Kenya Safari: The Big 5Accommodations
Fairmont The Norfolk
July 4 - July 5
Dating back to 1904, this landmark property combines old world charm with elegant modern amenities. The Norfolk has hosted notable guests, including Theodore Roosevelt, Barbara Bush, and James Earl Jones, and it was also featured in the movie Out of Africa starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
During leisure time, explore the expansive tropical gardens, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, or sip a signature cocktail in the lively bar.
Room Amenities: King, queen, or two twin beds, armchair and coffee table, TV, phone, Wi-Fi (additional fee), coffee and tea maker, safe, iron and ironing board, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Sweetwaters Serena Camp
July 6 - July 7
While visiting the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, spend the evenings at Sweetwaters Serena Camp, a sheltered oasis surrounding a water hole with picturesque views of Mount Kenya. Spacious tents offer the comforts of home, providing a serene spot to relax after an exciting day of wildlife viewing and exploration. For one-of-a-kind dining, retreat to The Rhino Room, featuring delicious international cuisine.
Room Amenities: Water hole views, king or two twin beds, private balcony or veranda, writing desk and chair, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee and tea maker, safe (located in the manager's office), and en suite bathroom with premium sundries.
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Overlooking Lake Nakuru and its surrounding national park is tranquil Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, situated on a range of hills that provide unparalleled views of Africa's Great Rift Valley. The property offers an inviting outdoor infinity pool, plus a lounge, bar, and dining room, each featuring extensive outdoor sheltered terraces—ideal for spotting an incredible variety of wildlife, including white and black rhinos and the rare Rothschild giraffes.
Room Amenities: Two double beds, private balcony, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Mara Engai Lodge
July 9 - July 11
Stunning views, spectacular wildlife, sumptuous food, and a cheerful staff combine for a fantastic stay at the Mara Engai Lodge. Relax in large, luxurious tented suites with waterfall showers and private verandas at this unique property nestled within the forest and overlooking the amazing Maasai Mara National Reserve. The Mara Engai Lodge has earned a gold eco-rating from Eco Tourism Kenya for its continual commitment to reducing carbon footprint and community activation.
Room Amenities: King or two double beds, private veranda, complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas, safe, bathrobes and slippers, and en suite bathroom with double vanities, waterfall shower, premium sundries and hair dryer.
Deluxe Accommodations Package (availability limited)
While accommodations at the listed properties are exceptional, guests wishing the ultimate indulgence may choose to purchase the Deluxe Accommodations Package, which includes the following upgrades:
• Fairmont The Norfolk: Junior Suite featuring additional space in an open-concept design, marble bathroom and either a courtyard or fountain garden view.
• Sweetwaters Serena Camp: Morani Wing Tent featuring additional space, views of Mount Kenya, and upgraded bathroom with double sink and glass shower door.
• Mara Engai Lodge: Deluxe Tent featuring uninterrupted views of the Maasai Mara.