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Tsavo West, Kenya

Finch Hattons

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Reviews 4.8


Finch Hattons is a luxury tented safari camp that combines its love for Tsavo with world-class facilities. The camp is completely isolated, so much so that you would be forgiven for forgetting that the rest of the world exists at all. In this place, it’s just you, the vast and varied terrain that stretches in every direction, and the many beasts and birds that call it home.

Finch Hattons Camp is a luxury safari camp located in Tsavo West National Park, which is one of the largest game reserves in Kenya. The camp is named after Denys Finch Hatton, a British aristocrat who lived in Kenya in the early 20th century and was known for his love of African wildlife and his relationship with the author Karen Blixen.

The camp offers accommodation in luxury tents that are furnished with antique pieces and modern amenities such as en-suite bathrooms and private decks. The tents are set on raised platforms and overlook a natural spring, which attracts a variety of wildlife including elephants, buffalos, and various bird species.

In addition to game drives, guests at Finch Hattons Camp can also go on guided nature walks, bird watching excursions, and cultural visits to nearby Maasai villages. The camp also has a swimming pool, a spa, and a fitness center for guests who want to relax or keep fit during their stay.

Welcome to Wild Luxury! Located in Tsavo West National Park, Finch Hattons Eco Tented Camp is set around natural fresh water springs within 34 acres of pure untouched wilderness and surrounded by views of Mt Kilimanjaro and the magnificent Chyulu Hills. Originally opened in 1993, Finch Hattons re-opened in 2015 after a complete rebuild of the camp and were named best new safari camp by Architectural Digest in 2015. Also voted as Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp 2016 at the World Travel Awards, the Finch Hattons team takes pride in providing an unparalleled luxury safari experience for multi-generational travel together with tailor made experiences for our guests reminiscent of Old Africa

Finch Hattons rebuild was carefully designed to maximise the opportunities to view our resident animals and birdlife. Sightings of hippo, crocodiles, elephants and various antelope around the camp are common, to say nothing of the 500 bird species that call Tsavo home. From our many viewing decks and dining areas, you can also enjoy the vast vistas that stretch in every direction. To the west, Mount Kilimanjaro is impossible to miss, and to the northeast, the Chyulu Hills undulate for miles.

How to get to Finch Hattons

Flying to Finch Hattons

Flight time is approximately 50 minutes from Wilson Airport to Finch Hattons airstrip. Please note flight times and minimum passenger numbers are at the discretion of the scheduled flight operator and are beyond our control. Please contact our reservations team for more information. Charter flights from reputable flight operators are also available.

Road Trip to Finch Hattons

Approximately 4-5 hours drive from Nairobi to Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp depending on the weather and the road conditions. Please contact our reservations team for more information.


Route 1: Nairobi – Emali (124 km) Emali – Loitoktok (96 km) Loitoktok – Finch Hattons (62 km)

Route 2: Nairobi – Mtito Andei (233 km) Mtito Andei – Finch Hattons (96 km) Loitoktok – Finch Hattons (62 km)


Mombasa – Mtito Andei (239 km) Mtito Andei – Finch Hattons (67 km)

SGR Train Safari to Finch Hattons

The Madaraka Express train stops at Mtito Andei and Voi Intermediate stations. The train from Nairobi to Mtito Andei takes approximately 3 hours. Train tickets can be purchased online within 30 days of travel or at the SGR terminus. Please contact our reservations team for more information.

What sets Finch Hattons Camp Part

  • 23 years of history, newly refurbished in 2015.
  • Voted Best New Safari Camp by Architectural Digest 2015.
  • Wild Luxury – personalized tailor made service in the heart of the African wilderness.
  • Only luxury camp in Tsavo West, just you and over 2 million acres.
  • Multiple dining locations.
  • Breath-taking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Chyulu Hills.
  • Resident hippos and crocodiles and teaming birdlife in the natural springs.
  • Elephant, leopard, herbivores and other animal sightings around camp.
  • Spa and wellness centre with a yoga deck, hammam, treatment rooms, infinity pool and fully equipped gym.

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  • Stunning Wild Location
  • Complete Luxury Experience
  • All Inclusive Accommodation
  • Perfect for Couples and Adults
  • Game Drives opportunities

What are the 2024 Prices for Finch Hattons?

