Visit Porini Giraffe Camp

The small and intimate Porini Giraffe Camp is in a forested area of Camphor bush (African Wild Sage or called Leleshwa in Kenya) and Yellow Bark Acacia along the Ripole River in the Mara Ripoi Conservancy. This exclusive game-rich 13,500 acre wildlife conservancy is comprised of beautiful hills, forests and open plains and is home to a large abundance of wildlife including the big cats. The conservancy connects onto Siana conservancy and then directly to the Mara Reserve and so allowing free movement of wildlife from the Reserve as well as through a wildlife corridor along the Ripole River to Ol Kinyei Conservancy.   Guests will also have access to the Mara Reserve and also Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

Porini Giraffe Camp has 8 guest tents and offers a personal and authentic experience for a safari in the Masai Mara, providing a great alternative to the large mass-market tourist lodges. The camp has a dining tent and separate comfortable lounge all located along the Ripole river. The camp welcomes children aged 8 years and over (see Prices Information for more details).

The camp provides guests with the opportunity to stay at a truly eco-friendly bush camp where there are no permanent structures and there is minimal impact on the environment.

This 13,500 acre Kenyan wildlife conservancy is on a tranche of land belonging to a Maasai community who have leased it to us for the purposes of wildlife conservation.

Mara Ripoi Conservancy is home to only 3 small camps (including Porini as a founding member) and no other tourist vehicles are allowed into the Conservancy, so our guests have the thousands of acres in the conservancy to themselves.

Our guest's comments

  • It was a phenomenal experience. Staff was so welcoming and accommodating. Food was great. We saw a good variety and number of animals. Guides were the best.

    Maynard Kurtz

  • All guests spoke highly of the food. Jimmy and his team were excellent. We really enjoyed the guides' knowledge and humor. We drove for sundowners at the dam, that was a hidden gem! We saw some 21 giraffes on our way.

    Ann Pieterse



Flying Package prices include: At Wilson Airport, board scheduled flight to Mara Naibosho Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Giraffe Camp for 2 nights on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water, return airstrip transfers, daily Mara Ripoi 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. Porini Wildlife Habitat Trust Payment also included.

One Day Maasai Mara National Reserve entry fee included from 1st July to 30th September ONLY.

Extra nights can be added at the rate shown inclusive of conservancy fees.

Our Porini Camps in the Mara are adjacent to the reserve in exceptionally rich wildlife areas where tourism density is controlled and deliberately kept very low (1 guest tent to 700 acres) and as such there is no need to visit the Mara National Reserve to view lions,  cheetahs, leopards, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, hippo etc.  Stays in our camps in the conservancies also include extra activities like night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals and sundowners. However, should guests wish to include a visit to the reserve this can be pre-booked with the additional park entry charge applicable (currently $80 per person for 2023, $100 per person for 2024 low season & $200 per person for 2024 high season, subject to change). As the park entry tickets for the reserve must be booked and paid for in advance, this option needs to be confirmed at time of booking.

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20-Dec-23 02-Jan-24 1630 USD 370 USD 1150 USD 550 USD
03-Jan-24 31-May-24 1500 USD 320 USD 1075 USD 485 USD
01-Jun-24 30-Jun-24 1580 USD 320 USD 1120 USD 525 USD
01-Jul-24 21-Jul-24 2400 USD 350 USD 1625 USD 935 USD
22-Jul-24 30-Sep-24 2780 USD 380 USD 1751 USD 1040 USD
01-Oct-24 31-Oct-24 2355 USD 340 USD 1580 USD 910 USD
01-Nov-24 19-Dec-24 1580 USD 320 USD 1120 USD 525 USD

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Or call one of our helpful Safari Advisors to discuss your requirements on the telephone:

USA & Canada Tel: +1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow) or +1-519-686-4776 (Rick McIntyre)
UK & EU Tel: +44 (0)7986-978985 (Wayne Hammond)
Kenya Tel: +254-774-136523

Why choose Gamewatchers Safaris for your holiday?

Internationally recognised, with many awards such as National Geographic Top Ten Safari Outfitters, World Travel Awards, Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice & Eco-Tourism Awards
Local presence in East Africa for 30 years
Supporting conservation and local communities
Run by experienced people with successful track record in safari tourism and wildlife conservation
Competitive prices and special offers giving excellent value

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