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The Tsavo night drive

On recent night drives I’ve seen civet cats, owls, elephants and even three leopards in just one evening…

By Lakshmi Moolraj
Chief Operating Officer at Finch Hattons

Join one of our expert guides for a night drive to discover what Tsavo National Park is like after dark. Finch Hattons is built around natural springs which draw wildlife, so at night there’s plenty of hippos and crocodiles to spot – in fact, we even had a serval cat drinking from the camp’s pool recently! There have been multiple times when we’re sitting around the dining table and a guide will say they’ve spotted a leopard – guests will immediately abandon their dinner to hop in the vehicle and see them.

Depending on your luck, you might encounter nocturnal creatures like mongooses, porcupines and leopards on your night drive. The first thing you’ll notice is those glowing eyes in the darkness, then your guide will shine a torch to reveal an animal staring back at you. On recent night drives I’ve seen civet cats, owls, elephants and even three leopards in just one evening. I’d recommend the experience because you get to see Tsavo’s wildlife and landscape through a completely different lens.

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Alfred & Lakshmi Moolraj

Lakshmi Moolraj has spent the last 20 years working in hospitality throughout East Africa and now lives in Nairobi. Having travelled extensively, she's passionate about culture, people and food and has been fortunate enough to work with some of the best hospitality teams in the world. Lakshmi is a firm believer that nothing should be taken too seriously, laughter is the best medicine and it's the people that make the place.
Lakshmi Moolraj, Chief Operating Officer at Finch Hattons

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Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Annette, who's travelled extensively in Kenya. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife in the Mara, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot for your sundowner.

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