Then dame fortune smiled once again on mawingu. "king solomon's mine s", starring Deborah kerr snd stewart granger, was filmed here and voila.! Europe and America's rich and famous started drifting here for their annual vacations. In 1959, William holden was,along with john wayne, Hollywood's highest paid actor. Two of his friends convinced the keen wildlife enthusiast to come in as a partner owner.. for the then princely sum of E 52,000,the three partners acquired what they were determined to make the finest privet club in the world. Holden knighted it the mount Kenya safari club.