What makes Finch Hattons special?
It's well awarded - Voted Best New Safari Camp by Architectural Digest, Finch Hattons offers tailor-made service in the heart of the African wilderness. Boasting the title of the only luxury camp in Tsavo West, take in the incredible views of the vistas that surround it in all directions.
It's been recently refurbished - Carefully re-designed to maximise the chances of viewing the resident animals, stand on one of their many viewing decks looking out over the vast vistas and try to spot hippos and elephants. Enjoy breakfast in an open pavilion in view of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro.
It's reminiscent of the golden days - The decor of each tent recalls the golden days of African safaris - copper bathtubs, creamy linen, gentle lighting, vintage carpets and inticately engraved furnishing - Finch Hattons has all you would expect from a first-class lodge.
Tsavo is Kenya’s oldest and largest national park. Founded in 1948 and coming in at roughly 22,000 square kilometres, it's six times the size of the Maasai Mara and larger than a number of European countries.
Rooms & Amenities
Finch Hattons offers 17 Luxury Tented Suites with either king-size or twin beds available. All come with a viewing deck overlooking the vistas. There are two larger suites available that come fitted with an en suite, lounge, and extended viewing deck.
The Finch Hattons Suite (aka the Presidential Suite) is an exclusive luxury en suite bedroom option, with only one available, it’s the best of the best that the site has to offer. It comes with a large outdoor deck, heated plunge pool all to yourself, a lounge, and a dining room. In addition to this, there is a private chef, butler, and exclusive vehicle available to you.
Staying at Finch Hattons isn't just a place to rest your head, but an experience. There is an abundance of extra amenities available to you, including multiple dining locations, bar, star-gazing terrace, outdoor boma and fireplace, infinity pool, library, spa, and shop.
Dining at Finch Hattons
Finch Hattons has multiple places to dine, so you can eat at a new place each day. Eat Al Fresco under the African sky, on the star-gazing terrace overlooking the vista, the Karen Blixen lounge for a taste of the past, the Cigar Lounge for connoisseurs, or in their comforting Restaurant and Bar area.
Setting the precedent for Kenyan hospitality, every meal is prepared by expert chefs who specialise in classic safari food. Grass-fed beef, fresh fruit and veg, prawns from the coast, and homemade bread all make up an incredible dining experience.
Everything can be tailor-made to your dietary needs and preferences.
Activities at Finch Hattons
There is an abundance of activities to discover at Finch Hattons. Here are a few of our favourites:
For the explorers, they offer crater climbs, scenic air flights, guided bush walks and game drives around Tsavo.
For the more relaxed traveller, Finch Hattons offers yoga classes and fitness training, immersive bush breakfasts, and cultural-based visits to the nearby Iltilal Maasai Village.
There are also wildlife-focused activities designed especially for kids at the Young Explorers Club - so there’s something for all the family.
How to get to Finch Hattons
Getting to Finch Hattons can be done by plane, train, or car.
Flights take about 50 minutes and can be taken from Wilson Airport to their private airstrip. The train takes about 3 hours and can be taken from either Nairobi or Mombasa. Driving to Finch Hattons will take roughly 4 to 5 hours from either Nairobi or Mombasa, an hour and a half of this drive is through Tsavo National Park.
If you book with us, we can help to organise all travel connections for you.
When to Visit
Finch Hattons has an equatorial climate, and rainfall should be taken into consideration. However, temperatures are pleasant all year round.
Short rains fall between October and December, whereas longer rains typically fall between March and May.
Whilst the rainy seasons offers the chance to see the wildlife around you spring into life, in the dryer months it's easier to spot the many animal residents around the outskirts of the lodge. However, both are incredible experiences.