Porini Lion Camp

The highest lion density on 33,000 gold-rated acres set aside for wildlife and you!

The Lion Camp area in Olare Motorogi Conservancy offers some of the best big cat viewing in Africa on classic Mara grassland. A true photographer’s paradise featuring a dedicated media tent for immediate editing of the best shots of the day.
Location:  Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Maasai Mara
Type: Safari Camp
No. of Tents 10 – [8 guest suites, 2 family units]
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, Hiking, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife

The award-winning, eco-friendly Porini Lion Camp offers a unique opportunity to take guided walks with Maasai Warriors and experience day and night game drives within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy – a pristine and exclusive 33,000-acre wilderness set aside for wildlife conservation and low-impact tourism. The camp adheres to strict eco-friendly and responsible eco-tourism principles. There are limits on densities and every tent pays to protect 700 acres of wilderness which also helps to reduced the number of vehicles in the conservancy. The camp has a prestigious Gold Eco-rating from Eco-tourism Kenya. Porini Lion Camp – with just nine tents and one family unit – ensures guests have a genuine “away from it all” experience deep in the African bush


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)
  • Visit of authentic Maasai village (at extra cost)
  • Star gazing

Camp facilities

  • 24 hours security
  • Low eco-foot-print
  • 24 hours security
  • Phone charging in central location
  • Complimentary limited laundry service
  • WiFi area in Media Tent
  • Complimentary airstrip/ airport transfers to/from Olare Orok Airstrip
  • Media lounge
  • Outside dining area
  • Dedicated dining tent
  • Lounge tent
  • Dining with lounge area
  • Board games
  • No credit card payments

Room facilities

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


Olare Motorogi Conservancy

The Olare Motorogi Conservancy is 33000 acres of outstanding natural beauty and ecological importance. It directly borders the Maasai Mara National Reserve and it contains the lower valleys of the Olare Orok and Ntiakitiak rivers, riverine forest, the Ntiakitiak Gorge and a 12km escarpment below which are large areas of acacia woodland. The only visitors allowed on the land are those that are staying in the 5 camps within the conservancy.


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.

Harold D
Mara Porini Camp

An adventure that everyone should have. The camp accommodations were great and the animals roaming around at night were never a concern, but a delight. Chris and Julius, our driver and spotter, were superb in sharing their knowledge and finding the right spot to observe the animals. Even at the camp there were always animals to observe across the pond. All in all an unforgettable experience.

Gordon S
Mara Porini Camp

A truly wonderful experience in mid October for our family of 4 . Having transferred overland from Porini Mara Camp (and before that flew up from Porini Selenkay/Amboseli) , we stayed 3 nights in this remakable place. We could not fault it and had a special time in EVERY way. Thank you Team Porini and Gamewatchers – we have no hesitation to strongly recommending you. All of the Team were super, but we could not leave without a special mention to our guide and driver , Geoff, who we were blessed to have with us for 7 days. He taught us so much and made us laugh lots (and handled us well!) Thank you.

Jean J
Mara Porini Camp

Lion Camp is larger than the other two camps we stayed at (Mara and Cheetah) so we had further to walk to our tents. There was a “media tent” with wifi which was popular, particularly with American visitors! Our guides Chris and Wilfred gave us a fantastic experience watching leopard cubs and their mother in the pouring rain, as well as cheetahs hunting and killing, and lions being less lucky. Thankfully we were spared a crush of safari vehicles (like in the main Reserve) and enjoyed the relative peace and quiet.

Einar F
Mara Porini Camp

We stayed here for 3 nights in tent number 7. Since it was our forth camp we expected to see much of the same as we so earlier, but each camp has its own charm, meaning different people/sceneries on every gamedrive. Morning gamedrives with breakfast and chatting with maasai nature guides is something to remember for long time. One night we woke up because of some noise, a big hippo was grassing right outside our tent, a special feeling.

Mara Porini Camp

We so enjoyed our 3 nights stay at Porini Lion Camp! Amazing wildlife – especially all the lions! The driver/guide and camp staff were all excellent and we will take away very fond memories. We highly recommend this camp through Gamewatchers.

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

The prices above Include:

At Wilson Airport, board schedule flight to Olare Orok Airstrip in Olare Motorogi Conservancy, met and transferred to Porini Lion Camp for 2 nights on full board basis including soft drinks, beer, house wine, vodka, gin & tonic, mineral water, return conservancy airstrip transfers, daily Olare Motorogi 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.