Fairmont Mara Safari Club Mara, Kenya
The perfect base for an unforgettable safari
In southwestern Kenya lies the Masai Mara Region—the seventh “new” wonder of the world—named for the Masai tribespeople and the Mara River.
One of the world’s richest wildlife reserves, the Masai Mara is home to an astounding array of animals, including lions, elephants, zebras, cheetahs, wildebeests, gazelles, leopards and rhinoceros.
Tucked peacefully in the northwest corner of the region, and surrounded on three sides by the
Mara River, you will find the perfect base for an elegant safari adventure: Fairmont Mara Safari Club.
where luxury meets adventure
A “camp” of uncommon quality and unexpected comforts, Fairmont Mara Safari Club offers 51 superbly furnished guest tents (including six premium tents), each with a view of the hippo- and
crocodile-filled Mara River.
All guest tents feature:
• Four-poster, pillow-top beds
• Verandas overlooking the river
• Private, three-piece bathrooms with flush toilets, hot water, and shower
• Dressing tables and hand-woven rugs
• 220v electrical sockets (adapters available)
• Electric lamps, flashlights and umbrellas
• Water flasks with glasses
• Hair dryers, safety deposit boxes, minibars
• Windows with mosquito gauze.
Available services on request include baby cots, early supper for children,
same-day laundry, shoe cleaning and on-call medical service.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE CHOICES
The main lodge hosts an indoor restaurant, bar and library. Outdoor dining is enhanced by
the boma, a structure influenced by traditional homesteads, where guests can enjoy a culturally
authentic dinner accompanied by rich musical entertainment.
The Dining Room offers a cosmopolitan menu of European, African and Asian dishes, made
from an abundance of fresh Kenyan produce.
The Lounge, with its warm furnishings and the gentle glow of the fireplace, provides
the perfect setting for an evening cocktail.
The Lounge is also the venue for the Masai dancers, slide shows and lectures that the
resort hosts; its decor showcases Masai artifacts and works by local artisans.
The Pool Bar provides beverage service as well as light snacks and outdoor lunches.
In-room dining, in the privacy of your own tent, is also available.
CONFERENCE AND EVENT SERVICES
An outdoor tented facility with permanent flooring provides the perfect venue for
conferences and meetings and can be set for up to 100 delegates, complete with audio visual equipment.
E-mail, Internet, photocopying and general
secretarial services are available at Reception.
On-site at Fairmont Mara Safari Club, guests can enjoy a spacious outside deck overhanging the river and leading to a heated pool, complete with bar and private massage tents.
Take in the culture of the area through lectures and traditional Masai dancers, and find out about the habitat and animals of the Mara through slide shows conducted by our resident naturalist.
Of course, the true experience of the Masai Mara is to be had outside, and we offer
many thrilling ways to explore this amazing destination, from themed events to balloon
safaris. Whether you’re looking for birds or the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo—trust the impeccableservice of our expert guides to ensure an unforgettable adventure.
• Themed events, such as a black-tie bush dinner, cocktails around a campfire on the Aitong Hills,
children’s activities and a full gourmet breakfast or lunch picnic in the bush
• Short game drives, regularly scheduled twice per day
• Full-day game drives, including a picnic lunch.
• Walking safaris, accompanied by a naturalist and two Masai warriors in full regalia
• Bird walks, accompanied by a bird specialist
• Balloon safaris, floating majestically over teeming herds of wildlife.
TEMPERATURES high low
(Celsius/Fahrenheit) °C/°F °C/°F
Winter (Jul–Aug) 25/77 12/54
Spring (Sep–Nov) 24/75 14/57
Summer (Dec–Mar) 21/70 11/52
Autumn (Apr–Jun) 24/75 13/55
• Time zone GMT/UTC + 3:00 hour
• Currency Kenya Shilling (KES)
• Taxes 28%
• Languages The national language is Swahili
(Kiswahili), although English is
All major credit cards—Visa, Senator, American Express and Mastercard—are
accepted at Fairmont Mara Safari Club.
GETTING TO FAIRMONT MARA SAFARI CLUB
Air Kenya Aviation, Safari Link and Fly 540 offer daily flights to and from the Masai Mara and Nairobi.
Besides Air Kenya, private charters also provide flights to the Masai Mara.
Fairmont Mara Safari Club has 20 4×4 vehicles, which are used for transfers to
and from the Ngerende Airstrip, which is 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) away.