HomeAbout UsParks & LodgesOptionsEscorted SafarisContact UsResources


Wild Ambition
Photo Safari !

Wild Ambition Photo Safari
with Shari Meyr

African safari, Africa, safari, Micato Safaris, Abercrombie & Kent, Park East, adventure travel

Taswira Safaris

Mount Kenya Safari Club

Mount Kenya Safari Club logo

2008 Note: This lodge is now owned by Fairmont Hotel group and has been renovated.

High on the slopes of Africa's second highest mountain, The Mount Kenya Safari Club straddles the Equator in a glory of luxurious cottages and elegant buildings set amid manicured lawns and decorative ponds.

Ever since the Club was founded in 1959 by the late film star William Holden, eccentric American Ray Ryan, and Swiss financier Carl Hirschmann, it has been a Mecca for the international jet set - its list of members reads like a Who's Who of royalty, aristocracy, and the rich and famous.

The Club's history is as colourful and exciting as its members and visitors - from the pioneers who made the homestead and the farm their own, through its conversion into an upcountry hotel, to the uproarious narrative of the three-hell raisers who bought it on a whim and launched a legend.

Whether visiting Kenya at a leisurely pace or stopping simply for lunch, the Mount Kenya Safari Club maintains an immutably majestic presence and is a touching reminder of the vision of its creators.

Mount Kenya Safari Club is a two and a half hour drive from Nairobi. Alternatively, it is a fifty minute flight to Nanyuki airstrip and a fifteen minute transfer drive to the club.

Club Bedroom
Bedrooms & Cottages
Catering to both small and large groups, Mount Kenya Safari Club has a total of 114 bedrooms. These comprise 2 Villas, 13 Riverside and 12 William Holden Cottages, 8 Garden Suites and Club Rooms and Studio Suites. All bedrooms have:
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Telephone
  • Log fireplace
The Luxury Villas, William Holden Cottages each have a large sitting room. Most rooms have a private verandah overlooking the majestic Mount Kenya.

Fine dining

Restaurants and Bars
Dinners are an elegant affair at the Safari Club. There is a choice of two restaurants; the Mawingo and the Kirinyaga. There are also two bars; the Mountain View Bar and Lounge, and the Trophy Lounge which has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is the ideal setting for cocktail parties. 

Exquisite banquets and buffets

A choice of five conference and meeting rooms is available, which seat from 15 to 120 people. The two larger conference facilities open out onto the Club's lawns. Each room has a full range of audio-visual presentation equipment.

Fantastic golfing


Pool & Mt. Kenya 
A wealth of activities and facilities are available at the Mount Kenya Safari Club including:
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Horse riding
  • Putting green
  • 9-hole golf course
  • Bowls
  • Croquet
  • Trout fishing
  • Art gallery
  • Health and beauty centre
  • Club shops
  • Club chapel
  • Game viewing platform
  • Bush dinner on the banks of the River Likii

Camel safaris
Safaris and Sightseeing
Some of Kenya's finest attractions lie at the Mount Kenya Safari Club's doorstep. The 19,000 acre Sweetwaters Game Reserve is teeming with a wide variety of wildlife and there is an enormous range of other sightseeing activities for visitors. These include bird walks, half or full day game viewing safaris and half or full day trips to challenge Mount Kenya's rugged slopes.

Mount Kenya Safari Club logo, photos and info copyright © Fairmont Hotel group.
Other content copyright © 2005 AfricanSafari.org.
Photographs copyright © Primate Projections. All rights reserved.