Porini Rhino Camp
Mohanjeet Brar, Porini Rhino Camp
“A visit to Porini Rhino Camp makes a direct contribution to the vital conservation effort that makes Laikipia one of Africa's most remarkable wildlife areas. It's an essential synergy, and our guests appreciate that their safari helps the bigger picture.”
Porini Rhino Camp is located in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90,000 acre wildlife conservancy situated in the Laikipia District between the foot hills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snowcapped Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals including all the “Big Five” (the endangered black rhino, leopard, elephant, buffalo and lion) as well a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees; it also incorporates the smaller Sweetwaters Game Reserve. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience
Pejeta Conservancy has a large area of over 60,000 acres reserved exclusively for 4x4 safari vehicles and small exclusive eco-camps and this is where the Porini Rhino Camp is located. There is an airstrip about 10 minutes from Camp for private charters, or the Nanyuki airstrip, used by the scheduled services, is a 45-minute drive from the Conservancy.
Porini Rhino Camp is hidden in a secluded valley and set amongst shady acacia trees on the banks of a seasonal river. The camp consists of just 6 spacious guest tents (below), each comfortably furnished with ensuite bathrooms, flush toilet and safari shower. The camp is very environmentally-friendly with solar powered lighting and no generator. Each tent has been sited to have beautiful views of the surrounding area.
Game drives are taken in the camp’s 4x4 safari vehicles with qualified safari guides. Guided walks are taken on the open plains escorted by Maasai warriors. Night drives are also taken to see the nocturnal animals. All the Big Five have been seen on game drives from the camp.