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One of the best experiences of my life!
If you are at all considering a trip to Kenya, Gamewatchers is the company to use. The Lion camp was clean, friendly and had awesome meals. We will definitely return. It's a quick drive to the Mara River in the National Park to watch the great migration. One last word...unbelievable!
Fabulous Safari, August 2021
Porini Lion did an excellent job with our recent safari! In addition to seeing many big cats, our meals were excellent, accommodations were great, and our guides were terrific. We were lucky to get the family tent and thought it was a great option. The kitchen and dining staff are very flexible when it came to a picky eater and really want to ensure that every is happy and satisfied. The wifi and charging tent becomes the gathering space since we all have too many electronics! There was never a shortage of plugs in spite of high use. Of course, our favorite part - the sundowners - were a highlight. In spite of iffy weather, we found an opportunity for a snack, a drink and a spectacular sunset. Thank you to everyone at Porini Lion for a great trip!
Amazing Safari with Porini Lion
My family’s (2 adults + 2 teenagers) experience with Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Lion Camp went beyond our expectations. Their service, knowledge & attention to detail were incredible. I worked with Julie & Wycliffe to plan & execute our safari. They were always super responsive (I asked lots of questions) and gracious with their responses. Our safari was originally scheduled for 2020 but we postponed to 2021 due to Covid. And we’re so happy we took the trip when we did. Our 4-night safari at Porini Lion Camp was amazing! The staff took such great care of us & were very attentive to our needs. We felt safe & protected at all times. The tents, the camp & safari vehicles were always clean. Our Maasai guides Nelson & Wilfred were wonderful and easily shared their knowledge of the wildlife, culture, land and history. Game drives were incredible opportunities to get close to the wildlife. We saw so much wildlife. Being in the conservancy we encountered few other people, which made our viewing experiences ideal. Our bush breakfasts & lunches while watching over the landscape or observing wildlife were fantastic. We also did a hot air balloon safari. That was such an amazing experience and opportunity to see the wildlife from above. Another way we were able to experience the conservancy was on a walking safari, accompanied by our guides and security for protection. My family had an amazing time in the Masai Mara thanks to the staff of Porini Lion and Gamewatchers. They even arranged for our PCR tests to be done in Nairobi prior to returning home in the US. We would definitely recommend them to provide a high quality safari experience and hope to visit them again in the near future.
Amazing Big Cat Adventure #2
We spent 4 nights at Porini Lion Camp during this visit. The staff are extremely helpful and wanting to please. They even remembered us from last year. Driver/guide, Chris, and Spotter, Julius, worked tirelessly to help us see all that we wanted to see including 2 wildebeest crossings. They were also expert at maneuvering the vehicle so that we were in the best place to take photos. It was all we expected and wanted and more. The lion and cheetah sightings were numerous and amazing. The location of Porini Lion is perfect as it is close to the Maasai Mara Reserve, but located in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy which has a huge number of the big cats. You can spend your days in the Reserve or in the Conservancy. Going to the Reserve is an all=day affair to give it justice so you have a pack breakfast as well as a pack lunch. We don't like hardboiled eggs, so they asked us for our preference for eggs--omelet, scrambled, etc. Food was always good, though don't expect gourmet. You go to sleep listing to lions roaring and hippopotamus grunting. The birds around the camp are numerous including the African Paradise Flycatcher. Can't think of a better place to stay when on safari in Kenya! We will return next year.
Return to Porini Lion!!!
After years since our first visit to Porini Lion, my wife and I returned. Just when we thought it couldn't get better than our first visit, Porini Lion exceeded our expectations. Our spotter/driver combo of Lil John and Stanley showed us some amazing sights (two cheetahs on a hunt, took down a baby Eland, stolen away by a hyena, and this was just one encounter!!!). They were always engaging us on the game drives and ensuring that the experience was what everything we had hoped it would be. Every time we stopped and chatted with a vehicle from another camp, I always got the feeling that we were having much more fun on our game drive than they were. Thank you Lil John and Stanley for creating such great memories. The Porini Lion staff was also excellent and the service was outstanding. Everyone went out of their way to make sure every guest felt comfortable and their needs attended to. Compliments to the chef as our meals in camp (and our breakfasts out in the bush) were delicious as were our snacks at Sundowners. Porini Lion sits in the Olare Orok Conservancy and along with a few other camps has exclusive viewing rights to the Conservancy. The Conservancy is known for the Big Cats and that is exactly what we saw day in and day out. This camp is a must stay on your Safari places to stay!
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