Porini Rhino Camp
Giraffee in Ol Pejeta Guest Tent
Giraffee in Ol Pejeta
Guest Tent

Porini Rhino Camp

The Porini safari camps are traditional bush camps with spacious guest tents and mobile tented structures minimising environmental impact but still providing comfortable accommodation with solar powered electricity and eco-friendly amenities. Porini Rhino Camp is in a secluded valley, on the banks of a seasonal river and under the shade of acacia trees. This high-quality camp is located within Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a vast 90000-acre wildlife area between the Aberdares and the majestic Mount Kenya. The conservancy is home to a variety of animals including the “Big Five”. It is the largest sanctuary in East Africa for the endangered Black Rhino and is also a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.

Country

Kenya

Highlights

  • Morning, evening and night shared game drives. (Private vehicles available at a supplement).
  • Escorted walks with Maasai Guides
  • Sundowners included
  • The opportunity to see the Big Five
  • Meet Baraka the Black Rhino
  • Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Optional visit to Endangered Species Boma to see World’s last Northern White Rhino
  • Optional Lion Tracking excursion
  • Option to add a 2, 3 or 4 Day Walking Safari in your itinerary

Need to Know

Porini Rhino Camp is helping accomplish the Conservancy’s aims of generating profits from wildlife tourism for reinvesting into community development in the local area.The camp staff is drawn from different Kenyan communities including members of the Maasai community from our conservancy projects at Selenkay in Amboseli and Olkinyei and Olare Motorogi in the Mara. The camp adheres to strict eco-friendly and responsible eco tourism principles.


SafarisSafaris


The Conservancy ensures excellent game-viewing and game drives – with “proper” open-sided, off-road (4×4) safari vehicles and expert safari guides. Morning, evening and night shared game drives. (Private vehicles available at a supplement).
Escorted walks with Maasai Guides and Sundowners included.

The opportunity to see the Big Five. 

  • Meet Baraka the Black Rhino
  • Visit the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Porini Rhino Camp within the Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy provides fantastic “Big Five” game viewing and the unique opportunity to get close to the endangered Black Rhino and visit 3 of the World’s last 4 remaining Northern White Rhino. Wild dogs have been sighted here too. 

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Other Activities in Ol Pejeta

Meet Ol Pejeta’s Baby Rhino: Meet The Baby RhinoVisit Ol Pejeta’s new family member, the white rhino calf. Abandoned by his mother, the conservancy is now looking out for this baby’s welfare. Enjoy a rare experience and spend quality time with the calf, and interact with his caregivers as they prepare his milk bottles and help to feed him. Group sizes are restricted to 6 people at one time, and physical interaction with the calf will be relatively restricted.

Visit the Baby for his morning feed at 10.45 am. Approximately 45 minutes.

Price: US $40 per adult / $20 per child (aged up to 11 years).

Ol Pejeta Endangered Species Boma: Endangered Species BomaThe Endangered Species Boma is a must-see for any trip to Ol Pejeta. Here visitors can meet and learn about the Northern White Rhinos which are critically endangered with only three left in the world. All of them are here and visitors can have the unique experience of seeing these majestic creatures up close. The boma also has six southern white rhinos, two black rhinos and numerous Grevy’s zebras and Jackson’s hartebeest.

Visitors can combine seeing the Baby Rhino’s afternoon feed with the Endangered Species Boma. Tour starts at 2.45 pm. Approximately 2 hours.

Price combining Meet the Baby Rhino with the Endangered Species Boma: US $80 per adult / $40 per child (aged up to 11 years). Funds raised go towards the care of the rhinos.

Meet Baraka the Black Rhino: BarakaBaraka was one of the first rhinos born on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. After losing an eye to an infection following a fight he unfortunately developed a cataract in the other eye and subsequently became completely blind. With a low chance of survival on his own, Baraka was moved from the wild to a 100 acre enclosure in order to ensure his safety.

