Privately owned and managed, Finch Hattons is one man’s dream to create an ideal property, offering guests a unique opportunity to relive the golden era of the safari with elegance, first class comforts and the finest cuisine surrounded by the spectacle of the great African wilderness.
Finch Hattons lies at the heart of Tsavo West National Park - part of Kenya’s single largest game park. Finch Hattons’ 35 acre concession sits on the south western edge of Tsavo West. A green oasis fed by an underground spring that pumps a constant supply of water into three pools before disappearing back into the volcanic earth. These pools are home to a resident pod of hippopotamus who spend their days wallowing in the shallows and their nights grazing around the camp. Crocodiles and a healthy population of terrapins and monitor lizards are often seen sunning themselves at the water’s edge while a wide variety of game has been sighted in and around the camp which is unfenced so the animals come and go as they please. Bird life at Finch Hattons is spectacular with over 200 locally recorded species.
The camp accommodates up to 50 people in spacious safari “tents” attractively constructed in light beige canvas with large “windows”, wooden flooring and a permanent thatched roof. All have en-suite bathrooms, large mirrors, WC, hot and cold running water and showers and are equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, shaver outlets for 110v and 200v and hairdryers. The emphasis is on tasteful comfort with either double or twin beds, period brass lamps, writing desks and Afghan ‘Kilims’. All tents are built on elevated platforms with spectacular views of the surrounding springs and forest. Large wooden decks with a comfortable day bed, chairs and table offer a tranquil and relaxing retreat.
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Finch Hattons has built a solid reputation for producing inspiring gourmet meals in a remote and wild setting. Standards of food preparation and culinary protocol are unmatched elsewhere in the bush. Cuisine on the menu is both imaginative and tasteful. Only fresh Kenyan produce of international export quality is used for all meals. Breakfast and lunch are served “al fresco” on the large terrace overlooking the main hippo pool with a backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance. Dinner consists of a six course meal served in the elegantly beautiful dining room. Finch Hattons pride themselves on an extensive cellar of imported wines, a wide range of premium spirits and other preferred beverages from a well stocked bar. Breakfast is served from 07.00 – 10.00, Lunch is served from 12.30 – 14.30, and Dinner commences at 19.30.
Activities in and around the camp include early morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives in the park which are in customized, open sided 4x4 safari vehicles with professional driver guides. Exclusive use of a safari vehicle can be organized by prior arrangement. Escorted Nature Walks are available. Optional Sundowners and/or Bush Breakfasts can also be arranged. Day Excursions to nearby Amboseli National Park (2.5 hours drive) can be arranged with prior notice. This relatively small park is famous for it’s massive herds of elephants and proximity to Mt Kilimanjaro.
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