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Make your way to Finch Hattons

Finch Hattons is about 240km due west of Nairobi and the best way to arrive is by charter or scheduled plane from Wilson Airport (WIL) in Nairobi to the Finch Hattons airstrip. Transfers between international and domestic airports for arrivals from outside Kenya can be arranged. 

If you need directions, please contact the team so that you don’t end up in the wrong watering hole: 
Mobile: +254 (0) 748 108 514, Office: +254 (0) 720 444 419

Where We Are

Finch Hattons is located in Tsavo West National Park. With the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro to the west and the enchanting Chyulu Hills to the northeast, the journey to Finch Hattons is as spectacular as your destination.

Finch Hattons


By plane

The main international airport in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, with daily direct flights from the main European hubs: London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, as well as New York.

There are also daily arrivals from Johannesburg in South Africa as well as from hubs in the Middle East including Dubai and Doha.

Flights from Europe take on average just over 8 hours and direct flights from New York take 15 hours. For those connecting from any other USA hub will need to travel via one of the cities above.

We can also book the Fast Track service for you at Kenyatta
airport to speed up your journey.


Getting to Finch Hattons from Nairobi

There are daily scheduled flights from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to our private airstrip in Tsavo, operated by our trusted partners, Safarilink and Fly ALS. The flight takes about 50-minutes

From there, it’s just a quick 10-minute drive to Finch Hattons. If you’re traveling from Mombasa, Mombasa Air offers convenient flights to our airstrip as well.

If your flight arrives before our 12pm check-in time, simply share your flight details with us in advance, and we’ll be ready to collect you.

We also provide charter and helicopter flights from reputable operators upon request. 

By car

By car, the camp is a four- to five-hour drive away from Nairobi or Mombasa. This isn’t just any old road trip. Oh no, this is a journey through the mesmerising Tsavo National Park. From majestic landscapes to wildlife sightings that’ll have you snapping pictures like a pro, it’s a self-drive safari!

GPRS coordinates: -2.854238, 37.918283

By train

Feeling adventurous? Hop aboard the Madaraka Express and cruise through the picturesque Kenyan countryside. Whether you’re starting your journey from bustling Nairobi or the sunny shores of Mombasa, the Madaraka Express promises a scenic ride to Mtito Andei, where our friendly drivers will be waiting to drop you off to Finch Hattons. Tickets for this epic journey are as easy to purchase - simply visit the SGR terminus online, or give our reservations team a call. 

As the train chugs along, get ready to feast your eyes on some epic sights, including the infamous Shetani Lava Flow and other inspiring landscapes of Tsavo West National Park. And once you’re in the park, it’s game on! Embark on a thrilling game drive en route to the camp.

Getting from Finch Hattons to Mahali Mzuri

If you'd like to experience another equally stunning location in Kenya, we highly recommend combining your trip to Finch Hattons with a stay at Mahali Mzuri.

Mahali Mzuri is located within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy  right in the path of the annual Great Migration with breathtaking views and endless game spotting on offer.

To travel from Finch Hattons to Mahali Mzuri, make your way back to the domestic airport in Nairobi - Wilson Airport - and then take a flight to the Olare Orok Airstrip.

Our reservations team can help organise transfers to and from the airports.

Visa requirements

Visitors from countries that do not enjoy visa-free entry to Kenya will need to apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) in advance on Kenya Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (eTA). The cost is approximately $30 and takes a maximum of 72 hours to process.

As advice can change on a regular basis we recommend you check with the advice issued by your government’s state department or foreign office before you set off on your journey.

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