Porini Rhino Camp: Information from the owner
- Safari Lodge
- No. of rooms
- Check-in time
- 12:00 p.m.
- Check-out time
- 10:00 a. m.
About this information
All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Porini Rhino Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 6 Feb 2023
Facilities at Porini Rhino Camp
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Available), Library, Mobile Connectivity
- Room facilities
- Bath, En-Suite, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
- Nearby activities
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Child Friendly Activities, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Horse Riding, Rhino Tracking, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
- English, Swahili
Room types at Porini Rhino Camp
The newest tent is the family unit that is a H shaped and located about 20 metres from the main areas. The unit is made of high quality canvas, is spacious, each wing measuring 64 square metres and the lounge is 16 square metres. It consists of two rooms with a lounge in between. Each of the two rooms has a king size bed and a single bed, The high-quality, spacious tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-powered lighting, ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet) and a private veranda. The unit is ideal for families or group of friends traveling together and is at the same price per person as our other tents.
Porini Rhino Camp has just 7 guest tents. The tents are very spacious and have private verandas along the length of the tent, providing a secluded and private 'space' for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of this African wilderness. These are traditionally themed safari canvas tents large, bright (three of the four walls are entirely made of mosquito screen) and comfortably functional – perfect for people who want a tented camp experience without frills. The beds are comfortable and wrapped in cosy duvets and blankets and soft towels in the bathrooms. Each tent contains a double and single bed with bedside tables, LED lamps, torch, wardrobe for hanging your clothes, luggage rack, en-suite toilet with bucket walk-in shower and wash basin sink, writing desk with lamp, carpets, chairs and tables on the veranda for relaxing. Hot water bottles in each bed keep you warm on chilly nights.
Activities at Porini Rhino Camp
The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary aims to provide a refuge for chimpanzees rescued from the black market, and is the only place in Kenya where our closest living relatives can be seen. Visitors to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy have free access to the Sanctuary, which is open daily from 08:30 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:30.
The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1993, with an agreement between the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the Jane Goodall Institute. Over the last decade, the Sanctuary has provided a safe haven for the recovery and rehabilitation of chimpanzees rescued from traumatic situations; all victims of the illegal pet trade
The bushwalk gives visitors the opportunity to learn about game trails and spoor identification as well as the insects, birds and smaller mammals of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy
The camp has the benefit of a wildlife viewing hide which enables guests to observe and photograph wildlife safely, yet in close proximity. The hide has been carefully placed to enhance wildlife-viewing right in front of camp, and with the peaceful setting and the animals freely strolling in, guests can really immerse themselves in the surroundings and feel part of nature.
Meet Baraka the Black Rhino
Baraka was one of the first Black rhinos born on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. After losing an eye to an infection following a fight he, unfortunately, developed a cataract in the other eye and subsequently became completely blind. With a low chance of survival on his own, Baraka was moved from the wild to a 100-acre enclosure in order to ensure his safety.
Baraka is now an ambassador for his species – and a popular attraction at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. There is a feeding platform from which visitors can get up close to view and feed him, an experience not to be missed. Baraka receives visitors daily from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm, with feeding times three times per day.
Northern White Rhinos
There are only two left on the planet, and Ol Pejeta is home to both of them.
Najin and Fatu - the last northern white rhinos left in the world - were moved to Kenya from the Czech Republic in 2009, and live in the 700-acre northern white rhino enclosure. The Enclosure is open to visitors twice daily, at 08:30 and 16:00 – where you can meet the northern whites and learn more about their history, what it takes to protect them, and what Ol Pejeta is doing to try and save this subspecies.
Photo Graphic Hide
The addition of a wildlife viewing hide at Porini Rhino Camp is proving popular with guests wanting to observe and photograph wildlife safely, yet in close proximity. The hide has been carefully placed to enhance wildlife-viewing right in front of camp. With the peaceful setting and the animals freely strolling in, we can really immerse ourselves in the surroundings and feel we are part of nature.
Spending time in a hide can, with a little patience, result in some incredible sightings.
Visit the Morani Information Centre
The Morani Information Centre is named in honour of the tame black rhino that used to live next to it. Over the years, Morani was an icon at Ol Pejeta, an ambassador for his species. He helped raise awareness about the plight of black rhinos and other vulnerable species in the wild, and the information centre was built to continue this education.
Keeping Curiosity Wild.
The Morani Information Centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the different wildlife species that live on Ol Pejeta; from anatomy to behaviour to habitat. It also offers an insight into how Ol Pejeta Conservancy works – what we do on a daily basis to safeguard wildlife and preserve wilderness.
There is also a converted rhino transportation crate to explore! This is a unique opportunity for visitors to get inside the very same crate that several rhino have been moved in over the years. Get a sense of what a rhino might feel like when it's being moved, and be inspired by our engaging infographics that contain all the information you need to know about rhino conservation.
The Centre is open from 09:00 to 17:00 every day and is free.
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