Mount Kenya Safari Club – Slopes of Mt. Kenya, Kenya
Mt. Kenya Safari ClubMount Kenya Safari Club is situated on the foothills of Mt. Kenya, bordering the Mt. Kenya National Park, 10 km’s from Nanyuki Town some 3 hours by road from Nairobi. Mount Kenya Safari Club is located near the high slopes of Africa’s second highest mountain, Mt Kenya straddling the equator in a glory of luxurious cottages and elegant buildings set amid manicured lawns and decorative ponds
With magnificent views of majestic Mount Kenya, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Resort’s 120 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms, set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, offer a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Originally the retreat of movie star and Club founder, William Holden, the Club’s illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby.
For those who wish to spend time relaxing at the Mount Kenya Safari Club, there are many recreational activities available: horseback riding, golf, croquet, a bowling green, table tennis, swimming, a beauty salon, an animal orphanage and much more. To be able to relax and appreciate the superb setting, the personal attention lavished on all our visitors, the numerous activities and superb cuisine, one night is just not enough.
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is the ideal base for a truly superb holiday in Nanyuki, Kenya. With some of the country’s finest attractions on the doorstep, visitors to the resort can enjoy an enormous range of excursions and activities without spending hours and even days traveling between each.
Offbeat Meru Camp – Meru National Park, Kenya
Offbeat Meru CampOffbeat Meru Camp is a luxury semi-permanent camp located just outside Meru National Park about 80 km east of Meru or 350 km from Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. Offbeat Meru Camp is a twelve bed luxury camp Meru National Park in Bisanadi National Reserve. The camp is small, traditional and located on the edge of Meru National Park in the Bisanadi National Reserve.
Offbeat Meru Camp is hosted by owner Piers Winkworth. The camp consists of only 6 tents – 3 twins and 3 doubles. Each tent is furnished with a large iron bed, its own en-suite bathroom, traditional bucket shower and flushing toilet. In addition, there is 24 hour solar lighting in the tents, while the rest of the camp is lit by traditional ’tilly’ lamps. Informal dining is hosted in the mess tent or around the campfire. There is also a spacious ‘mess’ tent with comfortable sofas, a writing table and bar.
Days are tailored to suit guest’s requirements. Activities include day and evening game drives; bush breakfasts, picnics and sundowners; fly fishing in the local rivers. This area of Kenya gets quite hot during the dry season. After an active morning in the bush there’s no better feeling than coming back to camp and cooling off in the stunning infinity swimming pool watching the wildlife as it comes to drink from the Bisanadi River below you.
Serena Mountain Tree Lodge – Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
Serena Mountain LodgeSerena Mountain Lodge; Serena Mountain Lodge is set within the Forest Reserve Area of the Mount Kenya National Park, 193 Kilometers Northeast of Nairobi – approximately 2 ½ hours drive and 480 Kilometers from the Kenyan Coast. The nearest towns are Nyeri (42 Kilometers) and Nanyuki (73 Kilometers).
Serena Mountain Lodge is located in primeval forests of Kenya’s highest mountain; Mount Kenya. The Hotel is actually a timber tree hotel which offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree-canopy, sparkling trout streams, and gentle forest walks.
Serena Mountain Lodge is situated at 2,134 metres above sea level, on the lower slopes of the mountain, the lodge is cool, tranquil and hushed for optimum game-sightings. The open-air viewing-deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous herds of elephant and buffalo.
There is also a tunnel leading to a photo-hide, which offers spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities just metres away from the wildlife at the water hole.
Serena Mountain Lodge activities include guided walks through the forest, trout fishing in the clear mountain streams, trips to the high moorlands of the mountain, and 5-day luxury climbs of the mountain. Mount Kenya (5,199 m) is Kenya’s highest mountain and the sacred home of Ngai, God of the Kikuyu people.
Serena Mountain Lodge Facilities include:
- Trout fishing
- Guided forest walks
- Mountain climbs and treks
- Tree-planting programme
- 41 rooms (all non-smoking)
- Gift shop and business centre
- Gallery dining room at tree-top level
- Massages, facials, pedicures, manicures
- Board games and library of Africana books
- Bar with central fireplace and viewing deck
- Bush breakfast, Bush lunch and Dinner at the Rooftop
- Special dietary needs catered for with advance notification
- Wake up calls to view animals at the waterhole on request
Naro Moru River Lodge
Naro Moru River Lodge is the base for climbing Mt. Kenya. The lodge ias set in beautiful tropical gardens along the banks of the Naro Moru River, fed by the snows of Mount Kenya and is well stocked with brown & rainbow trout.
