Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp

Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp

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#1 of 9 campgrounds in Tsavo National Park West
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4.9
Cleanliness
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Service
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Value
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Award winning Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp is renowned for its outstanding quality of accommodation and service for over 25 years. Located in Tsavo National Park, the camp is a unique safari retreat in the true African wilderness with views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Chyulu Hills Relax in your private suite or by the pool, as you watch the resident Hippo pods wallow in the natural spring-pools that flow through the camp. Savour some of the many culinary delights on our fine-dining and à la-carte menus, or take full advantage of the range of activities and facilities we offer, from our renowned bird spotting experiences to private Game Drives.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Hammam
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun terrace
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Tsavo National Park West 00506 Kenya
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Ala Z wrote a review Feb 2020
Europe845 contributions73 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Owner at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Dear Alaza, Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely review, it means so much to us here at Finch Hattons. The entire team send their heartfelt thanks for your kind words about them. It is great to see that you appreciate the legacy that is here. We may be a little biased but we believe there is something really magical about Tsavo that our guests experience every time they visit us so it makes us smile when we receive reviews like yours! The pleasure was all ours, thank you for choosing to visit us and we can not wait to welcome you back again soon! Best regards, The Finch Hattons Team
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CndFamilyInLondon wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom56 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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!
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Guest Services / Front Office at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Sep 23, 2020
Dear CndFamilyInLondon, Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely review, it means so much to us here at Finch Hattons. The entire team sends their heartfelt thanks for your kind words about them & your stay with us. Tsavo is truly a special place and we are grateful to call it come home so it makes us smile when we receive reviews like yours! The pleasure was all ours, thank you for choosing to visit us and we can not wait to welcome you back again soon! Regards, The Finch Hattons Team
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DreamaG wrote a review Mar 2020
Cary, North Carolina351 contributions132 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Owner at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Dear Dreama, We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Finch Hattons. It is our absolute priority to ensure our guests’ are as comfortable as possible, so it’s lovely to hear such positive feedback. On your next trip, we highly recommend trying out the swahili dinner or the Chyulu Rainforest hike - a favourite among our guests. We are already looking forward to your return and once again thank you so much. Regards, The Finch Hattons Team
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Ana B wrote a review Jun 2021
14 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Finch Hattons was the first stop on our 10 day African safari trip and it set the bar quite high! We were greeted warmly by our guide Julius at the airstrip and on the short drive to the camp, we saw a mama and baby giraffe and several elephants. The staff gave us a lovely welcome when we arrived and showed us to our tents, which were beautifully furnished and had an authentic feel. We did two game drives per day with Julius and he always went above and beyond to show us as much as he could. He was always enthusiastic and eager to take us on the next adventure. The meals were delicious, from the soups to the main courses and of course, the desserts. On our last evening, we were treated to a rooftop dinner above the library where bush babies scampered across the ledges. Our package included a sundowner, which is a must! The location they take you to is incredible and after the sun goes down, you can enjoy a game similar to darts with the staff. We also had a bush breakfast, which was a beautiful set up with amazing service. The staff were so friendly and always ready for conversation. And the grounds are really stunning. We would highly recommend staying here! We miss it already. Thank you to everyone at Finch Hattons who made us feel so welcomed!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Guest Services / Front Office at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Oct 18, 2021
Dear Ana , Thank you for choosing to stay at Finch Hattons. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in our Luxury Tented Suites. It was a pleasure hosting you and we thank you for taking the time to share your feedback
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Jehan M wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Finch Hattons is absolutely one of our family’s favourite places. It’s is a stunning place that offers premium quality food, exercise, drinks, spa treatments and rooms all topped with the most attentive and generous staff. I highly recommend taking some time away to visit and be pampered in this wonderful and tranquil environment.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Finch Hattons L, Guest Relations Manager at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Dear Jey, Thank you for sharing such a beautiful review. We are glad that your family holds such fond memories of this place we get to call home. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service as we do strive to build genuine human connections with the people here. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you in the near future! Regards, The Finch Hattons Team
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kuwinda wrote a review Oct 2021
east africa136 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The place has great food , good service and excellent rooms. The one factor that brings its overall quality down in this day and age is their lack of attention to the environment . They run a massive diesel generator from early hours in the morning to 10pm at night. There is no understanding about light pollution in the bush and from your lovely rooms you look out at lit up pathways , and other rooms , until at 10 pm the generator goes off and you're in darkness. At 5 am it comes on again wakes you up. In todays world and in Tsavo there is plenty of sun and solar would work a treat .
