Fairmont Mara Safari Club
What We Love
- The 100-acre retreat is encircled by the Mara River and the Maasai Mara
- Luxe tents feature pillowtop beds and outdoor showers
- Once-in-a-lifetime safaris and game drives to view lions, elephants, gazelles and more
What To Know
- Tents are equipped with insecticide and mosquito nets
- Ask the Safari Club about arranging a flight transfer to the Ngerende Airstrip, 10 minutes from camp
- The best months for wild game viewing are July through October, but safaris operate throughout the year
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
On the edge of the Maasai Mara, the Fairmont Mara Safari Club is an impressive 100-acre retreat with 50 luxe tents overlooking the Mara River. But this is no backyard campout. Each tent features a four poster pillowtop bed, handwoven rugs and a veranda looking out on the river — where you might just spy a hippo or a crocodile. And don’t worry about your morning beauty routine: The tents have full en suite bathrooms, some with outdoor showers. After the daily game drive, guests can relax at the swimming pool — which features a pool bar, barbecue pit and private massage tents — or sip a cocktail on the spacious deck, which is cantilevered over the river. The dining room serves European, Asian and African dishes, complemented by fresh Kenyan produce. After dark, cultural and educational activities include Maasai dancing or a discussion on the Mara’s ecosystem.
In the Area
This Fairmont isn’t called Safari Club for nothing. Trained guides lead game drives (from two-hour trips to full-day excursions) deep into the Mara Plains, where you’ll find lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, giraffes and other majestic creatures. Bird walks and walking safaris — accompanied by an armed guard and two Maasai warriors in traditional regalia to scare off the lions — are also on offer. For more adventurous types the Fairmont offers a balloon safari (including breakfast served with sparkling wine) and a half-day fishing trip to Lake Victoria.
How to Get There
Amazing hotel, amazing staff, amazing location. Everything from breakfast to our daily game drives was brilliant. Our guide Anthony was exceptional. Meals were excellent and the luxury tents were excellent. Great overall experience. Well done fairmont - this is a super property.
Wonderful service and personal care by the entire Fairmont staff, including early wake-up coffee from our room (tent) attendant (Mary), to our meal servers (Peter and Simon), to our fabulous adventure with our safari guide (Samuel.) The rooms are actually tents on raised platforms and are all well appointed, hot shower, queen bed, commode, and running water. The lobby and bar area are very comfortable for small group conversations and some meals are served on the open decks. Most meals are plentiful choice buffets, including choice of omelets, pan cakes, and waffles for breakfast. For an additional $25 per person we were able to visit a Masai village.
This is luxury amidst forest. The tents are tastefully done. We had a family tent which has 2 tents interconnected with a living room in between. I never expected such a big tent. The camp is very well maintained. The staff is trained and responds well. Special thanks to Chef John for making our stay more comfortable by cooking Indian vegetarian food for us during our stay and cooking special delicacies for my daughter upon request.The service is very good, dot on time.
The tents are located alongside the river facing the forest which gives you an amazing view to spend your time on the decks of your tents during leisure.
The amenities inside the rooms are good and well maintained, the tents are done in Masai style from inside. They are well lit during the day from the light outside.
The only thing which requires to be maintained and which I find was not up to the mark is the swimming pool. and they can try adding more variety for breakfast.
Overall a luxurious, safe and awesome place to stay.
Beautiful Camp, great food, very hospitable staff. My family and I saw Lots of game in the conservancy, within the two days we were there. We were lucky to see all the big 5 within a day. Couldn’t ask for more
Great 3 day, 2 night stay at the lodge with game driver John. If you visit Kenya please go see this wonder of the world. The animals are protected from poachers by the Rangers (paid for by our admission fees). The lodge is located on the river and you can hear the hippos singing throughout the day. The food at the lodge was quite exceptional in presentation and taste. Go if the chance presents itself.