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TAITA HILLS & LUMO 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, African leopard, Masai lion, Tanzanian cheetah, Masai giraffe, zebra, hartebeest, impala, waterbuck, Thomson's gazelle, lesser kudu, dik-dik, and other smaller animals, including a great diversity of birdlife. Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1972 by Hilton International. [1] The sanctuary has two lodges, the Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge and the Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge, both operated by Sarova Hotels.

Rhino Valley

Rhino Valley Lodge (formerly Ngulia Bandas/Safari Camp) is set against the backdrop of the Ngulia Hills, offering an idyllic view across Tsavo West National Park. Rhino Valley Lodge (formerly Ngulia Bandas/Safari Camp) has 6 self catering bandas/cottages, six standard rooms and a camp-site.

Saltlick Lodge

For decades Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge has been one of Kenya’s flagship lodges, famed for its warmth, vibrancy and legendary hospitality. A favourite amongst travellers in search of luxury accommodation, Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole and the vast Tsavo plains.

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge’s charm is evident from the outset. Here you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention. The entire lodge is raised on stilts, providing 24-hour game viewing opportunities from any corner of the lodge. Each room is spacious and beautifully appointed, featuring exquisite ethnic décor in keeping with the Tsavo environment.

Lions Bluff Lodge

Secluded and exclusive, Lions Bluff is suspended above an ancient elephant migratory corridor, with stunning panoramic views extending across the Lumo Community Sanctuary and the Tsavo eco-system to the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro.

With only fourteen rooms the Bluff offers an intimate, affordable, safari experience. Stay in a small, unique lodge of sustainable timber, canvas and traditional coconut thatch. For those that prefer the lodge also has a charming two room cottage built with local stone and decorated with the same red soils as Tsavo’s “red Elephant”

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.