World's Best Hotels
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No. 46 Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, Nanyuki, Kenya
Recently renovated 1950's-era hunting lodge in the Mount Kenya foothills. Appearing more like a country manor than a hotel, the atmosphere is laid back, yet refined. A picture-perfect swimming pool attracts those looking to kick back while others take part in horseback riding excursions or games of tennis and croquet. Guest rooms are aristocratic in design with mahogany beds and coffee tables. Suites add fireplaces and verandas to the list. Most unusual is the Zebar lounge lying directly on the Equator causing servers to traverse hemispheres when attending to diners. Tusks serves regional fare and international favorites from a buffet with outstanding views of Mount Kenya and the scenery surrounding the countryside hotel.
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