Porini Mara Camp - Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Mara

Prices FROM $385pp
per night Full Board including beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, soft drinks & mineral water. Park fees, shared game drives in 4x4, night drives, sundowners, Maasai walks and airstrip transfers are also included. (From $385 with special offers, see below). Learn More

Porini Mara Camp

Porini Mara Camp is a non-seasonal safari camp set in Ol Kinyei Conservancy – an 18700 acre wilderness set aside as a wildlife sanctuary with a wide variety of species including big cats. The area has open plains, forests, rivers and stunning views.

This setting provides the ultimate African safari holiday adventure in an unspoilt area, away from the crowds.

Safari game drives can also be taken in the nearby Maasai Mara National Reserve and the adjacent Naboisho Conservancy.

The award-winning Porini Mara Camp is located in a unique and beautiful setting under yellow-barked Acacia trees along the banks of the Laetoli. The Mara camp contains just five spacious guest tents and one family unit. Porini Mara Camp has an exclusive yet friendly feel, with each tent containing comfortable furnishings and ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet). The camp Chef uses fresh ingredients to prepare high quality meals and even home-baked bread. Porini Mara Camp is fully-inclusive of meals, drinks (vodka, gin & tonics, wine, beer, sodas and mineral water) and all activities (including day and night game drives, sundowners and escorted walks). There is also the opportunity to book a Hot Air Balloon Safari. Game drives (shared) are in 4×4 safari vehicles with expert safari guides and you will experience the wilderness without the presence of other tourist vehicles.

The family unit at Porini Mara Camp is a H shaped tent located about 20 metres from the main areas. The unit is made of high quality canvas, is spacious, each wing measuring 64 square metres and the lounge is 16 square metres. It consists of two rooms with a lounge in between. Each of the two rooms has a king size bed and a single bed, The high-quality, spacious tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-powered lighting, ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet) and a private veranda. The unit is ideal for families or group of friends traveling together and is at the same price per person as our other tents.

For guests staying at Porini Mara Camp for their African safari holiday, we can arrange to book return flights from Nairobi to the nearby Naboisho Ol Seki airstrip using the daily scheduled services of Safarilink, one of Kenya’s leading safari airlines.

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Porini Mara Camp Highlights

  • Morning, evening and night safari game drives in Ol Kinyei Conservancy and the adjacent Naboisho Conservancy, with conservancy fees included in the price. (Private vehicles available at a supplement).
  • Option of a full day spent in Mara National Reserve with picnic lunch ($80 park entry fee applies)
  • Bush breakfast and safari game drive in Naboisho Conservancy
  • Escorted walk with Maasai guides
  • Sundowner drinks to watch the sunset from scenic viewing points

*In the event of heavy rainfall causing flooding of roads preventing access to the Porini Camps or to the parks, we may be obliged to amend the safari arrangements to offer a suitable alternative safari.

Latest Guest Comments

“Amazing!!! Asante sana. Love this camp. Jimmy and his crew are fabulous. Nothing is too much trouble. Josphat and Bill were fantastic on game drives. Our sightings were nothing short of amazing. Everyday something new. The leopard and lion cubs were beautiful. Not to mention Selenkei and her cubs on a hunt. Thank you. See you all again soon.”

Wow! I’ve been to the Mara may times, but this has been one of the best. The usual incredible big cat sightings but so much more- mating tortoises, wildebeest birth and best of all, seeing the birth of a baby giraffe!! Thanks to everyone who works hard to make this such an enjoyable camp to visit. see you again!

“AWESOME! Even after 6 visits, i am still in awe of how cool this camp is. It’s the most beautiful of all the Porini camps! See you next year twice!”

