Although tourism is slowly recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, visitor numbers are far less than in previous years and this continues to have a huge negative impact on nature and wildlife in many parts of Africa. Many rural communities depend on tourism for their jobs, livelihoods and monthly incomes and as we've seen in frequent articles in the media recently, including the Guardian, Telegraph, New York Times and interviews with those in the forefront of conservation on the BBC and other TV channels, wild animals and their natural habitats are truly under the greatest threat for very many years as the funding from tourism is no longer available to help pay for conservation.
It is vital that for the survival of wildlife that the conservancies continue to exist and that local communities still have jobs and incomes connected to wildlife conservation.
As one solution to provide the funding for conservation that dried up owing to the collapse of global tourism during this crisis, we at Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps came up with our own way of ensuring that animals and wildlife habitats are protected and that rural communities are supported until things return to normal, with our new Adopt an Acre plan.
Through the Adopt-an-Acre plan, contributors can adopt an acre of land in the conservancies for a year with a donation to the Wildlife Habitat Trust which has been set up as a fund to help to pay the wages of the staff working in the conservancies from the local communities as well as the land leases so that the Maasai families continue receiving the rents and the conservancies can continue to exist.
The Trust is audited by a reputable firm of auditors in Nairobi, Grant Thornton Kenya, so that contributors can be confident that 100% of the money collected is going directly to the Maasai community.
We have 42,500 acres to be adopted! (Selenkay 13,500 acres, Ol Kinyei 18,500 acres, Naboisho 3,500 acres, Olare Motorogi 7,000 acres).
As a special incentive, anyone adopting 30 acres or more will receive a credit from Gamewatchers Safaris for the same amount donated, to be used towards payment of a future stay at any of the Porini Camps. So, for example, a donation of US$ 1050 to adopt 30 acres will receive a travel credit worth US$ 1050.
GIFT IT !
The adoption of acres to help support wildlife makes a wonderful gift to a friend or relative! And for larger donations (over US$ 1050) the travel credit can be applied to a booking for yourself or for someone that you nominate. So if you know someone that would love a true wilderness experience in some of Africa's best wildlife locations then simply donate below, and email us at email@example.com and let us know what name to add to the Adoption Certificate.
The Porini Camps in Kenya are situated within exclusive wildlife conservancies in Selenkay, Laikipia and the Mara. Each of our Porini Camps offer an intimate safari experience away from the crowds of tourists in minibuses.
A Porini Safari is the ideal safari for the true wildlife enthusiast who wishes to get close to nature to enjoy an undisturbed personal adventure with a knowledgeable and qualified safari guide, using customised open-sided 4×4 safari vehicles and escorted nature walks in private Conservancy areas.
When you visit any of the Porini Camps, you are directly supporting the country’s biodiversity — and Kenya is one of the leading African countries in making efforts to achieve success in the conservation of the iconic African wildlife and the natural environment.
The Porini Camps are environmentally-friendly Eco-Camps which have been established in exclusive Wildlife Conservancies and are carefully managed to ensure that local communities, the environment and visitors benefit from our Conservancy concept.
The small and exclusive Porini Mara Camp has just six tents & a new Family Tent and is located in the 18,700 acre Ol Kinyei Conservancy, one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Serengeti-Mara eco-system.
"What a wonderful way to start 2019! Thank you very much for a great experience and excellent service. Everyone at the Camp was very helpful and kind. We will be back very soon. A special ' thank you' to all the staff for organising the PORINI SPECIAL birthday surprise- a birthday that won't be forgotten! Asanteni Sana!" Porini Rhino Camp
"This is a truly amazing part of the world. We had an amazing time and loved the game drives. It was an absolute privilege to share in the beauty of Kenya and the Maasai Mara has to offer. We highly commend the conservation work being done by the Porini Camps- We'll definitely be spreading the word." Porini Mara Camp
"What a way to kick off the new year, on a safari in Africa! The staff at the Porini Lion camp were very friendly and attentive to our needs. Special thanks to Chris and James for taking us to the best spots fulfilling our hopes of seeing as many cats as possible! This is an unforgettable experience and we hope to be back very soon!” Porini Lion Camp
"An absolutely marvellous start to our safari. Plenty of game with the Nairobi skyline in the background. Excellent services and delicious cooking. Top marks!" Nairobi Tented Camp
"Definitely surpassed expectations! Daniel and Amos superb. They would not give up in search of animals for our benefit. Their knowledge of fauna and flora was national geographic standards. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The eco friendly and sustainable features of the camp are to be congratulated. Many many thanks. keep it up.” Porini Amboseli Camp
"I have just spent 10 wonderful days at various Porini camps in Kenya. Nairobi tented, Amboseli, Mara and Lion. Wow! What an amazing experience. Each camp was unique. Fantastic staff and awesome guides who showed us so many wonderful sightings. I have just left but will definitely be planning a return trip. And definitely only with Porini Camps and Gamewatchers." Porini Camps
Our Recommended Safari Packages
To make it easy for you to book a Porini safari adventure we have our unbeatable Recommended Safari Packages.
These give superb value and are all fully-inclusive of accommodation, meals, domestic flights, day & night game drives, guided walks, sundowners and park fees.
Concerned about the security of your booking and your own safety while on safari?
We fully appreciate your concerns when it comes to booking a safari in Africa and you can rest assured that your financial security when booking and your own personal safety when on safari is our highest priority. Gamewatchers Safaris is a member of the Kenya Association of Tour Operators bonding scheme, backed by a leading insurance company, to ensure your payments are fully protected if a bonded KATO member ceases trading.
Gamewatchers Safaris Ltd
P.O. Box 388 - 00621
Tel UK: 07546 433 250
Tel USA: 1-877-710-3014
Tel Kenya: +254-774-136523