This morning you will touch down in the bustling city of Nairobi, only to be whisked away to the lush slopes of Mount Kenya. Having met a tour representative in the arrivals hall of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – or at the City Hotel if already in the country – you will begin a winding drive north through the coffee plantations of central Kenya. After approximately three hours, you will arrive at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, located almost directly on the equator. With extensive views of the snow-capped mountain from your private cottage on this sprawling colonial hunting camp, you will be swept away into a bygone era of glamor and luxury.
This afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the property and participate in one of their numerous activities. This converted hunting camp has a stunning nine-hole manicured golf course that is built to international standards. For those itching for a taste of the bush, it may be of interest to visit the neighboring Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy’s orphanage for the endangered antelope, the bongo. Alternatively, you may want to stretch your legs on either the guided Forest Reserve Walking/Horseback Safari or a guided bird walk. It is also possible to take a one and a half hour walk to Lake Alice, where there is superb fishing amidst the groundsel and heather forests. Of course, for those looking for adventure and excitement, there will be no better activity than jumping on a mountain bike and riding the slopes of Mount Kenya with an expert guide!
As the afternoon winds to a close, migrate towards Zebar – a relaxed and glamorous lounge where waiters literally cross from the northern to the southern hemisphere to serve you. Enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine here as you watch the sun set behind Mount Kenya, and then move to the elegant Tusks Restaurant and Terrace for a sensational meal. Whether you choose to sit out on the terrace under the starry night sky, or snuggle in beside the grandiose fireplace, this signature four-course meal will be one to remember.
Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
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