Porini Camps and Gamewatchers Safaris Appoints the Kusini Collection as North American Sales and Marketing Representative

30 March 2011

Seattle, WA –Today, the Kusini Collection, announces its newest portfolio member, Porini Camps and Gamewatchers Safaris. Porini Camps and Gamewatchers Safaris have appointed the Kusini Collection as their North American sales and marketing representative. The Porini Safari Camps offer an authentic safari experience in private conservancies in Kenya. Gamewatchers Safaris is a specialist tour operator for luxury Kenya and African wildlife safaris. Gamewatchers works with the leading safari camps and owns and manages the Porini Safari Camps.

“The Porini Camps offer a truly authentic approach to sustainable tourism in Africa,” said Lyndsay Harshman, principal. “Walking with a Maasai warrior and traversing great wilderness areas are experiences that resonate with today’s more aware and thoughtful traveler.”

Porini Safari Camps offer the experience of staying in a small, high-quality safari camp comfortably furnished with private bathrooms, solar lights and located in exclusive wildlife conservancies in some of the finest big game areas in Africa. Here, travelers escape from the crowds and experience the African wilderness without the presence of other tourist vehicles and with the personal attention of qualified safari guides in 4x4 open vehicles. Walks with Maasai warriors and night game drives are included where available.

All Porini Camps are run on environmentally sound principles, designed to have minimum impact, with no permanent structures, using solar power for electricity and heating water with eco-friendly sustainable charcoal briquettes. The Amboseli and Masaai Mara conservancies are owned by local Maasai communities and the camps are operated with the objective of creating income and providing benefits for the local people so that they can gain from participating in tourism.

The Kusini Collection is a US-based travel marketing firm that represents an exclusive group of complementary, owner-operated camps, lodges and ground handlers in Africa. The Collection offers premium service and truly unique travel experiences, while focusing on connecting highly-qualified, knowledgeable North American agents and outfitters with premier operating partners in Africa. Ultimately, the Kusini Collection strives to increase occupancy and drive travelers to the destinations they support.

Principal Lyndsay Harshman’s background includes in-depth travel industry experience with leading US outfitters, as well as a successful career in public relations. Harshman has headed Sales & Marketing teams at top adventure and luxury travel companies, developed award-winning tours, and managed travel programs to destinations in Central and South America, East and Southern Africa and the Mediterranean.  To learn more about the Kusini Collection visit http://www.kusinicollection.com.