The camp is completely isolated, so much so that you would be forgiven for forgetting that the rest of the world exists at all. In this place, it’s just you, the vast and varied terrain that stretches in every direction, and the many beasts and birds that call it home.
Finch Hatton’s camp has been carefully designed to maximise opportunities to view the resident wildlife as much as the spectacular surrounding landscape. Hippo and crocodile wallow in the nearby springs, and elephant and antelope sightings are common. There are also 500 species of birds that call Tsavo home. Views are expansive from every angle, deck and dining area; to the west, Mount Kilimanjaro is impossible to miss, and to the northeast, the Chyulu Hills undulate for miles. Accommodation is in 17 beautifully decorated suites, each offering absolute privacy for guests, and an open plan design allows a cooling breeze in, bringing with it the sounds and scents of the bush.
There’s no shortage of activities to keep you busy, from day and night game drives, bush walks and full-day hikes, with outings to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, Mzima Springs, Chyulu Hills, Amboseli National Park, and Lake Jipe all on offer. A cultural visit to the Maasai town of Iltilal can be arranged, where you can observe the traditions of the Maasai people firsthand. If you choose to stay in camp, there are plenty of places to unwind, from the outdoor air-conditioned massage pavilions, to the infinity pool, hammam or elevated yoga deck overlooking the Chyulu Hills. For families, the Young Explorers’ Club offers a dedicated children’s programme.