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Porini Ol Kinyei Safari Cottages

Indulge the serenity of your own 4 bedroom luxury home overlooking one of the most important wildlife conservation and wilderness areas in Africa.

The Porini Ol Kinyei Safari Cottages are your exclusive private home in the world renown Maasai Mara offering every comfort with the distinct warm service of the Ol Kinyei Maasai and an unbeaten wildlife experience. The cottages feature a wildlife dam on the property, in walking distance from your doorstep
Location: Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara
Type: Luxury Safari Cottages
Special Interests Families, Generational Travel, Private Safari Home, Spectacular Views, Big 5, Birding, Flora, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife

A unique “home away from home” with stunning views across the Mara in the only IUCN Green List Protected area in the Mara eco-system with some of the highest big cat densities and the location of the annual Loita wildebeest calving every year in February and March, with the local community members who know this land intimately as your hosts.

The 4 four-bedroom safari high end safari cottages are on a hillside location with spectacular views over the open plains below. There is a large wildlife dam down from the cottages which is a big draw for wildlife including lions and elephants. The cottages are designed to maximize on these views whilst minimizing the visual impact from the plains. Each Cottage has four spacious bedrooms, all with private bathrooms en-suite. A common lounge with a fireplace for the cold evenings and media room for kids to have a place to unwind, remote working, reviewing and editing the days photographers and so much more.

The design is open where practical – to ‘fit in’ with the surrounds and ethos of a conservation minded development, giving a closeness to nature but without compromising comfort and functionality.

Amenities

Facilities & Activities

Activities

  • Shared day game drives
  • Night game drives (chargeable depending on the package booked)
  • Complimentary picnic breakfast
  • Complimetary 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 )
  • Visit of local school
  • Talks about the community conservation model with manager
  • Star Gazing

Camp facilities

  • 24 hours security
  • Low eco-foot-print
  • Phone charging in all tents/ rooms
  • WiFi in central area and in rooms
  • Complimentary airstrip/ airport transfers from/to Ol Seki Naboisho Airstrip
  • Media lounge
  • Outside dining area
  • Board games
  • Library
  • No credit card payments accepted

Location

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.

Biodiversity

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.

DATES-FROM DATES-UNTIL PER ADULT SHARING| PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT| PACKAGE PER CHILD SHARING| PACKAGE EXTRA NIGHT PER ADULT SHARING
20-Dec-23 02-Jan-24 2665 USD 370 USD 1770 USD 1065 USD
03-Jan-24 31-Mar-24 1920 USD 320 USD 1325 USD 695 USD
01-Apr-24 30-Jun-24 1600 USD 320 USD 1130 USD 535 USD
01-Jul-24 31-Jul-24 3080 USD 350 USD 1941 USD 1190 USD
01-Aug-24 30-Sep-24 3340 USD 380 USD 2097 USD 1320 USD
01-Oct-24 31-Oct-24 2905 USD 340 USD 1915 USD 1190 USD
01-Nov-24 19-Dec-24 2305 USD 320 USD 1521 USD 890 USD
PRICES INCLUDE:

At Wilson Airport, board schedule flight to Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Safari Cottages  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, and one day Maasai Mara National Reserve entry fee, then last day fly back to Wilson Airport. Porini Wildlife Habitat Trust payment included.

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

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.