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To enjoy a stay at Finch Hatton’s Camp in Kenya is to experience the wild elegance of an old-world African safari, a taste of Out of Africa’s glamorous colonial lifestyle. Herds of wildebeest thundering across the plains, cut crystal and fine china under the stars, Mozart floating out from the gramophone.
In fact, Finch Hatton’s is named for the real-life hero immortalised by Isak Dinesen’s novel and film, a British aristocrat who played an instrumental part in the founding of the Serengeti National Park. Set in Tsavo West National Park, the award-winning safari camp is the perfect base for game viewing excursions and luxurious relaxation, and a fitting tribute to a larger-than-life adventurer.
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The camp offers unparalleled luxury right in the heart of the bush. Spacious safari ‘tents’ complete with opulent furniture, free standing baths and period writing desks are built on raised platforms around a series of spring-fed natural pools, where hippos, crocs and terrapins can regularly be spotted.
Each has a wooden deck with views of the watering hole, sheltered by yellow-barked Acacia trees and equipped with comfortable chairs and daybeds. Each also has a private outdoor shower, complete with breathtaking views of the savannah, and beyond to the snow-capped Kilimanjaro peaks. Teas and meals are served in style in the main club house, amid chandeliers and fine linens, and game drives are offered three times daily. Finch Hatton himself would have felt at home.
Finch Hatton Lodge consists of 17 luxury tented guest suites. All the suites are designed with elevated decks which have an unobstructed view of the hippo pools which can also be viewed when one is in the room. The suites have indoor and outdoor showers, double washbasins, flush toilet and bath.
The family suites have 2 rooms, each with a communal lounge and are ideal for families or friends travelling together.
The presidential suite is spacious and has its own plunge pool, which has a heating option and includes a kitchen and a butler room. A private chef is also available for in-suite catering, at no additional cost.
Game drives – morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives in a customized, open sided x4 safari vehicles with a professional driver guides.
Night game drives
Guided bush walks, escorted by your guide who tells you about the flora and fauna found in the area
Bush breakfast, lunches and dinners
Sundowners -After an evening game drive, watch the African sunset whilst the wildlife life around you starts settling down for the night. An unforgettable experience
Bird watching – A haven for birdwatchers with over 500 recorded species
Cultural visits to the Masai Village – An opportunity to see how the noble Masai live in their manyattas and how a typical day is spent
Children’s activities -Children have their own entertainment room equipped with board and video games, DVD player with wildlife movies
Sitting in 10 million acres of pure, untouched wilderness, encompassing open savannah, riverine and montane forests and fresh water springs, Finch Hatton is ideally located for the best game viewing and stunning views of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro.
A dominant and unique feature of Tsavo West is the jet-black lava outcrop known locally as Sheitani (devil), a reminder of the volcanic forces that brought Tsavo into being.
Tsavo is well known for it’s herds of “red elephants”, their skins stained by the ochre dust and mud and the have biggest tuskers. The park is home to over 12,000 elephant – one of the largest populations in East Africa. Other commonly seen species giraffe, zebra, eland, buffalo, lions, impala, leopard, hartebeest, bushbuck, wildebeest, lesser kudus, gerenuks, oryx and many more.
Tsavo in general and Finch Hatton in particular, are ideal for birdwatchers where over 500 species of birds have been recorded.
235 km from Nairobi to Mtito Andei and 65 km from Mtito Andei to Finch Hattons Camp.
260 km from Mombasa to Mtito Andei and 65 km from Mtito Andei to Finch Hattons.
For GPS/Sat Nav users, please use 2°56’48.71” S, 37°54’47.35” E.