Porini Cheetah Camp, Ol Kinyei Conservancy



The Porini Cheetah Camp is a highly rated eco-camp in Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Masai Mara. The Ol Kinyei Conservancy is within the Masai Mara eco-system and has the same wildlife. However, the number of tourists is restricted to those staying at the camps inside the 18,000-acre conservancy. There is only another permanent camp, with 7 tents, within the conservancy. So, visitors to the Porini Cheetah Camp can be assured of much more exclusive wildlife experience, without the safari crowds. Porini Cheetah Camp’s vehicles also have free access to the neighbouring 72,000-acre Naboisho Conservancy. The camp’s safari vehicles are permitted to go off-road and on night drives.

The Porini Cheetah Camp is located on the Olare Lemuny stream with a large quartzite White Rock on one side and natural salt lick and marsh on the other. It is an unfenced camp in perfect harmony with nature and its wildlife neighbours which have never bothered it or its residents. In fact the opportunity of observing wildlife from within the camp is part of the unique experience provided to guests. However, as a matter of precaution, security against dangerous wild animals is provided by Masai guards patrolling round the clock, and the campfire after dark.

There’s free wi-fi available.

The camp is hosted by Jui and Nirmalya Banerjee.

A Typical Day at Porini Cheetah Camp

0530: Bed tea/coffee served in the tent
0600: Leave for the morning drive with a picnic breakfast served in the bush.
1130- 1200: Return from the morning drive.
1300: Lunch
1545: Tea/Coffee/ Cake in the lounge
1600: Depart for the evening drive with sundowners(drinks and snacks).
1900-1930: Return from the evening drive followed by drinks around the campfire.
2000: Dinner

We also do short night drives, up to an hour, using red spotlights to minimise adversely impacting the wildlife’s night vision. This is done just after dinner on any one night during the stay. We can also do a jungle walk guided by Masai spotters instead of a morning game drive, typically on the final morning of the stay. For a minimum stay of three nights guests can do an all-day drive into the Masai Mara Main Reserve with picnic lunch.


    The boutique camp has just six tents, each 36 sq.m. Each tent has a double and a single bed and there is space for a folding camp bed if required. The camp also has a comfortable lounge tent and a mess tent where the meals are served. Bathrooms are en-suite and with flush toilet and running water in the basin. The shower is a safari shower.

  • FOOD

    The cuisine is primarily western but Indian food is available on prior request. Breakfast is usually served in the bush during the morning game drive but if had in the camp is a hot full English breakfast. Lunch is a small buffet while dinner is served table d’hôte.


    The Porini Cheetah Camp is a 5-hour drive from Nairobi on tarmac road till the conservancy entrance. Most guests fly in from Nairobi. The flight is about an hour long.