Selenkay Conservancy and our fifth and sixth nights at Mara Porini Camp in the Masai Mara. We found both camps to be wonderfully situated, well-appointed and well-managed by Tony and David. The tents were beyond comfortable, the food delicious, and the attention given by the staff superb. Our guides at Selenkay, Jimmy and Daniel, were knowledgeable, attentive and conscientious. As was John at Masai Mara. Our middle two days were spent at the Sunbird Lodge, from where we visited Nakuru. Sammy, our host and guide for those days, was also superb. The Sunbird accommodation was beautiful and the service to a high standard. With all of the guides, we were particularly pleased with their attention to detail in description, their tireless efforts to help us understand the animals, the habitats, and the relationships therein. All were also very helpful in introducing us to the people of Africa we observed and encountered, and to the ways in which the human and natural environments are interacting. We were fortunate to be in the Mara for the Wildebeest migration, but even without that, the quantity and quality of game we were able to view and photograph exceeded our wildest expectations. The details of our time with Gamewatchers were also well-handled. Everything and everyone performed just as promised. We were met, transported, and delivered in comfort and with care. We simply could not have had a better time, and fully intend to visit Africa again with Gamewatchers, and we have already recommended you to friends and relatives for their Africa planning. Thank you again to all - our memories of Africa remain vivid and compelling.
Posted By Stewart and Karen Colorado USA on Tuesday 27th April at 09:05
Tortilis Lodge, Porini Rhino Camp, Mara Porini Camp, Porini Lion Camp, January 2010 We have recently returned from a safari using Porini camps. Unfortunately the Amboseli camp was flooded and we were transferred to the Tortilis camp. The Porini driver and guide still provided us with excellent game drives in an area that we had not previously visited. We then moved on to Porini Rhino Camp where Paul, the manager, and his staff made our stay special by including us in a visit to see the four northern white rhino recently arrived from Prague. Next was Mara Porini Camp where the manager, David, and his team once again made us really welcome and provided a service that was second to none. Our last stop was Porini Lion Camp where once again we were made to feel very welcome by Ben and his team. The concept of the Porini camps is unique both from the ecological aspect and the involvement of the local people - we have not encountered anything similar during our previous fifteen visits to various countries in Africa. We hope to visit the camps again and wish everyone well for the future.
Posted By Elaine and Colin Foden England on Tuesday 20th April at 14:56

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