Porini Lion Camp - Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Mara

Visit Porini Lion Camp

Escape from the tourist trail and opt for a more authentic safari holiday when choosing your Maasai Mara Accommodation. The award-winning, eco-friendly Porini Lion Camp offers a unique opportunity to take guided walks with Maasai Warriors and experience day and night safari game drives within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy – a pristine and exclusive 33000-acre wilderness set aside for wildlife conservation and low-impact tourism.

Porini Lion Camp is located in unique and stunning setting on the banks of the seasonal Ntiakatiak River within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. This large area borders the Maasai Mara National Reserve and is home to an abundance of animals including the Mara’s renowned Big Cats. There is unsurpassed game-viewing within the conservancy due to its unspoiled natural state and the Porini Lion Camp – with just nine tents and two family units – ensures guests have a genuine “away from it all” experience deep in the African bush.

The family units at Porini Lion Camp are made of high quality canvas, spacious, measuring 144 square metres.  Each unit 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 tents are tastefully furnished and have solar-powered lighting, ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet) and private verandas. The units are ideal for families or group of friends traveling together and are at the same price per person as our other tents. The camp welcomes children aged 8 years and over (see Prices Information for more details).

Limited laundry is available at no charge. Laundry is done by hand and dried outdoors, therefore turnaround time is dependent on the weather. Out of respect to local culture and customs, we do not wash underwear. Washing powder is provided in all of our guest rooms should guests wish to wash their own.

If you are looking for an African safari package, the Porini Lion Camp accommodation is fully inclusive of all meals, drinks (beer, wine, sodas, vodka, gin & tonics and mineral water) as well as all activities (including day and night game drives, escorted walks and sundowners). Game safari drives (shared) are in specially-designed off-road (4×4) safari vehicles with expert / qualified safari guides to ensure the best possible game-viewing. Guests particularly enjoy the safari drives within the Conservancy where they experience the African wilderness without being surrounded by other tourist vehicles.

Porini Lion Camp is an ideal base from which to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, and there is also the opportunity to enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Safari.

For guests staying at Porini Lion Camp, we can arrange to book return flights from Nairobi to the nearby Olare Motorogi airstrip using the daily scheduled services of Safarilink, one of Kenya’s leading safari airlines, at the applicable air fares.

Prices FROM $435pp per night full board inc 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 $435 with special offers, see below). Learn More

Our guest's comments

  • "I had a wonderful time. Saw a lot of great lovely animals. So much to do and see here, everything was wonderful. Got lots of great pictures. Thank you so much. Asante Sana."

  • "I have been coming to Porini since 2009 & I won't stay anywhere else! Best place in the Mara by far. I'll be back!"

  • "As always, a fantastic stay. Excellent staff, driver and spotter with tremedous sightings- something new every time. Thank you."



Prices include: At Wilson Airport, board schedule flight to Olare Orok Airstrip in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, met and transferred to Porini Lion Camp for 2 nights on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, daily Olare Motorogi 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.

Mara Reserve Fees & Extra night rates:

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. Extra night rates include activities on the Conservancy but a visit into the National Reserve is subject to the extra Reserve fee on top of the above rates.

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01-Jun-23 30-Jun-23 1520 USD 300 USD 1070 USD 510 USD
01-Jul-23 21-Jul-23 2380 USD 330 USD 1590 USD 940 USD
22-Jul-23 30-Sep-23 2590 USD 360 USD 1710 USD 1045 USD
01-Oct-23 31-Oct-23 2325 USD 320 USD 1560 USD 915 USD
01-Nov-23 19-Dec-23 1520 USD 300 USD 1070 USD 510 USD
20-Dec-23 02-Jan-24 2665 USD 370 USD 1770 USD 1065 USD
03-Jan-24 31-Mar-24 1920 USD 320 USD 1325 USD 695 USD
01-Apr-24 15-Apr-24 1600 USD 320 USD 1130 USD 535 USD
16-Apr-24 31-May-24 1600 USD 320 USD 1130 USD 535 USD
01-Jun-24 30-Jun-24 1600 USD 320 USD 1130 USD 535 USD
01-Jul-24 21-Jul-24 2510 USD 350 USD 1680 USD 990 USD
22-Jul-24 30-Sep-24 2730 USD 380 USD 1810 USD 1100 USD
01-Oct-24 31-Oct-24 2465 USD 340 USD 1650 USD 965 USD
01-Nov-24 19-Dec-24 1600 USD 320 USD 1130 USD 535 USD

Booking enquiries:

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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 (0)774-136523

Any of our own Gamewatchers team of Safari Advisors based in the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Australia will be glad to be of service in arranging your safari, helping you plan your trip, confirming prices, answering your questions and booking your choice of safari camps and lodges for you.

Our Safari Advisors have helped many hundreds of our guests to plan their trips and will be delighted to assist you and to help you plan your ideal safari.

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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 over 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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