- Saruni Mara is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa. The lodge is nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the most exciting wilderness in Africa.
- Mara North Conservancy – an exclusive, private wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve.
- Maasai warriors guide you throughout, sharing their ancient wisdom of the area and animals and their fascinating way of life.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Families are on the go more than ever, traveling to world-class destinations filled with vibrant culture and stunning landscapes that inspire, educate, and bring loved ones closer together. Fairmont offers hotels and resorts that are renowned for their prime locations and wealth of activities, and many offer options for children to have vacations that are as enriching and engaging as any adult’s. Whether kids are being immersed in Mayan or Hawaiian cultures, or exploring the jungle or desert, parents who want to raise children with the same passion for travel that they have can find plenty of opportunities with Fairmont. Growing athletes have the chance to test and develop their skills with onsite resort games and activities. Experienced colleagues can direct families to attractions, museums, and boutiques that will keep eager minds engaged, while specially formulated products and amenities are available for families looking for no-tear hair wash, and more.
Safari adventures including horse riding through the forest, mountain biking, nature walks, bush dinners and game drives.
Saruni Mara is the only small, boutique lodge in the Mara, with five elegant cottages, one family villa and one private villa. The lodge is nestled in a secluded valley in the heart of the most exciting wilderness in Africa: Mara North Conservancy – an exclusive, private wildlife concession bordering the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Maasai warriors guide you throughout, sharing their ancient wisdom of the area and animals and their fascinating way of life.
There are 120 rooms, from standard guest rooms to the grand Equatorial Suite, where Sir Winston Churchill used to stay. It’s split in two by the equator, so your room mate could be sleeping in the southern hemisphere while you doze in the northern. All rooms have views of either the gardens, the forest or of Mount Kenya, and have a country club atmosphere, with wood-burning fireplaces, large, indulgent beds and luxurious furnishings. The marble bathrooms have separate WCs and rain showers and plenty of Fairmont products. Many also have separate bathtubs.
Deluxe View Room
The Deluxe View room offers breathtaking views of the majestic mountain. One can relax with a steaming cup of tea as you watch the sun rise against the poignant mountain backdrop. The room is spacious, luxuriously furnished with a sitting area and features a cozy fire place. It’s complemented with a plush King sized bed and furnished with a 32” Plasma screen, a dressing table and built-in wardrobes. Its divine five-piece bathroom offers luxurious pampering with a rain shower, a separate bathtub and a vanity area.
The Deluxe room is spacious and luxuriously furnished with a sitting room, a cozy fire place and a balcony offering a lovely view of the picturesque gardens. The room is complemented with a plush king sized bed and furnished with a 32” Plasma screen, a dressing table and built-in wardrobes. Its divine five-piece bathroom offers luxurious pampering, especially after an exhilarating adventure.
Aptly named after the ‘love nest’ of the first owners of the club, the stunning suite is fashioned with a luxurious five-piece en suite bathroom, a spacious lounge with a beautiful stone fire place and a private terrace overlooking the garden. Additional amenity includes a separate vanity room adjacent to the bedroom.
The cozy and inviting suite provides all the comforts of home. The spacious lounge is separated from the bedroom with a beautiful stone fire place that can warm you up from the comfort of the lounge or the bedroom. Located within walking distance from the main building, the suite has a five-piece en suite bathroom and a private terrace overlooking the beautiful lawn gardens and coffee bushes.
The Raymond Suite is luxuriously furnished to give the suite a comfy and inviting atmosphere. It features a spacious lounge separate from the bedroom, with a 32” Plasma screen and a beautiful stone fire place for the classic chilly evenings. The suite occupies 61 sqm and has a great view of the mountain.
Similar to the Manor Suite, the Signature Suite offers a stunning view of the majestic mountain and is located on the historical block of the resort. The suite features an impressive 138sqm space accommodating a spacious lounge furnished with elegant fixtures, a beautiful stone fire place, a stately plush bedroom and a private balcony overlooking the swimming pool, picturesque gardens and magnificent views of the mountain. Its imperial five-piece en suite bathroom will definitely leave you feeling pampered.
The Manor Suite
If you can’t get enough of the mystical mountain, then the Manor Suite is ideal for you. Situated in the original historical block of the resort, the suite features an open concept design including a spacious lounge area flaunting luxurious furnishings, a wooden lit fire place, a separate plush bedroom and a private balcony overlooking the swimming pool, picturesque gardens and unrivalled view of the mountain. Its luxurious 5 piece en suite bathroom will leave you feeling pampered.
