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Fairmont Masai Mara Safari Club, Kenya

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Description & Facilities


5 Stars


Family Friendly



The Fairmont Mara Safari Club offers the ultimate luxury tented safari experience in a setting that is surrounded on three sides by the Mara River.

The exclusive 50 tents at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club are adorned with four poster beds and each has a veranda overlooking the crocodile and hippo filled Mara River. Three piece private bathrooms are attached to each tent of which a select few have outdoor showers and expanded decks for private dining.

Outdoor dining is enhanced with the creation of a boma, a construction inspired by the traditional homesteads and guests may enjoy a cultural dinner that reflects the tastes of African cuisine whilst listening to a musical accompaniment.

The Fairmont Mara Lodge houses an indoor restaurant serving European, African and Asian dishes, and a bar as well as a library with internet access allowing guests to share their safari experiences with relatives at home. The main lodge has extended decks overhanging the river and this leads to a swimming pool complete with its own bar and private message tents.

A wide range of activities are available to guests of the Fairmont Mara and these include balloon drives and game drives in a four-wheel-drive Land Cruiser over the Mara plains with a champagne breakfast on the savannah or trekking in the footprints of the hippo escorted by a Masai Moran. The Masai Mara is one of the world's most diverse wildlife reserves with zebras, wildebeests, gazelles, cheetahs and the "big five" calling it home.

Further activities for the adventurous traveller include guided walking safaris with a full safari breakfast on the river bank and bird walks with specialist guides who can point out up to 70 species. A 40-minute flight will deliver guests to the second largest fresh water lake in the world and the source of the River Nile, Lake Victoria, for a fishing safari. Guests can enjoy the spectacular scenery, fish for Nile Perch that may weigh up to 200lbs and maybe catch a glimpse of the rare spotted-necked otter.

Al fresco buffet lunches are to be enjoyed and nightly entertainment at the Fairmont Mara comprises of dancing, slide shows and talks on the Masai Mara's ecosystem.

The Fairmont Hotel is family friendly but many couples choose this resort for special tailor-made and unique weddings. The Fairmont can arrange your wedding licence, flower arrangements and ceremony along with traditional dancers and choirs, open bar with hot & cold canapés and even a mock attack by local Masai during cocktails or bush dinner.

Services at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club Hotel include a kids activity program with treasure hunts, drawing, special game drives, BMW biking and visits to the local community centres to learn authentic fire making skills and how to throw a spear like a Maasai warrior. A babysitting service is also available at the resort.


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Fairmont Masai Mara Safari Club
Flight Time
9 hours (approximately)
Journey Time From Airport
  • 50 minutes by Road

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"hot sunny"
"lovely, sunny, not the rainy season"
"as above"
"Marvellous! 30 degrees every day."
"Masai Mara was incredibly mixed; from chilly and torrential downpours to very hot and sunny Watamu was clear skies and 30C consistently"
"Cool in the mornings and evenings... Hot inbetween"
"Hot 28 most day"
"The weather was just right really, we didn't have any rain or bad days at all. It was a bit nippy first thing in the morning and after dark. It was hot but not unbareable and once you were under the roofs of the vans whilst on safari it was fine and the breeze was nice."
"very hot"
"36 degrees"
"Beautifully hot."
"Pleasantly warm"
"Wonderful! The odd short shower with only one dull day in a fortnight."
"very good"
"The weather was interesting as it was supposed to be very dry, and we got a fair bit of rain, but it didn’t detour us on our Safari, which were excellent"


"hot but with a nice breeze the first week then the 2nd week we had 3/4 days bad weather, which was a shame, but was nice again before we left"
"Very Very Hot"
"hot and sunny"
"hot hot hot"
"Sunny everyday at least 30 degrees. No a drop of rain for the whole two weeks"
"very good"


"hot but managable on safari but way too hot when we went to mombassa"
"hot hot hot"
"Warm and sunny but not too hot. It was hotter during our second week at the Baobab Beach resort in Mombasa but we came home with good sun tans."
"Hot throughout."


"Rained on last day but otherwise excellent and some breeze off the sea most days."


"Sunny! Even in what was supposed to be the rainy season."


"Masia Mara - Safari. Warm during the day but cold at night and first thing in the morning."
"It was cloudy two days and rained for another, but the rest of the holiday it was hot and sunny"
"Very comfortable even for pale-faced Europeans. It being "winter" in Kenya and Zanzibar meant that the temperature could occasionaly drop below 30. I wish that we could have winters like that in Scotland !"
"Mixed but mostly enjoyable"
"Good and ideal for the safari"
"Mostly sunny with a bit of rain in the day. It is wintery for them, so early darkness with a lot of wind and some stormy weather in the evenings (even leading to hotel powercuts!)"
"A hot summers day here"
"Cloudy and rained but still warm"
"Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Mount Kenya and Massi Mara - clodly but warm and some days very sunny. Mombassa very rainy most days but warm. Not really beach weather in June."
"Weather was good, driving was fairly dry."
"Weather on the whole for June was good. Rain showers every day but only lasting for minutes."
"The weather was great - mostly sunny, not too hot, not too cold. Jumpers were sometimes needed on the early game drives to keep the chill off."


