Destinations

Kenya

Kenya is one of Africa’s most well-known countries to visit and there are many reasons we have this reputation.  We are not only known for the Great Migration of the wildbeast, we have developed  a vast system of sustainable tourism and recognized model of wildlife management that allows us to offer free-roaming wildlife, including the rare and endangered Big Five species.  We have snow-capped mountains, long stretches of white sand beaches, dense forests, deserts, plains, and woodlands.  I would love to show you my beautiful part of the world and connect to the nature I grew up with during game drives in remote areas of my beloved Kenya.

Conservancies

conservancy is an area created to protect wildlife and fauna on Maasai land.  There is a lease between the Maasai community and the Safari camps that set up on this land. The Maasai land owners receive monthly payments and employment opportunities.  Only the camps inside the conservancy can only enjoy game drives within this pristine magical kingdom. 
 
Olare Motorogi Conservancy means the natural salt lick of the Egyptian goose.
 
I was raised in the heart of what is now called the OMC.  My father was instrumental in the formation of Olare Orok Conservancy partnership with the creator and co-owner of Porini Camps, Jake Grieves Cook.  It was such a lucky break for my career, which began 11 years ago,  to work within the conservancy on this community land that was designated for conservation.  The Olare Motorogi Conservancy is ideally located adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve.  Porini Lion Camp, which was my home for these many years, is within this conservancy and is in the center of it all, with great access to viewing the Great Migration. 

Combine Countries

When to Visit

It is believed that the best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the dry season, also known as the high season, from late June to October. This is a relatively cool season and gets much less rain. The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. With my experience, wildlife viewing is actually great all year-round, but this can differ for some parks. In the Mara, there is an abundance of game that are permanent in the conservancies and the National Reserve, and many guests have reasons to visit during other times of the year. Christmas and New Years is also considered high season, so if you do want do travel during these time periods, don’t wait too late to book your safari.

Off-season reasons to visit

The long rains typically occur between mid-March through the end of April. Short rains return also during late October through December. During these months there is less traffic, which means less vehicles per animal siting. There is more to Kenya and in particular, the Mara, than the wildbeast migration. The animals all still live here, and you can enjoy the near-perfect solitutde of just you and the wild. The land turns to a beautiful emerald green with rainbows and pristine, dust-free game drives. Photographers, in particular, love spending time here during these months.

I have found my guests have been equally satisfied with my tours throughout the year. If you explain to me what you hope to see, I will do my best to advise on the time of year to visit. Remember, it is nature and things are continually changing but the Maasai Mara never disappoints. 
Just do it….

Clothing suggestions:

January- mid March: Most parts of the country are hot and dry. Light dressing would be appropriate. You can however carry moderate clothing for the cold nights.

Mid-march-June: Most parts of the country are experiencing the long rains, but the weather is warm. Carry warm clothing.

June-mid October: Fairly hot. The plains are green and it is a good time to explore. Carry a mix of light and warm clothing as the temperatures drop drastically in the evening and nights.

Mid-October-December: Short rains. Most parts of the country are fairly cold and wet. It would be in order to carry warm and light clothes.