Why we like it
- Named after legendary British aristocrat, Denys Finch Hatton
- Stunning location in the south of Tsavo National Park
- Located around a watering hole and a haven for wildlife spotting
- Just 17 intimate open plan tented suites with a private deck
- Game drives offered three times a day
About Finch Hattons
Finch Hattons is an experience like no other: an unrivalled location in Tsavo National Park, with a wildlife population that includes red elephants (yes, red) and fine dining and relaxing spa therapies –right in the heart of the bush. Finch Hattons offers unparalleled luxury on safari, with spacious tents, opulent furniture, free-standing baths and period writing desks. Built on raised platforms around a series of spring-fed natural pool, hippos, crocodiles and terrapins are regularly spotted from camp. Each of the 'tents' (tents is an understatement) has a wooden deck with views of the watering hole, sheltered in the shade of gnarled acacia trees and appointed with comfortable chairs and daybeds for relaxation. Private outdoor showers with breath taking views of the savannah complete the Out of Africa experience. All 17 tented suites are large and airy, and there are family suites available with two rooms, each with a communal lounge, ideal for family groups or friends travelling together. We love the presidential suite, which is enormous and features its own plunge pool (heating optional) and a kitchen and butler room, A private chef is also on hand for in-suite catering should you so require.
Food is served in the main clubhouse under the light of glittering chandeliers, with fine linens and discreet service to complete the five-star experience, however additional arrangements can be made for dining outside if you wish. There are two bars and a lounge for further space to unwind. If you're not feeling exhausted after your game drives –offered three times a day –there's a gym, a home theatre, a wellness centre, yoga studio, hamman and library. Kids are entertained with their own kids room, if you're after a welcome break. Aside from game drives, activities on offer include bush breakfast (and lunch or dinner!), bird watching (there's over 500 recorded species in the area) and guided bush walks with a guide to learn about the flora and fauna of the region. We recommend evening and night game drives for a new perspective on safari, and cultural visits to the Maasai village offer the chance to see how the fascinating community live and work.