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The highest density of lions in Africa?

Latest research just published shows that 2 of the places with the highest density of lions in Africa are Olare Motorogi Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Maasai Mara eco-system in Kenya.

Eco-friendly safaris in Kenya: 5 must-haves for the 50+ traveller

If you could go on just one more trip in your lifetime, what would you do? Trek the Himalayas? Dive the Great Barrier Reef? Walk the Great Wall of China? You might be surprised to learn that African safaris are rapidly becoming the ultimate bucket-list adventure for the 50+ crowd.

Sustainable safaris in Kenya

Porini Camps offers game viewing experiences in pristine wilderness with the proceeds directly benefitting the local communities in Kenya.

Facts about aardvarks

Here are some interesting facts about the aardvark – a very unique looking animal which is nearly impossible to see in the wild.

Why I love the Maasai Mara

Hot air balloon rides. wildebeest migrations, large felines and game drives… There are countless reasons why we love the Maasi Mara!

Kenya travel security update

Following recent developments in Kenya here is an update on the present situation for those interested in travelling to the country.

Spreading the conservation message to local children

As part of ongoing work to improve the relationship between wildlife and communities, Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps recently invited 42 students from neighbouring schools to the Ol Kinyei Conservancy to learn about conservation.

Drama in the Mara: Lioness versus buffalo

You must have heard about the story of how the 11 year old lioness, Siena, of the Maasai Mara survived after being injured in a gory fight with a buffalo. See how she got her injuries here.

A hidden gem in bustling Nairobi

Not venturing too far from home, Aleema decides to re-explore a place she had not been to in many years; The Nairobi National Park.

Cheetah makes kill under car

An amazing selection of images as a cheetah family make an outstanding series of kills in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the Mara.

A love affair with the bush

Aleema Noormohamed rediscovers her love for the bush on a trip to Selenkay Conservancy in Kenya. Read about her adventure here.

A chance meeting with wild dogs

I made a mental note of what I wanted to see more than anything: wild dogs. We arrived at Porini Rhino Camp in Ol Pejeta, Kenya, and straight away checked in, got dressed and went back out ready to go for an evening game drive.  In our 4×4 it was only my colleague, our spotter, the […]

Amazing lion encounter – it's July in the Mara

The cold has crept in with its cloudy skies and “threatening” rain fall. The sun shows its glory during the day in the conservancies and parks, and disappears across the horizon when night falls, leaving behind a breath of chilly air and a calming sensation in the African wilderness. It is an early morning wakeup […]

15 Lion facts, brought to you by Porini Camps, Kenya

1. Panthero leo is one of 4 big cats – the others being tigers, jaguars and leopards. 2. The lion is the second largest cat after the tiger, with males weighing up to 250kg and females up to 180kg. Despite being smaller overall than a tiger, the lion is in fact taller at the shoulder, […]