Observation deck

At a glance

  • Lush spring-fed surrounds with views of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Just 17 luxury tented suites
  • Completely refurbished in 2015

Finch Hattons

Named after the English aristocrat and adventurer, the new-look Finch Hattons combines the elegance of safaris of old with modern luxury.

Totally refurbished in 2015, Finch Hattons luxury tented camp has won multiple awards for its new ‘wild luxury’ design, including ‘Africa’s Leading Tented Safari Camp’ at the 2016 World Travel Awards. The lodge’s wilderness surrounds are lush and green, fed by an underground spring, with views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills. The springs are home to a resident pod of hippos and crocodiles as well as various birdlife, and the camp is unfenced, so there’s always the delight of not knowing which animal may stray into the grounds.

Dining is a highlight here, and it’s remarkable how the chefs can conjure up gourmet dishes in this remote setting. There’s a bar and lounge but tables can be set up outdoors around the camp for breakfasts and lunches-with-a-view. Bush breakfasts are particularly popular. Finch Hattons has some impressive facilities for such an intimate camp, like the spa and wellness centre, complete with yoga pavilion deck, spa pool, hammam and gym. There’s also an infinity pool and a Little Explorers’ Club for kids. The observation deck provides a wonderful daytime vantage point to spot wildlife, and by night, the stargazing terrace is a tranquil area to look up at the starry sky or around the camp fire at the edge of the spring is a perfect spot. There’s also free Wi-Fi throughout.

All Luxury Tented Suites have a spacious private deck with views of the springs and the forest. All tents have an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, freestanding copper bathtub, outlets strong enough to power hairdryers, and complimentary Africology products. Guests will also find an in-room ‘maxi bar’. Two-Bedroom Luxury Tented Suites have two en-suite bedrooms and a lounge, while the exclusive Finch Hattons Suite has its own heated plunge pool, personal chef, butler service and use of a private vehicle for game drives.

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Key information

35-acre concession on the south-western edge of Tsavo West National Park

Airport transfer time: 1-hour flight from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Finch Hattons' airstrip plus a 10-minute drive
Rooms: 17

Good to know

Children over 6 are welcome.

Accommodation information

17 luxury tented suites, including 2 two-bedroom suites and a presidential suite

Dining

Dining room, bar

What's included

Lodge Package • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room or outside • Selected drinks including soft drinks, beer, wine and premium spirits • 2 shared game drives per day • Guided bush walk • Sundowners • Bush breakfast • Laundry • Airstrip transfers • Park fees.

*Denotes local charge