Named after Denys Finch Hatton, a big game hunter and guide who inspired an era of luxury on safari in Kenya, Finch Hatton’s is situated in the heart of Tsavo West National Park with stunning panoramas dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro. The lodge is positioned approximately 280 km from Nairobi and about 300 km from Mombasa.
Tsavo Plains is renowned for its herds of “red elephants”, their skins stained by the ochre dust and mud. These gentle giants are famous for their enormous tusks. The park is home to over 12,000 elephant – one of the largest populations in East Africa. Other commonly seen species giraffe, hartebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, lions, impala, lesser kudus, bushbuck, leopard, wildebeest, oryx, gerenuks and many more.
Guests are offered a privileged opportunity to relive the golden era of luxury on safari in the bush from the comfort of 17 luxury tented guest suites. The light beige canvas have large windows and en-suite bathrooms with brass fittings, flush toilets, large mirrors and hot and cold running showers. Discover a clothes rack, wooden Swahili chest, bookshelves and an antique writing desk in each room plus modern amenities which include a well-stocked minibar fridge among other conveniences.
The main lodge at this aesthetic safari lodge in Tsavo offers a thatched dining hall, lounge and bar area as well as a breakfast terrace that overlooks the hippo pool and the majestic snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. There is an extensive library of books and an excellent range of classic music - including Denys Finch Hatton's favourite selections of Mozart.
The Kenya accommodation also offers a gift shop and a pool idyllically situated in a shaded area surrounded by indigenous trees. Guests can cool off in the pool after a dusty safari. The lodge has a colonial theme which affords guests to doll up and enjoy an elegant silver service dinner.
Guests at Finch Hatton can enjoy exhilarating morning and afternoon game drives throughout Tsavo National Park. Bird watching, nature walks and cultural visits to the local communities are also available during your stay at this wildlife-rich safari destination in Kenya. There are no fences around Finch Hatton’s, and a plethora of animals can be seen around the lodge.