"As expected"
"Sunny, around 25 c"
"ideal for the trip we did - perfect temperature and just a few showers whilst at the beach -"
"Warm dry and sunny"
"very good while on safari, bit of rain in mombasa, but overall good."
"better than we thought it would be!"
"Winter in Kenya is cool in the evening but very comfortably hot during the day."
"The weather was mixed throughout the two weeks. On safari, the weather was very hot on three days but very cold and wet on the other day. The weather at the Cove was also mixed. It was cloudy each morning but on most days, it cleared up. One day it rained heavily for a few hours but was not cold. When the sun was out, it became very hot but not too uncomfortable."
"Really sunny and warm for the most part, occasionally a bit overcast towards the afternoons and we had a few days of rain in the second week, but always very warm."
"good, not so hot or cold."
"2 bad days rest excellent"
"On the whole the weather was good. Many days started with a shower then cleared up to reveal a beautiful temperate day. A couple of days were a bit cloudy and being near the equator daylighted ended at 6.30pm."
"Sunny but not too hot"


"Some rain but generally cleared up after an hour or so. Warm but not excessively hot."
"Warm and sunny on most days, rain on ly on one day over the whole week"
"Varied greatly from mountains to plains. Mornings were cold but days very warm."
"Very good. Sunny but no hotter than a really sunny summers day in UK"
"The weather was hot at our Indian ocean/Coastal resort but could be very cool inland on the safari in the morning and again in the evenings. We also had one evening with a heavy down pour."
"Dry and sunny, some cloud, medium winds and temperatures of between 23 and 29C,"
"A bit of rain but mostly it was warm and sunny"
"Warm but not too hot. It did rain nearly every day, sometimes it was showers sometimes a few hours. On the coast it was very windy."
"cold on early morning and late afternoon safari drives whilst on Masai Mara"
"Excellent except in Nairobi which was surprisingly cool"
"Hot and sunny"


"Lovely warm (approx 30 degrees), sunny days and plesant evenings (approx 20 degrees). No rain for 2 weeks but it was not sticky humid as i was expecting."
"Hot and sunny. Not too hot that you couldn't enjoy it"
"Cool in the morning and evenings but wonderfully warm and sunny throughout the days"
"Warm and mostly dry."
"Only one afternoon did we have rain for a couple of hours. The weather was quite cool whilst we were on safari... which we were grateful for as we sat in the van with no air conditioning!"
"Perfect. Cool in the morning,warming up during the day and hot in the afternoon."
"Beautiful sunny days throughout the 2 week holiday apart from the last day where it rained cats and dogs."
"Mixed, warm and sunny in samburu, cold in Mt kenya, wet and warm in lake nakuru and warm and sunny in the mara with some evening rain showers."
"We had a bit of everything but mostly sunshine."
"Cold in mornings and evenings, warm during the day"
"Weather was amazing the whole trip, we were lucky as for three weeks before they had had lots of rain. We travelled end of sep early oct and only had two rain showers at night, the days were very sunny, only one cloudy day. Tempretures were good, hot but not uncomfortable. And still warm at night too."
"As above"
"Warm during the day, cooler during the leavening/night"
"Very nice most of the time, went cloudy sometimes in the afternoon but was on the whole was very good"
"Weather was wonderful. There was some rain which just made everything fresher and greener. It was never cold."
"Dry throughout with one thunderstorm in Masai Mara. Hot in Samburu and at the coast. Warm elsewhere with cool evenings in Abardare and Naivasha."
"Glorious sunshine throughout"


"fantastic, sunny clear blue skys. nice breeze when driving along the great rift valley."
"27 degrees"
"Very good. Very warm on safari and hot at the beach in Mombasa"
"very good"
"very good"
"cool early am and late pm but hot during day.couple of afternoon rain showers"
"hot and sunny"
"Weather in Mombassa was very good warm and sunny during our stay."
"First few days were a bit rainy but it was gorgeous the rest if the time"
"Sunny everyday"
"Hot and Sunny. Bit cloudy and occasional rain which was welcomed due to the heat."
"Hot and Sunny. Bit cloudy and occasional rain which was welcomed due to the heat."
"Excellent - very sunny"


"weather great for 10 day duration"
"Really good considering it was the rainy season"
"Hot hot hot"
"sunny, warm, slightly humid"
"It was a little rainy a couple of times on the safari part of the holiday, but it was still nice and warm. It was hot and humid in Diani at the beach resort."
"It was a little rainy a couple of times on the safari part of the holiday, but it was still nice and warm. It was hot and humid in Diani at the beach resort."


"Mostly hot, sunny, beautiful days. There was only a few quick passing light sunshowers on a couple of occasions, of which these caused us no upset at all . And no insect bites what so ever !"
"Very hot and humid in Mombasa, in the Masai Mara it was hot during the day and cool in the evenings."
"As above"
"Cool in the morning and evenings, during the day it was around 25 to 28'c so lovely and warm."
"very warm!!!"

Fairmont Masai Mara Safari Club, Kenya

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Rooms 10.0 / 10
Service 10.0 / 10
Food 10.0 / 10
Facilities 10.0 / 10
Average 10.0 / 10

Ian S Poole

Best place we have ever stayed
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