Porini Cheetah Camp

Raise your chances of seeing the more reclusive big cats with epic sundowners looking over untouched wilderness

The Porini Cheetah Camp draws it’s name from the more seclusive big cats that roam this area of the conservancy. White Rock which flanks the camp and is accessible on foot and provides grand 360° views of the surrounding area.
Location: Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara
Type: Safari Camp
No. of Tents 6 guest suites
Check-out Time 10:00 a.m. with afternoon departure options at extra cost
Spoken Languages English, Swahili
Special Interests Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife

Porini Cheetah Camp opened in June 2017 and like all the other Porini camps, the camp is a small-tented camp designed to maximize your wildlife experience. It is hosted by Jui and Nirmalya Banerjee who are avid wildlife enthusiasts themselves. The Porini Cheetah Camp is unfenced and located inside a private conservancy far from the usual safari crowds. It has just six spacious guest tents. The camp offers Wifi Internet in the public areas . The camp is entirely solar-powered and the comfortable tents have fans and charging points for use in the day. Also ensuite bathrooms with hot shower, flush toilet and water on tap. The chef uses fresh ingredients to prepare high quality meals and even home-baked bread. Indian cuisine is available on request. The camp welcomes children aged 8 years and over (see Prices Information for more details).

For guests staying at Porini Cheetah Camp, we can arrange to book return flights from Nairobi to the nearby Naboisho Ol Seki airstrip using the daily scheduled services of Safarilink, one of Kenya’s leading safari airlines, at the applicable air fares.


Facilities & Activities


  • Shared day game drives
  • Night game drives (chargeable depending on the package booked)
  • Complimentary picnic breakfast
  • Complimentary bush lunches
  • Guided nature walks
  • Bird walks
  • Safari weddings
  • Sundowners
  • Optional balloon safaris, including safari champagne breakfast (at extra cost)
  • Complimentary visit of authentic Maasai village (at extra cost )
  • Star gazing

Camp facilities

  • 24 hours security
  • Low eco-foot-print
  • Phone charging in central location
  • Phone charging in all tents/ rooms
  • WiFi area in central lounge & dining
  • Complimentary airstrip/ airport transfers from/to Ol Seki airstrip
  • Outside dining area
  • Dedicated dining tent
  • Lounge tent
  • Dining with lounge area
  • Board games
  • No credit card payments

Room facilities

  • Ensuite bathroom with flushing toilet
  • Safari shower
  • Writing desk


Ol Kinyei Conservancy

This 18,700 acre Kenyan wildlife conservancy is on a tranche of land belonging to a Maasai community who leased it to Porini Camps to be set aside for the purposes of wildlife conservation.

Ol Kinyei Conservancy is home to two safari camps, the Porini Mara Camp and Porini Cheetah Camp and the Ol Kinyei Safari Cottages. The is also one small mobile camp called the Porini Bush Camp (high season only). Apart from our eco-camps, no other tourist vehicles are allowed into the Conservancy so our guests have the thousands of acres in the conservancy to themselves but we are also able to have game drives in the neighbouring Naboisho Conservancy which we also support by contributing to the land lease payments to the local Maasai community.


Maasai Mara Ecosystem

The Maasai Mara ecosystem is home to approximately 25% of Kenya’s wildlife. It hosts more than 95 mammal species besides being a recognized Important Bird Area (IBA) with 550 bird species.

Presently, about 70 per cent of this wildlife is living outside the gazetted conservation area -the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Adjacent land owned by local communities form key dispersal and diversity areas.

Donna Smith
Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book

“The camp was a perfect place to stay. The hosts, the staff & the drivers were exceptional. They went above & beyond what we received at other camps. The hosts ” attention to detail” is evident throughout the camp. We saw 4 of the ” Big 5” . the food was excellent. we loved everything.”

Kathy Brown
Porini Cheetah Camp Guest Comments Book

“Great Camp, great staff & numerous & varied animals. We will have visited many camps on this trip but our stay here would have by itself fulfilled our expectations of Kenya”

Doug Willaman
Porini Cheetah Camp

I recently stayed for three nights at the Amazing Cheetah Camp! WOW! What a wonderful experience! The setting of the camp is perfect with game viewing seconds from camp. The staff is amazing! Our guides were wonderful! The food was outstanding! The owners are so great and genuinely excited to hear about your day while you’re all having dinner together. We saw so much wildlife! Absolutely wonderful! It was absolutely perfect!

Paul S
Porini Cheetah Camp

Great wildlife and landscapes. Staff is exceptional. Your driver/guide and spotter are experts at locating and identifying the wildlife. The camp manager, John is often at the camp when you return from your game drives to welcome you back and ask how was your day. Hosts, Jui and Nirmalya make you feel as you are old friends. Food is tasty and artfully presented. Tent is clean, roomy and nicely decorated.

Anju V
Porini Cheetah Camp

We a family of four with two young girls had most amazing experience right from knowledge of the guides, camps facilities, food and bonfire, everything was just amazing.

I will definitely recommend this and they do night safari too 🙂

20-Dec-23 02-Jan-24 2565 USD 370 USD 1710 USD 1015 USD
03-Jan-24 31-Mar-24 1695 USD 320 USD 1185 USD 580 USD
01-Apr-24 30-Jun-24 1580 USD 320 USD 1120 USD 525 USD
01-Jul-24 21-Jul-24 2570 USD 350 USD 1635 USD 935 USD
22-Jul-24 30-Sep-24 2780 USD 380 USD 1761 USD 1040 USD
01-Oct-24 31-Oct-24 2355 USD 340 USD 1580 USD 910 USD
01-Nov-24 19-Dec-24 1580 USD 320 USD 1120 USD 525 USD

Flying package prices include:

At Wilson Airport, board schedule flight to Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Cheetah Camp for 2 nights on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, daily Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancy fees, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors, then last day fly back to Wilson Airport. Porini Wildlife Habitat Trust Payment also included

One Day Maasai Mara National Reserve entry fee included from 1st July to 30th September ONLY.

Mara Reserve Fees & Extra night rates:

Our Porini Camps in the Mara are adjacent to the reserve in exceptionally rich wildlife areas where tourism density is controlled and deliberately kept very low (1 guest tent to 700 acres) and as such there is no need to visit the Mara National Reserve to view lions,  cheetahs, leopards, elephants, buffalo, giraffe, hippo etc.  Stays in our camps in the conservancies also include extra activities like night game drives, guided bush walks, bush meals and sundowners. However, should guests wish to include an extra visit to the reserve this can be pre-booked with the additional park entry charge applicable (currently $80 per person for 2023, $100 per person for 2024 low season & $200 per person for 2024 high season, subject to change). As the park entry tickets for the reserve must be booked and paid for in advance, this option needs to be confirmed at time of booking. Extra night rates include activities on the Conservancy but a visit into the National Reserve is subject to the extra Reserve fee on top of the above rates.

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    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.