Baraka is now an ambassador for his species – and a popular attraction at Ol Pejeta. There is a feeding platform from which visitors can get up close to view and feed him, an experience not to be missed. Baraka receives visitors daily from 9.30am to 6.00pm, with feeding times three times per day.

The cost of the visit to Baraka and the Information Center is already included within the Conservancy Fee.

The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary: Chimpanzee SanctuaryFormed in 1993 as a joint alliance between The Jane Goodall Institute and Kenyan Wildlife Services this sanctuary was established as a refuge for orphaned and confiscated chimpanzees and is the only place in Kenya where non-indigenous chimpanzees can be seen.

The Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge in as natural environment as possible – the 40 or so chimpanzees are protected on an island and access to see them is by boat.

NB  Porini Rhino Camp guests gain priority access to the Sanctuary from 9am (before guests of other camps arrive from 10am).

The cost of a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary is already included within the Conservancy fee.

Lion Tracking: Lion TrackingTake this unique opportunity to head out on Ol Pejeta Conservancy to track the lion population. It is a great way to support the conservation project and to learn more about these fascinating animals. All of the information gathered is passed on to the Ol Pejeta Ecological Monitoring Department. Guests remain in the vehicle at all times. Tracking excursions depart daily between 06:30h – 09:30h and 15:30h – 18:30h.

Price: US $40 per adult / $20 per child (aged up to 11 years). Funds raised support the project.

Morani Information Center:  morani-information-center2The Morani Information Center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the different wildlife species that live on Ol Pejeta; from anatomy to behaviour to habitat. It also offers an insight into how Ol Pejeta Conservancy works on a daily basis to safeguard wildlife and preserve wilderness.

There is also a converted rhino transportation crate to explore!

The Morani Center is open from 9 to 5 every day and is free of charge.

FacilitiesFacilities

Porini Rhino Camp is in a secluded valley, on the banks of a seasonal river and under the shade of acacia trees. The camp consists of just seven spacious and comfortable guest tents, each having been carefully sited to take advantage of the wonderful surrounding views.  Each tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-power lighting and ensuite hot shower and flush toilet. The camp is specially designed to have minimum environmental impact (with no permanent structures and using eco-friendly fuel).

AccommodationAccommodation

The camp consists of just seven spacious and comfortable guest tents, each having been carefully sited to take advantage of the wonderful surrounding views.  Each tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-power lighting and ensuite hot shower and flush toilet. The camp is specially designed to have minimum environmental impact (with no permanent structures and using eco-friendly fuel). 

AccoladesAccolades

WINNER OF WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2016 : Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Safari Camps have won “Kenya’s Leading Safari Camp Brand” for the third time in the 23rd World Travel Awards – the “Oscars of the Travel Industry”!

TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE HALL OF FAME : The Porini Safari Camps have been listed in the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for at least five years in a row. The Certificate of Excellence is earned by receiving consistently great travel reviews

SeasonSeason

Closed from April 15th to 31st May every year. Wonderful experience for the rest of the year. 
A 20% deposit is required to confirm a booking and the balance due 45 days before clients arrival except in high season where balance is due 60 days before clients arrival (High season is from 20 Dec to 31 Mar & 01 Jul to 31 Oct).

Average StayAverage Stay

We recommend a two to three nights so as to enoy all the activities and learn about the conservation projects of Ol Pejeta. 

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

From $375 all inclusive package. Includes:- Full board accommodation. Soft drinks, beer, house wine, gin & tonic, mineral water. Day & night shared game drives in open-sided 4x4 vehicle with qualified  guides. Sundowners from scenic viewing points & walks with maasai warriors. Local conservancy airstrip transfers.  Daily conservancy fees &  visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Child Policy:    The camp is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.    

  • 1 child pays 60% of per person sharing rates when sharing with 2 adults in 1 tent & the 2 adults pay per person sharing rates each.
  • 8 - 16 years    1 child pays 60% of per person sharing rates when sharing with 1 adult BUT the 1 adult pays full single tent rate.
  • 2 children in own tent pay 75% of per person sharing rates each, 3rd child in same tent pays 75% of per person sharing rate.    

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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