Allow us to orientate you. To the west lies Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano and the highest peak in Africa. To the northwest ripple the gentle Chyulu Hills, some of the youngest hills in the world. All around you, as far as the eye can see, span miles and miles of untouched African wilderness, home to the greatest biodiversity on Earth.
Above you, an endless sky.
And you? You are here. Now. Exactly where you need to be. You’ve come to Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, the top luxury camp in Kenya’s pristine Tsavo West National Park.
You’ve come to a place you never knew you always belonged.
Denys Finch Hattons
In Tsavo, lava flows that are only 100 years old lie side by side with rocks that are millions of years old. Natural springs bubble from beneath the ground; rivers gush and swamps settle. The Chyulu hills undulate while Mount Kilimanjaro soars. Endless plains are home to lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, cheetahs, gerenuks, wildebeests, oryx, bushbucks, elands, giraffes, hartebeests and impalas. The lush rainforests hum and buzz and screech.
Tsavo is a place of contrasts and a place of great variety – the greatest, in fact. It boasts the largest biodiversity in the world, and numerous ecosystems and landscapes. It is famous for its 19th century man-eating lions, and for its references in the classic book and film, Out of Africa. Through its rich history and dramatic scenery, Tsavo connects nature, wildlife and humankind in profound and magnificent ways.
We invite you to explore and experience it, and to allow it to grip your soul.
Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones is a dormant volcano in Tanzania.
In Our Tsavo, you’ll find our Red Elephants, with a resident herd of over 12,000 strong.
Dubbed the “Green Hills of Africa,” the Chyulu Hills rise to 2,188 metres.
Our Big Cats
With their spotted coats, the Kenyan leopard is easily mistaken for a jaguar. Leopards are found in sub-Saharan Africa, whereas the Jaguar lives in the Americas.
The lava flow from Shetani are only a few hundred years old.
Each tent has unique views of the natural springs that hippos and crocodiles inhabit.
The boma is the ideal place to enjoy sundowners and listen to Alex sing African folk songs.
Get comfortable on the African designed and sourced cushions made from sustainable materials.
Our Chyulu Spa
The largest bush spa in East Africa with a yoga deck, massage pavilions, infinity pool, and a fitness center.
“It is difficult to capture just how magical the Finch Hattons experience is until you go there. When you think you have seen the very best, more is delivered to you, exceeding your expectations. We were literally blown away by it and cannot recommend it enough if you want to be immersed in luxury, style, beauty and almost untouched nature.”
Aimee, Guest Review
While we have put together a selection of Experiences to help you plan your ultimate safari, these experiences are by no means cast in stone. We invite you to send a query and we’ll be in contact to customise your visit by adding to or amending any of the offers that we have available.
Yuri, Guest Review, 2011
Legend, legacy and luxury
Finch Hattons is a magical place: located in a 35-acre concession within 9000m park of boundless African bush, complete with natural fresh water springs, rainforests, volcanoes, lava flow, and an abundance of fauna and flora in the south western corner of Tsavo West. At our camp, we count elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, buffalos and countless birds among our most treasured and frequent guests. These, we gently introduce to the intrepid travellers who come to us from near and far searching for an unparalleled wildlife experience.
Originally opened in 1993, Finch Hattons was entirely rebuilt between 2013 and 2015. The carefully considered architectural upgrades we made, together with our meticulous attention to detail, led to us receiving the best new safari camp award from Architectural Digest in 2015. In this has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed setting, we’re here to tailor make your luxury safari experience.
Finch Hattons is the proud recipient of multiple international travel awards including Africa’s leading tented safari camp in 2016, 2017 and 2018; Africa’s leading safari lodge in 2013, 2014, 2015; and Kenya’s leading safari lodge in 2009, 2012 and 2015.
In 2015, after we launched our entirely rebuilt and refurbished camp, we were proud winners of the Agricultural Digest Best New Safari Camp Award.
We also received our TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Take a look at our TripAdvisor page to read more about what our guests have to say about us.