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Kenya Hotels

Porini Rhino Camp

  • One of many beautiful sunrises.

  • Grévy's Zebra

  • First Rhino sighting

  • One of my many beautiful sunsets

  • At the equator

Pros

  • The camp benefits the local community and is eco-friendly
  • Single supplements are reasonable

Cons

  • It can be cooler than reserves south of the country
  • There is only solar power, no electricity
  • No pool

Updated 10/19/2012

Fodor's Review

This delightful eco-friendly tented camp is nestled among Kenya's ubiquitous Acacia tortilis trees in a secluded valley in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This 90,000-acre stretch of game-rich wilderness lies between the snow-capped Mt. Kenya and the foothills of the Aberdares. This location treats guests to a double whammy—abundant game including the Big Five and the endangered black rhino and superb views across the open plains. Each beautifully placed tent has stunning

views from its personal veranda, and inside there's an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and bucket shower with hot water heated by solar power. Sip sundowners from a carefully chosen vantage point, and then take a spectacular night drive. By day stretch your legs on a guided bush walk with a Masai guide or have your heartstrings tugged at the nearby Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. If you're feeling extra energetic and really want to walk on the wild side, then the camp also offers walking safaris. The all-inclusive price includes round-trip transfers by air from Nairobi, Ol Pejeta conservancy fees, all game drives, sundowners, walks with Masai warriors, full board, and free house wines, beer, and soft drinks. Porini Rhino Camp is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. The camp has no permanent structures and is strategically constructed around trees and shrubs to minimize the human footprint on the natural landscape. The camp uses solar power for electricity, and water is heated with eco-friendly, sustainable charcoal briquettes; there is no generator. The camp has a silver eco-rating for its low eco-footprint.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Samburu National Reserve Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

Phone:

877-710–3014

Website: www.porini.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 6 tents
  • All-inclusive

Updated 10/19/2012

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