Finch Hattons Camp, Tsavo West Tented Camp
Named for Denys Finch Hatton, one of the early British explorers, conservationists and safari pioneers, Finch Hatton’s Camp is a luxury bush camp set in a 35-acre concession in the southern corner of Tsavo West. The camp overlooks three spring-fed pools that attract some of the many game in the area, from herds of buffalo and elephant to lion, leopard and hippo by the pod.
* Finch Hattons Camp Highlights
- ∞En-suite accommodation in recently renovated, opulent safari tents
- ∞Prolific game area with over 500 bird species
- ∞Overlooks a popular waterhole which attracts a variety of large game
- ∞Excellent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro
- ∞Various ecosystems attract a large variety of game
- ∞Spectacular views of Chyulu Hills
- ∞Ultimate in luxury and the finer things in life
More about this accommodation
Finch Hattons was named Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge in 2014 by the World Travel Awards.
Sumptuous Tented Accommodation
The camp accommodates 50 persons in truly spacious safari tents, thoughtfully designed with your every comfort in mind. Their open-plan design attracts 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 water hole. There are 14 luxury tents, 2 x 2-bedroomed luxury family tents with lounge and 1 presidential suite with its own lounge, heated plunge pool and personal butler/nanny and staff.
Excellent, Game-Rich Location
Finch Hattons is perfectly positioned to give you terrific views of both Mt Kilimanjaro and the magnificent Chyulu Hills. The area’s volcanic past is evident in the “Shetani” (meaning ‘The Devil) lava flow – 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, bush buck, eland, giraffe, hartebeest, impala, leopard, lion, oryx, wildebeest, zebra, hippo, black rhino to name a few. There are over 500 bird species – a twitcher’s paradise.
In the Tsavo, 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, sumptuous bush breakfasts and a glimpse into the local way of life.
By Air: Finch Hattons has its own 1200 by 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
Perfect for one of those “Out of Africa” safaris. Luxury, pampering, excellent service and unbelievable hospitality makes 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
- ∞Bush breakfast
- xSpa treatments
- xPark conservation fees
- xFlights from Nairobi
- xTransfers from other areas
- xExtra lunches
- xPrivate-use vehicle (unless in Presidential Suite)
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= Star Rating Explanation
The star rating refers to the official grading given to this lodge or hotel by the Tourism Grading Council. In some cases the star rating is not official, but represents our own estimate of the accommodation.
One star means very basic accommodation
Two stars means comfortable, clean accommodation that is not overly spacious or luxurious. Basic facilities.
Three stars means good quality accommodation with en-suite bathroom and a reasonable level of luxury. Very comfortable and reasonably spacious.
Four stars means luxury accommodation of high quality, with most modern conveniences. High quality service, food and facilities.
Five stars means spacious, ultra luxury accommodation with the highest standards of service, food and facilities. All modern conveniences can be expected, although some facilities like air-conditioning cannot be guaranteed at all 5-star lodges, due to limited availability of electricity.