An elegant and stylish camp named after one of Kenya’s great adventurers, Finch Hattons Lodge embodies the golden era of the safari with a contemporary twist. Ideal for those seeking privacy and unmatched luxury on Kenya’s single largest game reserve.


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Location

The camp is located within the Tsavo West National Park and sits on the banks of the Galana river boasting stunning views of the savannah stretching out to the snowy peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Rooms

17 luxury eco-tents, raised on wooden decks, are spread along a line of hippo pools fed by a natural spring from Mount Kilimanjaro. Nestled under thatched roofs with netted windows to emphasise the wilderness, the tents are furnished with writing desks, antique lamps, elegant seating areas and…

Communal Areas

Guests can relax with a cocktail in the luxurious Karen Blixen lounge or explore the stars on the Star Gazing Terrace. For cigar lovers, the Cigar lounge offers a selection of premium cigars and the elegant dining room provides a high-class dining experience with magnificent views of the park. Take a dip in the infinity pool or escape to the spa for a serene break facing the Chyulu Hills.

Activities

Guests can take game drives by day or night, go on guided bush walks and explore the life of the Maasai on cultural village visits. The camp itself leaves no stone unturned when it comes to comfort with a home theatre, a library, yoga studio, gym and a spa for a spot of pampering. Kids can indulge in footprint spotting, survival skills and bow and arrow making at the Little Explorers Club & Resources Centre.

Fully inclusive

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
All house drinks (except premium imported brands and champagne)
Scheduled vehicle game drives
Laundry

When to go

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Migratory birds will also be present, offering excellent bird watching opportunities. A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in late March.

After the ‘short rains’ wildlife tends to be less concentrated, and the vegetation will be thicker – making game viewing sightings trickier. On the other hand, the colours of the park are a lot more impressive after the rains, and the large volume of insets draw in migratory birds who will be in their full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

Migratory birds will also be present, offering excellent bird watching opportunities. A brief drier interlude before the more intense long rains arrive in late March.

After the ‘short rains’ wildlife tends to be less concentrated, and the vegetation will be thicker – making game viewing sightings trickier. On the other hand, the colours of the park are a lot more impressive after the rains, and the large volume of insets draw in migratory birds who will be in their full breeding colours.

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. As a consequence of the rainfall roads can be hard to navigate and wildlife a little harder to spot.

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. As a consequence of the rainfall roads can be hard to navigate and wildlife a little harder to spot.

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'LONG RAINS'

The exact start and end of the rains are always a little uncertain, but generally, this period is the wettest time of the year. This wet season is also often characterised by overcast skies and consecutive days of rain. As a consequence of the rainfall roads can be hard to navigate and wildlife a little harder to spot.

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Also, one of the cooler periods, which makes midday temperatures a little more pleasant.

As the land begins to dry up the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, making it that bit easier to spot!

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Also, one of the cooler periods, which makes midday temperatures a little more pleasant.

As the land begins to dry up the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, making it that bit easier to spot!

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Temperatures will be on the rise until the ‘short rains’ arrive in October.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Temperatures will be on the rise until the ‘short rains’ arrive in October.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

DRY SEASON

A more stable and predictable time of the year, usually with clear skies. Temperatures will be on the rise until the ‘short rains’ arrive in October.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

A rather unpredictable time of the year with heavy showers or thunderstorms, but usually with sunshine in between. The vegetation will become thicker – making game viewing sightings trickier.

Migratory birds will start arriving, offering potentially great bird watching opportunities.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

WET SEASON - 'SHORT RAINS'

A rather unpredictable time of the year with heavy showers or thunderstorms, but usually with sunshine in between. The vegetation will become thicker – making game viewing sightings trickier.

Migratory birds will start arriving, offering potentially great bird watching opportunities.

As the land continues to dry the wildlife will become more concentrated around remaining water sources, significantly improving the odds of good sightings. Vegetation will also be much thinner towards the end of the dry season, which will again improve the odds of having some great sightings!

Its location so close to the equator means that Tsavo West & East National Parks generally have consistent temperatures throughout the year, while the altitude (from 171 to 1,677m or 561 to 5,502ft) moderate these to an average of maximum daytime temperatures between 25°C/88°F and 33°C/91°F. Temperates at times can, however, exceed this, peaks of over 40°C/104°F are possible before the beginning of the rains ‘long rains’. Mornings can, however, be surprisingly chilly, so be sure to bring a light fleece.

There are two wet seasons in Kenya. In Laikipia the first known as the long rains take place between March and May, the second wet season is known as the short rains which also tend to be a little less intense, these take place between October and December.

Tsavo West & East National Parks are seasonal parks, with excellent game viewing opportunities in the driest months of the year, as vegetation thins and wildlife become a little more concentrated. Ideally it this, therefore, best to visit during the height of the dry season.

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