(Comments via Porini Mara Camp Guest Comments Book, February 2019)

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Conservation & Responsible Tourism

The Porini Safari Camps are environmentally-friendly Eco-Camps that have been established in exclusive Wildlife Conservancies and are carefully managed to ensure that local communities, the environment and visitors benefit from our Conservancy concept. We ensure that the communities living alongside national parks and reserves derive tangible benefits from conserving the indigenous habitat for wildlife. Visitors gain a superior safari experience in pristine, game-filled areas where the wildlife is safe and protected. Read more about Responsible Tourism here.

We own and operate Porini Mara Camp within Ol Kinyei Conservancy, generating an income and employment opportunities for local people. The community is receiving a rent for the lease of the area by Porini Safari Camps, plus an entry fee for each tourist visitor. All roads have been constructed using local labour so that the members of the community gain employment from the Conservancy. In addition to the road maintenance team, Game Scouts have been employed to carry out patrols to see that the wildlife is protected.

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Porini Camps have each been awarded a Gold Eco-Rating by Ecotourism Kenya who promote environmental and social responsible practices within the tourism industry. Click here to download the full report: Porini Mara Camp Ecotourism Kenya Report

Special Offers - applicable to new bookings confirmed by 30 June 2019:

Reduced Rates for Porini Safaris of 6 Nights or More

LATEST BARGAIN OFFER – book before 30 June 2019 for travel from now until 20 December 2020.

We are offering very special discounted rates for safaris which include 6 nights at selected Porini Safari Camps, bringing you the best possible value for money on an African safari adventure.

The discounted rates can be applied to arrangements of 6 nights or more to specified camps, and are valid for stays from now until 20 December 2020. To qualify for the offer, your stay must include 3 nights at each of 2 of the following: Porini Mara Camp, Porini Amboseli Camp or Porini Rhino Camp.

Extra nights can be added at any camp, or extend your stay to include Porini Lion Camp or Nairobi Tented Camp – also at reduced rates: For full details see our special offer page: Reduced Rates for 6 Nights or More

Free Airport Arrival Transfers in Nairobi

For all guests booked for 6 or more nights at Porini Camps we provide a free airport transfer on arrival in Nairobi to any hotel in Nairobi booked by us, or to Wilson airport.

Free Night in Nairobi and Free Airport Transfer

For all guests booking 8 nights or more staying at the Porini Camps we provide a FREE NIGHT including breakfast in Nairobi plus a free arrival transfer from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

For your free night in Nairobi you can choose between a night at the Eka Hotel or the Weston Hotel (on Bed & Breakfast basis), or stay at Nairobi Tented Camp in Nairobi National Park on Bed & Breakfast basis (excluding $78 park entry fee). For stays at Nairobi Tented Camp our special discounted Half Board safari package at $105 can be added as a pre-booked option to include a free game drive and dinner and free drinks.

Please Note: special offers are subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time.


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Prices include: At Wilson Airport, board schedule flight to Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Mara Camp for 2 nights on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, daily Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancy fees, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors, then last day fly back to Wilson Airport. (Price does not include $80 entry fee to Mara Reserve and a day visit there is an optional extra)

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16-Apr-19 31-May-19 CLOSED
01-Jun-19 30-Jun-19 1275 USD 270 USD 925 USD 440 USD
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 1775 USD 270 USD 1225 USD 690 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 1375 USD 270 USD 985 USD 490 USD
01-Nov-19 19-Dec-19 1230 USD 270 USD 880 USD 440 USD
20-Dec-19 02-Jan-20 1845 USD 280 USD 1265 USD 725 USD
03-Jan-20 31-Mar-20 1425 USD 280 USD 1015 USD 515 USD
01-Apr-20 15-Apr-20 1280 USD 280 USD 910 USD 465 USD
16-Apr-20 31-May-20 CLOSED
01-Jun-20 14-Jun-20 1325 USD 280 USD 955 USD 465 USD
15-Jun-20 30-Jun-20 1375 USD 280 USD 985 USD 490 USD
01-Jul-20 30-Sep-20 1935 USD 280 USD 1320 USD 770 USD
01-Oct-20 15-Oct-20 1485 USD 280 USD 1050 USD 545 USD
16-Oct-20 31-Oct-20 1425 USD 280 USD 1015 USD 515 USD
01-Nov-20 19-Dec-20 1280 USD 280 USD 910 USD 465 USD

