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Ol Kinyei Conservancy

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Address: Serengeti-Mara Eco-system, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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+254 722 525660
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Ol Kinyei Conservancy is 18,700 acres of wilderness which belongs to a...

Ol Kinyei Conservancy is 18,700 acres of wilderness which belongs to a Maasai community who leased it to Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps for it to be set aside for the purposes of wildlife conservation. Ol Kinyei Conservancy is home to only one permanent camp, the Porini Mara Camp which accommodates a maximum of only 12 guests at any given time - making this not only an exclusive experience but one that respects the principles of eco-tourism. Located within the Serengeti-Mara eco-system, Ol Kinyei is renowned for its unspoilt and breathtaking scenery with diverse terrain offering on one hand open savannah plains and rolling hills on the other.

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High concentration of wildlife!

The opportunity to visit the conservancies is not to be missed. There is a high concentration of wildlife, great diversity, the opportunity to go off road, and very little other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Anacortes, Washington

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The opportunity to visit the conservancies is not to be missed. There is a high concentration of wildlife, great diversity, the opportunity to go off road, and very little other traffic.

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

If you want your safari to be perfect go to a conservancy. Ol Kinyei conservancy was the second conservancy we visited in Africa after Selenkay and we absolutely fell in love. You can follow the wildlife off road and actually be the only car around which I think is a great advantage compare go the parks. There is so much... More 

London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I try and go to Ol Kinyei whenever I am in Kenya. Only Porini vehicles can drive in this game rich area and Porini Mara is my favorite camp - The bush camp and the adventure camp are great also and the views from the Bush camp are amazing. Game walks across the plains are a great experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What an awe inspiring visit we had! Photos can't do this place justice - needs to be seen to be believed. Gamewatchers yet again treated us like gold and we saw the real natural beauty of a place known to stamp in your mind - BOOK IT!! :))

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Ol Kinyei is a conservancy teeming with wildlife and staying in Porini Bush Camp (fully mobile and only open for 3 months of the year) certainly provided a very authentic experience but with all the comforts of home; the food is amazing, tent was comfortable with everything you could ever want. And there is nothing quite like sitting outside your... More 

Silverado, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

The conservancy is the best location to see the animals up close, with guides who are very knowledgeable.

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We were fortunate to stay at Porini Mara and would definitely say this camp was the highlight of our trip. The Porini Mara camp felt exclusive! The staff was fabulous. Jimmy, the camp manager, had a wonderful infectious laugh. Our guides, Josphat & Stanley made our daily drives unforgettable and educational. Just loved those guys! We saw elephants, giraffe, hippos,... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Much better than the national reserve. The range of game is great and the limitation on numbers (Porini Mara is the only camp on the reserve) means no hordes of trucks around good sightings, so you get a real sense of observing animals in the wild.

Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

My first stop on my first safari and it was everything i wanted and expected. To me it offered a true safari experience. Yes there are a lot of animals there but you almost expect more from what you see on the tv. Sometimes we would drive for miles and not see anything of note. To me though this added... More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Although only 2 nights at Porini Mara Camp, the game drives within Ol Kinyei private conservancy made the most of the time there. Our excellent and very knowledgeable drivers/guides Geoffrey and Thompson were great fun. We saw a huge range of wildlife and birds and it was a pleasure to be able to share their space and not be joined... More 

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