Porini Lion Camp - Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Mara

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

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 one family unit – ensures guests have a genuine “away from it all” experience deep in the African bush.

The family unit at Porini Lion Camp is an I shaped tent located 20 metres from the main areas. The unit is made of high quality canvas, is spacious, measuring 144 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.

The high-quality, spacious tents are tastefully furnished and each has solar-powered lighting, ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet) and a private veranda. 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.

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Porini Lion Camp Highlights

  • Morning, evening and night shared safari game drives. (Private vehicles are available at a supplement).
  • Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association (KPSGA)-certified safari guides (two-guide team of driver and spotter).
  • Full day spent in Mara National Reserve with picnic lunch.
  • Sundowners at scenic viewing points.
  • Escorted bush walks with Maasai warriors and safari guide.

*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.

Guest 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.”

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Father & Daughter, Gene and Taylor Holmquist, share their safari experience at Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in Kenya.
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Special Offers - applicable to new bookings confirmed by 31 October 2019:

Reduced Rates for Porini Safaris of 6 Nights or More

LATEST BARGAIN OFFER – book before 31 October 2019 for travel from now to 20 December 2020.

We are offering very special discounted rates when combining two or more Porini Safari Camps, bringing you the best possible value for money on an African safari adventure.

The discounted rates can be applied when staying a total of 6 nights or more, booked as a minimum of 3 nights at each of two of the following camps: Porini Amboseli Camp, Porini Rhino Camp, Rhino River Camp, Porini Mara Camp or Porini Cheetah Camp. (NB offer not valid for combining Porini Mara Camp with Porini Cheetah 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 (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.

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 Lion Camp within Olare Mororogi 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 Lion Camp Ecotourism Kenya Report.

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PORINI LION CAMP, 2 NIGHTS FLYING PACKAGE (OLARE MOTOROGI CONSERVANCY, MASAI MARA): PRICES IN US$

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 and one day Masai Mara Game Reserve entrance fee, 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.

Mara Reserve Fees & Extra night rates:

For every 2 or 3 night stay or longer (stays until 19th Dec 2019), one visit into Masai Mara National Reserve is included per stay. Extra night rates include activities on the Conservancy but any extra visit into the National Reserve is subject to the extra Reserve fee of US$ 80 per person per day on top of the above rates.

For every 3 night stay or longer (stays from 20th Dec 2019 onwards), one visit into Masai Mara National Reserve is included per stay. Extra night rates include activities on the Conservancy but any extra visit into the National Reserve is subject to the extra Reserve fee of US$ 80 per person per day on top of the above rates.

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DATES-FROM DATES-UNTIL PER ADULT SHARING| PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT| PACKAGE PER CHILD SHARING| PACKAGE EXTRA NIGHT PER ADULT SHARING
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 1875 USD 270 USD 1290 USD 730 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 1585 USD 270 USD 1120 USD 585 USD
01-Nov-19 19-Dec-19 1270 USD 270 USD 910 USD 450 USD
20-Dec-19 02-Jan-20 2015 USD 280 USD 1365 USD 770 USD
03-Jan-20 31-Mar-20 1705 USD 280 USD 1180 USD 615 USD
01-Apr-20 15-Apr-20 1380 USD 280 USD 965 USD 475 USD
16-Apr-20 31-May-20 CLOSED
01-Jun-20 14-Jun-20 1425 USD 280 USD 1010 USD 475 USD
15-Jun-20 30-Jun-20 1475 USD 280 USD 1040 USD 500 USD
01-Jul-20 30-Sep-20 2095 USD 280 USD 1415 USD 810 USD
01-Oct-20 15-Oct-20 1775 USD 280 USD 1220 USD 650 USD
16-Oct-20 31-Oct-20 1705 USD 280 USD 1180 USD 615 USD
01-Nov-20 19-Dec-20 1380 USD 280 USD 965 USD 475 USD

Child rates applicable to children aged 8 to 16 years:

  • 1 child or 2 children sharing with 2 adults – each child pays child package price above and 2 adults each pay the per adult sharing rate.
  • 1 child sharing with 1 adult – child pays child package price above and 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.

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.

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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 1-541-639-2070 (Brad Wierman)

Itinerary

Duration: 2 nights/3 days

Day 1

Depart at 10.00h from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport on the 50 min flight to the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the Mara. Your Porini Lion Camp safari guide will collect you from the airstrip and transfer you to camp, arriving for lunch. Take an afternoon game drive in Olare Motorogi Conservancy , stopping at a scenic point for a sundowner. Continue on a night game drive in search of nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 2

Awake to the sounds of the African bush and have an early breakfast. Depart on a full day safari to look for the Big Five in the Masai Mara National Reserve (with picnic lunch). Return to camp in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 3

Take an early morning escorted walk with Masai warriors (or a game drive within the Conservancy). After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the flight back to Nairobi – arriving approx 12.15 pm.

 

Duration: 3 nights/4 days

Day 1

Depart at 10.00h from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport on the 50 min flight to the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the Mara. Your Porini Lion Camp safari guide will collect you from the airstrip and transfer you to camp, arriving for lunch. Take an afternoon game drive in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, stopping at a scenic point for a sundowner. Continue on a night game drive in search of nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 2

Awake to the sounds of the African bush and have an early breakfast. Depart on a full day safari to look for the Big Five in the Masai Mara National Reserve (with picnic lunch). Return to camp in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 3

After early morning tea in your tent take a dawn game drive in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy . Return to camp for breakfast then enjoy a morning nature walk escorted by Masai warriors. Return to camp for lunch. Join an afternoon game drive in the Conservancy – stopping at a viewpoint for a sundowner – then a night game drive as you head back to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Take an early morning escorted walk with Masai warriors (or a game drive within the Conservancy). After breakfast transfer to the airstrip for the flight back to Nairobi – arriving approx 12.15 pm.

 

Porini Lion 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 Lion Camp is from $1450 – click here for more details.

Porini Lion Camp Accolades

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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

Trip Advisor

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

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