Porini Camps expand to Meru


(Posted 26th October 2019)

Rhino River Camp, Meru National Park becomes part of the Porini Camp Group
Gamewatchers / Porini have announced that the Rhino River Camp, located in the Meru conservation area, is now part of the Porini & Gamewatchers Safaris portfolio. Located adjacent to the Rhino Sanctuary of Meru National Park and protecting over 60 acres of indigenous forest it offers a great base from where to explore the wilderness of Meru National Park.
The camp has just 7 contemporary guest cottages plus a restaurant and a pool. Available activities include game drives in Meru National Park, nature walks around camp, hiking, fishing (rods are available), picnics and sundowners.

The cottages are built with canvas and made of sustainably grown wood, raised on platforms. 5 of the tents are offering a river view over the Kindani River and 2 of the tents are providing a forest view. The rooms are large, and set at different levels blending with the tree canopy. 2 of the rooms qualify as 2 roomed family units.

The very design of the camp, contemporary with a strong theme of Africa, is pleasant without being intrusive. Add to that a swimming pool to dream of (there is no shortage of water here), a well-stocked bar and restaurant area and numerous nature trails for you to explore and one can only start to imagine what a stay at Porini’s latest addition to their stable will be like.

Meru National Park, situated in northern Kenya, covers an area of 870 square kilometers. It straddles the equator about 370 kilometers northeast of Nairobi.

It is fringed on its western boundary by the chain of the Nyambeni Hills which rise up to 2500 meters above sea level. These hills, with pockets of protected forests at their top, act as a formidable water catchment system. They are the source of as many as 14 rivers that eventually cut across the National Park itself.

Meru offers guests a great wilderness experience away from the crowds and made famous by the movie ‘Born Free‘ about George Adamson and Elsa the Lioness. Excursions can be organized to see Elsa’s grave and Adamson’s camp at an added extra cost.

This extremely diverse vegetation type and cover is mirrored by a likewise abundance and diversity of wildlife. In addition Meru is part of a greater conservation area being contiguous with Bisanadi and Mwingi National Reserves and Kora National Park to its south making the whole protected area at about 4000 km2.

The Rhino River Camp has a large central public area with a bar, lounge, and a library. It offers a view over both the river and the forest. The adjacent dining area is open from early to late. With no set meal times, and exclusive service, visitors can indulge their appetite and senses.

Guests may decide to eat in the main area or beside the swimming pool, in the privacy of the terrace of their room or with other guests whom they like, or even have a meal in the bush! The choice is the guests – and that at every meal time when the chef surprises guests with a selection of gourmet delicacies.

The swimming pool is situated next to the stream, and surrounded by comfortable wooden decking. The pool blends in with the sight of the river running a few feet away, giving visitors the feeling that they are swimming as a creature of the equatorial forest at one with nature.

The camp can be combined with all the other Porini Safari Camps. Please find here our special GRAND KENYA Safari

This African adventure will start in Nairobi National Park then continue to Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Meru National Park and then to Ol Kinyei & Naboisho Conservancies and the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve at special introductory rates.

Meru is famous as the area where Joy & George Adamson raised and released their pet lioness “Elsa”, the subject of the international best-selling book ‘Born Free’ and the Academy Award-winning film of the same name. Despite this claim to fame, the Park does not attract a great number of visitors, so it is ideal for safari enthusiasts who want to enjoy a quieter yet still exceptionally good wildlife experience.

At the camps all meals, drinks (wine, gin & tonic, beer, sodas, mineral water), day and night game drives by 4×4, guided walks and sundowners are included in the price which represents a huge saving on normal rates.

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For further information – or to check availability / prices please contact your expert safari consultant at our Gamewatchers Safaris offices.

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