Finch Hattons Camp in Tsavo West is named for Denys Finch Hatton, one of the early British explorers, conservationists and safari pioneers. This luxury bush camp is found on a 35-acre concession in the southern corner of Tsavo National Park. The camp overlooks three spring-fed pools that attract some of the many game in the area, from herds of buffalo and elephant, to pods of hippo, lion and leopard.

  • En-suite accommodation in recently renovated, opulent safari tents
  • Prolific game with over 500 bird species
  • Overlooks a popular waterhole which attracts a variety of large game
  • Excellent views of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Various ecosystems sustain a large variety of game
  • Spectacular views of Chyulu Hills
  • Ultimate in luxury and the finer things in life

Finch Hattons Camp was named Africa's Leading Safari Lodge in 2014 by the World Travel Awards.

Luxurious tented accommodation

The camp accommodates 50 persons in truly spacious safari tents, thoughtfully designed with your every comfort in mind. Their open-plan design catches the cooling breeze off the water and brings the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the African bush right into your quarters. Each tent is positioned for privacy and views, with your own outdoor shower and private viewing deck looking out over the waterhole. There are 14 luxury tents, 2 x 2 bedroom luxury family tents with lounge and 1 presidential suite with its own lounge, heated plunge pool, butler service and private chef.

Excellent, game-rich location

Finch Hattons Camp is perfectly positioned to give you terrific views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and the magnificent Chyulu Hills. The area's volcanic past is evident in the "Shetani" (meaning The Devil) lava flow which is 8 km long, 1.6 km wide and 5 km deep! The landscape varies from open grasslands, scrublands and acacia woodlands to swathes of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges, ensuring a diversity of wildlife; buffalo, bushbuck, eland, giraffe, hartebeest, impala, leopard, lion, oryx, wildebeest, zebra, hippo, and black rhino. There are over 500 bird species – a twitcher's paradise.

In the Tsavo National Park, you'll also find one of the largest populations of "Red Elephants" in East Africa, with a resident herd of over 12,000 strong.

Luxury from a bygone era

At Finch Hattons, you'll find they've preserved the old-fashioned ideals that Denys Finch Hatton lived by; a dedication to style, elegance and the finer things in life, matched only by his passionate love of the Kenyan wilderness and its marvels. You'll enjoy fine dining, private game drives with expert guides, relaxing spa therapies, sundowners in the wild, divine bush breakfasts and a glimpse into the local way of life.

Getting there

By air - Finch Hattons has its own 1,200 x 30-meter airstrip, which accommodates the daily scheduled flights from Nairobi's Wilson Airport or private air charter flights.

By road - Finch Hattons is approximately a 4-hour drive from Nairobi and a 5-hour drive from Mombasa.

Our take on Finch Hattons Camp

Perfect for one of those nostalgic "Out of Africa" safaris. Luxury, pampering, excellent service and unbelievable hospitality make this an ideal safari lodge for the whole family to really relax and rejuvenate. Easy to recommend.

  • Full board
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine, luxury spirits
  • Two game drives per day (shared)
  • Guided bush walk
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Sundowners
  • Bush breakfast
  • Laundry

Presidential Suite Only

  • Exclusive use of open safari vehicle with guide
  • Spa treatments
  • Park conservation fees
  • Flights from Nairobi
  • Transfers from other areas
  • Extra lunches
  • Private-use vehicle (unless in Presidential Suite)
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