The well-appointed Fairmont 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. The Club is a five-hour drive from Nairobi, or a forty-five minute flight from Wilson Airport (Nairobi) and a ten-minute drive from Ngerende Airstrip. All tents have their own private river frontage with a viewing deck from where hippo and crocodile are regularly seen. Occasionally elephant wander past to drink the water and during the migration period large herds of wildebeest can sometimes be observed attempting to cross the river nearby. The rooms have twin and double four-poster beds, electricity and modern en-suite facilities with hot and cold running water. The main building, with lounge, bar and dining room is cantilevered over the river, providing a superb vantage point to view the resident hippos and the amazing riverine birdlife. The superb pool set on the banks of the river, al fresco lunches and evening Masai dances, cultural and wildlife talks and wildlife shows all add greatly to the Club experience. The restaurant serves a high standard of international cuisine combined with traditional Kenyan dishes. Game drives here are conducted by experienced "driver-naturalists", in 4x4 Landcruisers and despite being close to the farmlands, the game viewing around the Fairmont Mara Safari Club is excellent.
Facilities and activities: - Swimming Pool - 06.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m. The swimming pool surrounds are ideal for private cocktail parties - Viewing decks - Business Centre - E-mail, Internet browsing, photocopying and general secretarial services are available at Reception - Bureau de Change - Reasonable amounts of foreign currencies can be converted to Kenyan Shillings - Check-in and Checkout Times - Guest check-in cannot be guaranteed until 12.00 p.m. Guests are asked to check out at 10.00 am - Credit Cards - The Cashier accepts Visa, Senator, American Express, and MasterCard credit cards - Children - Mara Safari Club qualifies as a "family friendly" hotel. Children are most welcome. 2 baby cots are available. Children can be served an early supper, on prior request. Baby-sitting and listening services are available, also on prior notice. Please visit our Young Explorer's Club pages on this site - Communication - Mara Safari Club is on the telephone exchange. Fax services are also available. The Club is on radio with most land cruisers, neighbouring lodges and Lonrho Hotels Nairobi office - Disabled Persons - All the tents are on slightly raised platforms, but wheelchairs can be manoeuvred into those closest to the main building. The public areas are all on level ground - Driver/Maid Accommodation - 3 double rooms are available - Electricity - Voltage in Kenya is 240 volts. Only the main building has electrical outlets. Shaving outlets only have 220/240 voltage capacities. Mara Safari Club is not on the mains, but a generator operates for 24 hours in both the main building and the tents in the form of 3-point square pin sockets - Hair-dryers and Adapters - Both are available from the reception for use in the main building toilet facilities - Laundry/Dry Cleaning - Same day laundry services are available, and providing clothes are handed in before 10.00 a.m., they will be returned at 06.00 p.m. Dry cleaning services are not available - Lunch Boxes - These are available on prior arrangement. Orders must be placed the previous night - Medical Services - A clinical officer is based on site, and is available