February 6, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Fairmont Mara Safari Club in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Your base for African adventure, the Fairmont Mara Safari Club lies at the foot of the Aitong Hills in the northwest Masai Mara in Kenya. This unique camp, positioned along the Mara River and surrounded by cultivated gardens, features luxurious furnished safari tents - with flush toilets, hot water and showers - whose game-viewing verandas offers splendid views. By day you'll be swept away on guided game drives, and at night you'll savor activities that include wildlife presentations, traditional dancing, and moments beneath an endless, star-filled sky.

After a breakfast in The Dining Room, set out to explore the Mara Plains on a game drive with a picnic in the wild. In the company of Masai warriors in full regalia, embark on a walking safari along the hippo-filled river or a nature walk with a specialist guide. The area around the camp is home to over 70 species of bird and a variety of other wildlife. When you need a break from all the adventure, the camp is ready to accommodate your more leisurely moments with a refreshing outdoor pool and bar, live entertainment, slide shows and other unique diversions.

Location of Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Fairmont Mara Safari Club
PO Box 58581
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Nearest Airport: NBO

Amenities for Fairmont Mara Safari Club

  • General Information
  • 50 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Pool Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar & Lounge
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Live Entertainment
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Pool
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Verandas
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Activities
  • Cultural Classes
  • Nature Walks
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Game Drives
  • Family
  • Babysitting
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Luxury Tents & Open Air
  • Tours

Reviews for Fairmont Mara Safari Club

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved, loved, loved the Fairmont! Thank you Stephen, John, John #2(may fabulous game driver), Samuel, Joana, Timothy, and Donsan for making this trip to Africa perfect. I miss them all. My husband and I visited this property from Dec 27-Jan 1 and loved it. What I enjoyed most were the morning game drives, the wake up call with such friendly greeting by Samuel. It made our morning wake up so peaceful, hearing the sounds of the hippos while having hot drinks and tea cakes served. Samuel greeted us with such a warm welcome and a smile every morning. Amazing. Our game driver, John, was safe and knowledgeable. During my visit, I was able to see all the action: everything I asked: the big 5, a cheetah on the run for his kill; a pride of lions feasting on a zebra; hundreds of game in the plains. All under the safety and expertise of John. And to add, every morning, John would have my Masai blanket placed on my special "cooler" seat ready for the game drives. Everything was perfect. I call it attention to detail. Ask for John! The tents were nice. At first, I was worried the rooms will be small. Being in the wild, it is good to know you're secure with a sturdy tent and since it gets really cold at night you still have the comfort of in-room bathrooms without having to call a guard or face game. The size of the tent was perfect for two people, clean, bug free. The linens were very nice and clean. The hippo view is something I will relive forever. Loved the fact that after the drives, I would sit on the patio listening to music, drinking my wine, and just taking it all in. Loved it. The service was great. Everyday, Timothy and Donsan had a special table reserved for us. Joana always followed up with the most pleasant greeting! I cried during my happy birthday song: so much energy from the staff! The food was good; being in Africa I prefer more season but overall breakfast, lunch and dinner was nice. They served ala carte for lunch and I couldn't stop requesting their ribs: yummy! Typical dishes of steak, chicken breast, ham, roasted turkey, yummy pita fajitas, rice, curries, veggies, nice salad bar and dessert bar. I was worried about the cost of drinks being most camps include water, coffee, etc; however, the drinks were not "hotel $$$$" and were quite good. You can also elect to bring your own drinks since Kenya I understand is more for cocktail, not wine lovers. Water and coffee complimentary at breakfast. I realize a safari to Africa must be thoroughly planned. This is my second safari and since I am afraid of small planes I always travel by car. The good: travel with the right driver and vehicle is not bad. The time does fly by; however the sights are not fascinating as advertised. Expect “some” flora and extremely dangerous mountain cliffs (With no guardrails). More of a 4-hr drive if the driver doesn’t stop for a rest stop “curio shop”. We booked our driver through the SPG Four Points Sheraton Nairobi Airport and they provided us with a shady driver (who allowed our camera equipment get stolen from the vehicle); and a bad car (bad tires, no A/C, empty gas tank); and a 10-hour drive because our driver had the slightest idea how to get to the Fairmont which is actually a pretty simple drive. We were lost for hours in the bush without cell access and sliding on rocks and in ditches. On our return travel to Nairobi, Fairmont Mara made sure we had the right vehicle and the right driver; they even showed us a few vehicles to choose from. We got back in time, incident free, to explore Nairobi. Advice: Make sure you get a good driver and vehicle and real pictures of the vehicle, interior and exterior and the condition of the tires and rest stops. Thank you Fairmont Mara. Until we meet again.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Firstly, all the physical attributes of this hotel from tents/rooms, dining, views, location, setting and facilities were all first rate - only a hot tub could have been added! Secondly, the experience with the wild animals nearby was amazing! Although the monkeys/baboons and hippos are noisy at night! Thirdly, the staff were all great. From drivers to guides to reception to waiting. Very welcoming and hospitable. The drive for over 5 hours from Nairobi (especially the last 50 minutes over broken rock and dirt roads) is not for everyone. If you can cope with small planes that option is probably the best one tp choose to get there. This is a must do once in a lifetime experience and this is a great option. The whole family enjoyed it immensely!

