Porini Ol Kinyei Safari Cottages

Visit the Porini Safari Cottages

The Porini Ol Kinyei Safari Cottages are your exquisite home in the world renowned Masai Mara offering every comfort with the distinct warm service of the Ol Kinyei Maasai and an unbeaten wildlife experience. The cottages feature a wildlife dam on the property, in walking distance from your doorstep.

A unique “home away from home” with stunning views across the Mara in the only IUCN Green List Protected area in the Mara eco-system with some of the highest big cat densities and the location of the annual Loita wildebeest calving every year in February and March, with the local community members who know this land intimately as your hosts.

The 4 four-bedroom high-end safari cottages are on a hillside location with spectacular views over the open plains below. There is a large wildlife dam down from the cottages which is a big draw for wildlife including lions and elephants. The cottages are designed to maximize on these views whilst minimizing the visual impact from the plains. Each Cottage has four spacious bedrooms, all with private bathrooms en-suite. A common lounge with a fireplace for the cold evenings and media room for kids to have a place to unwind, remote working, reviewing and editing the days photographers and so much more. (We welcome children aged 5 years and over – see Prices Information for more details).

The design is open where practical – to ‘fit in’ with the surrounds and ethos of a conservation minded development, giving a closeness to nature but without compromising comfort and functionality.

For guests staying at the Porini Safari Cottages 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/Airkenya,  Kenya’s leading safari airlines.

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The Cottages can  be booked on exclusive use as below; Rates in USD per night

From To Exclusive Use Per Cottage Per Night
(Up to 8 guests in each cottage)
Each Additional Adult Each additional child
20-Dec-23 02-Jan-24 $8,094 $852 $511
03-Jan-24 31-Mar-24 $5,282 $556 $334
01-Apr-24 30-Jun-24 $4,066 $428 $257
01-Jul-24 31-Jul-24 $9,044 $952 $571
01-Aug-24 30-Sep-24 $10,032 $1,056 $634
01-Oct-24 31-Oct-24 $9,044 $952 $571
01-Nov-24 19-Dec-24 $6,764 $712 $427

Rates above are for exclusive use of one of the four-bedroom cottages – per night.

  • Exclusive use of vehicle for every 6 guests.




Prices include: At Wilson Airport, board schedule flight to Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Safari Cottages  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, and one day Maasai Mara National Reserve entry fee, then last day fly back to Wilson Airport. Porini Wildlife Habitat Trust payment included.

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

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 an extra 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 per person per day on top of the above rates.

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 30-Jun-24 1600 USD 320 USD 1130 USD 535 USD
01-Jul-24 31-Jul-24 3080 USD 350 USD 1941 USD 1190 USD
01-Aug-24 30-Sep-24 3340 USD 380 USD 2097 USD 1320 USD
01-Oct-24 31-Oct-24 2905 USD 340 USD 1915 USD 1190 USD
01-Nov-24 19-Dec-24 2305 USD 320 USD 1521 USD 890 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: +254-774-136523

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 and 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

Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?

We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.