Porini Rhino Camp
Discover the limelight of wildlife conservation while taking part in a wide range of action-packed activities amidst the highest rhino density in the world!
|Ol Pejeta Conservancy
|No. of Tents
|9 – 7 guest suites, 2 family tents
|10:00 a.m. with afternoon departure options at extra cost
Porini Rhino Camp is a nine tents all inclusive tented camp located in Laikia within the 90,000 acre Ol pejeta Conservancy. Porini Rhino Camp is helping accomplish the Conservancy’s aims of generating profits from wildlife tourism for reinvesting into protecting habitat and wildlife and community development in the local area. The camp staff is drawn from different Kenyan communities. The camp adheres to strict eco-friendly and responsible eco tourism principles and has a prestigious Gold Eco-rating from EcoTourism Kenya.
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
- Star gazing
- Chimpanzee visit
- Visit to the northern white rhinos
- Meet Baraka the black rhino
- Visit the Morani Information Centre
- Lion tracking
- Dog tracking
- Junior Ranger Program
- 24 hours security
- Low eco-foot-print
- Phone charging in central location
- Complimentary limited laundry service
- Complimentary airstrip/ airport transfers from/to Kamok airstrip
- Underground photographic wildlife hide
- Outside dining area
- Dedicated dining tent
- Dining with lounge area
- Board games
- No credit card payment
- Ensuite bathroom with flushing toilet
- Safari shower
- Writing desk
Ol Pejeta Conservancy/ Laikipia
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 364sq km wildlife conservancy situated between the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares and its game-to-area ratio tops the Kenyan park and reserve league.
Since being established in 1988 Ol Pejeta has had a colourful list of previous owners including Lord Delamere, an early and influential settler from Britain, shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis’ father Roussel and the arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi. It was set up originally as a cattle ranch but herds of migrating elephant regularly destroyed the fenced enclosures making intensive cattle farming impracticable. Cattle still plays a role in Ol Pejeta today but as a managed livestock within the conservancy and is used to maximise the bio-diversity of the land making Ol Pejeta an integrated wildlife and livestock area.
Ol Pejeta/ Laikipia Ecosystem
Ol Pejeta Conservancy has over 10000 large mammals and it is the only park where the big 5 and chimpanzees can be seen. There are southern white rhino, about 150 endangered black rhino and in a special sanctuary there are two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. The black rhino population in Ol Pejeta is not only the fastest growing but also the largest in the world.
Ol Pejeta is home to number of endangered species including the African Wild Dog, Grevy’s Zebra and the Jackson’s Hartebeest.
African wild dogs are listed as endangered by IUCN, with the wild population considered to be around 6,600. They are facing drastic habitat loss as human settlements expand, as well as persecution from livestock owners trying to protect their stock. Wild dogs are also vulnerable to many of the diseases that affect domestic dogs, and these can have devastating consequences on entire packs.
Unlike the plains zebra, who range across most of sub-saharan Africa, the Grevy’s zebra is found only in Ethiopia, Kenya, and historically Somalia too. The Laikipia-Samburu ecosystem remains a vital area in the conservation of this species. In the early 1990’s, Ol Pejeta introduced 13 Grevy’s zebras and later, a further ten immigrated from neighbouring ranches, and inhabited the western sector of the Conservancy.
Jackson’s hartebeest have small and mostly declining populations. The global population of Jackson’s hartebeest is unknown but in Laikipia their numbers are estimated to be between 700-1000 individuals. Ol Pejeta hosts an estimated 180 – 27% of the area’s population.
|PER ADULT SHARING| PACKAGE
|SINGLE SUPPLEMENT| PACKAGE
|PER CHILD SHARING| PACKAGE
|EXTRA NIGHT PER ADULT SHARING
At Wilson Airport, board scheduled flight to Kamok Airstrip, met and transferred to Porini Rhino 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 Pejeta Conservancy fees, day & night shared game drives in open sided 4×4 safari vehicle with qualified guide, sundowners, visit to Chimpanzee Sanctuary, then last day fly back to Wilson Airport. Porini Wildlife Habitat Trust Payment is included.
I stayed 3 nights at Porini Rhino Camp, and I was amazed at the beautiful camp and location. The tents were very spacious and clean, the food was tasty – especially the donuts at afternoon tea – the best! The waterhole and hide was a real bonus – one evening a black rhino at the waterhole, othertimes a good hundred plus buffalo, zebra and giraffe. The game drives were excellent, I did not realise how many black & white rhino could be seen there, plus elephants, lions, and all the general game. I would certainly recommend the camp and go back in the future – thank you.
This was our second camp on this trip & the journey to get here went like clockwork. All camp staff were super friendly & couldn’t do enough for you. Tents were clean, well equipped & very comfortable, even a hot water bottle in your bed at night, which was very welcomed at this time of year. Food was delicious, & sundowners just wonderful!! This camp has a fantastic hide & waterhole, where all species come to drink & wallow, including rhinos. Great place, thank you Gamewatchers!
We were collected off the airstrip and crossed the equator to a friendly welcome at Porini Rhino Camp. Our ‘tent’ (No 4) was like a spacious hotel room and very comfortable, with views of elephants, giraffes, zebra & waterbuck approaching the waterhole. Edwin & David hosted every need and the food was beautifully prepared & presented. Our guides ( Wilson & Emmanuel) were expert spotters and found birds & animals we would have missed. No wi-fi so do your messaging before you get there. Thank you for a memorable stay!
Rhino Camp was outstanding. Accomodations and meals were top notch and Robert and John, our driver and spotter, were astep above in finding the animals and making the game drives a pleasure. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a model for how Camps should be structured. Not crowded by jeeps from other camps and more than enough animals and scenery to make each day a pleasant adventure.
Our experience at Porini Rhino Camp was superb. The accommodations were comfortable, the food was delicious, and the game drives were spectacular. The camp staff was consistently courteous and helpful. Our driver and guide, Hezzy and Jonn, were fun and knowledgeable. The wildlife viewings we experienced during our drives and at the camp watering hole exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend this camp to everyone.
The things to see at Porini Rhino Camp are vast and amazing. From the specially placed viewing area of the watering hole right in the camp to the huge local conservancy with its grand plains and vistas with the myriad of wildlife one would certainly be amiss if they missed visiting this camp whilst in the area. The guides and crew are so hospitable and helpful it’s difficult to realize you’re actually out “In the Bush” in the wilds of Africa. Thanks to everyone @ Rhino Camp that made our stay truly memorable.