The location is one of the finest ornithological sites in Kenya with an exceptional variety of bird life. Naro Moru River Lodge is located at 2,155 meters ( 7,100 ft), tucked into the side of Mount Kenya, 16 km south of the Equator, in a 10-hectare (20-acre), stream-fed enclave of peace and serenity.
Naro Moru River Lodge consists of 19 deluxe cottages with 2 double beds, bathrooms and toilet and fireplace with sitting room area all elegantly furnished in pine 12 standard cottages with double and single beds and separate bathroom and toilet 12 self service cottages of varying sizes geared to the family holiday
OldMoses & Shiptons Mountain Hut
Old Moses and Shiptons are two well Maintained Mountain huts located along the popular Sirimon Route on Mount Kenya.
Ken Trout Guest Cottages Timau, Kenya
Ken Trout Guest Cottages is located 3 kilometers south of Timau, a small town between Isiolo and Nanyuki. Ken Trout Guest Cottages restaurant offers great fish, if you like trout, you will be served!
The breeding pond is located on the site and visit. Vegetables are also grown locally, they are organic! (You can also stop by to eat, but at lunchtime only).
Trout Guest Cottages main house is an old building full of charm. The main house (which sleeps up to eight) is rented exclusively and has old plank floors and brick fire places in most rooms
The cottages are much smaller but more crosier. The cottages are spacious rooms with wooden floors, all with fireplaces ready to serve, and bathrooms antiquated but charming in their way.
Mountain Rock Bantu Lodge
Mountain Rock Bantu Lodge is situated on the foothills/lower slopes of Mount Kenya. The lodge borders Mount Kenya National Park and located 15 Kilometers south of Nanyuki Town, approximately 4 – Hours drive from Nairobi.
Nanyuki River Camel Camp
Nanyuki River Camel Camp is designed to offer you the experience of the lifestyle of the Northern Nomadic peoples, within a few kilometers of Nanyuki town. You sleep in the traditional houses, eat traditional meals, drink camels’ milk, and have the opportunity of learning about the lives of nomads and their camel experts.
Nanyuki River Camel Camp was developed by Chris Field after spending twenty years living as a nomad, helping pastoralists become more self reliant, in the arid regions of northern Kenyan on the Ethiopia border. Although three quarters of Kenya is arid or semi arid, most visitors to Kenya never experience such extreme ways of lives.
Timau River Lodge, Mount Kenya Slopes, Nanyuki Kenya
Timau River LodgeTimau River Lodge is situated on the forested slopes of Mt Kenya, a wonderfully offbeat place, consisting of several lovely thatched cottages of varying sizes and a well-equipped campsite with a large covered cooking area. Timau River Lodge has camping sites as well as bandas for rent. Several simple bandas built of cedar logs sleeping 2-4 people.
The cabins are numbered alphabetically based on animal names. Campsites located amongst trees at the top of a very pretty waterfall, where geese and ducks wander around.
River Timau Lodge is in an idyllic setting with a whole range of animals roaming free through out – Peacocks, Ducks, Geese, Tortoises, Guinea Fowls etc. The lodge is also close to Mount Kenya so guests are able to enjoy good views.
Sportsman’s Arms Hotel, Nanyuki
Sportsman’s Arms Hotel is situated at the heart of Kenya’s equator with the snow-capped Mt. Kenya sitting majestically in the forefront. Sports Arms Hotel in Nanyuki is increasingly becoming the ideal getaway for the local and international tourist, as well as the business traveller.
The hotel encompases a mix of the old and new tradition whilst being 2 hours away from Nairobi. The hotel has a capacity of 125 beds to suit every budget and taste.
The new ultra-modern wing has 25 lavishly furnished guestrooms with some facing the picturesque Mt. Kenya. All rooms are self contained with hot water and satellite TV.
Additionally there is a choice of old and new cottages with cozy fireplaces and kitchenettes. These original colonial style cottages have been preserve in their pre-independence state.
Mount Kenya Leisure Lodge
Mt. Kenya LeisureMount Kenya Leisure Lodge is set on the foothills of Mount Kenya on well manicured about 215 kilometers from Nairobi. The hotel is only 5 kilometers from Mount Kenya.
Mount Kenya Leisure Lodge is accessed via 9 kilometers off Nyeri-Nanyuki Highway at Narumoru. The nearest Airstrip to the hotel is the Nanyuki Airstrip which is 25 kilometers away. Nearest Hospital: Munyaka HC 5 kilometers.
Mount Kenya Leisure Lodge accommodation includes five (5) main categories of rooms, namely:
- Super Deluxe Rooms
- Standard Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Junior Rooms