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Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge

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Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary | PO Box 30624, Tsavo National Park West P.O.BOX 72493 00200, Kenya (Formerly Salt Lick Safari Lodge)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'll start with the bad point, the road out is DREADFUL. Its nearly an hour of broken up road which even our 4x4 was made uncomfortable. But when you arrive at Salt Lick it is a paradise, you will never ever get so close to wild elephants as they drink from the water feature that surrounds the reception. You can... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we stayed at Salt Lick just for one night during our 2 days safari trip. Can't even describe how amazing this place is! Situated in the Tsavo National Park, surrounded just by animals :). Staff very helpful and nice, great food and service! I didn't even realize when booking a wake up call that there is no phone in the... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my daughter as part of a 4 day safari and this was by far the most amazing place I have ever stayed. I got more and more excited the closer I got, it is in the middle of nowhere and you are surrounded by the plains of Africa at its finest, The rooms were perfect, the... More 

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Willie M, Manager at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kerrie S, It was a pleasure hosting you at sarova salt lick lodge, thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you are pleased with our guest facilities and had memorable experience. We look forward to you returning soon. Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service from hotel staff. Very Clean rooms. massage and swimming pool was great. Also Spent time to the sister lodge and very good view of animals at water hole. Have been to many hotels but this is exceptionally good. We got a suprise anniversary cake from the staff and this was the climax of the stay. Its worth the... More 

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Willie M, Manager at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Vincent K, Thank you for taking time to share your experience. I am glad that you had time to experience the best of the two sister units ; excellent service,clean rooms,massage,swimming pool and good views of animals at the waterhole. Looking forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

undoubtedly world class, scenic views magical experience.. wonderful service from the time we landed to departure.. i would recommend this place as a tick on your bucket list. the waiters were exceptional, service was top notch, you cant say you been to Kenya without visiting the salt lick. i would go back every day if i could!

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Willie M, Manager at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dion O, Thank you for posting your review following your recent stay. I am delighted that you had magical experience in world class property. Reading your praise of our associates makes us proud of the team we have, your compliments will be shared and i am sure they will be delighted and their morale boosted by your appreciations. looking... More 

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful stay at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge in Tsavo West. This was one of the lodges selected for us by JT Safaris for our christmas safari. The food and rooms were great and all staff were very helpful and friendly. would recommend this trip of a lifetime to everyone. Also thanks to JT Safaris for organising the whole visit... More 

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Willie M, Manager at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michael r, wow! thank you so much for your kind review of our lodge and your travel agent who made this possible. we look forward to being of service to you again in the near future. Best Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

Airdrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Salt lick lodge is just amazing , food is awesome , staff are very friendly , helpful , polite . Every employee from the manager to the room stewards and gardeners are fantastic people always willing to help you at any point πŸ˜„ I love this place soo much and I will be back to see all the 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘

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Willie M, Manager at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dale C, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. I'm glad to note that you enjoyed your stay at sarova salt lick lodge. i will share your compliments regarding food,and associates with all my team, who am sure will be delighted. looking forward to your return visit. Best Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

And I don't mean football! We were there during dry season so the game were in search of water. There were a significant amount of animals underneath our room at watering at almost all times. The staff was very excited to have Americans staying with them. The services was very good. I highly recommend staying in the reserve. Once in... More 

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Willie M, Manager at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Juliesf27, Thank you so much for your review following your recent stay at Sarova salt lick lodge. we are glad that you enjoyed game viewing Big game up close and personal. We look forward to welcome you back in near future. Best Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

hey who ever wants to go closest to the zebras or buffalos. there is a passage that leads you to a viewing chamber right beside this waterhole where you see alot of wildlife. And the rooms are on masive pillars as you can see in the pictures. Where you can see an amazing view. there is a very nice restaurant... More 

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Willie M, Manager at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dylandcruz2014, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us at Salt lick lodge on trip advisor. Thank you for highlighting the convenience of the location and great wild life viewing experience. our clients can watch wildlife at very close range from various vantage points. We do hope to welcome you back very... More 

Lamu Island, Kenya
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Salt Lick Lodge is a great place to stay. Fantastic food, elephants are coming very close to the Lodge although sometimes I had the feeling it was like a zoo (the waterhole is just 2 meters away from the lobby). Game drives: I did not see many animals (and not so close) but the ranger said it was because of... More 

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Willie M, Manager at Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Giriama, Thank you for visiting Salt Lick lodge. We appreciate your review and great recommendation from your trip. our team looks forward to welcoming you back soon on your next trip. Sincerely, Galgalo Wario More 

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