Multi-Award Winning Finch Hattons Camp to Reopen in Kenya

Multi-Award Winning Finch Hattons Camp to Reopen in Kenya
Finch Hattons is situated around an oasis of natural spring pools teaming with wildlife and provides views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills. The camp is rich in history and renowned for its cuisine and luxury accommodations. There are brand new tented suites, a pool, spa, conference facilities, a star gazing terrace and a yoga deck which overlooks the surrounding Kenyan landscape.

The luxury camp is set on 35 acres of unadulterated wilderness approximately 186 miles from Nairobi in the heart of the Tsavo West National Park, which is home to over 500 species of birds and a wide variety of other wildlife species including elephants, leopards and giraffe. With a landscape made up of undulating hills and lava flows on the vast plains surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro, Tsavo realizes the romance of Old Africa, immersing guests in its breath-taking vistas.

“We are very excited to be opened to guests in February 2015”, says Leena Gehlot, one of the Finch Hattons Directors. “We have ensured that the history of Finch Hattons has been retained in the refurbishment so that both our repeat and new guests from all over the world will still feel the magic of the camp as they did before. A lot of planning has gone into the sustainability and architecture of the new Finch Hattons.”

Mr. Francois Theron, the renowned South African lodge architect responsible for the colonial-inspired, luxury redesign says: “The thrill of Africa is experienced from 17 intimate tented luxury suites. Each unit features a private outdoor shower with magnificent views through the unit towards your own glimpse of the water hole. A personal deck allows you to get lost in Africa while spoiling yourself with elite conveniences, such as opulent furniture and all the creature comforts you would expect from the best tented camp in the world.”

Originally built in 1992 by German hotelier Peter Frank and Kishan Gehlot, Finch Hattons draws its inspiration from legendary British aristocrat Denys Finch Hatton. A game hunter and safari guide, he is credited with bringing luxury camping and tourism to Tsavo. He is said to have defined luxury safari camping in the African wild, beginning the movement known as modern day “glamping”.

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