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The service and food at this camp is second to none. The entire staff makes you feel welcome and is accommodating to your every need. Our meals were out of this world, the best we have ever had on any safari. The accommodations are as stated a luxury tent. The tent is very nice with all the amenities that you could need during a stay on safari. There is a lot of privacy as other tents are far away which is nice. The few drawbacks to the room are that there is no air conditioning, it can be quite noisy at night and the power is turned off for multiple times per day. The days we were there were not overly warm; however, I would imagine there are times that the tent gets quite warm during the day. The tent is made up entirely of screens which is great for airflow; however, it does make it quite noisy at night with the sounds of the animals. A light sleeper may have trouble resting. In addition, the camp is run by generator; therefore, the power is turned off multiple times during the day. This did not impact our stay but I did want to include to make travelers aware. The pools is very nice; the camp also has a gym and spa for your use. Our safari guide was wonderful and gave us a great experience. He catered the safari to our likes/dislikes and was very accommodating. The scenery throughout the park is amazing with tons of lookout points and areas for wonderful pictures. The game viewing is difficult due to the fact that the camp is in a National Park; therefore, must follow the rules of the park. There is no off roading and the animals are quite skittish. There is a lot to see but you must be patient and may only get a quick glimpse of some animals before they scurry away. Overall a great experience.
The best service and food
I have been on no less than 24 safaris all over Africa and if I added up all the time spent on safari it would be more than one year. I have to say that Finch Hattons had the best food and service I have ever seen. At every meal, there was a choice of the main course. The desserts were particularly awesome thanks to their pastry chef. It is in fact worth coming here just for the food and service. I also saw a good deal of wildlife including two leopards. There was plenty of giraffes,buffalo, and various antelope including eland. I just loved swimming in the pool. My room was beautiful and comfortable. I will return.
Finch Hattons i.e. see Out of Africa
Everything has some sort of a beginning. In this case it’s the book/film Out of Africa. I think you should start from that and then it will be easy to understand why the place is about legend, legacy and luxury as they say. Our tent is impressive, a huge bed, comfortable armchairs, desks and lamps finished in leather 19 century safari style, all placed exactly where they should be for your convenience. In the bathroom a bathtub made of copper and outdoor showers, yes showers, two showers not one so you wouldn’t feel crowded in case both of you would like to take it at the same time. In the dinning area you cannot miss a coke bottle chandelier, and the resting area is full of objects that will certainly catch your attention. Service is impeccable, drinks are free, food very good. And for a game drive you are taken in their vehicle with their driver/guide who knows best where to show you the abundance of wildlife.
We wen to 4 luxury safari camps on our trip through Kenya and Tanzania, and this was the best. The staff were the sharpest, friendliest, and best trained. The rooms are amazing, and very private. The food was amazing, the pool area lovely, and the yoga studio and instructor amazing. And all guests greatly enjoyed the after dinner fire pit gathering spot. The guides and vehicles were of top quality, and while this area does not have as much easy to find wildlife as the Masai and Serengeti, we saw a lot, and almost never saw any of the 3 vehicles from the camp, making it feel very exclusive. The surprise breakfast and sundowner away from the hotel were extremely high-end and well served, and even had remote luxury flush lavatories that the ladies in our group appreciated. All this, plus a view of Kilimanjaro. This was the most special safari camp on out trip!
Excellent ambiance refurbished from what i knew 22 years ago when i lodged at the Finch Hatton. Real undisturbed safari blended in the Tsavo savanna microclimate Top luxury tented accommodation and high class meals Long drive from Mtito Andei, but in the park, it takes a lot different taste while enjoying the scenery.
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