Mount Kenya Safari Club Hotel offers one of the most exclusive, luxury accommodations in Kenya. Mt Kenya Safari club hotel is perched on the slopes of Africa's second highest mountain; the club straddles the Equator with a battery of luxurious cottages and elegant buildings with magnificent views of Mt Kenya. The hotel is owned and operated by Fairmount Hotels.
Mt Kenya Safari club is located at the equator and was founded by movie star William Holden, eccentric American Ray Ryan, and Swiss financier Carl Hirschmann in 1959, Mount Kenya Safari Club's former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby and president Daniel Arap Moi Nearest town is Nanyuki (10 km). Club is about 3 hours drive from Nairobi.The Mount Kenya Safari Club has been used for various famous films like Mogambo with Clark Gable, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner.
Some of famous guests are Charlie Chaplin, Richard Attenborough, David Niven, Bob Hope, John Mills, Sean Connery, Terry Mathews, Bing Crosby, and Lyndon Johnson.
Mount Kenya Safari Club Hotel Accommodation
With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Safari Club's 115 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure.
One can visit the types of bedrooms on a sweeping circle of the magnificent grounds: the Club Rooms in the main building, to the Garden Cottages by the tennis courts, around the William Holden Cottages, by the Riverside Cottages along the River Likii, returning back up the hill via the Luxury Villas to the main building. The club has a total of 114 ensuite rooms, each room, with its own club-like charm, has a log fireplace, which is lit every evening.
Luxury Villas: "Batian" with 2 twin-bedded rooms and 1 double bedded room. "Lenana" with 1 twin-bedded room and 1 double-bedded room. "River House" with 1 suite with twin beds and sitting room, 1 double-bedded room, 1 twin-bedded room. Each of the villas has large sitting rooms with fireplace, private verandah overlooking Mount Kenya, dining area and kitchen. The mini-bars can be stocked on request.
William Holden Cottages: There are 12, each with 1 twin-bedded and 1 double-bedded room, a large sitting room in the center, Roman-style bathrooms and fireplace. The mini-bar can be stocked on request.
Garden Suites: Mount Kenya Safari Club has 8 garden suites, with 1 twin-bedded room, large sitting room and fireplace.
Club Building: The Club Building comprises: 6 suites with large sitting room, fireplace, a bar, 1 double-bedded room and private verandah looking out to Mount Kenya - the mini-bars are stocked on request - and 22 Club Rooms, 21 of which are twin-bedded and 1 double-bedded, each with a fireplace.
Riverside Cottages: Mount Kenya Safari Club has 13 riverside cottages, each unit comprising of 1 suite and 2 studio suites - this means there are 39 rooms here in total. The suites have a twin-bedded room, with fireplace, one sitting room, a fully stocked mini-bar, private verandah overlooking the river and Mount Kenya, and a large bathroom with sunken bath. The Studio Suites each have double bed and fireplace, private verandah overlooking the river and Mount Kenya, sitting area, a large bathroom with sunken bath.
The amenities in each room are furnished with rugs, bedside lamps, dressing tables and built-in wardrobes, and a fireplace. In every bathroom there is a 115 / 240v shaving socket. The bathrooms are provided with Mount Kenya Safari Club shampoo, body lotion, bath and shower gel and bathrobes. Each bathroom has overhead showers and bathtubs, flush toilets, washbasin, freshly laundered towels, hot and cold running water, boiled water and glasses
Mount Kenya Safari Club Hotel Restaurant
Dinners are an elegant affair at the Fairmont Safari Club. Dress is strictly smart casual, and ladies are asked not to wear mini-skirts, and gentlemen are asked not to wear jeans, T-Shirts or sports gear. Long trousers are mandatory. Please note that children under seven years of age are served a special early supper, and are not allowed in the public areas after 6:30 p.m. A room service menu is available, together with a choice of liqueurs, soft drinks, cocktails, wines, spirits, tea and coffee. Room service is available 24 hours
MOUNTAIN VIEW BAR & LOUNGE - This pleasant bar/lounge with huge windows overlooking the gardens, and the mountain beyond, is open throughout the day and well into the night. Liqueurs, beers, soft drinks, cocktails, wines, spirits, tea and coffee, and bar biting are all served here. Seating capacity is 50 to 60 seated and standing.
