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FINCHHATTONSLUXURYTENTEDCAMP

Luxury tented camp in Tsavo National Park reopens as Kenya’s most exclusive property, after extensive refurbishment.

Nairobi, Kenya 13th February 2015. Finch Hattons, the luxury tented camp in Tsavo National Park, has reopened following a multi-million dollar renovation to upgrade the property – reaffirming its position as the ultimately luxury safari camp.

Set around an oasis of natural spring pools and surrounded by views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Chyulu Hills, the camp’s location showcases some of Kenya’s most striking vistas. Finch Hattons has a rich history, having set the standards in luxury safaris over two decades ago with its multi-course gourmet meals and crystal glassware – a first in the world of eco-tented camps.

Originally built in 1992 by German hotelier Peter Frank and Kishan Gehlot, Finch Hattons draws its inspiration from the legendary British aristocrat Denys Finch Hatton who is best known to many as Baroness Karen Blixen’s lover. An adventurous game hunter turned safari guide to fellow aristocrats, Finch Hatton is credited for introducing luxury safaris to the world and in his numerous exploits crafting a travel destination in Tsavo whose soul, beauty and charm is comparable to none.

The renovations of the 35-acre camp include brand new tented suites, a swimming pool, spa, conference facilities, a star gazing terrace and a yoga deck with views of the Chyulu Hills. Renowned South African architect, Francois Theron, has spearheaded the design of the project. Commenting on Finch Hattons, Theron said, “experiencing Africa in colonial campaign fashion has by no means been this luxurious. The thrill of Africa is experienced from 17 intimate tented luxury suites which are positioned around a water hole fed by a natural spring from Mt. Kilimanjaro, perfect for guests and ideal for wildlife.

The open plan design of the tents invites the cooling breeze closer over the water, transporting all the authentic African sounds, tastes and smells right onto your doorstep. 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.”

Leena Gehlot, a director of Finch Hattons said, “We are very excited to be opened to guests in February 2015. Finch Hattons is a multi-million dollar investment, affirming our faith and confidence in Kenya and Africa as a leading tourism destination. Thorough planning in the design and sustainability of the camp has ensured that the history of the camp has been translated and continued in the

refurbishment. We are proud of delivering one of the best luxury hospitality products in Kenya and we look forward to contributing to the conservation and community efforts in Tsavo West as we have done for the last 25 years.”

A multi award winning camp, Finch Hattons was selected as Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge 2014 by the World Travel Awards. It is a proud member of the Mantis Collection, a collection of privately owned luxury boutique hotels and eco-escapes spanning across all continents.

Finch Hattons is owned by The Intex Real Estate Group, who partnered with Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Limited Edition to open Mahali Mzuri, in 2014.

DAY 1. TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK, FINCH HATTONS TENTED CAMP, 5*, MEAL PLAN IS FULL BOARD.
Start early in the morning at 0500 hours to Tsavo West National Park game drive enroute to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon further game drive with good chances of seeing the plenty of and visit the rhino sanctuary then further look out for big five animals among other animals until dinner and overnight at your camp.

Road distance covered from Diani Beach to Tsavo West National Park is approximately 250 kilometres.

DAY 2. AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, AMBOSELI TORTILIS CAMP, 5*, MEAL PLAN IS FULL BOARD
Early morning breakfast then depart to Mzima Springs here, a special viewing facility allows the observer to view hippo wallowing with surprising grace from below the water line further drive to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch at the camp. At the doorstep rises one of the most beautiful mountains in Africa.

The unsurpassed snowing Mount Kilimanjaro, the sight of which made the early European explorers gasp with wonder and disbelief, afternoon game viewing looking out for the large herds of elephants, big five animals among other plains and plenty of birdlife. Dinner and overnight at your camp which is nestled in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Road distance covered from Tsavo West National Park to Amboseli National Park is approximately 155 kilometres.

DAY 3. AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, AMBOSELI TORTILIS CAMP, 5*, MEAL PLAN IS FULL BOARD
Early in the morning you would take tea or coffee and depart for morning game drive reverting time for breakfast the another game drive until time lunch at camp.
Afternoon evening game drive until time for dinner and overnight at the camp

DAY 4. TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK, SEVERIN SAFARI CAMP, 5*, MEAL PLAN IS FULL BOARD
Early morning game drive then breakfast followed by further game drive enroute to the Tsavo east National Park arriving in Severin Safari Camp time for lunch. In the afternoon visit the park until time for dinner and overnight.

Road distance covered from Amboseli National Park to Tsavo East National Park is approximately 260 kilometres.

DAY 5. COASTAL HOTEL, BREAKFAST ONLY
Early you would take tea or coffee and then depart for game drive until time for breakfast followed by drive enroute down at the coast arriving at your coastal hotel time for lunch.
Road distance covered from Tsavo East National Park to Diani Beach is approximately 200 kilometres.
End of the safari.

Price per person sharing adults when 4 and above in the vehicle is US$ 1,943.00

Single room supplement is US$ 962.00

Child of 3 to 11 years sharing a room with 2 adults is charged 50% of per adult rate and 2 children in own room each is charged 75% of per adult rate.


What is included?

  • Park fees

  • All game drives as per the itinerary in a tourist pop up safari van

  • All our transport has insurance plus we would offer rescue and evacuation by air and road within East Africa only. The rescue and evacuation by air and road is for all Top Africa Safaris ltd clients. The cover does not include in hospital bills overseas cover. The cover is only for residents and non-residents. For detailed information please log on to http://www.ersafari.com It gives you the complete solution to the traditional procurement of the tourist cover

What is not included?

  • Drinks

  • Tips for the service approximately USD 10.00 per person per day, but of course this depends on whether were happy you with the service.

  • Yellow fever vaccination

  • Visa

  • Things of personal use

EASTER SURCHARGE AND CHRISTMAS SURCHARGE
A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. THE SUPPLEMENT WOULD BE CONFIRMED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING FOR CLARITY REASONS.

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PLEASE YOU ARE ADVISED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT AND COMFORT TO CARRY THE FOLLOWING ITEMS.
All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, film, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.