Tsavo West National Park, Kenya
Finch Hattons evokes the glamour and style of the colonial explorers, creating an old-world safari experience where meals are eaten with fine china cutlery and high tea is an unmissable part of the day. Multi award winning, it’s one of Africa’s most elegant and expensive lodges. And like everything in Kenya, the expense delivers a truly unique experience.
Suites have private decks overlooking a pool that’s permanently packed with hippos. Although they have canvas walls, the impression is of a decadent old-world hotel rather than of a safari camp; which makes it all the more inspiring when you hear buffalo and zebra marching nearby.
Amongst the facilities are two bars, two pools, a small gym, yoga studio, and various locations for fine dining in the wild. Yet step away from the lodge and you’re in the vast and untouched wilderness of Tsavo West. The enchanting program of activities is fully individualised, with the regular game drives complemented by guided bush walks and Masai cultural encounters.
We can’t get enough of the lodge’s harmony. Opulence meets the wild, like when romantic dining tables are set up in the bush, or champagne is drunk on a remote hill overlooking the national park. Then to top it all off, you’re dining amidst chandeliers and silver service with snow-capped Kilimanjaro in the distance, and elephants marching past.
For the duration of the high season, Finch Hattons have a wonderful yoga teacher, James, who offers peaceful and enlightening lessons at various locations around the camp, from the elevated yoga deck, to right by the lagoon-style pool.
- 14 luxury suites plus two family suites and one presidential suite
- Full board food and drink (excluding premium brands)
- Game drives in a 4x4 purpose built safari vehicle
- Night drives
- Wide range of facilities including two swimming pools, two bars, gym, lounge, and massage rooms
- Special sundowner game drives
- Masai village trips
- Bush walks and meals
Open all year round, children aged 6 and over welcome.
This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £585 / €665 / $755