Mara Big Cat Safari
4 night / 5 day safari includes stays at two
small eco-camps located inside exclusive wildlife
conservancies in the Maasai Mara eco-system
which are reserved solely for the camps’
guests. Game drives are in open-sided 4x4 safari
vehicles, with experienced Maasai safari guides,
to look for the Big Cats in the park and the
conservancies. Night game drives offered at
both camps allow you the opportunity to be out
when the Big Cats are most active.
CAMP, OL KINYEI CONSERVANCY
Mara Porini Camp is sited inside the exclusive
8,500 acre wildlife conservancy of Ol Kinyei,
one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in
the Serengeti-Mara eco-system. This is pristine
wilderness with open savannah plains, riverine
forest, springs, streams and rivers, rolling
hills and spectacular views across the Mara.
Ol Kinyei belongs to a Maasai community who
has recently set aside the conservancy as a
sanctuary for wildlife. The conservancy holds
a wide variety of the animal species for which
the Mara is famous including a large resident
pride of lions as well as leopards and cheetahs.
Kinyei Conservancy is about 10 miles from the
Maasai Mara park boundary and 25 minutes from
the Siana airstrip used by the daily scheduled
flights to Mara from Nairobi.
Mara Porini Camp has 6 guest tents sited in
the shade of Yellow-barked Acacia trees along
the banks of the Laetoli, a permanent spring
within Ol Kinyei. The tents are spacious and
each has an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet
and safari shower. With no more than 12 guests
in camp one gets the experience of real camping
in the bush in an exclusive private wilderness
but with all the comforts required by discerning
travellers. Food is excellent with home baked
bread, fresh salads and high quality meals prepared
by the camp Chef.
LION CAMP, OLARE OROK CONSERVANCY
Porini Lion camp is located inside the exclusive
20,000 acre Olare Orok Conservancy. This expansive
conservancy, which borders the Masai Mara Game
Reserve is home to an abundance of animals including
all the Big Cats for which the Mara is famous.
Orok Conservancy is adjoining the Maasai Mara
Game Reserve. The Ol Kiombo airstrip used by
the daily scheduled flights to Mara from Nairobi
is a short 25-minute drive from camp.
eco-friendly Porini Lion Camp has no permanent
construction and is situated along the Ntiakatiak
River, a seasonal river with permanent hippo
pools near camp. With 10 guest tents the camp
is small and exclusive, giving you a real “in
the bush” experience. The tents are very
spacious and have private verandahs along the
length of the tent, providing a secluded and
quiet place for you to relax and enjoy the beauty
of this African wilderness. Each tent has en-suite
bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers.
Food is excellent with fresh baked bread and
high quality meals prepared by the camp Chef.
Experience at Mara Porini Camp and Porini Lion
Maasai safari guides enhance the experience
by educating the camp guests about the flora,
fauna and people of the surrounding areas. Guests
are taken on day and night game drives in the
camps’ custom built open-sided 4x4’s.
In the evening a stop is made at a scenic viewing
point to enjoy a drink while watching the sun
go down over the Siria escarpment. A night game
drive is taken on the way back to camp, giving
guests the opportunity to see many of the elusive
nocturnal animals. Maasai warriors escort guests
on walks in the conservancies where they can
learn about how the various indigenous plants
are used by the community and how their way
of life is intertwined with their surroundings
and with the wildlife.
and activities included for all guests:
Safari tents with a double and single
bed, solar electric lights, en suite
bathrooms with flush toilet and safari
meals and picnic lunches, free mineral
water, sodas, gin, beer and house wine.
built 4x4 safari vehicles for game drives.
Maasai driver-guides and spotters.
evening and night game drives in Ol
Kinyei Conservancy and Olare Orok Conservancy.
day in Maasai Mara National Reserve
with picnic lunch.
walk with Maasai guides.
drinks to watch the sunset from scenic
and departure transfers between airstrips
and the camps.
- Duration: 4 nights / 5 days with option
of a further night
Depart Nairobi's Wilson airport at 10am for the one hour flight to the Mara. You'll be met at the Naboisho Ol Seki airstrip by Porini Mara staff and transferred to camp. Settle into your tent and enjoy lunch prepared by the camp chef. Afternoon game drive in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy, followed by a sundowner at a scenic spot. Return to camp for a shower, 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, an on to Olare Orok Conservancy arriving at Porini Lion Camp for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the exclusive Olare Orok Conservancy, away from the minibuses and tourist vehicles seen in the reserve, and with an excellent chance of sighting lions, cheetahs and leopards all of which are found in 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.
*Optional Balloon Safari and Champagne Breakfast.
Final early morning game drive in the Olare Orok 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. Or take the option of a further night at Porini Lion Camp with game drives in the Olare Orok conservancy or the Masai Mara Reserve.
||PER ADULT SHARING, PACKAGE
||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGE
||PER CHILD SHARING, PACKAGE
||EXTRA NIGHT AT PORINI LION CAMP PER ADULT SHARING
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
MAASAI MARA BIG CAT SAFARI, 4 NIGHTS FLYING PACKAGE(OL KINYEI CONSERVANCY, MASAI MARA & OLARE OROK CONSERVANCY, MASAI MARA): PRICES IN US$
Prices include: At Wilson Airport, board schedule flight to Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Mara Camp for 2 nights with daily Ol Kinyei Conservancy fees, then afterwards check out and game drive enroute via Naboisho Conservancy and into Olare Orok Conservancy to arrive at Porini Lion Camp for 2 nights with daily Olare Orok Conservancy fees and one day Masai Mara Game Reserve entrance fee, both camps are based on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4x4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors, then last day fly back to Wilson Airport.
Child rates applicable for 08 – 16 year olds:
1 child sharing with 2 adults, child pays child package price above while the 2 adults pay per adult sharing rate.
1 child sharing with 1 adult, child pays child package price above while the 1 adult pays single adult rate.
2 or 3 children sharing in own tent, each child pays 75% of per adult rate. Child under 8 years not recommended.
Exclusive vehicle use:
Sole use of the open sided 4x4 safari vehicle during game drive US$ 375 per vehicle per day.
Christmas & new year supplement:
On 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec 2013 & 01 Jan 2014 is US$ 40 per person per night.
Late afternoon departure:
Late departure after 12h00 US$ 125 per person minimum 2 pax (includes lunch, soft drinks and activities before departure in the late afternoon).
Mombasa:For flying from Masai Mara to Diani/Ukunda/Moi Airport instead of flying to Nairobi US$ 430 per adult & US$ 230 per child 10 – 11 years (one way flight). Includes late departure charge & mandatory US$80 park fee.
Extra night rate:
For every two night stay one visit into Masai Mara National Reserve is included in the above package rates HOWEVER Masai Mara reserve fee for the extra night rates is not included therefore any extra visit into the reserve while using extra night clients must pay US$ 80 per person per day if they need to go into the reserve.
Cat photos courtesy of Mr Joseph Lam while
on his recent 2008 safari
Porini Safari Camps