The Lore of the Legend
“Denys Finch Hatton was a legendary British aristocrat who travelled to Kenya in 1911 and fell under the spell of the African wild. His fascination with the wildlife turned him into a renowned photographer, dedicated conservationist and host, introducing both business tycoons and British Royalty to his world of Luxury Safari.”
The Finch Hatton’s Experience
Experiencing Africa in colonial campaign fashion has by no means been this luxurious. The thrill of Africa is experienced from 17 intimate tented luxury suites which are positioned around a water hole fed by a natural spring from Mt. Kilimanjaro, perfect for guests and ideal for wildlife. The open plan design of the tents invites the cooling breeze closer over the water, transporting all the authentic African sounds, tastes and smells right onto your doorstep. Each unit features a private outdoor shower with magnificent views through the unit towards your own glimpse of the water hole. A personal deck allows you to get lost in Africa while spoiling yourself with elite conveniences, such as opulent furniture and all the creature comforts you would expect from the best tented camp in the world.
Unique Location in Tsavo
We are situated below the pink haloed peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in the southern region of Tsavo National Park. The savannah eco system comprises of open grasslands, scrublands and acacia woodlands, and belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges. Towards the magnificent Chyulu hills, a reminder of the areas volcanic past is visible through the “Shetani” (meaning the devil), a lava flow 8km long, 1.6km wide and 5km deep.
Luxury & Hospitality of a Bygone Era
Here at Finch Hattons, we have preserved the ideals that Denys Finch Hatton lived by; a dedication to elegance and style, coupled with a passionate love of Kenyan wilderness and a long forgotten way of life.
A Wildlife Experience like None Other
Here in the Tsavo, we are home to one of the largest populations of Red Elephants in East Africa, with a resident herd of over 12,000 elephants. There is also a diverse variety of wildlife featuring Buffalos, Bushbuck, Elands, Giraffes, Hartebeest, Impala, Leopards, Lions, Oryx, Wildebeest, Zebras, Hippos, Black Rhinos and many more. With over 500 bird species habitat to the area, making the Tsavo a bird spotters paradise!
Activities & Services that Cater to Any Taste
From our renowned fine dining, private game drives, relaxing spa therapies, sundowners in the wild to luxurious bush breakfasts and experiencing the local way of life we have something for everyone.
5 Star Reviews of Finch Hattons
Exceeded Every Expectation
We visited here several years ago and I have to say it was probably the best thing I have ever experienced. After a 10 hour journey from Mombasa, along orange dirt tracks, past lions, zebras, ostriches, elephants, wildebeests, etc. the first thing we received on our arrival was a fabulous welcome and an ice cold flannel to wipe your face, and from then on it got better and better and better…Without a shadow of a doubt, this was amazing, memorable, and exceeded our every expectation. We will be back again in the future.
The Natural Wild in Luxury
We arrived in Kenya with little idea of what our hosts had organised, first destination Tsavo park and the serene camp Finch Hattons. If there was ever a way to immerse yourself into an African adventure, Finch Hattons is the place to go. Set next to 3 ponds in the middle of Tsavo park, these luxury safari tents over look the water and all the animals, insects and plants that fill this lush environment. The whole camp is open to the wild so as you enjoy an excellent meal you can witness a hippo with its baby slip into the pond behind you. Apart from the beautiful tents and environment, you will be pleasantly surprised by the great service and food. I am telling you that you do not often find food of such quality in such a remote region, very impressive. In conclusion if you want live the dream of an African safari. Stay at Finch Hattons in Tsavo.
A Little Piece of Paradise in a Corner of Kenya
We visited as a family of four (boys aged 10 & 13) and had an AMAZING time. The tents were beautifully arranged with a real 1920s feel with the furniture and lamps. The beds were comfortable and the showers lovely. We were happy to accept that it might take a couple of minutes of running the water for the hot to come through as you truly are in the middle of nowhere. The food was absolutely magnificent: seven courses in the evenings, three courses at lunch. The pool was wonderful and the waiters brought us drinks during the day. I would go back there in a flash. My husband and I wallowed in the luxuriousness of it all, were extremely impressed with the food (they ought to produce their own recipe book) and really felt like we had found something very special.
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