Taita Hills Sanctuary
The Taita Hills Wildlife Conservancy derives its name from the surrounding clusters of hills and is an integral part of the Eastern Arc forests classified as an biodiversity hotspot. The conservancy covers an area of 28,000 acres of mosaic habitat where the plant physiognomy is riverine forest, savanna wood and grassland. The vegetation formation is usually dense, stratified and always dominated by Acacia /Commiphora trees and may appear to be evergreen in wet areas such as in the central lowlands of the sanctuary. The sanctuary straddles the Southern Tsavo West National Park and is an important dispersal area and migrating corridor for wildlife between Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park and making it a highly valued tourism recreational area and of ecological importance. The topography is generally mountainous that offers breath taking landscape views of the Kilimanjaro, Pare, Uluguru mountains and the clusters of Taita Hills with a seasonal river dividing the sanctuary into valleys and lowland plains.
For decades Salt Lick Safari Lodge has been one of Kenya's flagship lodges, famed for being among the World's Most Photographed Lodges. A favourite amongst travellers in search of luxury accommodation, Salt Lick Safari Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole and the vast Tsavo plains. Salt Lick Safari Lodge has 96 unique rooms, all elevated on stilts and built across two levels, with ensuite bathrooms with permanent showers and WC, and running hot and cold water. Rooms with double, twin or triple beds depending on your preferred occupancy. A Kenya game lodge with a difference, this unique safari accommodation is situated overlooking several waterholes in the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary which is next to the Tsavo West National Park. The rooms are arranged in circular pairs on stilts and connected by suspended walkways. En-suite guest rooms at this Kenya safari game lodge enjoy uninterrupted views of the waterholes and surrounding landscapes. Guests can gather in the evenings in the terraced lounge and bar overlooking the main waterhole for drinks at sunset.
Built in the shape of a German Forte, Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge is one that bursts with rich history from the World War II. The beautifully designed lodge offers a truly exclusive bush experience, being situated in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, a private conservancy of 28,000 acres located at the foot of the Taita Hills and adjacent to Tsavo West National Park, one of the world's largest game reserves. Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge provides the exceptional experience of proximity to the wildlife and a viewing gallery from the comfort of your room balcony . Since the lodge is unfenced, animals such as gazelles and elephants are commonly sighted on the grounds and at the watering hole near the swimming pool. Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge offers luxury accommodation and amenities and is the perfect base in an unforgettable setting to explore the natural environment around. Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge accommodation rooms are authentically decorated with modern amenities. The rooms provide supreme comfort, privacy and an opportunity for effortless birding, as well as the chance to view a large variety of big game from the privacy of each unit. All rooms at Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge are equipped with ensuite bathrooms with permanent showers and WC, running hot & cold water and 240V power. Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge has two elaborate suites.
The innovative community-run Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary covers 657 sq km and was formed
from three community-owned ranches in 1996, but only opened to the public in 2003.
It’s partly funded by the EU and involves local people at every stage of the project, from the park rangers to senior management.
Big cats and elephants are regular highlights along with cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, maasai lion, masai giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, impala, waterbuck, Thomson's gazelle, lesser kudu, dik-dik, and other smaller animals, including a great diversity of birdlife.
The accommodation is superb, making it a terrific all-round package.
Stunning panoramic views over the golden green savannah rolling away to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the North and South Pare mountains and the Taita Hills.
Secluded in Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary amidst peace and quiet, yet easily accessible from Mombasa and Nairobi. Exclusive, just twelve traditionally-built ensuite bandas from whose verandahs you can literally overlook wildlife, going about their daily life undisturbed.
Conservation, the sanctuary preserves a unique eco system rich with wildlife, encompassing one of Africa's most ancient elephant migratory corridors and an important breeding area.
Stay in a small, unique lodge of sustainable timber, canvas and traditional coconut thatch. Sip sundowners on an open terrace with Kilimanjaro as the back drop, followed by dinner overlooking a small watering hole visited by a family of elephants.
Sleep in a hand-made four poster bed in crisp cotton sheets and awake to Africa's incredible sunrise ready to enjoy a game drive or bush walk before a hearty breakfast ..perhaps in the bush and you have begun to conjure up the magic that is Lions Bluff. site for lions.
Ngutuni sanctuary is a 10,000 acre private game sanctuary, surrounded on three sides
by Tsavo East National Park.
With view of the Sagala Hills and others nearby, only 2.5 hours drive from Mombasa and its international airport.
Ngutuni sanctuary and the surrounding national park is best known today for their fantastic variety of wildlife including
lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo as well as a huge variety of plains game and bird life.
Ngutuni Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in the heart of a 10,000 acre private game sanctuary, surrounded on three sides by Tsavo East National Park. The lodge overlooks a water hole and is set against the spectacular backdrop of the Sagala Hills, only 2.5 hours drive from Mombasa and its international airport. Once home to the infamous 'man eating lions of Tsavo' who preyed on men constructing the railway line between Mombasa and Kampala in the nineteenth century, the sanctuary and surrounding national park are best known today for their fantastic variety of wildlife including lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo as well as a huge variety of plains game and bird life.Spectacularly constructed from large timber poles, with plunging thatched roofs and waxed timber decking, the lodge skillfully blends traditional African design with the modern comforts of a luxury lodge. From the moment you step into reception and gaze through the open plan restaurant to the savannah beyond you begin to realise why this is such a special lodge. Life at Ngutuni follows a delightful routine, early mornings and late afternoons are spent game viewing as this is the best time to observe animals foraging for food in the surrounding savannah. Evenings are spent relaxing with safari companions; time to enjoy a sundowner overlooking the softly illuminated waterhole before a sumptuous dinner. Finally enjoy a few quiet moments under star lit skies as you savour the lights and sounds of the African bush. Ngutuni Lodge has 48 guest rooms, each sleeping up to three people in one single and one double bed. Many of the guest rooms have interconnecting doors, making the Lodge ideal for families and larger parties. All of the rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished, with ensuite shower rooms. Private balconies overlook the large water hole, which is illuminated at night for evening game viewing.