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FINCH HATTONS and Mahali Mzuri

Finch Hattons and Mahali Mzuri

This safari combination features two of Kenya’s most luxurious tented camps in two of its most famous game parks.

Days 1 to 4: Finch Hattons

Your journey begins with three nights at Finch Hattons, deep in the heart of Tsavo and bordered by the undulating Chyulu Hills and magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. Here, your seclusion will only be interrupted by our resident red elephants and the many other animals that give Tsavo its reputation for hosting the greatest biodiversity on Earth.

Days 4 to 8: Mahali Mzuri

Your remaining four nights will be spent in the vast open savannahs of the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve, where you will stay at Sir Richard Branson’s exclusive Mahali Mzuri Safari Camp. Located in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Mahali Mzuri is a prime spot for the annual great migration and offers abundant game viewing all year round.

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A few questions &

ANSWERS

If you would like to find out more about Finch Hattons, or have a query about how we can tailor make your dream Kenyan luxury safari, please send a query.

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What is Finch Hattons?

Finch Hattons a luxury tented camp located in Tsavo West National Park. Ours is a magical place: almost 22,000 square kilometres of boundless African bush, complete with natural fresh water springs, rainforests, volcanoes, lava flow, and an abundance of fauna and flora. At our camp, we count elephant, lion, leopard, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and countless birds among our most treasured and frequent guests.

What is Mahali Mzuri?

Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s 12-tented luxury safari camp located in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wider Maasai Mara ecosystem. The conservancy covers an area of 13,500 hectares and offers endless opportunities for game viewing, including spectacular places from which to enjoy the annual great migration.

What activities are available at Finch Hattons?

There’s no shortage of activities to keep you busy while you’re at Finch Hattons. Day and night game drives, bush walks, full-day hikes and outings to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, Mzima Springs, Chyulu Hills, Amboseli National Park and Lake Jipe are all on offer. A cultural visit to the Maasai town of Iltilal can also be arranged, where you can observe the traditions of the Maasai people first-hand. If you choose to stay in camp, you can relax on one of our many viewing decks, watch our resident hippos and crocodiles wallow in the nearby springs, or enjoy an indulgent massage at our spa.

What kind of weather can I expect?

With our equatorial climate, we are defined more by rainfall than temperature. Our short rains fall between October and December, and longer rains typically fall between March and May. While the rainy seasons offer the chance to see the world around us spring to life, the dryer intervening months make it easier to see our many resident animals. Both are beautiful to witness. Temperatures remain at a pleasant 27 to 31°C (81 to 88F) during the day and 22 to 24°C (72 to 75F) at night year round.

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OUR CAMP AND FACILITIES

Finch Hattons is equipped with all of the facilities you could ever need. In the camp alone, you are welcome to enjoy our exceptional cuisine in the dining pavilion, the star gazing terrace, and our bar and lounge. Should you wish to take your meals, high teas and sundowners in the bush, that can also be arranged. By night, we invite you to marvel at the stars and listen to traditional Maasai stories around our outdoor boma and fireplace.

Our relaxation spaces include an infinity pool and the Chyulu Spa, home to an elevated yoga deck, an infinity pool, two treatment areas, a hammam and a fitness centre. Beyond our camp, game drives, bush walks, ambitious hikes, and encounters with our local Maasai communities are available to you. Our space is yours to experience as you wish.

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Meet our passionate

TEAM

Finch Hattons is run by a passionate and experienced Kenyan team, about 60% of whom have been with the camp for over 15 years and about 40% since the very beginning. The original group joined as construction workers in 1993 and were trained on site. Many of the others contributed to the camp’s massive renovation in 2013. In very symbolic ways, this camp is theirs – they helped to build it from the ground up.

Our team is here to answer any of your questions about our remarkable corner of the world, and to make your time here exceptional in every way. Please don’t hesitate to speak to us if there’s anything you need.

