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Kenya Hotels

Fairmont Mara Safari Club

  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Rooms have hair dryers
  • The views of the river from the rooms are excellent

Cons

  • It's not in the park itself or near any migration routes
  • Sundowners and bush walks cost extra

Updated 12/02/2014

Fodor's Review

Although the Fairmont's camp area has manicured lawns and flowers, it is surrounded on three sides by the croc- and hippo-filled Mara River, so you are always close to the wildlife. Within each spacious tent, the bedspread of the four-poster mosquito-netted beds are made of the iconic red cloth used for Maasai warrior robes, while brightly colored handwoven rugs, comfortable chairs, and big windows ensure aprés-safari comfort. The main lodge is themed old-style

safari with deep padded-leather-and-fabric armchairs, beaded lamps, an open fireplace, and an inviting wood-panel bar. Keep family and friends informed of your big-game adventures with Internet access in the library, or write in your journal on the spacious outside deck that leads to a pool, complete with bar and private massage tents. Forgo one morning game drive in favor of a hot-air-balloon safari over the Mara plains followed by a bush champagne breakfast—you'll thank us—or stroll in the footprints of the hippo-trodden path, escorted by a Maasai warrior (four people minimum).

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Hotel Information

Address:

Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

Phone:

020-226–5555

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 51 tents
  • All meals

Updated 12/02/2014

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