Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

A stately escape in the mountain’s shadows

Situated in the shadow of Africa’s second tallest mountain, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club rests elegantly frozen in time. White-washed walls stand sentinel over more than 100 acres of rolling green hills and manicured gardens that await exploration, while stately fireplaces and polished parquet floors bring a touch of classic luxury to the indoors.

The luxury Nanyuki resort certainly makes a striking first impression but it's the everyday extras that help it retain its star power. The former property of actor William Holden has attracted the likes of Winston Churchill, Lyndon B. Johnson and Bing Crosby for its spectacular location and verdant local wildlife. Today, you can take advantage of these native pleasures with a guided safari of the nearby Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy without forgoing creature comforts like a round of golf, a sumptuous spa treatment or a glass of red by a roaring fireplace.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club’s location in the foothills of Mount Kenya makes for enviable views from almost every vantage point across the property, from your table at Tusks to the resort pool.
  • Friendly and thoughtful staff know how to add a little touch of luxury to your stay. At the end of a long day, you might return to your room to find the fireplace lit, a hot water bottle under your duvet and tiny collectible elephants placed by your pillow.
  • Enjoy some locally inspired pampering with a coffee body scrub and mountain signature detox facial at the luxury Nanyuki resort’s intimate spa. A side of mountain views through floor-to-ceiling windows in your treatment room adds a serene sense of place to the relaxing experience.
  • Practice your swing at the one-of-a-kind nine-hole Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Golf Course, the only course on the continent that bisects the equator.
  • Stately surroundings, a roaring fireplace and wall-to-wall windows overlooking the hotel grounds and Mount Kenya in the distance make dining at Tusks Restaurant a must for any meal throughout the day.

Nearby Attractions

  • Situated just steps from Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club’s front door is Nanyuki’s animal orphanage rescue and rehabilitation center. Help injured wildlife recover by buying a ticket to explore the facility — not only will you get to see the care of tortoises, cheetahs and other animals firsthand, but part of the proceeds from ticket sales goes towards the orphanage’s conservation efforts.
  • The highlight of any visit to Mount Kenya is a safari through the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy. For a unique point of view, book a horseback safari through the property that comes with a picnic lunch.
  • Experienced mountaineers should take advantage of their proximity to Mount Kenya by scaling Africa’s second-highest peak. While this climb isn’t for the faint of heart (the extinct volcano towers more than 17,000 feet high), the surrounding national park makes for a much more easygoing day trip.
  • Those who want to make the most of their safari-centric experience should plan a day trip to the nearby Ol Pejeta Conversancy. Located less than an hour from Fairmont Mount Kenyar, the facility is home to the world’s last northern white rhinos.

Getting There
PO Box 35, Mount Kenya, Nanyuki, Kenya
TEL+254 111 135 666
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