Escape to Finch Hattons, Tsavo-Kes 70,000
At Finch Hattons, we have preserved the ideals lived by Denys Finch Hatton; a dedication to elegance and style coupled with a passionate love of the Kenyan wilderness and a long forgotten way of life.
Set in 35 acres in the heart of Tsavo West National Park, we offer a chance to experience the thrill of a true African safari without foregoing the opulence afforded by contemporary comforts. With just 17 tented suites, surrounding the hippo pools fed by the fresh water springs of Mt Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills, the camp is the ideal combination of adventure and intimacy.
Discover the safari of a bygone era; a camp built to be minimally intrusive, while combining the modern day luxuries of any 5 star boutique hotel. Fusing modern design with rustic charm, you will experience the authentic African sights, sounds, tastes and smells.
Everything we do is designed to tantalize each of your senses. With over two decades of providing unparalleled personalized service, you will leave wondering how we have fulfilled even your unexpressed wishes and find yourself already planning your next stay.
Things to do at Finch Hattons
Most people tend to forget about Tsavo and why it is amongst the top pick of many experienced safari guides. Being Kenya’s largest game park and with so few lodges in the area, you will soon understand why. The park is amongst the most iconic in Kenya with its diverse landscapes and is rich history.
While the best game viewing is generally in the coolness of the early mornings or late afternoons, you are free to decide how long and when you would like to set out for your game drive. Using only open-sided vehicles, you can experience the quintessential African landscape and the wide range of birds and flora & fauna that thrive in the surrounding area.
Night Game Drives
Head into the park after sunset for a chance to discover some of the more nocturnal species of Tsavo. Setting off after dark offers another adventure as you explore the vastness of the park by moonlight and experience the night sounds of the bush.
Settle down at the foot of the Chyulu Hills in time for cocktails and canapés as the sun sets over Tsavo with Mt Kilimanjaro in the backdrop. This is truly one of the best ways to end the day before heading back to camp.
Guided Bush Walks & Hikes
Get a little more up-close and personal with the park’s flora and fauna on a guided nature walk. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide and armed ranger who will be happy to share their vast knowledge of how nature lives and thrives in Tsavo.
Among our favourite hiking locations is the Chyulu Hills Forest. The gentle gradient of the forest is more comfortable to the novice hiker and provides a haven from which to explore the several species of bids, plants and wildlife that inhabit the area. Our guides can easily point out animal tracks as well as the medicinal uses for various plants during these hikes.
There are several other hiking options available in the area and each offers a unique experience.
Though there are several different dining areas at camp, why not enjoy a gourmet breakfast served in the heart of the bush. After your morning game drive, rather than heading back to camp, we will set up a full breakfast somewhere along the way for a real al-fresco experience.
Home to over 500 species of birds, Tsavo is a real birders paradise. A lot of these species can easily be spotted without leaving the luxury of your private viewing deck as many of them reside around the hippo pools however our guides can easily spot these out to you during game drives or bush walks.
Chyulu Spa and Wellness Centre
Who says going on safari means you can’t indulge your mind, body and spirit all at once? The Chyulu Spa and Wellness Centre offers a wide range of treatments and therapies using the finest Africology products. The spa also features a secondary swimming pool, a hamam, a small gym and an elevated yoga deck from which you can continue to spot game during your practice.
Iltilal is the closest village to Finch Hattons and home to a large Maasai community. We have developed a close relationship with the village and can easily organise cultural visits here for a chance to gain some insight into their daily way of life. The Maasai are a very welcoming tribe and are always happy to invite you into their homes for a closer glimpse into their lifestyle.
- All meals and drinks, excluding premium brands
- Tsavo National Park fees
- Transfers to and from the airstrip
- Wi-Fi available throughout the camp
- Laundry services (excluding dry cleaning)
- All game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles with the assistance of English-speaking driver guides
- Use of spa facilities (excluding treatments)
- Scheduled activities, such as sundowners, bush breakfasts and yoga classes
- All children’s activities
- All taxes and local levies
- International flights to and from Kenya, entry visas, and travel and medical insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses such as curio shopping, phone calls and spa treatments
- All other activities, such as spa treatments & scenic safari flights
- Local flights