2 Days Mombasa to Taita Hills and Salt Lick Game Sanctuary

2 Days Mombasa to Taita Hills and Salt Lick Game Sanctuary

Taita Hills wildlife Sanctuary is a privately owned wildlife sanctuary in Kenya. It is located in Taita-taveta County approximately 220 kilometers from Mombasa. The sanctuary covers an area of 28,000 acres (110 km2), and is adjacent to Tsavo west national park and the LUMO Community wildlife sanctuary. It hosts cape buffalo, African bush elephant, Leopard, warthog, lion, cheetah,  giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, impala, waterbuck, Thomson’s gazelle, lesser kudu, kirks dik-dik, and other smaller animals, including a great diversity of birdlife.

Taita Hills wildlife sanctuary was established in 1972 by Hilton International. The sanctuary has two lodges, the Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge and the Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge. The Taita Hills lie to the south of Tsavo west and on the fertile land in the saddles between the main peaks the Taita tribe grow a variety of vegetables. On the plains below the hills the, wildlife Sanctuary has been established and is home to elephant, lion, Oryx, lesser kudu and a wide variety of smaller animals. The varieties of animals which live in this sanctuary are often easier to spot than those in the larger Tsavo Parks. A variety of short excursions can be made from this sanctuary. Towards the Tanzania border lies Lakes Jipe and Chala, a paradise for hundreds of water birds. Lake chala is known to be the deepest Crater Lake in Africa.

Day 1

You will be picked from your  hotel and head out north on the highway towards Voi. This entire trip can take about 5-6 hours. We will have a short break at around 0830am for refreshments. We proceed on through Voi and wundanyi towns arriving the Taita hills Game sanctuary around 11:00am. This will be a good time to go for a short game drive in this beautiful sanctuary. Game drive in this park is relatively easy with high chances of spotting herds of elephants, buffalos, giraffes, variety of Gazelle and probably one of the big cats.

After 2 hours we check into the Taita Hills Lodge for our lunch. The Lodge is tastefully furnished and set on a hill with beautiful views of the Taita Hills after which it is named. Enjoy your lunch followed by a time of relaxation in the lounge. Afterwards, we will head back into the sanctuary proceed on with another game driver en route the Sarova Salt lick lodge which is our lodge for the night. Enjoy the underground observatory at the Salt lick before your dinner and overnight.{FB}

Day 2

Arise early to have a cup of coffee then head out for an early morning game drive. We will be searching for early action of the Cats as they prefer to hunt early around this time. We shall also enjoy the magnificent rays of a Kenyan sun rise. Thereafter we will return to the lodge by 0830hrs for a full and proper breakfast.  Have a midmorning relaxation until 10:00am when we head out from this sanctuary. Our lunch today will be in Voi town which is on our way as we head back to Mombasa. We plan to arrive back to our Mombasa hotel before sunset.

Safari Cost will Include

  • Transport by customized safari minivan
  • Services of a professional driver guide
  • Accommodation in choice accommodation bases
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals on safari
  • Pick up and drop off at respective hotels

Safari Cost will not Include

  • Items and services of a personal nature
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Bottled Drinks

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