Here are Finch Hattons Resident Rates:

Finch Hattons Rates

Finch Hattons Prices Full Board All Inclusive
Luxury Tented Suite Sharing Single
Sharing Single
1st Jun 2024 – 30th Jun 2024 USD 330/- PPS USD 410/- PP N/A N/A
1st Jul 2024 – 30th Sep 2024 N/A N/A USD 630/- PPS USD 780/- PP

Finch Hattons (Tsavo) Kenya Prices/Rates are in USD, Per Person, Per Night

Finch Hattons Full Board inclusions Finch Hattons All Inclusive inclusions
Meals (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast)
1 Scheduled Game Drive per Day in 4×4 Safari Vehicle
Transfers to/from the Camp to the nearest Airstrip
Meals (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast)
Drinks (Excluding Premium Brands)
1 Sundowner during Stay
1 Bush Breakfast during Stay
Laundry Services (Excluding Dry Cleaning)
Use of Spa Facilities (Excluding Treatments)
2 Scheduled Game Drive per Day in 4×4 Safari Vehicle
Transfers to/from the Camp to the nearest Airstrip
Full Board Rates Exclude:
All Drinks, Daily (24 Hours) Park Fees, Tips and Gratuities and other Extras
All Inclusive Rates Exclude:
Daily (24 Hours) Park Fees, Tips and Gratuities and other Extras

Finch Hattons Kenya Child Policy/Rates:

Minimum Age: 5 years
Up to 12 years (2 Children Max) Sharing with 2 Adults in the Family Tent: 50% of PPS
Up to 12 years (1 Child Max) Sharing with 2 Adults in the Non-Family Tent: 50% of PPS
Up to 12 years (1 Child Max) Sharing with 2 Adults in the Non-Family Tent: 50% of PPS
1 Child (up to 12 years) Sharing with 1 Adult: 50% of PPS
Children over the age of 12 years: Adult Rates apply

Tsavo National Park, KWS Park Fees:

National Park
KWS Park Fees
Adults (24 Hours)
Child (24 Hours)
KES 500.00
KES 200.00
KES 500.00
KES 200.00
USD 30.00
USD 20.00
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What Hotel Facilities are available at Finch Hattons?

Finch Hattons is equipped with exceptional conferencing facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. For our younger guests, we have a dedicated kids play area, and a library and research centre full of interesting information. Our camp also has its own airstrip and helipad, and a safari shop where you can pick up a few souvenirs and essential items.

  • Multiple dining locations
  • Bar and lounge• Star gazing terrace
  • 12m high observation deck
  • Outdoor boma & fireplace
  • Infinity pool
  • Kids play area
  • Library and research centre
  • Spa & Wellness centre
  • Conference facilities
  • Safari shop

The Chyulu Spa

Finch Hattons boasts the largest bush spa in East Africa, the Chyulu Spa. This impressive centre boasts an elevated yoga deck with views of the Chyulu Hills, two outdoor air-conditioned massage pavilions, an infinity pool, a hammam and a fitness centre. A team of experienced treatment therapists are on hand to meet your every need.

Which Rooms Types are in Finch Hattons?

Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp – Rooms

Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp has 17 tents – 14 luxury tented suites, 2 two-bedroom luxury suites and 1 Finch Hattons Suite.Each tented suite comes with all the modern day luxury comforts of a 5 star boutique hotel.The luxury tented suites and the two-bedroom suites can be arranged in either twin or king configurations.

14 Luxury Tented Suites (105 sqm per suite)

  • King or twin configuration
  • Viewing deck

2 Bedroom Luxury Tented Suites (205 sqm per suite)

  • 2 Ensuite bedrooms and a lounge
  • Extended viewing deck

The Finch Hattons Suite (200 sqm suite)

  • Exclusive luxury ensuite bedroom
  • Large outdoor deck
  • Heated plunge pool
  • Lounge and dining room
  • Butler service
  • Separate bodyguard room
  • Private chef for in-suite dining
  • Exclusive use of vehicle
What are the Foods & Drinks options at Finch Hattons?

Finch Hattons offers multiple dining locations, and you are welcome to speak to our team to request a different spot every time. Choose from our stargazing terrace, our bar and lounge, our 12m-high observation deck, our outdoor boma and fireplace, or even have your meals in the bush.

Finch Hattons offers multiple dining locations. Choose to dine under the African starlit sky, in the bush next to elephants or facing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Al fresco

Arguably the most memorable way to enjoy your meals at Finch Hattons is in the beauty of our natural surroundings. Al fresco feasts in our various outdoor dining locations are a culinary experience, from a bush breakfast laid out on the plains to an elegant candlelit dinner served under the African sky.

Star gazing terrace

Identify and explore the spectacular African sky, or simply lose yourself into the magic of the Tsavo from the terrace’s viewing deck.

Karen Blixen lounge

Relax in this luxurious lounge with opulent decor that harkens to a bygone era.

