Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Kenya kick off the new great migration season by announcing the opening of its iconic properties and the relaunch of the 3 stop destination campaign. The key idea of the campaign is to promote Kenya as the best place to experience safari and be in touch with wildlife, as well as immerse guests in the culture of the country, and get acquainted with its roots and modernity.
Fairmont The Norfolk in Nairobi, a celebrated landmark since opening its doors in 1904, has played a great role in Kenya’s historical heritage notably as the modern city of Nairobi grew around the property. The hotel is formed around tranquil tropical gardens and boasts 125 luxurious rooms, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a modern health club and award-winning dining facilities. Fairmont The Norfolk is a remarkable place where the history of Kenya continues to be created as this hotel welcomes special guests, including famous representatives of high society, celebrities, and decision-makers.
Why: Fairmont The Norfolk is one of the most iconic and historic places in the capital where Ernest Hemingway, Theodore Roosevelt and Mick Jagger used to spend their time and experience Africa. Here, prestige combined with the remarkable history and elegance gives this hotel an intimate atmosphere of exotic fleur.
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki is a heritage Kenyan estate on the slopes of Mount Kenya, the 2nd highest peak in Africa. The hotel offers a retreat and mountain safari among lush forests and waterfalls. An historical and iconic property, what was the vision of two lovers, a British man and an American lady, then became a private club for worldwide celebrities and nowadays an hotel set up on the lush and breath-taking Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy. The hotel is set up in an elegant and exotic garden, where guests can experience an active holiday escape, conservation projects and discover the enchanted Kenyan pristine forests, mighty waterfalls, and unforgettable view of the snow peaks. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club allows travellers to get acquainted with a diverse and special heritage side of Kenya.
Why: The hotel, a former hunting lodge of Hollywood celebrity William Holden, set on the equator, is today a luxury hotel of 100 rooms circled by exotic gardens, devoted to relaxation with a spa, pool and golf course, mountain adventure with plane, helicopter or climbing sessions and wildlife conservation.
Fairmont Masai Mara Safari Club, within the most iconic safari destination, is a 5* protected tented hotel with a luxurious lounge and restaurant in the middle of the savannah on the edge of the world-famous Mara River. The property features 38 luxuriously furnished tents overlooking the hippos and crocodiles filling Mara River below, an outdoor swimming pool, and massage decks.
Why: the renovated public area allows guests to have a direct connection with nature and feel the unique wildlife experience Kenya is famous for. The safe tented property is set on a conservancy named Ol Choro, which private status allows all forms of safaris from night game drive to safari walks, balloon, and plane safaris as well as running or biking safaris accompanied by rangers. A few minutes from the property, the conservancy houses a Rhino sanctuary where the two last white rhinoceros of Mara are protected day and night.