Porini Rhino Camp
Porini Rhino Camp has a tranquil setting amongst acacia trees on the banks of a seasonal river in the quiet western valley of the 35,000 ha Ol Pejeta Conservancy in southern Laikipia in Kenya.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy close to Mount Kenya is particularly known for its large population of the endangered black rhino, (the largest in East Africa), and also boasts reticulated giraffe, the rare Grevy's zebra, plenty of plains game and a healthy complement of predators (around 45 lion and 30 cheetah as well as some elusive leopard); in fact the Ol Pejeta Conservancy has the highest resident game-to-area ratio of any reserve in Kenya. It is also a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.
All seven spacious tents are en-suite with flush toilets and hot safari showers. Each tent is positioned to make the most of the wonderful surrounding views. A shaded veranda features a couple of safari chairs and table, an ideal spot to soak up the atmosphere and watch the game. The camp is specially designed to have minimum environmental impact and has no permanent structures and uses eco-friendly fuel: lighting and water is solar powered.
Activities at Porini Rhino Camp
At night you gather round the camp fire for pre-dinner drinks before sitting down to a fine dinner in the mess tent. Lunch is most often taken outside under the shade of some trees and breakfast awaits guests returning from their morning game drive in the mess tent. Sometimes guests might go for an all day game drive with a picnic lunch packed in the vehicle; the longer the stay the more ways there are to configure the activities, but one of the highlights is a walk with a couple of the camp's Masai warriors. Being on foot allows you to observe the vegetation and wildlife in a completely different way.
Large Safari tents with a double and single bed, solar electric lights, en suite bathrooms with flush lavatory and safari shower.
All meals and picnic lunches, free mineral water, sodas, gin, beer and house wine.
Custom built 4x4 safari vehicles for game drives.
Expert driver-guides. Morning, evening and night game drives in Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Escorted walk with Maasai guides.
Sundowner drinks to watch the sunset from scenic viewing points.
Transfers from airstrip to Porini Rhino Camp
Porini Rhino Camp on the map
Porini Rhino Camp has just 7 guest tents. The tents are very spacious and have private verandas along the length of the tent, providing a secluded and private 'space' for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of this African wilderness. These are traditionally themed safari canvas tents large, bright (three of the four walls are entirely made of mosquito screen) and comfortably functional – perfect for people who want a tented camp experience without frills. The beds are comfortable and wrapped in cosy duvets and blankets and soft towels in the bathrooms. Each tent contains a double and single bed with bedside tables, LED lamps, torch, wardrobe for hanging your clothes, luggage rack, en-suite toilet with bucket walk-in shower and wash basin sink, writing desk with lamp, carpets, chairs and tables on the veranda for relaxing. Hot water bottles in each bed keep you warm on chilly nights.
The newest tent is the family unit that is a H shaped and located about 20 metres from the main areas. The unit is made of high quality canvas, is spacious, each wing measuring 64 square metres and the lounge is 16 square metres. It consists of two rooms with a lounge in between. Each of the two rooms has a king size bed and a single bed, The high-quality, spacious tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-powered lighting, ensuite facilities (with hot shower and flush toilet) and a private veranda. The unit is ideal for families or group of friends traveling together and is at the same price per person as our other tents.