Why Porini

Top 5 Reasons why you are in good hands
with Porini Camps

Many of our guests return to us year after year for advice and support with their safari travel plans. Listed below just a few of the reasons why they choose us – and why you should contact us when you are ready to plan your next trip

1. We are internationally acclaimed for our success in conservation and hospitality

Porini Camps have received numerous international awards since we started operations 30 years ago. These awards are the best testimony of our reliability & integrity.

We have won “Africa’s Responsible Tourism Award”, “Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand” and “Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camps” in the World Travel Awards and “Kenya’s Tour Operator of the Year” in the Ecotourism Warrior Awards.

Other international awards include the World Travel Market, London Responsible Tourism Award for Best Tour Company in Conservation, the National Geographic rating in the Top Ten Best African Safari Companies in the World, Skal International award for Best Tour Operator & Travel Agent, Kenya Tourism Award for Tour Operator of the Year, and our Porini Mara Camp has been listed by Trip Advisor as one of the Top Ten properties in Africa.

At home in Kenya, our Porini Safari Camps have all been certified by Ecotourism Kenya with Gold and Silver ratings putting us at the top of all the safari properties in the country.

2. With Porini you get professional international assistance near you

In addition to our team in Kenya, we also have expert Safari Advisers in our Porini offices in the USA, Canada, UK, India and Australia who will be delighted to assist in planning and booking your safari.

You can liaise with them by telephone or by email.

3. When travelling with Porini you support conservation & local communities

In Kenya, we pioneered the “Conservancy Concept” – the leasing of land to form community-owned wildlife conservancies adjacent to the national parks.

This approach has transformed the areas adjoining Amboseli National Park and the Mara Reserve where wildlife habitat has regenerated, enlarging the area available for wild animals.

Wildlife numbers have increased in these protected areas, with the “Big Five” all evident as well as many rare or endangered species. Visitor numbers to the Conservancies are strictly controlled to avoid over-use of the land, so guests who choose to stay at Porini Camps (within the Conservancies) benefit from premium game-viewing with few – if any – other tourist vehicles present.

The Conservancy Concept has brought financial advantages to the local people. Over 200 members of the local communities are working with Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps, while over 500 families earn a steady monthly income from leasing land inside the conservancies.

4. Our prices & special offers are highly competitive

As a safari company based in Africa we have very competitive rates which we are able to pass on to our customers and we offer discounts and added value deals so that you have a price advantage when booking with us.

We also feature special offers such as free Nairobi airport transfers and free hotels when you book six or more nights at our selection of the leading camps in Kenya. Click here to see our Special Offers for more details.

And for your peace of mind, all customers booking a safari of 7 nights or more with Gamewatchers receive free membership of the Flying Doctor Service while they are on safari in East Africa – this covers free medical emergency evacuation to Nairobi.

5. Porini Camps are managed by experienced people

Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder

Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps was founded by Jake Grieves-Cook, a long-time safari operator and supporter of wildlife conservation in Kenya who has served on the board of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) which runs the country’s national parks, and for six years was Chairman of Kenya’s National Tourist Board.

Dr Mohanjeet Brar, Managing Director

The company’s Managing Director is Dr Mohanjeet Brar whose family has lived for 5 generations on the forested slopes of the Aberdare mountains in Kenya’s highlands. Mohanjeet grew up with a keen interest in nature and wildlife. He has a Doctorate degree in Plant Science from the US and is a certified safari guide. Mohanjeet leads the Porini team whose aim is to provide unsurpassed personal service and to ensure you have a memorable safari.


Growth is never by mere chance; it’s always the result of great forces working together!


Jake Grieves-Cook


Dr Mohanjeet Brar

Managing Director

Brian Maundu

General Manager Finance and Commercial


Jackie Akoyi

Manager Customer Services

Jeremiah Chege

Product & Marketing Manager


Esther Malanga Mshote

Corporate Affairs Manager


Head Office – Nairobi

Our helpful staff will be delighted to assist in arranging a safari for you and you can contact us by email or over the telephone.

George Mutuku

Sales Manager

Florence Guto

Senior Safari Specialist

Geoffrey Wamalwa

Senior Safari Specialist

Wycliffe Gavole

Senior Safari Specialist

Sharlotte Franklyn

Safari Sales Consultant

Yvonne Muteru

Safari Sales Consultant

Zuhura Maulid

Safari Sales Consultant

Urbanus Musyoki

Safari Sales Consultant

Evans Kariithi

Safari Sales Consultant

Miriam Karoki

Safari Sales Consultant

Susan Wangui

Safari Sales Consultant

Maureen Njoki

Safari Sales Consultant

Mirriam Ndanu

Safari Sales Consultant


Trade Inquiries


Andrea Landaeta

Trade Representative Latin America

Brazil +55 11 96902 0411 | Chile +56 32 3140747 | Whatsapp +44 798 415 84 43

Helen Simmans and Sally Brunning

Trade Representatives UK

+44 1883 349 889 | +44 7887 681578

Jeremiah Chege

Rest of the World / Marketing Manager

+254 722 509 200


Rest of the World

Rick McIntyre

North America


Julie Roggow

North America


Brad Wierman

North America


Sally Wanjau

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 7546 433 250

Wayne Hammond

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 7986 978985

Pranay Chandra


Kristy Thomson


Rachel Chambers

North America

Sir David Attenborough
Sir David stayed at Porini Amboseli Camp in Selenkay Conservancy.

“What a marvellous example of how people and wildlife can live alongside one another. Thank you all.”

Jim Coda, June 2022
Mara Camp, Lion Camp

“For any serious wildlife photographer, I don’t think you can do better in Kenya or Tanzania than the Porini Mara and Lion Camps for the big cats.”

Conservation & Responsible Tourism

Protecting Habitats for Biodiversity

Porini Camps has been spearheading Community based Wildlife Conservation for the past 25 years in Kenya. We run a range of conservation activities promoting community development and biodiversity in the areas we operate in, the latest being our biodiversity credit program in cooperation with Harvard University, MA, USA.