FAQs About Visiting Finch Hattons

Ready to embark on a luxurious and unforgettable safari experience at Finch Hattons in Kenya? Before you pack your bags and set off on your adventure, it’s natural to have questions about what to expect. To help you plan your trip efficiently, we’ve gathered and answered some of the most frequently asked questions about visiting Finch Hattons Safari Camp.

What is the exact distance to the camp from Nairobi/Mombasa?

The exact distance to Finch Hattons Camp from Nairobi or Mombasa depends on your chosen route.

    • Route 1 is 220km from Nairobi to Mtito Andei via the A109, then 62 km from Mtito Andei to Finch Hattons.

    • Route 2 is 239 km from Mombasa to Mtito Andei via the A109 and then 62 km from Mtito Andei to Finch Hattons.

    • Route 3 is 124km from Nairobi to Emali via the A109, 96km from Emali to Loitoktok via the C102, and 62km from Loitoktok to Finch Hattons via the C103.

How many hours does it take to get to the camp, and what is the condition of the road?

It takes about 5 hours to get to the camp by road. The road from Nairobi to Mtito Andei is tarmacked, and from Mtito Andei to the camp, it is a murram (hard gravel or softer earth embedded with small stones) road.

Are there any restrictions at the camp, e.g. are children allowed? What activities do you provide for them?

Children under six years of age are not allowed. Your child may join the young explorers club, which offers activities such as bush survival skills, guided safari walks, cooking classes etc.

How do I arrange transport to and from the lodge? Do you offer any packages?

We can organise transport to and from the camp on your behalf. Our ground packages include accommodation, transport, game drives and park fees. Please note we charge $ 200 for transfers from Mtito Andei to Camp and back.

Where is the Finch Hattons airstrip?

It is 4.2 km from the camp, and the coordinates are 2°57 South and 37°55 East.

Which airlines fly to the airstrip?

Private charter, helicopter, and scheduled flights are available from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Finch Hattons Airstrip. On a scheduled basis, Safarilink operates daily flights to the airstrip.

When is the best time to visit the camp?

Tsavo is a year-round destination, and the game is visible throughout the year. 

What is the time zone at the camp?

GMT+3

What should I pack for my visit to the camp?

It is advisable to pack light clothing for the day as it gets warm and humid. A fleece or sweater for early morning game drives and in the evening is recommended as it can get chilly. Sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat are also highly recommended. For a detailed breakdown, look at What to Pack for a Safari in Kenya.

When is the bird migration?

The best months for birdwatchers to see migratory birds are from November to January.

What birds can we see in the area?

There are over 500 species that have been recorded in the park, and approximately 200 can be spotted at the camp, including African skimmers, red and yellow Bishops, Goshawks, Buffalo weavers and Palm-nut vultures, to name a few. The swamps on Lake Jipe and the acacia woodlands also attract many birds, including Ostriches, Kestrels, Buzzards, Starlings, Weavers, Kingfishers, Hornbills, Secretary birds and Herons.

What is the best time to do game drives?

The best times to view the park’s animals are early morning and late in the day.

Do you have a spa wellness centre?

There are two spa treatment rooms, a hammam, a swimming pool, a gym and a yoga pavilion. Additional charges apply for spa treatments and massages, which can be booked in advance or on arrival.

Can I hire a game-drive vehicle privately?

Yes, you can get an extra charge of USD$500 for the exclusive use of a vehicle per day.

Do you have a spa wellness centre?

There are two spa treatment rooms, a hammam, a swimming pool, a gym and a yoga pavilion. Additional charges apply for spa treatments and massages, which can be booked in advance or on arrival.

Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

In conclusion, visiting Finch Hattons is a unique and luxurious experience that offers a perfect blend of comfort, adventure, and wildlife. Whether exploring the vast savannas, lounging by the pool, or dining on gourmet cuisine, you’re sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. By being informed about the frequently asked questions, you’ll be well prepared for your stay at Finch Hattons and can focus on making the most of your time there.

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