Wildebeest Crossing image by Porini Safari Camp’s guest Paolo Torchio
Timed for the Great Migration, our 7 day safari combines the world famous Masai Mara & Serengeti, offering guests a fantastic opportunity to witness one of nature’s most incredible wildlife spectacles during July – October 2019.
Dates are getting booked up quickly, so contact us now while space is still available!
Accommodation is in high-quality tented camps set in areas of pristine wilderness, surrounded by wildlife and you have the option to extend your stay in Tanzania to travel on to the famous Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and to Tarangire National Park.
Price includes transport starting / ending in Nairobi, accommodation with beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, soft drinks & mineral water, park fees, shared game drives in 4×4, night drives, sundowners and guided walks.
Porini Bush Camp & Porini Cheetah Camp
For your stay in the Masai Mara you have a choice between two Porini Camps.
The small and intimate Porini Bush Camp and Porini Cheetah Camp are tented safari camps located within the award-winning Ol Kinyei Conservancy, offering an authentic high quality, low tourism density safari experience working on the model that we pioneered of 700 acres of wilderness for every tent.
This exclusive game-rich 18700 acre wildlife conservancy has a diverse terrain of plains, forests and rivers, and is home to a broad range of species including the big cats. Guests will also have access to the Mara Reserve and the adjacent 50000 acre Naboisho conservancy.
The Porini camps offer a personal and authentic experience for a safari in the Maasai Mara, providing a great alternative to the large mass-market tourist lodges.
Nimali Mara Camp
Set in the more remote area of Kogatende, in the northern sector of the Serengeti National Park, Nimali Mara Camp is a small, intimate safari camp with only 10 tents. Located about 30 minutes from the Mara River in a small kopje, the camp fits naturally into its surroundings amongst the trees and boulders with an infinity pool set within a natural cave.
The Camp has been strategically located away from the hustle and bustle of safari vehicles whilst retaining easy access to the river and views of the amazing wildebeest migration crossings.
Day One Fly from Wilson Airport on the 10:00hrs flight to the Masai Mara. You will be met at the airstrip by your Driver Guide and transfer to your Porini Camp, with a game drive enroute. Settle into your tent before enjoying lunch. In the afternoon head out on a game drive 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 Conservancy, before heading back to camp for dinner. Overnight at Porini Bush Camp/Porini Cheetah Camp.
Day Two A full day spent on a game drive in the famous Maasai Mara Reserve with a picnic lunch in the park and then return to Camp in the late afternoon. Sundowner and night game drive as you return to your Porini Camp for dinner. Overnight at Porini Bush Camp/Porini Cheetah Camp.
Day Three A full day to explore the Ol Kinyei Conservancy on the lookout for elephants, buffalo, giraffe, plains game and the big cats. Wake up at dawn and enjoy an early game drive in the conservancy, returning to camp for a late breakfast followed by an escorted nature walk and then lunch. In the afternoon enjoy another game drive in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy with a night drive as you head back to camp driving in the dark with a spotlight for the chance to see the nocturnal animals. Overnight at Porini Bush Camp/Porini Cheetah Camp.
Day Four This morning enjoy a game drive in the Conservancy or guided walk before returning to camp for breakfast. Later, transfer to the airstrip (taking a packed lunch) for 1100hrs scheduled flight to Migori (20 minutes). From Migori, you will be transferred via road, to the border town of Isebania, a trip of 40 Minutes. You will be at the border at approximately 1310Hrs. You will clear immigration and customs and cross into Tanzania. This border point being one of the least busy ones, it will take you approximately 20 minutes and a further 10 minutes’ drive to the Tarime airstrip where you will board your schedule flight to the Serengeti. (ETD 1400hrs ETA 14:25-16:00hrs) . Upon arriving at the Kogatende airstrip, a Nimali Camp vehicle will be on standby to transfer you to camp. You are booked at Nimali Mara for 3 nights on full board basis with soft drinks, beer and house wine. You will have shared game drives (morning and later afternoon or full day) in Serengeti National Park. Overnight at Nimali Mara Camp.
Day Five After breakfast leave for an early morning game drive. Mornings are a great time for watching lions in action. Come back to camp for lunch and relax during the afternoon. Head out for an evening game drive before returning to camp for cocktails and canapés as you watch the sun set. A perfect end to a perfect day, enjoying the dramatic shades of the African sunset! Overnight at Nimali Mara Camp.
Day Six Today enjoy a full day in the Serengeti with morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight at Nimali Mara Camp.
Day Seven Early morning game drive in the Serengeti Park, returning to camp for breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro Airport (ETD 0925hrs ETA 120hrs).
Optional Extension to Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park
Option to extend your Tanzania safari:
Day Seven Early morning game drive in the Serengeti Park, returning to camp for breakfast. Later, transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Manyara (40 minutes) (ETD 1100hrs ETA 1140hrs). You will be met by a Gamewatchers Safaris vehicle at Manyara airstrip with picnic lunches and drive in to Lake Manyara National Park, a 10 minutes drive from the airfield. The park has magnificent scenery and has a variety of wildlife including elephants and lions but the main attraction is the spectacular abundance of birdlife to be seen along the lake shore including pelicans, storks, and a huge variety of waders. After a picnic lunch, exit the Park and drive to Lemala Ngorongoro Camp arriving at around 4pm. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Lemala Ngorongoro Camp
Day Eight After an early breakfast, depart from Lemala Ngorongoro Camp and drive into the Ngorongoro Crater for a half day game drive, a trip of 1 hour 35 minutes to the floor or the world famous Ngorongoro crater, a UNESCO heritage site. Enjoy a picnic lunch and then depart from Ngorongoro for Tarangire, a trip of 2 hrs 15 mins, arriving at Nimali Tarangire in the late afternoon. Overnight at Nimali Tarangire Camp
Day Nine After breakfast, depart with packed lunches for a full day wildlife viewing in Tarangire National Park. Overnight at Nimali Tarangire Camp
Day Ten Breakfast at camp and drive from Nimali Tarangire to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your international departure.
Prices are in US Dollars $ per person, based on two adults sharing one Twin / Double Tent. (Single Supplement is for Sole Use of a Twin / Double Tent).
Combining Porini Bush Camp & Nimali Mara Camp:
- July – September: US$ 5050
- October: US$ 4930
- Single Supplement: US$ 1449
Combining Porini Cheetah Camp & Nimali Mara Camp:
- July – September: US$ 5815
- October: US$ 5215
- Single Supplement: US$ 1509
Tanzania 4-Day extension to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire:
- July – September: US$ 2551
- October: US$ 2375
- Single Supplement: US$ 658 (Jul-Sep) or US$ 572 (Oct)