Fodor's Expert Review Finch Hattons

Tsavo West, Taita Taveta, Kenya Fodor's Choice

At the turn of the 20th century, Denys Finch Hatton---if you saw the movie Out of Africa, then you'll have some idea, even if it's rather over-romanticized, of who he was---left his native England and fell in love with Kenya, cultivating a reputation for leading classy, exclusive safaris for American tycoons and British royalty, among others; his legend lives on in this superb, award-winning camp. It's now the most luxurious place to stay in Tsavo West; your every whim is catered to, and dinner is served at a table sparkling with silver and crystal as strains of Mozart (Denys's favorite composer) softly fill the African night. The camp is in groves of old acacia trees around a natural spring that is home to hippos, crocodiles, and numerous species of birds near the Kenya/Tanzania border. The tents are luxuriously furnished with antique furniture, wooden chests, and even a daybed on your personal veranda; all tents have outside showers, freestanding copper bathtubs, and viewing deck facing the hippo pools. The spa features a hammam, gym, yoga studio, and two infinity swimming pools. It's expensive, but this camp is worth it.


  • you'll see an extraordinary array of wildlife right in the camp
  • food and service are outstanding
  • game drives, airstrip transfers, and sundowners are included


  • park fees of US$60 per night are extra
  • the generator is switched off at 11:30 pm
  • no children under six years




Phones: 0709-534--000 | 020-357–7500-reservations


17 tents
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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