There is no doubt that children make our world unique, and when you put them in natural surroundings, they seem to blossom with infectious enthusiasm literally. That is the sentiment of parents who brought their families to Finch Hattons in Kenya. One such father was amazed at how his once quiet son, generally zoned in on his PlayStation, became the most expressive and energetic child they could ever hope for. Likewise, a mother gushed about how her daughter fell in love with nature and animals and now wants to explore a career as a vet.
No, we don’t perform magic tricks for your children and help them with their future career paths during your stay, but we expose them to the wonders only a family safari in Africa can offer.
So Much More than Just the Big Five
What distinguishes Finch Hattons from the rest is the smile we leave on our guest’s faces. Most importantly, Your experience is about so much more than witnessing the incredible wildlife at our African Safari. It is about creating magical memories so that you can take them home with you forever. Our welcoming, knowledgeable and passionate team know the space intimately. This is not to say that the diverse fauna and flora will not take your breath away. Tsavo is a place that immediately inspires a beautiful connection between nature, wildlife and humankind. For that reason, the standard in luxury camps, Finch Hatton’s hospitality, has become known for delicious fine dining, impeccable service and awe-inspiring safaris.
Five-star Experiences at our African Safari
Our dedication to five-star service and experiences does not go unnoticed. Finch Hattons has received multiple international travel awards:
- World Travel Awards: 10 times (2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)
- Under WTA: Africa Leading Safari Lodge: 8 times (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- Under WTA: Kenya’s Leading Safari Lodge: 3 times (2009, 2012, 2015)
We were recently nominated for Conde Nast’s elite awards in 2021 and the Signature Sopa Awards in 2021. There are no missed opportunities to give our guests the highest quality experiences and service. Our passionate and experienced Kenyan team loves Tsavo and considers it their home. All our guests feel this warm hospitality energy and are always sad to leave.
Conscious of the Environment
An essential aspiration for everyone at Finch Hattons is to be conscious of conserving the environment. Therefore, we only use the best sustainable materials at the Camp. For example, our roofs are made from sustainably sourced Makuti palm leaves. This provides a natural cooling effect, and our water heaters are solar-powered.
We specifically chose the Camp’s location for its replenishing natural water springs around the Camp. The spring water is fresh from the Chyulu Hills, bottled, and served to our guests. The springs act as an oasis for wildlife and birdlife; as the Camp is unfenced, animals are free to roam, as they have done for centuries.
The dining experiences at Finch Hattons are legendary! We only use the freshest, locally sourced and organically grown ingredients to complement our ethos of environmental consciousness. Grass-fed beef, fresh fruit, vegetables and fresh seafood delivered directly to the Camp from Kenya’s Coast are examples of what you will find at the table. Enjoy mealtimes amongst the most incredible landscapes, views and vistas with orange sunsets and drinks under the stars. We always leave no trace behind and educate guests on the importance of conserving the natural environment. Tsavo is our home and, at the time, our guest’s home.
All About Family
Here at Finch Hattons, we welcome people of all ages and group sizes. We have incredible experience options for solo travellers, couples and families with children. Our luxury two-bedroom and lounge suits cater for large families and are suitable for disabled ambulant guests. There is a children’s programme for kids over six, to keep the young ones having fun all day. We aim to pass down our conservation knowledge to the young adventurers under our care and instil our passion for nature in them. We offer bush survival classes, guided walks and lessons on Tsavo’s history, ecosystems and wildlife. Parents can share these experiences with their children or take time for themselves.
Lastly, Finch Hattons is a magical place where guests feel at ease. We strive to instil our passion for conserving the environment and wildlife in the Camp by educating our guests and treating them like family. Our superb service has not gone unnoticed, and as a result, we are so proud to be a part of a community that helps connect people coupled with the beauty of nature.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for your next solo, couple or family adventure, contact Finch Hattons, and we will assist with the Tsavo experience to suit you. View our beautiful facilities and experiences on offer here.
We look forward to welcoming you to our award-winning African safari.