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Fairmont Mara Safari Club

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Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights and had the best time, welcoming, comfortable and engaging staff. Home cooked generous meals and a roaring fire to come back to every evening after the twice daily safari rides. Had tent no 9 which is 20m from hippo Corner, spent...More

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Response from Geoffrey O, Rooms Division Manager at Fairmont Mara Safari ClubResponded November 4, 2015

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time review the great experiences you had while staying with us at Fairmont Mara Safari Club. We appreciate your great feedback of the welcoming, comfortable and engaging staff, the luxurious tents offering great views of the Mara River...More

Reviewed October 15, 2015

The journey to the place by road is back breaking, from the junction off the main road on your way to Bomet County is a grueling 35 Km. However, when you arrive at the place you forget about the rough road drive when you welcome...More

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Response from nancy_njoroge, Admin Assisant at Fairmont Mara Safari ClubResponded October 19, 2015

Dear Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club. We appreciate your kind words of the fantastic experience you enjoyed at our Resort. We are glad to hear that you cherish the moments...More

Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The lodge is a beautifully built marvel that is well blended with the natural environment. The service is world class and specifically the kitchen and dining department. We were fortunate to meet the Fairmont Group head chef who was always jovial and taking guests through...More

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Response from nancy_njoroge, Admin Assistant at Fairmont Mara Safari ClubResponded October 19, 2015

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at Fairmont Mara Safari Club. We appreciate your kind words of the wonderful experience of you and your family enjoyed at our Resort. We are glad to hear...More

Reviewed October 5, 2015

For residing in a tent this is very nice. Built in bathroom facilities and a nice bed. The tents are right on the Mara river. From our tent patio we could see hippos, vultures, and monkeys. The main building area consists of a lobby, bar,...More

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Response from nancy_njoroge, Admin Asistant at Fairmont Mara Safari ClubResponded October 8, 2015

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share the experiences of the lovely stay you recently had with us at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. It is our pleasure to note that every aspect of your encounter with us created lasting memories...More

Reviewed October 5, 2015

The accommodation is situated right next to the Mara river and includes a hippo pool. In the morning you awake with the hippo's grunting right below you in the river. The camp is beautiful situated and maintained. It is quite an experience to visit the...More

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Response from nancy_njoroge, Admin Assistant at Fairmont Mara Safari ClubResponded October 8, 2015

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share the experiences of your recent stay at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club. We appreciate your kind words . We are glad to hear that you cherish the moments you had during the wildbeeste migration. Thanks...More

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Airport Transportation
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$381 - $875 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Maasai Mara National Reserve
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Maasai Mara National Reserve
#2 Spa Hotel in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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$381 - $875 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Maasai Mara National Reserve
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Maasai Mara National Reserve
#2 Spa Hotel in Maasai Mara National Reserve
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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My wife and I may visit the FMSC next November. Some questions: 1) Anyone have a sense of what's the latest we could aim to arrive at Nairobi's international airport from abroad and then comfortably make it over to the other airport (Wilson?) to catch the flight that gets us to the hotel? FWIW, we might be on Etihad, arriving at 1:05 pm, and would be be in business class with just carry-ons, but that's not yet nailed down. 2) More generally, I guess it could depend on the time of the day and day of the week, but about how much time to budget for that airport to airport connection? 3) If we wanted to arrange a drive instead, I see from previous questions and answers that it's about four hours with some rough spots, but is it a scenic drive at all or just more of a slog? And what is the latest time we'd want to start from the airport to do it? No problem if we need to stay over in Nairobi for a night, but just thought I'd ask. Thanks for any advice.
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Response from emma d | Reviewed this property |
i think you would need to arrive in the morning to catch the onward flight from wilson. Our flight landed from Dubai into NBO international at 2pm and then immigration took over an hour befor we got our luggage so it is a... More
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Response from jmcpher687 | Reviewed this property |
The drive from NBO is approximately 3.5-4 hours with 1-1.5 hours of the trip on a gravel/dirt road that has a few rough spots but is otherwise in good condition. Trip cost 150 USD and was fairly uneventful.
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"All rooms are river facing but tent 11 and 12 are at hippo family corner where photo opportunities are many"
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"There are two hippo viewing stations, but you can also walk to the edge of the river ( don't cross the..."
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"Ask for a room far from the main lodge and a good view on the river."
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"Every room is a great room. These are luxury tents that are all located on the river."
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