Distributed around the core of the Taita Hills Sanctuary, in Tsavo, Kenya, the Sarova Salt Lick Lodge is an exceptional approach to living quarters. The 96 mushroom-like rooms, raised on high upon firm stems, are closely dispersed around the Sanctuary grounds. With an up-close lookout on animals as they revel in multiple waterholes surrounding the rooms, the eager observer is keenly aware of the grand wildlife abound. Rooms are connected by roped above-ground pathways, and lead to reception and dining areas. Chefs present a scrumptious array of specialties, set in buffet style. Stare into the eyes of surrounding game while dining. Take a walk through the underground viewing tunnel and observe animals at the waterhole. Nothing can compare to being so close to such powerful creatures.
Located in the heart of the Sanctuary, Sarova Salt Lick Lodge is a truly unique concept consisting of 96 rooms elevated on stilts, each overlooking a waterhole and linked by suspended walkways. At night, the waterholes are floodlit ensuring that guests enjoy an uninterrupted view of the daily procession of thirsty visitors below. Things to do include bird watching and nature walks, and eye opening game drives to view the “big five”. Check in time is at 12:00hrs, and check out time is 10:00hrs. The lodge is 200km north-west from Mombasa and 400km south-east of Nairobi. By road, it is 5 and a half hours from Nairobi. By air, it is 1hr from Nairobi, with a transfer from airstrip to lodge for 20mins.
Most of the 96 guestrooms at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge are overlooking one of several waterholes and are located in 12 original clusters on stilts with only 4 rooms on each of the 2 floors. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge has 48 double rooms, 33 twin rooms and 15 triples. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and have private bathrooms with shower. All beds have mosquito nets and each room is equipped with an electric fan. The terraced lounge & bar are centrally located in the main building and invite our guests to relax. Local and international spirits, wines and beers , as well as sodas and juices are available.
The restaurant features delicious international and local cuisine, usually in the form of sumptuous buffets, but also as table d'hôte when appropriate - these include vegetarian dishes. We also cater to any special dietary needs if advance notice is given. Bush barbecues and bush breakfasts as well as sundowners can be arranged on request.
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately owned conservation area located at the foot of the Taita Hills adjacent to Tsavo West National Park in Kenya – one of the world's largest game reserves. The Sanctuary provides a safe habitat to over 50 species of mammals and 300 species of birds within 28,000 acres of rolling savannah and woodland. The Sanctuary is a success story in sustainable conservation where wildlife – including elephant, lion, buffalo and giraffe – thrive.This commitment to responsible ecotourism, which has been so well supported by visitors, ensures that the Sanctuary and all its wildlife will continue to prosper. The Sanctuary offers many diverse opportunities for guests to experience the unique flora, fauna and culture of this fascinating ecosystem. Night game drives provide guests with an opportunity of seeing animals not usually encountered on a daytime game drive.
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