The Tsavo West National Park

Welcome to the wilderness! Tsavo West is one of Kenya’s larger national parks, six times the size of the famous Masai Mara and larger than a number of European countries. The park covers a huge variety of landscapes from swamps, natural springs and rocky peaks to extinct volcanic cones, rolling plains and sharp outcrops dusted with greenery. This is a park with a whiff of legend about it, first for its famous man-eating lions in the late 19th century and secondly the place Denys Finch Hatton (lover of Baroness Karen Von Blixen) called home, as depicted in the classic movie “Out of Africa”. Combined together, a visit to the park with its dramatic scenery, sense of space, diverse habitat and rich history makes for an evocative experience for anyone, connecting man and nature in splendid manner. Attractions in the area include: One of the largest populations of Red Elephants in East Africa, with a resident herd of over 12,000 elephants Diverse variety of wildlife featuring Buffalos, Bushbuck, Elands, Giraffes, Hartebeest, Impala, Leopards, Lions, Oryx, Wildebeest and many more Over 500 bird species habitat to the area, making the Tsavo a bird spotters paradise Remnants of volcanic flows and caves from the areas volcanic past, offering the chance for hiking and cave exploration for the adventurous Mzima springs, an oasis created by a gushing supply of fresh water featuring a unique underwater observatory to give an unparalleled view of life under the surface

Our Location

Located in the Tsavo West National Park, Finch Hattons Luxury Camp is set around natural fresh water springs within 9,065 square kilometres of pure untouched wilderness, surrounded by views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the magnificent Chyulu Hills. Longitude 2° 56° South | Latitude 37° 54° East Located in the picturesque Tsavo National Park, you can reach us by air or land.


  • 235km from Nairobi (approximately 4 hours) Route Map
  • 425km from Mombasa (approximately 5 1/2 hours) Route Map

*Secure parking and chauffeur’s accommodation is available at the camp. Please contact us for more information.


At Finch Hattons we operate our very own private all-weather airstrip a short drive from the main camp.

  • 1 hour scheduled flight by Safari Link from Nairobi
  • 1 hour scheduled flight by Safari Link from Mombasa / Ukunda

Private charters can be arranged on request. For reservations or assistance please contact us via the form below.

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We celebrate Karen Blixen on her would be 134th birthday. We remember her as author extraordinaire and lover of life who fell under the spell of Tsavo.

📷 Karen Blixen Museum

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