Home to over 40 national parks and reserves, Kenya is one of the best destinations in the world to go on safari. The country is well-known for its diverse wildlife, which includes lions, leopards and elephants, but its biodiversity extends from the natural world to its culture and landscapes. Because Kenya isn’t only the bush. It is also big cities, tall mountain peaks, a lush coastline and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. When you visit, be sure to spend some time exploring the country’s different ecosystems for a comprehensive look at one of Africa’s most dynamic countries. The best way to do it? Travel with Fairmont Hotel & Resorts, which has three properties in iconic locations in Kenya.
The Norfolk: A Chic, City Enclave
Most trips to Kenya will begin in Nairobi, and that’s great news, because Kenya’s bustling capital is having a moment. Thanks to new infrastructural development and investments in business and tech, the city of 5 million people is more vibrant than ever. The perfect place to base yourself in Nairobi is The Norfolk. A heritage property that first opened its doors in 1904, The Norfolk is a colonial-style hotel that has hosted dignitaries and celebrities for more than 100 years, from Theodore Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway to Mick Jagger and William Ruto, Kenya’s new president. Located right near the lively downtown, it has seen the modern city of Nairobi expand and is just a short drive to landmarks including the National Museums and the National Park.
The hotel’s 125 spacious rooms and suites overlook a pretty courtyard with tropical plants, a heated swimming pool and outdoor