Mara Porini Camp is located less than 18kms from the Masai Mara park boundary on the Masai owned Ol Kinyei Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. Mara Porini Camp is involved in running the conservancy through a partnership with the local community, who receives funds from the profits. Porini means 'in the wilds' and the camp keeps true to its meaning - it is an open safari camp meaning it is not uncommon for nightly visits from grazing buffalo and elephants. Consequently Masai guides accompany guests to the tents, ensuring safety.
The Masai Mara is Kenya's premier game reserve. It has some of the highest concentrations of animals in Africa. It is most famous for the migration of wildebeest and zebra. From July to October, the promise of rain and fresh grass on in the Mara plains attracts more than 1.3 million wildebeest together in a single massive herd. At the Mara River they mass together on the banks before plunging forward through the raging waters, fighting against the currents and waiting crocodiles. You are almost guaranteed to see the big 5 in the Mara. Guests at Mara Porini can expect to see lions throughout the park as well as leopards, cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo, zebra, elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Because the reserve has no fences you can actually see as much wildlife within its boundaries as outside in the areas inhabited by the Masai tribes. Some of these areas are also not so crowded.
Sarova Mara is a very large safari hotel most suited to families. It is located in the southern section of the reserve. The extensive facilities and the fact that it has a fence around it makes it ideal for families.
Governors' Camp is situated on the east bank of the Mara river in the preferred safari location of the original colonial governors of Kenya. It is ideally located for the wildebeest migration between July and October.
Elephant Pepper Camp is a small luxurious safari camp located in a private concession in the northern Masai Mara. Between July and October, wildebeest and zebra cross the plains, migrating from the Serengeti.
Kicheche Mara Camp is located on the Aitong Plains in the northern Koiyaki Lemek region of the legendary Masai Mara in Kenya a prime wildlife area. The camp is a traditional tented camp tucked away underneath an orchard of wild olive trees offering magnificent views.
Ol Seki Mara Camp is a seasonal camp situated on a beautiful rocky peninsula in the northern Mara, with spectacular views over the savannah plains.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge is a large 74 roomed lodge situated in the Mara Triangle. It is well located for the migration, but mostly used by groups and package tours. Situated on a hill, the lodge overlooks 1 800 sq km of rolling plain, woodlands and rivers.
Enjoy this 7-night comfortable Kenya itinerary. Experience all the highlights of Kenya, including the Masai Mara National Park, Mount Kenya and the soda lakes of Lake Nakaru National Park. Ideal for the budget-conscious!
Enjoy a 9-night luxury safari in Africa's prime safari destination, Kenya. Discover snow-capped mountains, savanna grasslands and enjoy game drives. All of the camps in this itinerary belong to the "Long Run" initiative which fosters community development.