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Tsavo National Park West 00506 Kenya
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#1 of 20 Specialty lodging in Tsavo National Park West
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4.6
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Spa
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Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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
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Gary A wrote a review Jul 2022
Clifton, Virginia7 contributions1 helpful vote
My family of 18-parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces, in-laws-spent two nights at Finch Hatton as part of a 9 day trip in Kenya. We couldn’t have been happier with our experience there. Beautiful, well-cared for grounds, excellent food and service, and awesome game watching. Our guide, Matthew, was native born and raised Maasai, and it was fascinating to hear him tell us about his culture and experiences there while showing us around. The entire staff made us feel welcome and at home and the accommodations were beyond anything I imagined. Highly recommend this camp if you are considering visiting West Tsavo.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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treemad wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom101 contributions63 helpful votes
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The location was amazing, loads of animals to see. The main building was beautifully appointed and each meal the team rotated which room you would be in to make you feel like you were the only guests. The food was excellent far better than we expected, make sure you do a sundowner and breakfast in the bush. A visit you will never forget.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lara A wrote a review Jul 2022
Dallas, Texas429 contributions67 helpful votes
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This was our first stop in Kenya on a 3 week safari and our favorite camp! This is a very secluded, private and magical setting. The staff are truly wonderful and cater to your every wish. Everything is beautiful and so peaceful. At night we could hear the hippos and in the morning saw giraffes walking by the water from our tent. The game drives were excellent. The food was incredible. We are vegetarian and were so amazed by the variety and creativily of the delicious meals. We did not want to leave and will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Chris L wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
When everything is done so well, it’s hard to know where to start. The property is stunning from the moment you arrive and are greeted with open arms by William, the manager (and the local monkeys). If the game drives weren’t so top-notch you would never want to leave your room, it’s that well appointed. Every detail thought of from night lights to plush robes to the option of an outdoor shower. But what deserves special mention is the food. Chef Ken brings in influences from Asia and the Middle East, presenting four course meals that surprise and delight and somehow managed to also keep our picky eight year old giddy happy. We didn’t want to leave!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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gflastersteing wrote a review Jun 2022
Evanston, Illinois17 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I had been planning an anniversary trip to Africa back on 2020, when the pandemic hit. It took two long years, but on our last night here at Finch Hattons we can say: this place and its peoples need to be on anybody's bucket list. To Finch Hattons travel agency (a special thanks to Lakshmi and Taz): thank you, thank you, thank you for your patience and for organizing such an outstanding trip!! To Matthew, our Masai guide at Finch Hattons: you made our trip unforgettable. And to the rest of the lovely staff at the hotel: we thank you for your kindness, great disposition and that smile behind the mask!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lucia T wrote a review Mar 2022
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France47 contributions26 helpful votes
We spent a wonderful 3-nights stay at Finch Hattons in the month of Februrary. Our luxury tent #10 was located a few minutes walking distance from the main common area. The tent is very spacious and perfectly well equipped, with a very comfortable bed, first class linen, not to forget the fantastic double outdoor shower and the large veranda overlooking a natural spring lake, home to hyppos and crocs, surrounded by a lot of wildlife action and its sounds... just amazing! On our arrival we were warmly welcomed by Jonathan, the General Manger and his assistant Neema, who showed us around the camp, including the fantastic wellness area and swimming pool. As truly safari lovers, we finally spent most of our days on game drives with our guide Evans, who was extremely professional and knowledgeable. We so much enjoyed his expertise, allowing us to get very precise and complete answers to any of our questions about the wonderful Tsavo wildlife, scenery and history. His charming and polite personality immediately conquered our hearts and each safari with him turned out to be for us a shared and mutual joy, enchanted by the beauty of Tsavo West. Each member of the Finch Hattons' team was extremely friendly and exemplary in terms of quality of service and caring attitude towards us. We express our great appreciation and gratitude to the entire wonderful team at the restaurant & bar, in particular to Felix, Julius and to the lovely young lady Assumpter: her genuine smiling attitude made us having a feeling of immediate deep affection for her. Not only the professionalism of all the staff was outstanding but thanks to their charming and classy attitude, we enjoyed chatting with them, often ending to huge smiles and laughter for all of us. The quality of food was extraordinarily delicious, maybe the best we have ever encountered in Kenya, prepared by Executive Chef Kennedy Karembu Maina and his brigade. We think that he could easily compete with any starred Chef in the world. Our package included a beautifully set up bush breakfast and a sundowner with a fantastic view towards the Kilimanjaro. We were also surprised by a romantic star gazer private dinner served on the rooftop terrace. We very much enjoyed our drinks sitting in the boma in the evening while listening to Alex playing his guitar and telling us incredible old stories about the history and background of the lodge. We were escorted to our tent at night by the very polite Maasai security guards, Matthew and Isaac. Not only we felt safe and well looked after but we had the great chance to engage very interesting and wonderful conversations with these two young gentlemen. Thanks to them, even our guided walk back to our tent became a special moment for us. We highly recommend this luxury oasis for a perfect and relaxing stay in the middle of the incredibly beautiful nature of Tsavo West. Our heartfelt thanks to all the staff for showing so much passion and dedication and for making our stay at Finch Hattons hard to leave... it will remain for us an unforgettable memory, which we will keep deep within our hearts! We also thank our agency, Planet Africa Safaris, for having recommended and arranged our stay in this piece of paradise!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Guest Services / Front Office at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Mar 24, 2022
Dear Lucia, Thank you so much for this excellent review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Finch Hattons. Our team is delighted that they were able to make your stay with us so fantastic and memorable. We are very grateful for your great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you once again. 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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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
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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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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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Iver Rosenkrantz wrote a review Oct 2021
Nairobi, Kenya8 contributions2 helpful votes
Finch Hattons is for the traveller who wants an experience off the beaten track. Tsavo West is a hidden gem in Kenya. It is such a unique place that offers some of the most incredible landscapes. There are no guarantees of what you will see and you may not see as much game as in the Mara, but everything is there! The lodge has a very homely feel and attends to your every need. The luxurious tents are spacious and beautiful and the staff goes out of their way to give you the best experience. The food is great and we love spending time at the spa, gym, viewing tower etc. So much to do. We have been to Finch close to 10 times and we will keep coming back. Don't miss the sunrise in Chyulu Hills. It is out of this world.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: All the tents are wonderful. We stayed in the family tent with out daughter and it was perfect...
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Response from Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp, Guest Services / Front Office at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp
Responded Oct 19, 2021
Dear Iver, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so proud that you continue to choose to stay with us as a valuable repeat client, but more importantly we consider you a Finch Hattons Ambassador. Ultimately, our aim is to showcase the beauty and diversity that Tsavo has to offer, to as many people as we can. We 100% agree that the Chyulu Sunrise is absolute magic! We hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks again
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kuwinda wrote a review Oct 2021
east africa145 contributions76 helpful votes
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
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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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Teo T wrote a review Oct 2021
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I recommend this place if you want great Staff and awesome food and full relax.This is your place! Our guide Peter was phenomenal.He was excellent prepared with information for the animals and amazing driver!He is very friendly and with good sense of humour.all the staff is friendly.The massage is amazing on very good prices
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 18, 2021
Dear Teo, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! At Finch Hattons, we aim to provide a truly unique experience and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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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.
Is parking available at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Finch Hattons Luxury Tented Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.