Therefore having such great attention to detail in the rooms and serving great food is admirable but if you want to be world class , you have to value the environment and here is the shortcoming .
To end on a positive note the staff were friendly , the food was great , they have a great spa , swimming pool so the lodge is very comfortable . Rooms are well thought out and linen is first class.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Take a room furthest from the generator
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Guest Services / Front Office at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Oct 18, 2021
Dear Kuwinda, Thank you for choosing to stay at Finch Hattons and for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are currently in the process of looking at solar options and hopefully this will be effected in the not too distant future. We hope to welcome you back to the Camp soon. Thank you once again.
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NurseMama25 wrote a review Aug 2021
Beckley, West Virginia209 contributions106 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a wonderful downtime for my husband and I. Finch Hatton offered tranquillity and much need time to stop our busyness and appreciate all the land and animals around us, as well as each other. Evans, our guide driver was super knowledgeable and personable as his expertise shown through searching for the animals and birds he has come to know. Mary had hands of an Angel in the massage I chose. Seriously, she’s the best masseuse therapist I have ever had!! Alex sang and played the guitar like a spell binder. All the evening guys had interesting points to show on our walks back to the tent. The tower allows a view of all the evening activities that the animal want to show off. We loved the family of elephants that decided to share in our evening. We stayed in Tent 12. William, the manager, chose wisely in placing us there. The “tent” is a gem in a vast wilderness. It’s a real luxury. It’s not that far of a walk, as others have mentioned, to anywhere in the camp. Food was wonderful, especially the soups. Sometimes the portions are a bit small, but asking for another portion was never denied. The staff surprised us with a star gazer meal at the end. We could enjoy each other and appreciate the night skies. Our only complaint was when settling the bill, the company insists on a 2% credit card charge to cover the transaction of using a CC. Given the cost that is taken to come to this area and enjoy this type of top of line amenities, the company could take that loss. Over all, Finch Hattons is really an oasis.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Hope for the best of what the park has to offer but remember the animals don’t come on demand.
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Guest Services / Front Office at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Oct 18, 2021
Dear NurseMama, Thank you for choosing Finch Hattons Luxury Camp. Your review has certainly put a big smile on all our faces so thank you very much for sharing your amazing comments about the team, we will be sure to pass on each and every one of them. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the near future!
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Albert N wrote a review Jan 2020
Nairobi, Kenya62 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and friends thoroughly basked in the care, sumptuous food, and modern-plush-safari suites abundantly supplied by the entire Finch Hatton's team. We drove down to Tsavo West from Nairobi looking forward to a welcome break after a long year, but could not have expected to leave Finch Hatton's with so much longing for our next visit and feeling thoroughly relaxed. Camp GM, Jonathan so to it that all our needs were met. Dining under the stars at the rooftop dining room, knowledgeable bush guide, our wishes being anticipated at every turn including care of our children by a dedicated staff member, and simply basking within the environs of your well appointed camp left us in absolute bliss! Worth every penny.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Finch Hattons L, Guest Relations Manager at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Dear Albert, What a great start to the year - thank you so much for this wonderful review. The title you chose made the whole team smile. The entire Finch staff says a big thank you for the kind words. We are also thrilled that you enjoyed the star gazing deck. The setting is definitely one of the things that make Finch Hattons special, providing our guests with an intimate setting and serene views. Thank you again for being such a lovely guest and we eagerly await your return to this lovely corner of Africa. From all of us at camp, we wish you a great 2020! Regards, The Finch Hattons Team
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AustralianHelen wrote a review Apr 2023
Canberra, Australia116 contributions67 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Some parts of our long awaited group trip were outstanding, but overall we felt let down by the penny pinching and lack of generosity of the management. This is the first and only safari camp (in 30 years of travel) that only offered one game drive per day. Only the driver - no spotter. It was heartbreakingly dry in Tsavo and sadly this was the least amount of game we have ever seen in three days. Everything was chargeable, even sparkling water - but also the additional extras included in all of the other camps (sundowners, bush breakfasts etc).

