Nestling at the foot of the Chyulu Hills is Finch Hattons. It is one man’s dream of the ideal – a genuine conservation friendly luxury tented lodge, named after the aristocrat who introduced Royalty to the bush and whose style was impeccable. For Denys, Mozart and cut crystal were essential kit.
The camp lies at the heart of Tsavo West National Park – part of Kenya’s single largest game park. The 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.
Yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea trees surround the tents which are beautifully located and offer comfortable and stylish accommodation in an idyllic setting. Many boast spectacular views directly overlooking the hippo pools and springs.
The 35 tents are equipped with deluxe beds and all of the amenities of a room in a five star hotel, stocked mini-bar, en suite toilet & generous slate walled shower room.
The main lodge comprises of a dining hall, lounge/bar and the terrace overlooking the main hippo pool against the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro and a kidney shaped swimming pool.