Porini Mara Camp

Only 6 tents and an entire wildlife conservancy reserved for Porini guests only

The Ol Kinyei Conservancy is soley managed by Porini Camps and thereby entirely reserved for Porini guests. With 6 tents only, the camp provides for a uniquely intimate wildlife experience. Ol Kinyei is also home to one of the best-kept wildlife secrets: the Loita Migration.
Location: Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Maasai Mara
Type: Safari Camp
No. of Tents 6 –  (5 guest suites, 1 family unit)
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, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife

Ol Kinyei Conservancy was the first community conservancy of it’s kind set up in 2005 and every tent pays to secure 700 acres with the vehicles being limited to no more than 1 vehicle to 1400 acres.

The guests staying at the Porini Camps have exclusive access to this conservancy. There is a resident lion pride of over 20 animals and several leopards also have their territories within the Ol Kinyei conservancy and are often sighted by guests from Porini Mara Camp on evening or early morning drives. Cheetahs are frequently seen and it is not rare to come across large numbers of giraffe as well as Cape buffalo and elephants.

This is a great location from which to observe the Great Wildebeest Migration coming in from Tanzania generally from July to October. Ol Kinyei is also a key protected habitat for another Wildebeest Migration called the Loita Migration which used to calve in the Loita Plains north of Ol Kinyei, however, unfortunately due to fencing and land use change their traditional breeding grounds are no longer available. The calving of the Loita Migration typically takes place during February and March when the plains of the conservancy are teeming with wildebeest and a lot of “predator action”.


Facilities & 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
  • Charging points in the guest tents
  • Complimentary airstrip/ airport transfers to/from Ol Seki airstrip
  • Outside dining area
  • Dedicated dining tent (Dining with lounge area)
  • Free WIFI in the public Areas
  • Board games
  • No credit card payments

Room facilities

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


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.

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

Prices include:

At Wilson Airport, board schedule flight to Ol Seki Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Mara Camp for 2 nights on full board basis including soft drinks, tusker 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 included.

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

Camp inquiry

    Jean J
    Mara Porini Camp

    A wonderful start to our Safari. Waking up in the morning to bush buck grazing round the tent. A great location, so peaceful and exclusive. (Just remember to padlock the tent flaps against marauding monkeys!). Amazing guides (Jackson and Leshan). Wildlife was everywhere and thankfully hardly any other vehicles as the camp is in a conservancy. Unforgettable sighting of “Spot” the leopard on our first drive. Comfortable accommodation and good food.

    Dave Fox
    Mara Porini Camp

    Second time using Porini Camps, this time at the Mara camp. The smallest Porini Camp in terms of the number of tents – just six – but still big on service. From our driver Geoff, to the Camp manager Jimmy and everyone in between, we were made to feel very special. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone. The food was excellent throughout both at the mess tent and out on Game Drives. Tents are very comfortable but be aware that the animals like the grass around the edges and love to eat in the early hours of the morning! Our midnight ‘snacker’ was a Hippo called Simon!! Another brilliant visit and have already recommended to friends. Thanks one and all!

    Mara Porini Camp

    Our stay was awesome. We had some great safari rides, the service was tops and we were able to unwind and take in the beauty of the area. The facilities are clean, comfortable and the staff goes the extra step to provide service and safety

    Claire - Andy
    Mara Porini Camp

    An outstanding experience, the accommodation is as good as a 5* hotel but in the wild, the food fantastic and the service second to none.
    Our driver Jeffrey and spotter Leshan were fabulous and expert at finding the wildlife.
    All the staff made our experience truly memorable. We would highly recommend this camp.

    Mara Porini Camp

    What a wonderfull place. Beautiful family tent, godd food, good guides, good sightings including many birds and many cats and many antilopes and many hyenas and many giraffe and some elephants.
    It was green from the recent rains and muddy in places, got stuck once.

    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.