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Fairmont Mara Safari Club

| Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
 

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Overview

The luxury Masai Mara accommodations at Fairmont Mara Safari Club offer a traditional safari experience with the comfort and amenities of a luxury resort hotel. The well-appointed Mara Safari Club is set by the Mara River at the foot of the Aitong Hills in the Ol-Choro Oiroua Conservation Area that borders the Masai Mara Game Reserve. All the 51 luxury tents have their own private viewing deck from where hippo and crocodile are regularly seen. Each room has four-poster beds with pillow-top mattresses and fine linens, 3-piece en-suite facilities with solar-heated hot and cold running water, a refreshment center. in-room safe, and wireless telephone that allows you to set up dining on your deck or ensures no request is left unfulfilled.

The main lodge houses a warm reception area, retail shop, library equipped with Internet access, a beautifully decorated lounge area, and a lovely dining room. A large deck is cantilevered over the river and seats go quickly here as the joy of watching the hippos play or gazing up at the stars after a day of wonder is unmatched. Dining at The Mara Safari Club is a safari in itself, made from the abundance of fresh Kenyan produce. At the Club, the pool, al fresco buffet lunches, and nightly activities of Maasai dancing, presentations, and discussion on the Mara's ecosystem and Maasai culture, all add up to create a truly unique experience.

Guests can choose from a wide range of activities at Fairmont Mara Safari Club resort hotel, including game drives and balloon safaris over the Mara plains capped with a champagne breakfast on the savannah or a stroll in the footprints of the hippo-trodden path escorted by a Masai Moran. The location provides a perfect base for visiting the Masai Mara, one of the world’s richest wildlife reserves, and home to an astounding array of animals including zebras, cheetahs, wildebeests, gazelles and of course the "Big Five" (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and White/Black rhinoceros).

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Fairmont Mara Safari Club
  • C14, Keekorok
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve,
  • Kenya

Location Summary
Mara Safari Club lies in the north west of the Masai Mara, at the foot of the Aitong Hills. The camp is positioned on an ox-bow of the Mara River, so that all en-suite tents have a view of the hippo-filled river. The lodge is surrounded by well-cultivated gardens dotted among indigenous trees. Surrounded on three sides by the breathtaking Mara River, and on the edge of the world’s Seventh "New" Wonder of the World – the Masai Mara.

Directions to Hotel
By Air: Air Kenya Aviation offers daily flights to and from the Mara region. Airplanes range from 5 to 25-seaters. Besides Air Kenya, Aircraft Leasing Services and Eagle Aviation also provide daily scheduled flights to the Mara.

By Road: The Mara region of Kenya is not readily accessible by private car. It is recommended that guests book a professional ground transfer or, preferably, a flight transfer to the Ngerende airstrip, located only 10 minutes from the Club.

Highlights & Reviews

Note Bene
All the 51 luxury tents have their own private viewing deck from where hippo and crocodile are regularly seen.
Meeting Space
The Fairmont Mara Safari Club offers 119 square meters of meeting space in a conference tent with audio-visual equipment and Wifi connectivity.
Fine Dining On Site
Located in the main building, the dining room is hewn out of wood beams and glass, allowing natural light to filter in to the high-ceilinged, spacious room. The menu is a cosmopolitan combination of European, African, and Asian dishes, made from the abundance of fresh Kenyan produce.
Pool Outdoor
Free-form swimming pool. Sun-beds and mattresses are available and towels are provided. Changing rooms, both male and female, are available adjacent the pool and there is an outdoor shower.
Ballooning, Hot Air
Balloon safaris in Kenya are among the many exciting activities in the Masai Mara.
Ecological Tourism
Participants on a walking safari become part of the environment. The tours are guided by a knowledgeable naturalist, an armed guide, and two Masai warriors in full regalia. A full safari breakfast/ brunch is served on the river bank with the delightful hippo for company.
Fishing - Ocean
A 40-minute flight brings one to the second largest fresh water lake in the world and the source of the River Nile - Lake Victoria. Fish for Nile Perch, some of which weigh over 200 lbs.
Hiking
A specialist guides walkers through the camp pointing out various species of birds (70 have been sighted so far).


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Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
Available Activities
  • - Ballooning Hot Air
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Hiking

World's Best Awards


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Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in Africa and the Middle East
Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in Africa and the Middle East

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