Tsavo Fly-In Express Featuring Finch Hattons

Number of Days:      3 Days Days of operation:     Daily

Fly-in safaris are perfect for visitors to Kenya who have limited time to spare, or would simply like to add on a few nights to an existing trip. Flights depart daily from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and the package include return flights, all transfers, meals, an English speaking driver-guide and 4x4 vehicles with a guaranteed window seat. Dates for any of these trips can be tailored to suit clients’ itinerary.

Famous for its man-eating lions and ‘red’ elephants, this is a flat picturesque landscape that is dotted with hills and baobab trees. With a few permanent rivers and springs, game is found year round, though in better concentrations during the dry season.

Day 1

Early pick from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or a city hotel and transfer to Wilson Airport for the scheduled flight to Tsavo National Park. Upon arrival, you will be met by a guide from camp and enjoy a game drive to the camp. Following lunch, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at a Finch Hatton's on a full board basis

Day 2

Full day game viewing in the park.
Overnight at a Finch Hatton's on a full board basis

Day 3

Following breakfast, there will be a game drive transfer back to the airstrip for the scheduled flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to a city centre hotel where your safari ends.

Finch Hatton’s

At the foot of the Chyulu Hills, within Tsavo National Park, Finch Hatton’s provides a taste of life as it was for the big game hunters in the earlier part of the century. Tsavo is world renowned for its elephant and other game, it is vast - the size of Wales, Holland and Belgium - and it offers terrain ranging from rich golden savannahs to misty mountains. Divided into Tsavo East and West by the Nairobi/Mombasa road, the game lives an almost undisturbed existence in the western part. Here you will enjoy marvellous game drives. The luxury tented lodge offers elegant and refined accommodation under canvas. When the aristocratic Denys Finch Hatton, played by Robert Redford in the film "Out of Africa", went on safari he took Mozart and cut crystal, fine wines and real porcelain. At Finch Hatton’s the style is the same. Understated and quiet luxury are the key words. The tents, with deluxe beds and beautiful slate walled shower rooms are the last word in tented comfort. The main lodge offers a dining hall, bar, lounge and mezzanine library - the latter a favourite spot for post-prandial coffees and delicious petit fours. Food is taken very seriously here. Dinner is always a ‘production’. Served by waiters wearing the khanzu, the traditional snowy-white tunic that servants wore in the colonial period but which is now worn with pride, the five courses are served skilfully and thoughtfully. The cooking is accomplished and indulgent and the continental deserts made by the Finch Hatton’s patisserie are superb. A well-stocked cellar offers an excellent range of European, American and South African wines. The 35 acres that form Finch Hatton’s Lodge are unfenced. Lion, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and plains game may come and go as they wish. Hippo and crocodiles live in the three huge pools on the site and the hippos often graze around the tents. Therefore, armed askaris escort you back to your tent in the evenings. A close encounter with a hippo reminds you that you are in Africa and anything might happen!

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