The club’s beautiful gardens can be used as a venue for cocktail parties, reception or wedding settings
The animal orphanage managed by the neighboring ranch and the William Holden Foundation is operated as a non-profit organization focusing on the re-introduction of the endangered Mount Kenya antelope – the bongo. The Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy offices are located across the reception of the Club and the access to the orphanage is located next to the main gate and the Art Gallery. It is open from 8.30a.m. to 12.30p.m. and 1.30p.m. to 5.30p.m. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at Club Shop located next to the Front Office.
Forest Reserve Walking Safari
Guided game walks and sightseeing in the Forest Reserve are available through out the day, though the best times are early morning. Clients are escorted by a naturalist as well as armed Kenyan Wildlife Rangers, which makes for a very interesting three-hour walk, as the expert is a mine of information about the animals. Emphasis is placed on the flora and fauna, the bird-life, insects and the ecosystem.
The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari club is home to a large number of bird species including starlings, hornbills, secret ibis and many more.
Horse Back Rides
Riding on horses through the Forest Reserve gives you a unique vantage point, as you can get very close to the animals. Book through reception, keeping in mind that the last ride is at 5.00 p.m.
Mountain bikes are available at the Club either to ride within the Club or up the slopes of Mount Kenya with an expert rider. Book through reception.
Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa, second only to Mount Kilimanjaro. On its slopes are three very remote high altitude lakes. Lake Rutundu at approx 10,000ft, Lake Alice, beneath Ithanguni, at around 11,000 ft and Lake Ellis at 12,500ft. To reach the lakes you have to first ascend through the ancient Cedar forest that rings Mount Kenya which gives way as you climb to giant groundsel and heather forests. Lake Rutundu, immediately adjacent the fishing lodge has a, greenish tinge to its waters whilst Lake Alice, a 1 ½ hour walk from the lodge, has exceptional clarity and given the right light is a vibrant blue.