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28 Years and still going strong

11/10/2021

28 Years and going strong

 

 

Finch Hattons is a Camp steeped in history. For 28 years, we have been pioneers of the Luxury Safari Experience in Kenya – the birthplace of The Safari.

 

Whilst the Camp has evolved since we opened in 1992, one thing that has remained constant is our incredible, dedicated team, many of whom are still with us 28 years later!

 

When visiting a destination, there is always something specific you will remember about your trip. Often it is the unrivalled beauty or the indescribable delicacies you have tasted. Sometimes it is a rare sighting out in the wild, but our guests have often said that when they visit Finch Hattons, what they love most is that they feel they become part of our family.

 

We are so blessed to have team members who have been with us from day 1.

Finch Hattons isn’t their job; it’s their passion, their ambition, their other home. It’s their way of life!

 

Meet some of our long-serving team, the backbone of the place we call home.

 

Meet the Team

 

 

Name

Jonathan Mutisya

 

Position

Camp Manager

 

How many years have you worked at Finch Hattons?

30 Years

 

What do you love most about your work?

My work isn’t working. It’s a way of life that gives me the utmost satisfaction

 

Who do you look up to at work and why?

My mentor was Peter Frank, the founder of Finch Hattons. He saw potential in me that I wasn’t even aware of and allowed me to grow and become an influencer to others.

 

Tell us a story about something amazing that happened to you whilst working at Finch Hattons.

There are too many to tell; it’s a life story!

 

What are your personal goals?

To grow people to their utmost potential, which drives me daily.

 

 

Name

Felix Mutinda

 

Position

F&B Supervisor

 

How many years have you worked at Finch Hattons?

28 Years

 

What do you love most about your work?

Interacting with guests from all over the world.

 

Who do you look up to at work and why?

The Guests – because they are the reason we are here.

 

Tell us a story about something amazing that happened to you whilst working at Finch Hattons.

I witnessed a hippo fighting with a crocodile, and finally, the hippo killed the crocodile!

 

What are your personal goals?

I work every day to satisfy our guests.

 

 

Name

Chiti Mtenzi

 

Position

Camp Guide

 

How many years have you worked at Finch Hattons?

28 Years

What do you love most about your work?

Nature walks and guiding.

 

Who do you look up to at work and why?

Richard Yegon. A driver-guide who is always there to lend a hand.

 

Tell us a story about something amazing that happened to you whilst working at Finch Hattons.

Elephants came to the pond, and they flush out the hippos from the pond. They followed them again to the land, flushing them back to the pond! They never gave up on them, followed and flushed them out again until the hippos went away. So the elephants now dominate the pond.

 

What are your personal goals?

I work every day to satisfy our guests.

 

 

Name

William Kinaka

 

Position

Assistant Camp Manager

 

How many years have you worked at Finch Hattons?

24 Years

 

What do you love most about your work?

Meeting different people from all over the world.

 

Who do you look up to at work and why?

I look up to Leena, our Director, because of her passion and dedication to the hospitality industry.

 

Tell us a story about something amazing that happened to you whilst working at Finch Hattons.

I have met famous figures from around the world. Once I checked in a guest, and after chatting, I asked him what he did, and he said he was the Vice President of a country and had no security with him.

 

What are your personal goals?

To offer world-class service to my guests.

 

 

Name

Robert Wambua Loka

 

Position

Stores Supervisor

 

How many years have you worked at Finch Hattons?

28 Years

 

What do you love most about your work?

Management of cost.

 

Who do you look up to at work and why?

I look upon the management to attain the required goals.

 

Tell us a story about something amazing that happened to you whilst working at Finch Hattons.

A tour to Amboseli National Park for the first time.

 

What are your personal goals?

To educate my children.

 

 

Name

Vincent Kyalo

 

Position

F&B Supervisor

 

How many years have you worked at Finch Hattons?

27 Years

 

What do you love most about your work?

Waking up each morning knowing that I will make a guest happy. The interaction with staff, guests and the will to ensure that each group satisfied.

 

Who do you look up to at work and why?

I look up to my Manager. The strict discipline with which he leads us and his love for the finer details.

 

Tell us a story about something amazing that happened to you whilst working at Finch Hattons.

Many things have happened, but I am particularly proud of the way I got my promotion, recognition and the empowerment that came with it.

 

What are your personal goals?

Seeing myself as a Manager one day, and the will to be independent and build a business that will sustain me after retirement.

 

 

Name

Boniface Musyoka Yumbya

 

Position

Senior Waiter

 

How many years have you worked at Finch Hattons?

27 Years

 

What do you love most about your work?

The ability of showcasing my experience in food and beverage concerning different clientele.

 

Who do you look up to at work and why?

My fellow Finch Hatton team members in all fields because we are interconnected to perfect our work.

 

Tell us a story about something amazing that happened to you whilst working at Finch Hattons.

Ooh, I have been to a sundowner evening some years back, and a leopard did a catch right away on the spot. I had just closed my open bar.

 

What are your personal goals?

To build and leave a legacy at work and achieve my dreams of taking care of my family, kids and further their vision in life.

 

 

We hope you have enjoyed finding out more about our Finch Hattons family and, as always, look forward to welcoming you here to engage with us and experience our heaven on earth!

 

Come meet the team: contact us at Finch Hattons, and we will assist with the Tsavo experience to suit you. View our beautiful facilities and experiences on offer here.

 

Finch Hattons

Where you arrive as a guest and leave as family.