What to expect
- Sleep Quality
Last 5 reviews
Amazing Big Cat Adventure
My husband, a friend and I spent 3 nights at Porini Lion Camp and wished we had spent several more nights there. The overall wildlife viewing there was extraordinary. The big cats—lions, cheetah and leopard or downright amazing. We were there just as Kenya was beginning to open up from the pandemic. We were actually the only guest in the camp and the staff was outstanding. Since this was the last camp of our trip we had gotten used to the bush showers. The tents were well outfitted. If you are looking for luxury, this may not be for you, but if you are looking for wildlife and guides who will do anything to find the animals as well as position you for spectacular photos Porini Lion Camp is perfect.
Like coming home!
I've lived in Kenya for 31 years and have no idea why this was only my first visit to Porini Lion Camp! I've stayed in many different types of lodges and camps over the years but have never been made to feel more at home than at PLC. My daughter surprised us by expressing a desire to get married here in Kenya over the Christmas holidays. After a bit of investigating we settled on Porini Lion Camp and it could not have been a better choice! Everything about our stay was wonderful but it was the staff who really made the difference! From our initial contact right through to our final kwaheri, the staff made us feel like we were at home. The food was wonderful, the bush BBQ was terrific, our interactions with the guides and drivers was great and I feel like we saw all of the game that the conservancy had to offer. The difficult question now is which Porini Camp to try next!
We just spent 4 nights at Porini Lion Camp. We can't fault the place - everything they do is excellent. The game drives were great and we saw so many animals, including multiple cheetah and lion sightings, as well as many elephants, giraffes, zebras and even hyenas. We didn't see a leopard during our stay, but they're notoriously hard to spot. The food at the camp was delicious - fresh and healthy. Victor and his team do a great job looking after their guests. We highly recommend Porini Lion Camp!
Porini Lion Lives up to it’s Name!!!
Porini Lion Camp is an incredible camp within Olare Motorogi Conservancy and my go to for safari each year; 3 safaris with family/friends and twice as a solo woman. Of course there are lions, lions, and more lions; along with a vast abundance of varied wildlife on every game drive as well as right outside your tent. The guides are some of the best in the Mara and expertly know the animals, their behaviors, and the terrain. This year I was so blessed to have Sayialel Jackson as my guide and along with Nkaate John, they provided so many experiences over my 8 days that I had to take notes to remember everything we saw. The rest of the staff is also wonderful and treat everyone like special family. As a solo woman in my 60’s during Covid-19 they made me feel incredibly safe. An extra thank you to Daniel Nginai for making sure that my special food requests were well taken care of and the food is always delicious. Please note, I love photography and Lion Camp provides more opportunities than I can click. I recommend Lion Camp for everyone; once you go it is addictive and you will likely return again and again. A big thank you to Julie Roggow for her expert planning on my 5th GameWatchers Safari and also to Wycliffe and Mohanjeet! I have already contacted Julie to book another safari at Porini Lion Camp in February, 2021.
Lion Camp where you see Lions - and much more
Lion Camp goes from strength to strength. A new mess tent, refurbishments ongoing and a new menu that is even better than before....... and it was amazing before! It is bigger than other Porini Camps but never feels crowded even when full. All the tents are very big with heaps of space, not that you spend that much time in them as you are off out watching the amazing wildlife that the conservancy has to offer. Wildlife knows where it is safe, and chose to live in OMC (the conservancy). The density of vehicles is far less than the main reserve and so you have time to sit and watch and learn and the animals do not feel hemmed in or harrassed. We have been here lots and will again. We have stayed elsewhere in the Mara but we go back to Porini Camps as they really are the best and they support the conservancies and the Maasi people.
© TripAdvisor 2021
These reviews are the subjective opinions of individual travellers and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.