Fairmont The Norfolk

This landmark Nairobi hotel was built in 1904 and continues to be one of East Africa’s most popular launching points for a high-end wildlife safari. A tranquil and sophisticated oasis in the heart of Kenya’s vibrant capital, Fairmont The Norfolk offers 170 luxury guestrooms furnished with marble bathrooms and every modern amenity a modern traveller could want.

Dining and drinking options at this venerable establishment include of course, Lord Delamere Terrace – once a haunt for the world’s rich and famous, a charming tea room, an American-style steakhouse and a handsome wine bar. As with any true five-star hotel, there’s 24-hour room service and pool-side beverages available. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre and day spa.

Fairmont The Norfolk is set on manicured gardens just 3km from the city centre, and close to the historic Nairobi Railway Station and key attractions such as the Karen Blixen Museum and Daphne Sheldrick’s Animal Orphanage.

Location

How to get to Fairmont The Norfolk

Fairmont The Norfolk is located on Harry Thuku Road at the centre of Nairobi. The hotel is 20km or approximately 31 minutes (depending on traffic) from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, and 7km or around 25 minutes’ drive to Wilson Airport.

Activities at Fairmont The Norfolk

  • Karen Blixen Museum & Giraffe Centre visit
  • Daphne Sheldrick’s Animal Orphanage excursion
  • Lake Nakuru National Park day trip
  • Kibera Slum School or Ngong Hills Women’s Centre volunteer activity tour

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Fairmont The Norfolk Highlights

  • One of Nairobi’s most beloved landmarks
  • Operated by the prestigious Fairmont Hotels & Resorts group
  • A luxurious oasis in the heart of the city
  • Home to the fabled Lord Delamere Terrace
  • Five-star facilities including 24-hour room service and a swimming pool

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Why should I travel to Kenya?
Since the early 19th century, Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

When is the best time to see wildlife in Kenya?
Excellent gameviewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

What is the culture of Kenya?
Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

What is the climate in Kenya?
Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

How to get to Kenya?
The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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