Join us for an exhilarating wildlife adventure with this 7 day Kenya safari combining Nairobi National Park with the world-renowned Maasai Mara.
Arrive into Nairobi and just 30 minutes after leaving the airport you can be starting your safari experience, settling into camp life in a secluded and peaceful setting deep within Nairobi National Park.
This unique location is home to a wealth of wildlife including rhino, lions, leopards and much more.
After a night comfortably under canvas, fly to the Maasai Mara where you will spend the next five days (staying at two Porini tented camps), observing more of Kenya’s iconic animals including elephants, buffalo and the big cats in exclusive pristine wilderness.
Porini Mara Camp has six guest tents sited in the exclusive 18,700 acre wildlife conservancy of Ol Kinyei. Porini Lion Camp is located inside the exclusive 33,000 acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy.
From each camp, guests take day and night game drives within the conservancies which are teeming with wildlife. Drives are by custom-built, open-sided 4x4 safari vehicles (not tourist vans) with a driver-guide and a spotter.
Porini guests also enjoy bush picnics and romantic sundowners and can join Maasai warriors for guided walks to learn more about Kenya's fascinating flora and fauna.
The conservancies are formed of pristine wilderness with open savannah plains, riverine forest, springs, streams and rivers, rolling hills and spectacular views.
This tour is particularly good for those wishing to see the Big Cats - research shows that the Mara Conservancies have Africa's highest density of free-roaming wild lions, and the area also has good numbers of cheetahs and leopards.
At all camps the guest tents are spacious and each has solar electric lights and an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and safari shower. The camp Chefs prepare good quality meals - hot dishes, fresh salads and home baked bread.
Note: This tour includes scheduled flights between Nairobi and the Mara (and back) to avoid wasting hours travelling by road and to get you straight to the wildlife. Departures are flexible (any day of the week) but exclude the rainy season of 16 Apr to 31 May.
Pick up from Nairobi International Airport and transfer to Nairobi Tented Camp.
Check-in and relax in your tent before lunch and later take a 4×4 game drive in Nairobi National Park. Return for dinner and overnight at Nairobi Tented Camp.
Check out after breakfast and transfer to Wilson Airport for the 10am scheduled flight to Naboisho Airstrip. Met on arrival and transfer by 4×4 vehicle to Porini Mara Camp (game drive en route).
Check in to camp and have lunch. Later take an afternoon game drive in the conservancy with a sundowner and return to camp (night drive en route) for dinner and overnight.
Awake to the natural sounds of the Mara’s birdlife. Leave camp soon after dawn to explore the Ol Kinyei Conservancy on the lookout for elephants, buffalo, giraffe, plains game and the big cats.
You will have a bush breakfast out in the wilds and then return to camp for lunch.
In the afternoon you will have a further game drive in Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies with a sundowner at a scenic spot followed by a night game drive with spotlights to search for nocturnal animals, including the elusive leopards which are resident in Ol Kinyei, before heading back to camp for dinner.
After breakfast leave camp and drive through Ol Kinyei and Naboisho Conservancies, game-viewing as you go, and on to Olare Motorogi Conservancy arriving at Porini Lion Camp for lunch.
Afternoon game drive in the exclusive Olare Motorogi Conservancy, away from the minibuses and tourist vehicles seen in the reserve.
Here there is an excellent chance of sighting lions, cheetahs and leopards all of which reside within the conservancy. Sundowner and night game drive. Overnight Porini Lion Camp.
A full day spent on a game drive in the famous Masai Mara Reserve with a picnic lunch in the park and then return to Porini Lion Camp in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Porini Lion Camp.
Enjoy game watching activities within Olare Motorogi Conservancy (morning, afternoon and evening drives), maybe take a guided walk or enjoy a sundowner from a scenic point. Dinner and overnight at Porini Lion Camp.
*Optional Balloon Safari and Champagne Breakfast.
Final early morning game drive in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy and then drive into the reserve to the Ol Kiombo airstrip to fly back on the 11am flight to Wilson Airport in Nairobi, arriving at around 12.05h.
Extra nights can be added at any camp. Alternatively, head to the beautiful white-sand beaches of the Kenya Coast for a few days of relaxation after your safari adventure.
Prices are in US Dollars, per person based on sharing a twin or double tent:
3 January - 31 March 2019 $ 3515
1 - 15 April 2019 $ 2985
16 April - 31 May 2019 CLOSED
1 - 30 June 2019 $ 3020
1 July - 30 September 2019 $ 4410
1 - 31 October 2019 $ 3885
1 November - 19 December 2019 $ 2985
Single Supplement (per package): $ 720 all dates except $ 740 (1 Jul - 30 Sep 2019) Child prices (aged 8 to 16 years, sharing with 2 adults) from $ 1855.
With over 20 years in the travel industry, Julie has first-hand safari experience from her travel and photography in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. Her personal favorites are Kenya and the Porini safari camps.
Julie’s enthusiasm and knowledge are sure to make planning your safari vacation an enjoyable experience!
Julie is based in Michigan and you can contact her by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone Toll-free to 1-877-710-3014.
Phil travels frequently to Africa and even celebrated his wedding with a traditional Maasai ceremony in the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya. His favorite safari destinations include Ruaha in Tanzania, Makgadikadi Salt Pans in Botswana, and the Mara in Kenya. His passion for wildlife conservation and ecotourism keep bringing him back to Africa and he would love to help you plan your safari.
Phil is based in Anchorage and can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by phone Tollfree at 1-855-3SAFARI (1-855-372-3274).
Santosh is a Sales & Marketing person who had decided never to work again but a chance one-off trip with his wife to Porini Camps towards the end of 2015 made him a convert to our Porini conservancy concept.
He has joined the Gamewatchers team to run our India office for the entire range of Gamewatchers services.
Santosh is based in Bangalore and can be reached at +91 819 723 4947 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristy first visited Kenya as a guest of Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps and is now our Australian-based Safari Advisor. She has an ecology and conservation management background and a love of nature and the outdoors so of course fell immediately in love with Kenya, its spectacular wildlife and its beautiful people. Kristy is based on the Gold Coast, Australia and can be contacted at email@example.com
Steve has lived in Kenya for several years when he was an airline manager based in Nairobi followed by other postings in Central and West Africa.
He has visited the leading parks and reserves in Kenya and the coast. His favourite places to stay on safari are the 4 Porini Camps in Amboseli, Laikipia and Mara.
Steve is based in the U.K. and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07901-396513.
Wayne has been on safari over 20 times visiting Kenya (far too many times to remember), Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Rwanda, South Africa and Mozambique. His favourite bush haunts include Kenya’s Maasai Mara, Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, and South Luangwa national park in Zambia. He is a keen amateur wildlife photograper, occasional travel writer, and acts as a UK based Safari Consultant for Gamewatchers Safaris.
Wayne is based in the U.K. and can be contacted at email@example.com.
"Amazing! Incredible! Overwhelming! The guides and the staff are warm, friendly and make travellers feel right at home. The guides have an unbelievable ability to locate animals of interest, from the smallest bush baby and hyrax, to leopards and lions. Asante sana!!!"
Camp Guest Book Porini Mara Camp, September 2018
"The most amazing and best holiday we have had…ever. Everything here is just perfect. We hope to return with friends and family. This place is too good not to share. Thank you so much and Asante."
Camp Guest Book Porini Lion Camp, November 2018