David S

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing, from the moment you arrive the level of service was first class, we participated in five game drives each one getting better then the last extremely knowledgeable drives who co-ordinated to insure we got to witness all the wild life

gregsS7975VD - Burlington, Canada

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tents with amazing view to the mara river, with Hippos along the river and even crocodiles Safaris are really good and staff friendly and with attention to details Now, dont go for new year´s..... never saw a 5 star hotel that did not offer a glass of champagne to the guests on a new years eve.... The party unfortunately seemed to be for staff and not guests....

Sara L - Lisbon, Portugal

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mediocre service while checking in. We had reserved three tents. Our concierge left us to carry our bags after briefing us in one of the tents. The room we were assigned to had guests in it. Informed the concierge who was assisting my sibling to his tent. He told us we had to go to the reception to sort it out. Caroline who was manning the reception became defensive when I informed her we had booked two doubles but I told her I’d not share a bed as it was not my mistake she later said the mistake was made at Norfolk where the reservations are done. She only apologized for the inconvenience after I became adamant on not sharing a bed. She spoke to her supervisor who informed her there were no available rooms and the problem would be sorted out the following morning. The following morning I went to Caroline and requested to see the manager whom she informed me was in a briefing therefore I couldn’t see him/her. She said she’d call us once our room was ready. She didn’t call, she sent men to our tent to help us move to the new tent. The men were very helpful though I felt her attitude towards me was callous. The food was okay. On our first evening, to our shock were told the fruits had run out. Steve informed us the reason for delay and promised us they’d be available during breakfast. Thankfully they were available during breakfast. The pastry chef needs to improve on the quality of deserts. I tried out the Creme Brûlée whose texture reminded me of scrambled eggs, the chocolate cake was dry.... Our waiter was quite dull. He had no Festivity mood in him to even cheer up and interact with the guests as he served us. The tents are magnificent, the grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. The climax of our trip was our tour guide Evans! He was beyond great. He Interacted with us very well. He made the game drives quite exciting and adventurous. We saw 2 leopards and got very up close to one. We saw Cheetahs on different occasions. He took us to see the Rhinos up close. By the end of our stay we had seen the Big Five and so many other animals in the conservancy. We lamented to him the attitude of the front desk staff and the challenges we’d faced upon check in and i believe he spoke to his senior about it because that night the food & beverage manager informed us the juices we’d have for dinner would be on the house. The F&B manager was always smiling at guests asking if everything was okay. He was good too.

Lauren K - Nairobi, Kenya

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