Don’t even consider staying at another hotel when in Nairobi! Rose Muya of Timeless Tours in Nairobi organized the trip for our party of six to the Aberdare Rhino Retreat and the Maasai Mara, with stays at The Fairview when passing through Nairobi. The Fairview is a welcome oasis in a noisy, traffic-clogged city. The location couldn’t be safer, even for women traveling alone (across from the Israeli Embassy; The Fairview compound is enclosed behind a secure wrought-iron fence w/ security checkpoints on the street). The entire Fairview family – Reception, First Class lounge, restaurant, and housekeeping staff - is gracious and accommodating. The elegant and always-present Vicki, one of the senior managers, ensures the operation runs flawlessly. The First Class lounge offers free Internet access and tea with cookies until 11pm. The breakfast buffet includes food to please every taste and the staff will make omelets at your request. And a real treat: the daily New York Times Digest is available every morning in the breakfast restaurant! Our rooms had a/c, a ceiling fan, and – a rarity in modern hotels – windows that we could open so we weren’t hermetically sealed at night. The Fairview is modern while retaining its old world charm. Timeless Tours will make sure your journey goes off without a hitch. Don’t settle for anything less.