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Love Letter in Kenya: Finch Hattons

Imagine waking up to the gentle whisper of the African savannah, where the first rays of sunlight kiss the vast plains of Tsavo National Park on a profoundly meaningful journey to Kenya.

Reflecting his deep love and respect for the African continent, Richard Branson shares his enthusiasm for the rich heritage, culture and all the incredible wildlife of Tsavo National Park. This fascination translates into the inclusion of Finch Hattons Luxury Safari Camp to Virgin Limited Edition’s exclusive portfolio, promising to redefine safari travel by integrating exquisite sophistication with an unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability.

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Dear adventure lover,

Mark your calendar for July 1, 2024, when Kenya will once again become one of the benchmarks in the exclusivity of African safaris.

Finch Hattons is not merely a journey; it is an invitation to immerse yourself in a romantic saga, where history intertwines with the grandeur of nature to create a peerless luxury experience. This escape promises to be the genesis of an enduring love affair with both nature and opulence, leaving an indelible imprint on your memories. This experience will transcend a mere getaway, inaugurating a passionate affair with both nature and luxury that will echo in your memories for a lifetime.

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A Setting Whispering Legends

Did you know that Finch Hattons is named after Denys Finch Hatton, a legendary adventurer and conservationist whose love for Kenya has infused every aspect of this retreat?

As you enter this camp, you tread paths once roamed by this illustrious figure. Known for his opulent safaris in the early 20th century, Finch Hatton traveled with a bathtub, a gramophone, and the finest French wines, embodying a blend of adventure and colonial sophistication. Each suite in the camp mirrors this legacy, boasting views of natural springs and wildlife, all unfolding beneath the vast African sky.

Breathtaking Adventures

From dawn to dusk, Tsavo offers a tapestry of unforgettable experiences. Envision embarking on a sunrise safari, witnessing the savannah stir to life. Elephants amble in the morning light, lions retreat from their nocturnal hunts, and giraffes glide across the landscape with ethereal grace. The park is famed for its legendary red elephants, distinctively colored by the Tsavo dust, adding to the region’s unique allure. Moreover, the rhino sanctuary offers intimate encounters where each visit aids the preservation of these regal animals.

A Sanctuary for the Senses

After a day brimming with adventure, Finch Hattons provides a haven of tranquility and rejuvenation. Dining under the shadow of Kilimanjaro in the camp’s pavilion becomes a feast for the senses, blending culinary traditions of Africa with gourmet flair. The Chyulu Spa, uses local healing techniques, promises a revitalization of both body and spirit, deepening your connection to the land.

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Culture and Nature Intertwined

At Finch Hattons, every detail reflects the rich heritage of the Maasai community and the pristine Kenyan landscape. Engage in a night-time ritual beneath the stars, joining Maasai warriors in traditional dance, an authentic celebration of their enduring culture. This moment not only celebrates their culture but also invites you to feel the pulse of Africa through their chants and movements full of history and meaning. Finch Hattons is not only a retreat but a beacon of sustainability and conservation. Here, you can engage with initiatives protecting endangered species and fostering reforestation, showcasing the seamless integration of luxury and environmental stewardship.

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Literary Inspiration for Your Journey

To enhance your journey, consider reading The Lioness, Karen Blixen in Africa by Tom Buk-Swienty before your visit. This book delves into the life in Africa of Karen Blixen, capturing the essence of the landscapes and cultures of Kenya, and setting the stage for your exploration of Tsavo, a vibrant sanctuary of wildlife and beauty. From the passionate love that blossomed between Karen Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton to the unmistakable majesty of the African landscape, the story evokes a strong sense of place and time. Although Karen Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton never explored Tsavo together, their adventurous spirits and profound love for Kenya permeate every page of their stories, mirroring the passion for nature you will encounter in Tsavo. This region stands as one of Kenya’s most vibrant and well-preserved ecosystems, a testament to the enduring allure and natural beauty that captivated both Karen and Denys.

A book that will prepare you to deeply appreciate the unique connection between the land and those who traversed it before you.

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Are you ready to fall in love?

Finch Hattons offers more than just a stay, it promises a transformative experience, inviting you to partake in something far greater. It’s a journey that challenges the mundane, awakens the spirit of adventure, and soothes the soul with serene landscapes. Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of Kenya, where each day brings new wonders and lasting memories.

With love,

Your next unforgettable NUBA journey

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