Porini Mara Camp: Information from the owner
- Tented Camp
- 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 Mara Camp, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 2 Jul 2021
Facilities at Porini Mara Camp
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly
- Room facilities
- Bath, En-Suite, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
- Activities on site
- Big 5, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Night Drives, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
- Nearby activities
- Big 5, Bird Watching, Cultural Tours, Game Viewing, Game Walks, Horse-back Safaris, Hot-air Ballooning, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Wildlife Tours
Room types at Porini Mara Camp
The family unit at Porini Mara Camp is a H shaped tent 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 Mara Camp contains just 6 spacious guest tents with one of them being a family unit that has a central lounge connecting the tents.
The tents are spacious and with an exclusive yet friendly feel. Tents are tastefully furnished with local material and comfortable pillows made from colourful fabrics have been used to add on to the exotic feel. The beds have comfortable mattresses and cosy duvets and blankets and soft towels in the bathroom.
Activities at Porini Mara Camp
There is a somewhat almost primal joy about eating a meal in the raw wilderness of the African savannah, more so if the setting happens to be Masai Mara where it is quite possible that your views are framed by stunning landscapes and magnificent wildlife. A Picnic Lunch is usually arranged during a full day game outing in the reserve so that one does not have to go back to the camp for lunch, the often scenic setting in the wild makes this a truly memorable meal.
Morning, evening and night shared game drives. Sundowners at scenic viewing points. Escorted bush walks with Maasai warriors and safari guide. Bush breakfasts and bush lunches are also provided as part of the experience with the focus on being out in nature with your qualified Maasai guide and spotter.
Guided nature walks with Maasai warriors
Walking in the bush gives you the opportunity to experience Africa from the ground, in the safe hands of your professional Maasai warrior guide. You don’t have to be super fit, we can tailor the walk according to your abilities and fitness level. By joining us on a walk, you will get to notice all the little things available in nature, that you would normally just walk past. These small details that are overlooked on game drives become more apparent from the slower pace and lower angle of being on foot. Think of the amazing engineering skills and cooperative work involved in the creation of a termite mound, for instance. Bird calls, tracks, insects, plants & geology. Everything takes on more significance and you gain a much deeper understanding of your environment.
Bush walks take you to places inaccessible to vehicles, enabling you to experience and interact with your surroundings in a more rounded way.
Hot Air Balloon Safari
Hot Air Balloon rides are exhilarating in any setting. A hot air balloon safari over Masai Mara National Reserve, though, is a once in a lifetime experience!
Though this comes at an extra cost, we highly recommend it. Experience the thrilling "hot air balloon safari over the remarkable lands of Africa Maasai Mara. Glide your eyes over the panoramic plains and explore the fantastical features of the valleys, the sparkling rivers and the lush grasslands before you.
In between, the heads of gentle giraffe forging leafy trees, sleeping elephants sweeping in the cool wind, elegant gazelles sprinkling in the vast expanse, and the hippos pots sprinkle in the water can be seen.
If the wilderness is magical by day, by night it promises nocturnal theatre on a magnificent scale. Above you sparkles an unbelievable spangled canopy of stars, and around you wraps the soft velvet of the African night, punctuated by the rough, dry coughs of the lion, the cackling and whoop-whooping of the hyena, and the symphony of birdsong. Adventure indeed.
The night belongs to the hunters: the lions and the leopards. It’s also the only time when you may catch a glimpse of such elusive nocturnal creatures as aardvarks, cape hares and bush babies. Best of all, your vehicle will be equipped with a powerful hand-held lamp, which can be used to sweep the bush for sightings of creeping shadows and gleaming eyes. The light is filtered thus does not blind the animals.
Unique to the conservancy experience, night game drives are not permitted within the boundaries of the national parks and reserves. So they’re the ultimate safari luxury, game-viewing extravaganza and photo-opportunity
Where better to celebrate your wedding than in a romantic and tranquil setting, within stunning scenery and surrounded by the sounds of the bush. The multi award-winning Porini Mara Camp is perfect for unique civil ceremonies, renewal of vows or blessings. Wedding ceremonies can be arranged at private, scenic viewpoints with stunning views across the game-filled landscape. Maasai traditional customs and blessings can be included to make a very special and spiritual experience.
Sun-downers from scenic locations
Just before sunset as you finish your eventful afternoon drive, drinks and snacks will be served from a scenic location to enjoy the sights of the sun set across the plains of the savannah. The typical African safari Sundowner.
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