We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
It was my second stay at Porini Lion and it was even better than my first one. My first one was great so you would think that there is not that much room for improvement but this was just absolutely outstanding safari.
The new camp...More
Porini Lion Camp is THE place to go! Such warmth and hospitality from the staff and many little luxuries like hot water bottles under the blanket before bed make it an unforgettable experience! Our guides ensured we checked off all our " must sees". We...More
Porini Lion Camp is an absolutely fabulous place for viewing wild cats! In just two days, we saw 59 lions, cheetahs (including the "5 brothers" making a kill of a wildebeest), leopards, wild cat, and Genet cat. In addition, lots of other animals. The guides...More
I chose Porini Lion Camp for two reasons: the wildlife and especially the big cats and the horse ridings in the nearby stable in the conservancy. And I was totally pleased and the experience was even beyond my expectations.
The wildlife was unparalleled and the...More
Thank you Patrick and thank you to all the staff. Porini Lion was the grand finale to our safari. What an incredible place. This is the jewel in the Porini Crown. Every game drive was breathtaking. Big cats everywhere. Up to this point on our...More
Response from Fielddreams | Reviewed this property |
If you book through Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd, who book the Porini Camps, you will be picked up by their driver at the international airport, taken to your hotel, and then the next morning they will drive you to Wilson... More
If you book through Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd, who book the Porini Camps, you will be picked up by their driver at the international airport, taken to your hotel, and then the next morning they will drive you to Wilson Airport, where the small planes take you to camp. We were cared for from our arrival until our departure at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
I do not like really hot weather, so we have gone late June to early July on one trip and in August on another. It is cold when we start in the morning 40's to 50's and probably high 70's to 80's in the afternoon. I think that September and October might be warmer than July and August Our summer is their winter. Winter is cold and dry, Summer is hot and a wetter time of year. I would think more mosquitoes. Winter has the migration, so there are a lot of wildebeest and zebra and therefore easy hunting for predator families.
This camp is in a conservancy on the Masai Mara, but not in the national park. We have never seen more than 3 other vehicles while watching a family of animals. We have gone into the national park to watch the migration on one trip and there were at least 15 cars near us that we could see and about 30 on the other side of the river. You do not have to stay on the roads in the conservancy which means if you see lions 100 yards away, you can drive up as close as 10 or 15 ft to baby lions, depending on the circumstances (guides decision), or follow cheetahs as they hunt down dinner.
I would also recommend the balloon flight unless you are afraid of heights. My husband followed us this last trip and took pictures of our balloon ride.
I hope this helps. Good luck. It is an amazing experience.
Response from BriggsFancy | Reviewed this property |
Weather was great. No bugs at all. I was actually shocked. Took multiple brands of repellent and never touched any of them. Cool in the AM, but occasionally got very warm in the afternoon, but cool again by Sundowner time.
Response from Safaribuff | Reviewed this property |
I have been taking my son o safari since he was 8 years old - kids take their cues from parents - if you are relaxed and enthralled by the proximity of the animals - they will be too. The tents are very safe. After dark... More
I have been taking my son o safari since he was 8 years old - kids take their cues from parents - if you are relaxed and enthralled by the proximity of the animals - they will be too. The tents are very safe. After dark you are escorted to and from your tents.
Are you sure you want to delete this answer?
"Tents are spread out across the camp. All are spacious and en suite."