The Norfolk, Nairobi
The Norfolk-Fairmont Hotel is a world-famous hotel built in the Tudor style. Since its opening on Christmas Day 1904, the Norfolk has delighted generation after generation of visitors with its service, luxurious style and unfailingly high standards. In the early days, this was the stomping ground for adventure seekers and prominent people including President Theodore Roosevelt, Lord Baden-Powell, the Earl of Warwick and the Baron and Baroness Von Blixen. More recently, the hotel has been featured in numerous safari movies. The hotel's first gourmet chef arrived from the Waldorf Astoria in New York, and meticulous attention to cuisine has been the Norfolk's legacy ever since. The Ibis Grill has been rated one of the top ten restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler and The Lord Delamere Terrace is still the meeting place for Nairobi's smart set. The hotel has 24-hour room service and all amenities including pool, hairdresser, and shops. It is the 5-star hotel of Nairobi in terms of rooms, amenities, food, service and ambiance.
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers, the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion. Sensitively constructed so as to take nothing from its environment while affording endless vistas over the heat-shimmering reaches of the crater below, the clustered boulder-built buildings of the lodge hug the crater rim, linked by rope-lashed timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees.
Strung around the crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the rooms feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and flamboyant prehistoric wall motifs depicting fleeing giraffes, stylized gazelle and plunging buffalo. Each room draws on a cave-grey, indigo-blue and jasper-red color-scheme and enjoys uninterrupted views of the Crater's unmatched splendor.
Serengeti Serena Lodge
Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style.
Each charmingly-presented room is in a two-story (one up, one down) stone-built, traditionally-thatched ‘rondavel'. Looking out over the plains, each has its own private balcony, private entrance, spacious bedroom, natural stone bathroom and intricately-carved furniture.
Main Governor’s Camp, Maasai Mara
You’ll enjoy a luxury tented camp, the Main Governor’s Camp, located right where the Mara River bends, and affording a spectacular view. The camp is the epitome of luxury in the wild, and is superbly furnished to the highest possible standard with well-appointed canvas tents, each with its own bathroom with hot and cold running water and amenities such as shampoo, body lotion, shower gel and thick plush bath towels. Each morning a buffet feast is prepared over blazing coals—you’ll savor mountains of bacon, eggs the way you like them, fresh milk, hot baked croissants, exotic fruits and freshly-brewed Kenyan coffee.