If one name is synonymous with luxury in the African Bush it must surely be that of Denys Finch Hatton. Befriended by Kings Immortalised by Hollywood Finch Hatton's courage and charm inspired an entire generation of safari guides.
Today his name lives on in a remote corner of Tsavo West National Park called "Finch Hattons"
Privately owned and managed, Finch Hattons is one man's dream to create an ideal, offering guests a unique opportunity to relive the golden era of the safari with elegance, first class comforts and the finest cuisine surrounded by the spectacle of the great African wilderness.
35 twin-bedded tents
Room dcor: Coastal design with pieces of Lamu furniture. The impression is one of elegance and Comfort.
In- room amenities The tents are equipped with deluxe beds and all of the amenities of a room in a five-star hotel. The is supply of electricity (220 & 110), fully stocked mini-bar, en-suite toilet, wash basin and generous slate walled shower room, both complete with piping hot and cold running water, primarily solar heated. Extra wall socket located in sleeping area with an adaptor for a hairdryer or battery recharging etc.
Special features: The lodge surroundings are unfenced. Animals get close to the hotel. Therefore, children to be accompanied by responsible parents and only by prior arrangement.
The dining hall has many interesting period features, stone fireplace, high vaulted ceiling, Chandelier, latticed windows and doors, dresser, buffets and tables decked in silverware, cut crystal and porcelain, perhaps after aperitifs and an exchange of game viewing tales at the bar. Cuisine and service are to the highest European standards.
After dressing for dinner (no shorts), guests are escorted back to their tents by armed askaris and then?ª..left to the wildlife. Hippo chorus or a lion roar with its triple thud salutation, along with the familiar Terrace overlooking hippo pool and Mt. Kilimanjaro half shaded where breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and evening sundowners are served.
The Bar/Lounge comprises three areas of comfortable private seating - a favorite being the mezzanine library overlooking the dinning hall. DenysBar is supported by a well-stocked cellar.
- Same day, seven days a week laundry services available.
- Lounge and bar area elegantly furnished to create an informal country house atmosphere.
- Gift shop/boutique.
- Telephone and fax service available at the Lodge office.
- Kidney shaped pool and Sun-deck that offers privacy from the game
- Mezzanine floor - cosy library / reading room.
- Escorted nature walks
- Vehicles are available for game viewing drives and airstrip transfers.
- Special occasions can be catered for, i.e. Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Board meetings, Sundowners in Chuylu Hills or Poacher's Lookout by prior arrangement.