The staff were warm, professional and courteous. Breakfasts were a highlight with many gluten free options. The staff were helpful in offering us dishes that were not on the set lunch menu (eg changing the cucumber soup to a soup that the group members preferred).

The highlight for us was a private dinner in an open, outdoor rooftop, where we could see the stars. The most memorable and fun night.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Guest Services / Front Office at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Apr 18, 2023
Dear @AustralianHelen, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Finch Hattons. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are pleased that you enjoyed the warm and professional service, gluten-free breakfast options, and private dinner under the stars. Tsavo has been fairly dry, however we have seen some rain in the past few weeks and we'll be sure take your feedback into account as we work to improve our safari experiences. Thank you for choosing Finch Hattons and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, The Finch Hattons Team
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JerriH wrote a review Nov 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia19 contributions17 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on a whirlwind 3 week long safari around Kenya. Finch Hattons was the perfect ending to a perfect safari. Firstly the camp is incredible! Beautiful, spacious, impeccable and well thought out. The tents are luxurious and spacious, beds and linens top notch. THE FOOD - OMG be prepared for some delicious and amazing food served by very well trained staff. The DAWAS! Treat yourself to one of the best Dawas you will experience outside of Talisman in Nairobi. The massages at the spa are a great treat after either a long flight to Kenya or bouncing around in a safari vehicle for weeks. You can sit on your veranda and see an array of wildlife without ever leaving camp. I truly cannot recommend a stop at FH enough. You may not encounter the expansive wildlife as you will in the Mara, but you will have a different sort of safari experience with the most beautiful landscapes around. It truly is something I feel safari goers should put on their check list. FH also offers a gorgeous “family” tent, and a “presidential” tent. We had tent 16 furthest away from the main common areas which offered great views of the water and animals who visited daily.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We had tent 16, furthest from the main area but with a lot of wildlife action right outside our tent
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Guest Services / Front Office at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Nov 22, 2021
Dear JerriH, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your Finch Hattons Experience and we hope to welcome you back to the Camp in the not too distant future.
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good Day Cliffton, This would be depend on the season which you would be travelling. The roads are generally passable during the dry season.
Nairobi, Kenya
Hello, Gamedrives are included in the rates. Basically, there are two game drives per day; morning and afternoon. However, there are other optional activties which come at an extra cost eg..night game drives, crater hikes, nature walks.
Answer from al3057
Amissville, Virginia26 contributions16 helpful votes
Yes, they are see through unless they have recently changed them. Not really unusual for the African Lodges, as we have stayed in several that were designed this way. That said, I would love to see them offer more privacy.
itsearthtraveler asked a question Apr 2017
New York City, New York148 contributions
Hi - How long is the drive from Finch Hattons to Chyulu Hills? Thanks.
Nairobi, Kenya
Hello, To be exact, the distance from Finch Hattons to Chyulu Hills is 22km - an hour-long drive. Welcome to Finch Hattons
Sarah O wrote a tip Dec 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take time to just enjoy the camp as well as drives "
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Melinda M wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book two or more nights, 1 night is really to short"
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Angélique S wrote a tip Oct 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can go there either by plane or by train (from Nairobi to Mtito Andei, then the hotel can organize pick-up from the train station)"
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Donna K wrote a tip Sep 2023
21 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the property especially the spa- the yoga with Harrison, message and salt scrubs, sundowner is fun to meet other guest!"
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Priti Karwa wrote a tip Jul 2023
Mumbai, India19 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Probable sightings of lions and cats Zebras giraffes elephants wildebeest antelopes and an amazing array of bird sightings for sure"
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$1,692 - $2,788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Tsavo Safari Camp (Finch Hattons)
LOCATION
KenyaCoast ProvinceTsavo National Park West
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
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