Mount Kenya Safari Club

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.
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.
Everyone agrees that Mt Kenya Safari Club Nanyuki is an exclusive retreat. Situated some one hundred and ninety kilometres north of Nairobi, on the slopes of Mt Kenya, it has a reputation for relaxed elegance. Many of the world’s most famous names, be they royalty, film stars or merely the rich, seek it out as a secluded haven where, although you don your safari gear during the day, you always dress for dinner.

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Mount Kenya Safari Club
Country: Kenya
City: Nanyuki
Opening date: 1959

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General Manager
Hotel Manager: Hassan Issak Abdi

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Nanyuki, Kenya
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