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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extremely friendly and nice staff!! As a "thank u" for staying 7 nights(low season), I got a bottle of wine for free. And a cake on the last evening. One morning I slept through breakfast, and they woke me up 10:30(breakfast ends at 10), and had kept the buffet open hoping maybe I would show up! Bad/no wifi at all,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing design where wild animals e.g. elephants are passing under your hotel rooms. Definitely recommended to stay. Lots of flys around so good to be prepared. Rooms are good and clean. Food was nice and tasty. You may need to take savari two times if you are not lucky to see lions during the first one. We took the one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there with friends for one night and I was impressed. The food was great with lots of choices even for a vegetarian like me. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. There rooms are tastefully furnished and our room had a great view of a watering hole outside the cottages where we would watch wild animals drinking water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Seeing the lodge on the horizon, I was very excited to get there and explore. The room was lovely, with a great view of one of the watering holes (water buck,impala etc.) Clean, ttraditaionally decorated and quite cool (despite the soaring temps outsiode). As a vegetarian, I always worry about buffet style food. However, there was a huge range of... More 

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

Dear Lois Bee, Thank you so much for your amazing review of our lodge. we work really hard to serve the best food & impeccable service in a great environment, and i'm glad to see those efforts pay off on your visit. I will make sure that the chef and every member of my team get the recognition they deserve.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Its a really nice place with elephants just everywhere around you. Very good rooms with a nice view. Good food and very good service. We saw a lot of animals just near to the lodge. I really recommend it!

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

Dear crh 1405, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. we are pleased to learn that you had a great experience & that you enjoyed our location, vantage view, good rooms, food and very good service. We would love to welcome you back for another great stay! Warm Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Who needs a Game Drive when you can just sit in any number of places and watch all the action? February dry season is a GREAT time to be visiting! At one point, I counted 163 elephants, zebras, buffalo, water buck...all while I enjoyed a cold drink in the reception area. I did not sleep well the first night...elephants trumpeting,... More 

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

Dear Canada Fran4Kenya, Thank you for taking time to write a review on salt-lick lodge. we appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit. Warm Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

Dear Anthony H, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback. I am very pleased to announce that rough road will soon be the thing of the past. Tarmacking of the major Highway that is connecting Mwatate to Taita Taveta is ongoing and due for completion. I look forward to welcome you at Sarova Salt lick Lodge. Best Regards, Galgalo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

Dear Ivana B, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are glad to have exceeded your expectation during your one day stay at this amazing lodge. I will share your comments about food and great service with my team members. looking forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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