Child rates applicable to children aged 8 to 16 years:

  • 1 child sharing with 2 adults – child pays child package price above and the 2 adults each pay the per adult sharing rate.
  • 1 child sharing with 1 adult – child pays child package price above and the adult pays the single adult rate.
  • 2 or 3 children sharing in own tent – each child pays 75% of the per adult rate.
  • Camp not recommended for children aged under 8 years.

Exclusive Vehicle: sole use of the open sided 4×4 safari vehicle during game drive US$ 375 per vehicle per day.

Christmas & New Year supplement: on 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan is US$ 40per person per night.

Late Afternoon Departure: Late departure from camp after 10.00 a.m. is US$ 150 per person – minimum 2 people (includes lunch, soft drinks and morning game drive activities before departure in the late afternoon with transfer to airstrip. Guests are required to check out of their tent by 10.00).

Optional flight supplements:

Mombasa: fly from Masai Mara to Diani / Ukunda / Moi Airport instead of flying to Nairobi: US$ 430 per adult / US$ 285 per child aged 8 – 11 years (one way flight). Includes late departure charge and mandatory US $80 park fee.

Extra night rate: for every 3 night stay, one full day visit into the Masai Mara National Reserve with a picnic lunch is included with free park entry. On the other days there are morning and evening game drives to explore the exclusive Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancy where a large variety of wildlife can be seen with few other tourist vehicles present, as well as the option of having bush breakfasts, evening sundowners and night drives in the conservancy, which are not possible in the Reserve. The extra night rate includes all the game drives and activities in the conservancy. Any clients who do choose to have another day in the National Reserve must pay the extra park entry fee of US$ 80 per adult per day / US$ 45 per child per day (up to 18 years) on top of the above rates.

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If you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our expert safari consultants please call on:

Kenya Kenya Tel: +254-774-136523

UK UK Tel: 07546​ 433 250 (Sally Wanjau) or 07901-396513 (Steve Sturton-Davies)

USA USA Tel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or 1-855-372-3274 (Phil Bottrell)


Duration: 2 nights/3 days

Day 1

10am flight from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Mara. Porini Mara Camp staff will meet you at the airstrip and transfer you to camp. After lunch take an afternoon game drive, stopping at a scenic point for a sundowner. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 2

Following an early breakfast, take a game drive into the Masai Mara National Reserve in search of the Big Five. Return to camp in the late afternoon, after a picnic lunch in the Reserve. Later, head out on an evening game drive within Ol Kinyei Conservancy – stopping at a viewpoint for a sundowner. Continue on a night game drive looking for nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 3

Take an early morning walk in the Conservancy escorted by Maasai warriors and return for breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip and fly back to Nairobi (arriving around 12.15pm).


Porini Mara Camp can also be combined with one or more of the other Porini Camps as part of a longer safari – see our recommended safaris for itineraries and prices.


Safari Weddings

Where better to celebrate your wedding than in a romantic and tranquil setting, within stunning scenery and surrounded by the sounds of the bush.
The multi award-winning Porini Safari Camps are perfect for unique civil ceremonies, renewal of vows or blessings.
Wedding ceremonies can be arranged at private, scenic viewpoints with stunning vistas across the game-filled landscape. Maasai traditional customs and blessings can be included to make a very special and spiritual experience.
A Wedding Package at Porini Mara Camp is from $1450 – click here for more details.

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Porini Mara Camp Accolades



World Travel Awards

  • Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps are three-times Winner of “Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand”

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Eco Tourism Kenya

  • Awarded Gold level Eco-Rating by Eco Tourism Kenya

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  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

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