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Destination: Kenya
Kenya Safari: The Big 5

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.

Fairmont The Norfolk exterior entrance illuminated at night
Fairmont The Norfolk lobby entrance
Fairmont The Norfolk stairway to guest floors
Fairmont The Norfolk reception
Fairmont The Norfolk standard guest room
Fairmont The Norfolk restaurant entrance
Fairmont The Norfolk restaurant with chefs cooking
Fairmont The Norfolk dining area
Fairmont The Norfolk courtyard gardens at dusk
Fairmont The Norfolk courtyard gardens and pathway
Fairmont The Norfolk outdoor pool and umbrella seating

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. 

Sweetwaters Serena Camp entrance during sunset
Sweetwaters Serena Camp exterior grounds between guest tents
Sweetwaters Serena Camp lobby and lounge
Sweetwaters Serena Camp guest tent
Sweetwaters Serena Camp bar
Sweetwaters Serena Camp dining area

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

July 8

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.

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge panoramic view over the plains
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge illuminated at dusk
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge guest lodges illuminated at night
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge dining area
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge standard guest lodge
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge bedroom and sitting area of guest lodge
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge outdoor hot tub at night
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge bar and lounge
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge restaurant dining area
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge dining area

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. 

Mara Engai Lodge exterior
Mara Engai Lodge guest lodge amidst the trees
Mara Engai Lodge standard guest lodge
Mara Engai Lodge guest lodge view over the jungle at sunset
Mara Engai Lodge staff preparing outdoor breakfast service
Mara Engai Lodge dining area

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.

(Accommodations subject to change.)