William Holden Cottages
Named after the founder, the William Holden Cottages reflect the history and charm of the original residence. The cottage features an impressive 329 sqm space which is elegantly furnished and possesses a spacious lounge, a beautiful stone fire place, a regal five-piece en suite bathroom and a expansive private lawn overlooking the majestic mountain. The stunning cottage has two adjoining bedrooms which can be closed off for individual privacy or sold as a one or two bed roomed suite, each furnished with all the suite features and amenities.
Located on the river side and 2 minutes drive away from the main building, the suite is uniquely situated, providing a magnificent view of Mount Kenya from a tranquil seclusion. The room is luxuriously furnished with ample living space, which is separated from the bedroom with a beautiful stone fire place, a 5 piece en suite marble bathroom and a private terrace overlooking the forest.
Riverside Deluxe Suite
If privacy and serenity are on the agenda this is the perfect room for you. This room is uniquely located, providing a magnificent view of Mount Kenya from a tranquil seclusion. The room is luxuriously furnished with a spacious lounge,five-piece en suite marble bathroom and a private terrace overlooking the forest.
Delicious meals are eaten at Tusks Restaurant, where you can sit indoors by the fire or outside on the large terrace with beautiful views of Mount Kenya. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are eaten here: breakfast and lunch are served buffet-style and offer an abundance of Kenyan-inspired and continental dishes, while dinner is a four-course set menu. When I was there, superb chef Picco Alapatt whipped up an enormous Indian feast suitable for vegetarians, so those with dietary requirements need not fear. There’s also Zebar, the cosy lounge in which to sit by the fire with a cocktail before dinner. Enjoy an elegant dining affair at the Tusks Resturant, one of the most exquisite restaurants in Nanyuki. It offers a sophisticated indoor set up which extends onto a terrace, with a great view of the majestic mountain. Adjacent to it is the Zebar, a great spot to unwind after a day of adventure, whilst the Swimming Pool Bar is perfect for a tranquil rendezvous. The Mawingo room is popular for hosting private dinners and cocktail parties.
Tusks Restaurant And Terrace
Facing the snow-capped Mount Kenya and overlooking the property’s beautifully manicured grounds, the signature restaurant boasts a menu abounding with the incredible variety of foods that are farmed in Central Kenya. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this elegant setting features terrace and indoor dinning around the original grand fireplace. Breakfast and lunch are served as buffet offering the best of what Kenya has to offer, dinner is served as a four course’s set menu with vegetarian options. Tusks Restaurant offers fantastic views on to Mount Kenya forest and snow caped peaks, in the evening, the original fire place will provide a warm and cozy atmosphere. Seating capacity is 120 people.
Zebar features large windows overlooking the gardens, snow covered peak of Mount Kenya and beyond. In addition to offering a relaxed lounge atmosphere, Zebar, resting on the equator, is one of the few places in the world where your server will have to cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere to retrieve your order. The menu includes choice of liqueurs, beers, soft drinks, cocktails, wines, spirits, tea and coffee, as well as a bar snacks.
Swimming Pool Bar
Relax by the pool, while your waiter serves you a refreshing cocktail crafted at the Zebar. Liqueurs, soft drinks, cocktails, tea and coffee, as well as a snack menu are served from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Sunday Brunch At The Equator
Treat your taste buds to the best local and international cuisine served at the equator and surrounded by manicured lawns and spectacular views.
The facilities are also excellent. Most notable is the nine-hole golf course, which holds the title of the only course in Africa to bisect the equator. There’s also a fantastic on-site animal orphanage, in which you can see everything from a 150-year-old tortoise to leopards hiding in trees.
There’s a pool bar and the Mawingo Room – an exclusive private dining venue set around a wood-burning fireplace with a collection of photos featuring actors from yesteryear.
Fairmont Golf operates under the umbrella of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a global luxury hospitality leader. Our distinctive collection of golf properties includes historic icons, breathtaking destinations, and elegant accommodations. Each of these has been created to compliment and integrate with the natural surroundings while reinforcing the unique culture and heritage of its setting. In this way, Fairmont’s golf properties are capable of immersing the guest in the local environment through the game of golf while providing for them the luxury, exceptional service and conditioning standards they have come to expect from the Fairmont brand.