Fodor's Expert Review Porini Rhino Camp

Laikipia Plateau, Laikipia, Kenya

This delightful eco-friendly tented camp is nestled among the 90,000-acre, game-rich Ol Pejeta Conservancy that lies between the snowcapped Mt. Kenya and the foothills of the Aberdares. This location treats guests to a double whammy—abundant game including the Big Five, wild dog, and the endangered black rhino, and superb views across the open plains. Each beautifully placed tent has stunning views from its personal verandah, and inside there's an en suite bathroom with a 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. Check out the photographic hide overlooking the waterhole, where you can have drinks as you wait for animals to come up close for photos. By day stretch your legs on a guided bush walk with a Maasai 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 camp has no permanent structures and is strategically constructed around trees and shrubs to minimize the human footprint on the natural landscape. It uses solar power for electricity, and water is heated with eco-friendly, sustainable charcoal briquettes; there is no generator. Package rates include all round-trip transfers by air from Nairobi, Ol Pejeta Conservancy fees, all game drives, sundowners, walks with Maasai warriors, two nights' full-board accommodation, and free house wines, beer, and soft drinks.


  • the camp benefits the local community and is eco-friendly
  • the waterhole in front of the camp attracts a lot of wildlife
  • the price includes conservancy fees and a visit to the chimpanzee sanctuary


  • it can be cooler than reserves south of the country
  • no Wi-Fi and limited phone reception
  • not recommended for children under eight


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Phones: 0774-136–523


8 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Closed mid-Apr.–May

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