Nestled along a riverbank in the Olare Orok Conservancy, which lies just north of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, Porini Bush Camp is a traditionally-styled eco tented camp on a relatively new concession. Renowned for its pristine environment and big cats, this camp has helped to change the way most members of the Masai tribe view tourists. The Masai landowners have agreed to give up a huge area of their grazing lands in exchange for a portion of income and a controlled number of visitors, who choose to do their safaris on Olare Orok’s 133kms of savannah.
Porini Camp is situated along the banks of the seasonal Ntiakatiak River. Made up of 10 luxury tents, the camp is exclusive and provides guests with a real, African bush experience. Each of the tents is well-appointed, with private veranda’s that run the length of the tent, providing guests with their own personal view of this magnificent wilderness. Luxurious en suite bathrooms each have flush toilets and hot showers. The tents all have solar-powered lighting.
Activities at the camp revolve around the wildlife. Game drives with an excellent team take place in the Olare Orok Conservancy. All the big cats are in residence in this area and there are invariably more big cats than humans. There are three prides of lions, providing guests with unparalleled lion watching. There are also cheetah and leopard.
Guests can enjoy morning, evening and night game drives in specially designed 4×4 vehicles. Night drives are taken with red spotlights only to limit the impact on the wildlife. Sundowners are taken at strategic viewing points, from where you can enjoy a drink while watching the sun set over this majestic part of Africa.
You can also enjoy guided bush walks, which take place mainly on a high ridge of open ground. These are taken with Maasai warriors and an armed safari guide who can provide you with an incredible insight into the Maasai people and their way of life, as well as teach you a lot about the plants, birds and animals of the Mara.
- Game Drives
- Game Walks