Cigar lounge

Specially designed for cigar lovers, our cigar lounge has a luxurious selection of premium cigars to please both the cigar connoisseur and novice.

Bar & lounges

Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or nightcap at one of our comfortable and relaxing bars and lounges.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Finch Hattons?

Day and night game drives

From the vantage point of one of our open game viewing Land Cruisers, experience the delight of observing Africa’s greatest animals in their natural habitat, as well as the many diverse landscapes that make Tsavo so unique. The best times to spot wildlife are in the early morning and the late afternoon. We therefore offer two scheduled game drives at these times but can of course cater to your times and needs. Night game drives are also available to view the park’s nocturnal creatures, which include leopards, civets, genets and bush babies.

Bush walks and crater climbs

Accompanied by a safari guide and armed ranger, our bush walks, hikes and crater climbs offer you the chance to experience Tsavo’s fauna and flora first-hand. Your guide will explain the medicinal value of the trees and plants around you, and will help you spot and identify animal footprints and spoor. For the adventurous, a hike to the top of Oldonyo Larami hill offers stunning 360-degree views of Tsavo National Park.

Bush breakfast

Bush breakfasts are a chance to enjoy a full al fresco breakfast in the middle of the bush. This, truly, is an experience not to be missed.

Tsavo explorer adventures

Optional day excursions to Mzima Springs, Chyulu Hills, Shetani lava flow, the roaring rocks, poacher’s lookout, Amboseli National Park and Lake Jipe can also be arranged. Set off with a picnic basket and be ready for a full day’s worth of adventure.

Cultural visits

A cultural visit gives you an insight into the daily life of the Maasai in the nearby town of lltilal. The Maasai are a strong community that have retained their age-old traditions and cultures. A visit to lltilal will reveal some of these practices, including how the Maasai build their homes, which are known as manyattas. If you wish, our Maasai friends will also teach you some of their warrior and survivor skills, such as how to throw a spear and endure the African bush’s harshest conditions.

Young Explorers Club

Finch Hattons has a dedicated kids’ clubhouse that offers activities, games, TV and DVDs for children. The activities are wildlife focused and include bush survival skills, guided walks to learn about our surrounding flora and fauna, and lessons on making bows and arrows. There is also a resource centre at the camp, which helps children to learn about the insects and reptiles that are residents of Tsavo.

Shetani Lava Flow

Some 2000 years ago, a stream of fiery magma erupted from the nearby Chyulu Hills. “Shetani” means devil in Swahili, named by the local community as they believed that it was the devil himself emerging from the earth. The vast expanse of folded black lava provides a spectacular view.

Chyulu Forest

A 45 minute drive and 1-3 hour hike through lush rainforest which shelters indigenous vegetation and wildlife with armed escorts provided. Truly an unforgettable experience.


Sundowners are a safari tradition. After a day our on the African plains, stop and watch the sunset with views of Mount Kilimanjaro and a gin and tonic (or your favourite end-of-day beverage) in hand. Hot hors d’oeuvres will also be served.

Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary

You are invited to visit the nearby Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, home to the endangered black rhino. This 90 square kilometre wildlife sanctuary provides a refuge and breeding ground for rhinos and a variety of other species.

Weddings and Honeymoons at Finch Hattons Tsavo

Finch Hattons Camp in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya, is a beautiful and unique location for a wedding or honeymoon. The camp offers luxurious accommodation, stunning views of the natural surroundings, and a range of activities to make your special occasion unforgettable.

For weddings, the camp can provide a beautiful and romantic setting for the ceremony, with a choice of locations to suit your preferences. You can exchange vows under the African sky or in the lush greenery of the park, with a backdrop of the Chyulu Hills or the Ngulia Mountains.

The camp's experienced team can help you plan every aspect of your wedding, from the ceremony and reception to catering and entertainment. You can choose from a range of menus and drinks packages, and the team can even arrange for live music, traditional dancers, or other entertainment to add to the festivities.

For honeymoons, Finch Hattons Camp offers a truly unique and romantic experience. The camp's luxurious tents provide privacy and comfort, with elegant furnishings and en-suite bathrooms. You can relax on your private deck and watch the wildlife go by, or take a dip in the camp's swimming pool.

The camp also offers a range of activities for couples, such as game drives, nature walks, and cultural visits to local villages. You can also indulge in a couples massage or spa treatment, or enjoy a private dinner under the stars.

Finch Hattons Camp provides a beautiful and unforgettable setting for weddings and honeymoons, with personalized service and attention to detail to make your special occasion truly memorable.

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