Re-opened in 2009 following an extensive renovation program, the Fairmont Mara Safari club is a luxurious resort located in Kenya. Surrounded (on three sides) by the astonishing Mara River, and situated on the edge of the world’s Seventh “New” Wonder of the World – the Masai Mara. The Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the personification of tented luxury.
A top 20 Luxury Resort as awarded by Travel & Leisure Magazine, this 5-star hotel is host to a number of fine dining, safari and outdoor activities, with the main Masai Mara lodge at the centre of the camp home to an indoor restaurant, bar and a library with Internet access. Outside, a spacious deck overhangs the river and leads to a large swimming pool, complete with a bar and private massage tents.
Each of the 50 opulent tents at this grand Kenyan hotel is superbly furnished with a four poster, pillow-top bed and a veranda overlooking the river. But the luxury does not stop here, as each tent also houses a private, three-piece bathroom. The larger-sized accommodation also features expanded decks which allows for romantic private dining, a service the Fairmont Mara Safari Club has only recently started to offer.
Here, outdoor dining is enhanced with the creation of the Boma – a structure that has been heavily influenced by traditional Kenyan homesteads, allowing guests to experience a cultural dinner reflecting not only Africa cuisine, but also instilling a rich musical accompaniment.
Activities are definitely not scarce at Fairmont Mara Safari Club resort with game drives and balloon safaris over the Mara plains, the chance to enjoy a delicious and grand champagne breakfast on the savannahor or stroll in the footprints of the hippo-trodden path whilst being 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”.