Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club Reopens its Doors

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Fairmount Mt Kenya Safari Club is located right at the foot of Mt Kenya

Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club reopened more than two years after its closure, necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The move takes three properties under the Group that have resumed operations after Fairmont Mara Safari Club and Fairmont The Norfolk in Nairobi.

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Country General Manager Mehdi Morad attributed the hotel’s closure to Covid-19, which has devastated the tourism industry.

“Covid-19 meant cessation of movement, and tourists could not come to the hotel. We closed down in April 2020 and released some employees but maintained some until October 2020, after which we had to let them go because we did not know when we would reopen. It was just losses and no revenue,” he said.

 “We took back about 50 per cent of our previous employees as others already had stable jobs,” said Morad.

The hotel initially had 138 employees but now has about 125 staff.

The hotel, which is located at the foot of Mt Kenya, has re-opened its doors with a renewed focus on conservation, especially restoration of forest cover surrounding the mountain and the protection of endangered Mountain Bongo.

Under the conservation plan, visitors will pay an additional fee which will be channelled into its non-profit conservancy, Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy.


 

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