2 days Taita Hills/Saltlick lodge
Pick-up from your hotel in the early morning hours. First drive to Taita Hills Sanctuary for a morning game drive until 12:30pm.
Check-in at Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge or similar for lunch.
Distance approx. 230km, travel time approx. 4.5h.
Drive to Tsavo West National Park with game drives and return to Sarova Salt Lick Lodge for dinner, overnight and breakfast. https://www.sarovahotels.com/saltlick-tsavo/
Early breakfast, after breakfast, game viewing on departure from Taita Hills nature reserve and return to your coastal hotel with arrival around noon.
Distance approx. 230km, travel time approx. 5h.
The Tsavo West and Taita Hills wildlife sanctuary is home to the BIG FIVE, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino.
The Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a private nature reserve in Kenya. The nature reserve covers an area of 110 km2 and borders the Tsavo West National Park and the LUMO Community Nature Reserve. The Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1972 by Hilton International in which two lodges are located. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge and Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge. Dinner, breakfast and overnight stay are at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is one of the most famous lodges in Kenya.
Tsavo West National Park covers an area of 9,065 km2, which is approximately 30% of the total area of all parks in Kenya. Its savannahs extend from the Tanzanian border in the south, the road between Mombasa and Nairobi and the Athi River in the north. This river and the road (A 109) form the common border to the Tsavo East National Park. In the southern part between both parks there are private estates in the Taita Hills and Sagala Hills as well as in the area of the Tsavo Kasigau Wildlife Corridor. On 1 April 1948 the Tsavo National Park was established with a total area of 21,812 km2. In May 1949, for administrative reasons, the park was divided into East and West. The landscape of Tsavo West is very varied and clearly hillier, mountainous and more humid than that of the larger Tsavo East. Numerous volcanic cones rise out of the plain. The northern part of the park is dominated by Acaciaommiphora savannas with individual trees (e.g. baobabs). The landscape is characterised by individual rocks and ridges. In the densely wooded Ngulia area, some rocky hills reach altitudes of about 1,800 m. In a so-called "Rhino sanctuary" some of the last black rhinos of the region are kept in a fenced area under the protection of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). At the foot of the Chyulu Hills lies the Shetani lava field, which was formed about 200 years ago and is still largely vegetation-free. The black lava purifies meltwater from Kilimanjaro, which escapes from the spring "Mzima Springs". The spring consists of two spring basins from which 250 million litres of crystal-clear water flow daily and in which numerous hippos and Nile crocodiles live. A shelter makes it possible to observe these animals and countless fish under water. The southern sector consists of open grass savannahs. The permanently water-bearing Tsavo is accompanied by gallery forests. In the southwest corner of the park lies Jipe Lake, through which the border to Tanzania runs. It is fed by meltwater from the Kilimanjaro meltwater and rivers from the Pare Mountains. The fauna of Tsavo West is very species-rich, due to the dense vegetation the animals are often difficult to spot. Besides the "Big Five" (elephant, rhino, leopard, African buffalo, lion) there are several other mammals living here.
- Accommodation in double room with full board in Lodges/Camps.
- Transport and game drives with water bottles on board the safari vehicle
- English speaking Safari Guide.
- All government taxes and levies
- Fees for National Parks
- Guaranteed window seat
- Beverages in Lodge/Camp
- Tips and things of personal need
- Fees for Maasai village visits
- Surcharge for special occasion, gala dinner for Christmas, New Year,.....
- up to 75th to 60th day before departure 40% of the total price.
- from the 59th to the 40th day before departure 60% of the total price.
- from the 39th to the 30th day before departure 80% of the total price,
- from the 29th day before departure 100% of the total price,
- as well as on the day of departure or no-show 100% of the tour price.
- The final payment of the total price will be made in our office in Kenya. We will pick you up from your hotel on the south coast. In our office you can also pay by credit card. The credit card fee of our house bank is 5% of the outstanding amount. Payments in cash in Euro or US Dollar are therefore advantageous.