Porini Rhino Camp
Porini Rhino Camp is located within Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a vast 90,000-acre wildlife area between the Aberdares and the majestic Mount Kenya. The conservancy is home to a variety of animals including the “Big Five”. It is the largest sanctuary in East Africa for the endangered Black Rhino and is also a sanctuary for rescued chimpanzees.
Porini Rhino Camp is in a secluded valley on the banks of a seasonal river and under the shade of acacia trees. The camp consists of just six spacious and comfortable guest tents, each having been carefully sited to take advantage of the wonderful surrounding views. Each tent is tastefully furnished and has solar-power lighting and en-suite hot shower and flush toilet. The camp is specially designed to have minimum environmental impact (with no permanent structures and using eco-friendly fuel).
The camp is fully inclusive of meals, drinks (gin & tonics, beer, wine, sodas and mineral water) as well as all activities (day and night game drives, escorted walks and sundowners). The conservancy ensures excellent game viewing and game drives with open-sided, 4×4 safari vehicles and expert safari guides.
The camp is helping accomplish the conservancy’s aims of generating profits from wildlife tourism for reinvestment into community development in the local area. The camp is staffed from the local Masai population and the camp adheres to strict eco-friendly and responsible eco tourism principles.
Stretching over a huge area from the foothills of Mount Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau is one of Kenya’s lesser known wildlife areas.
This is the best place in Kenya to see wild dog. Many northern species are found including reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra and the antelope that wants to be a giraffe: the gerenuk. There are abundant elephant, lion, leopard and cheetah populations.
The plateau is divided into vast conservancies for the protection of wildlife: Lewa Wilderness Conservancy, Borana Ranch, Il N’gwesi Group Ranch, the Lekurruki Group Ranch, Sabuk Wilderness, Loisaba Wilderness and Sosian Ranch.
Lewa is a leader in research and education and as a guest you can learn about the ongoing projects, and Loisaba created the ‘star bed’ which is a remarkable experience.
All of the conservancies are off the beaten track and offer the quintessential wilderness experience.