The Masai Mara in Kenya is famous for its Big Cats and Porini Lion Camp offers a unique safari location on the banks of the Ntiakatiak River, a seasonal river, in the exclusive Olare Orok Conservancy bordering the Masai Mara Game Reserve; home to an abundance of wildlife and famous for the big cats that roam the plains. Guests can relax and unwind in spacious safari tents offering modern amenities and spectacular views. Apart from the big cats the Masai is famous for the world's greatest natural spectacle, the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti taking place from July to October.
The Masai Mara boasts astonishing amount of game within its borders. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found so are predators. The famous black-maned Mara lions are possibly the stars of the Mara show. In earlier times the Masai were renowned lion killers and it is said that if lions scent approaching Masai on the breeze they move swiftly in the opposite direction. The reserve also teems with cheetah, elephant, kongoni, topi, Thompson's gazelle, waterbuck, hyena, and primates. Every year the Masai Mara hosts the world's greatest natural spectacle: the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti. 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
Karen Blixen Camp is set on the bank of the Mara River in a private concession adjoining the reserve. It enjoys open access, but also privacy within the concession. Zebras, elephants and hippos drink from the river throughout the day offering superb game viewing.
Cottars 1920's Camp is an exclusive and private concession between the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park. It is a good camp to see the migration as it enters and exits the Masai Mara - between July and October.
Little Governors' Camp was built in 1976 around a small waterhole that teems with wildlife and birds. It has a prime location in the Masai Mara, originally being the favourite safari location of Kenya's governors.
Olonana Tented Camp is a luxurious camp situated in a private area of the Mara River at the foot of the Siria Escarpment. The tents offer beautiful views overlooking the Mara River playing host to an abundance of wildlife.
Naibor Camp is a luxury tented camp and offers a secluded spot in a prime position overlooking the Talek River in the heart of the Masai Mara. It is ideally located for the migration between July and October.
Il Moran Camp is situated along the banks of the Mara River in the heart of the Masai Mara, perfectly positioned for the migration. The camps' tents line the winding banks of the river, with the best game viewing right on your doorstep.
Travelling on a budget but still want to experience the highlights of Kenya? Then this 11-night itinerary is ideal. Travel with your private local guide and safari vehicle and drive around the countryside to Kenya’s best and most beautiful areas.
This 4 night introductory tour allows you to explore the famous Masai Mara migration in Kenya from July to October and enjoy fantastic game viewing all year round.