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TENTED SUITES

Designed to be minimally intrusive, our camp’s 17 luxury suites offer sweeping views of the surrounding landscape, as well as total privacy for our guests. The tents’ open-plan design invites the cool breeze that drifts over the nearby natural springs, and brings the sounds and scents of the African bush directly to you. The result is a one-on-one experience with Africa; this is the bush in all of its immediate and unapologetic beauty.

The interior design of our tents is reminiscent of the golden days of African safaris. Our suites feature indoor and outdo or showers, copper bathtubs, creamy white linen, gentle lighting, beautiful hardwood writing tables, intricate chandeliers, ornately carved chests, vintage carpets, and all the conveniences you would expect of a first-class offering.

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Our rates and

OFFERS

Please find our rates below. All prices are quoted in US dollars. If you have any questions at all, including East African Resident rate queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’ll be happy to assist you.

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What’s included during your stay at Finch Hattons?

  • Full board and accommodation
  • Tsavo Park and Olare Motorogi Conservancy fees
  • All meals and drinks (excluding premium brands) at Finch Hattons
  • All meals and drinks (including wine, Champagne and premium or imported spirits) at Mahali Mzuri
  • All transfers to and from the camp and the nearest airstrip
  • All domestic flights on Safarilink and Tropic Air on scheduled service
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the camp
  • Laundry services (excluding dry cleaning)
  • All game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles with the assistance of English-speaking driver guides
  • Use of spa facilities (excluding treatments)
  • Scheduled activities, such as sundowners, yoga and bush breakfasts
  • Children’s activities at Finch Hattons and Mahali Mzuri
  • All taxes and local levies

What’s not included?

  • International flights to and from Kenya, entry visas, and travel and medical insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Park entry fees to Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Personal expenses such as curio shopping, phone calls and spa treatments
  • All other activities, such as scenic safari flights and guided bush walks at Mahali Mzuri
  • Overnight stays in Nairobi or additional nights at Finch Hattons and Mahali Mzuri

$6 050

per guest sharing*

2 Jan – 13 June / 14 Oct – 21 Dec

$8 260

per guest sharing*

14 June – 31 Aug / 1 Sept – 13 Oct

$9 640

per guest sharing*

31 July – 31 Aug

$9 400

per guest sharing*

22 Dec – 31 Dec

*Child rate is 50% of guest rate. Children aged 6 and over are welcome at Finch Hattons. Guests aged 16 years or older are considered adults.

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$6 050

per guest sharing*

2 Jan – 13 June / 14 Oct – 21 Dec

$8 260

per guest sharing*

14 June – 31 Aug / 1 Sept – 13 Oct

$9 640

per guest sharing*

31 July – 31 Aug

$9 400

per guest sharing*

22 Dec – 31 Dec

*Child rate is 50% of guest rate. Children aged 6 and over are welcome at Finch Hattons. Guests aged 16 years or older are considered adults.

What’s included during your stay at Finch Hattons?

  • Full board and accommodation
  • Tsavo Park and Olare Motorogi Conservancy fees
  • All meals and drinks (excluding premium brands) at Finch Hattons
  • All meals and drinks (including wine, Champagne and premium or imported spirits) at Mahali Mzuri
  • All transfers to and from the camp and the nearest airstrip
  • All domestic flights on Safarilink and Tropic Air on scheduled service
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the camp
  • Laundry services (excluding dry cleaning)
  • All game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles with the assistance of English-speaking driver guides
  • Use of spa facilities (excluding treatments)
  • Scheduled activities, such as sundowners, yoga and bush breakfasts
  • Children’s activities at Finch Hattons and Mahali Mzuri
  • All taxes and local levies

What’s not included?

  • International flights to and from Kenya, entry visas, and travel and medical insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Park entry fees to Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Personal expenses such as curio shopping, phone calls and spa treatments
  • All other activities, such as scenic safari flights and guided bush walks at Mahali Mzuri
  • Overnight stays in Nairobi or additional nights at Finch Hattons and Mahali Mzuri