Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Kenya offers travellers the chance to experience the best of East Africa with a stay at its three properties: Fairmont The Norfolk, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club and Fairmont Mara Safari Club. From the buzzing city in Nairobi to a tranquil retreat at the base of Mount Kenya to the wild savannah of the Masai Mara, each location provides unrivalled luxury.
The experience begins at Fairmont The Norfolk in Nairobi, a landmark hotel steeped in history. The optimal base to explore the city’s bustling downtown district, The Norfolk is close to Nairobi’s best attractions, including the home of Karen Blixen, represented in the Academy Award-winning film Out of Africa; the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, famed for its elephant orphanage; and the Giraffe Centre, home to the endangered Rothschild species.
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is the former property of Hollywood actor William Holden and has played host to Hollywood’s elite. Located on the equator and within the Mount Kenya Conservancy, the property exudes glamour. Guests can soak up the rays while lazing by the pool, or take things up a gear with game-viewing on horseback, trekking to Mount Kenya base camp and a host of on-site sporting activities, from croquet to golf on a 9-hole course, the only one in Africa to bisect the equator.
The thrill of safari adventure awaits guests at Fairmont Mara Safari Club. In a prime position in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area that borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the resort offers one of the best locations to spot the ‘big five’ and see herds of wildebeest crossing at the National Reserve in season (July–October). Fairmont Mara Safari Club combines a traditional camping experience with the comfort of a luxury resort hotel including four-poster beds, ensuite bathrooms and private decks overlooking the river where pods of hippo gather.