TROPHY LOUNGE - This large club-like lounge, with a huge central fireplace, weathered Chesterfield sofas, an assortment of Africana, antique Arab chests and a splendid array of game trophies, has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere ideal for cocktail parties. The adjoining terrace has a fixed telescope placed on a stand to enable guests a closer view of the mountain and its beautiful scenery
GARDEN LOUNGE - Decorated in a floral theme, with comfortable chairs, the Garden Lounge is the children's dining room, with a video screening section. Soft drinks and a children's menu are served here.
IRISH PUB / GOLF CLUBHOUSE BAR - The Golf Club House is located off the golf course's first tee. The decor is pub-like, with trophies and memberships displayed, and have a multitude of bar games available including darts, pool and board games, as well as a satellite television. Liqueurs, soft drinks, cocktails, wines, spirits, tea and coffee are served here
SWIMMING POOL BAR - Set just off the swimming pool, the bar consists of a raised platform "verandah" with bar stools around the semi-circled high table. On the days the Bar is closed, waiters serve drinks from the Mountain View Bar and Lounge to guests around the pool area. Liqueurs, soft drinks, cocktails, tea and coffee are served. Seating capacity is unlimited.
Mount Kenya Safari Club Hotel Conference Package
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club provides a comprehensive range of conference rooms, all-round secretarial services and audiovisual equipment. The largest of our four conference rooms accommodates up to 120 persons theatre style. The prestigious `Board Room' seats 12 around a boar room table. Syndicate rooms are adjacent to the conference facilities.
A choice of several conference rooms is available for the exacting organizer. If conference participants are residents of the Club, there is no charge to use the conference rooms. Syndicate rooms are available for the smaller meetings.
WILLIAM HOLDEN CONFERENCE ROOM - Situated at one end of the Club building, this purpose-built conference room has large sliding glass doors opening onto the Club's lawns.
MAWINGO CONFERENCE ROOM - The Member's Dining room doubles up as the perfect conference room: adjustable lighting, sumptuous decor of wood paneling
CHAIRMAN'S BOARDROOM - This conference room is next to the William Holden Conference Room, and is ideal for small gatherings around the large mahogany table.
GARDEN CONFERENCE ROOM - This spacious, natural-light filled room opens onto the Club gardens. The larger section of this L-shaped room is best used for conference set-up, and the smaller section is set for coffee breaks. Rooms are set with water-jugs, glasses, flowers, and notepads and pens/pencils are placed for every delegate. A nominal charge is made for the use of audio-visual
- Conference Equipment:
- Video cassette player
- Overhead projector / lcd projector
- Slide projector
- Flip chart
- Projection screen
- Public address system
Our nine-hole golf course is a little gem. With fairways, greens and tees strategically situated between miniature dams and mountain streams, and flanking Mt. Kenya's dense rainforest, a modicum of skill is required to finish with the same number of balls as you started with! It's a challenge and it's tremendous fun. The Golf Club has a bar and men's and ladies' changing rooms. Residents of the Club do not pay green fees and golf clubs are available for hire.
Balls can be purchased. And, for a minimal fee, there are plenty of willing caddies.
Mount Kenya Safari Club has a large outdoor heated swimming pool, manned by a pool attendant from 0700 to 1800 hours. There are separate changing rooms with showers for both men and ladies. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The surrounds of the pool are an ideal venue for cocktail parties for 15 to 500 persons.
Mount Kenya is the source of many freshwater rivers that cascade from its rugged slopes. Along these courses, trout fishing is available to fishermen. In rivers Naromoru, Sirimon, Likii, Nanyuki and Thego, Royal Coachman flies are cast to lure the agile and swift Brown or Rainbow trout.
Safari-man Peter De Mello will only be too pleased to teach you you’re first casting lesson. Rods/flies are provided and licenses arranged.
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