Kigio Porini Camp has recently been set up in the exclusive Kigio Conservancy, a short drive from Nairobi and set in the Great Rift Valley, between lakes Naivasha and Nakuru. The conservancy, a beautiful mix of Acacias and leleshwa shrub-land is home to White Rhino and the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, among numerous other animals.
The Camp is situated under magnificent Yellow-barked Acacia trees with each guest tent spread out along the Malewa River. With only 6 guest tents the camp is very exclusive and giving you a real in the bush experience. The tents are very spacious and have private verandas along the length of the tent, providing a secluded and private ‘space’ for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of this African wilderness. Each tent has en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. Food is excellent with fresh baked bread and high quality meals prepared by the camp Chef.
Kigio Conservancy is located beside the Malewa River on 3,500 acres, about thirty miles south of Lake Nakuru. The expansive private conservancy area offers the opportunity to walk safely amongst wildlife. Learn how to identify animal spoor, and about the traditional use by the local people of medicinal properties of the many plant species in the conservancy. In addition to plains game like zebra, giraffe and antelopes, birdlife abounds and a walk along the river gives the opportunity to see hippo and maybe even a python!
At camp guests enjoy morning, evening and night game drives, sundowners at scenic viewing points, escorted bush walks with a safari guide and Maasai warriors. Kigio Porini Camp has a tactfully built viewing blind from where you can view and appreciate the animals as they come to take nutrients from the natural salt lick and drink water from the river. This is a great spot to enjoy a quiet drink with your wildlife book, watching and learning! Nights can be cool at Kigio and a great way to end the day is enjoying a drink around the campfire, down on the banks of the Malewa.
Kigio Porini Camp is approximately a 45-minute drive from the Nakuru National Park, famous for its flamingos. Enjoy a full day in the park with a picnic lunch. Lake Nakuru, a shallow alkaline lake, lies about 30 miles north of Kigio on a tarmac road. The lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth, myriads of lesser flamingo - whose numbers are legion, often more than a million - and which literally turn its shores pink. They feed on the abundant algae, which thrive in the warm waters. But flamingo are not the only avian attraction, as the lake is rich in other birdlife. There are over 400 resident species on the lake and in the surrounding park. Large numbers of pelicans concentrate by the fresh-water streams that flow into the lake, and thousands of other birds may be seen including African fish eagles, white-winged black terns, stilts, avocets, ducks and in the European winter, the migrant waders.