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Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 Tsavo Safari Camp West 31 | PO Box 30624, Tsavo National Park West, Kenya (Formerly Salt Lick Safari Lodge)
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Salt Lick is a great lodge in the Taita Hills conservancy. The rooms were fine and the food excellent. We didn't see much game at the water hole of the lodge, this was because of the wet weather. However we saw wonderful wildlife and birdlife on our game drives. A fire alarm went off at 5am, it went on for... More

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Tipperary, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights on our honeymoon, and it was a wonderful treat. The drive up from the Coast was pretty rough, but was worth it. The Salt Lick hotel is right in the middle of the Taita Hills Safari Park. It sits on a waterhole where all the action happens. In the day you can sit... More

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

Dear Guest, hope you are fine receive much greetings from Sarova Saltlick . Thank you for your positive feedback. Its indeed pleasure to here from you and we have noted your observation and we promise we will keep up our standards. Kindly note the mojor attraction of the animals at Saltlick is the water hole which keeps the animal coming... More

Sandy, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Salt Lick many years ago and I'm happy to see it's still open. It's very rustic, no phones, internet or tv. But that's what makes this place perfect. It doesn't distract you from the beautiful scenery. It's sparse but you will be very comfortable. Salt Lick lodge is the best place to experience a true safari in... More

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

Dear Tommy O., Thank you for staying with us at Sarova Salt lick lodge and providing us with your invaluable feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here in Salt lick. It is our ultimate wish that our clients get less distracted by phones and Tv's so as to enjoy the best of wild life viewing... More

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent view,clean rooms, good service and the chef was on point. Night was also very interesting watching and listening to animals around the hotel. I would recommend any couples or families to visit this nice hotel and experience watching animals at the watering holes. best part is being 5 metres away from elephants at the hotels lounge.

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

Dear Abu O, Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share your experience with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for praising our service, location and facilities and for encouraging others to tour this great hotel for excellent experience with family and friends and get close... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I'll start with the negatives, which are very few in number. The food at the lodge is very basic, done in bulk and repetitive, and you can't take lunch at the Salt Lick. You have to travel (the short distance) to the Taita Hills Game Lodge every day. Pillows in the rooms are quite old, and hard, so it was... More

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

Dear Traveler CD 1985, Greetings, thank you for the wonderful comments. we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay. we truly value the opinions of our customers. we are glad that you enjoyed watching wildlife at close range, comfortable and spacious room and the ability of our staff to speak french language. providing our guests with... More

Eastbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

I have just returned from a three night stay at Sarova Salt Lick, I would have stayed longer but sadly it was full, so I intend to return within a couple of weeks. Having read the reviews "especially the poor and average" this cannot be the place I have just visited, and wonder if there's mischievousness in some posts! The... More

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

Dear Ram 200, Thank you for taking time to write a review on trip advisor regarding your recent stay at Salt-lick lodge. you've been our great ambassador for 6th time and we are glad to host host you for the 7th visit. Delighted that you find the location convenient to watch wild animals at close range, clean and comfortable rooms,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Excellent hotel for hard core safari addicts. Not so great for small kids who will get bored after a while. But they serve lunch at a nearby sarova taita hill game lodge which has some activity for kids to keep them busy like a pool and some other games. They water hole is paved with cement which is a shame... More

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

Dear Traveler CD 1985, Greetings, thank you for the wonderful comments. we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay. we truly value the opinions of our customers. we are glad that you enjoyed watching wildlife at close range, comfortable and spacious room and the ability of our staff to speak french language. providing our guests with... More

Halmstad, Sweden
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had very high expectations from reading reviews and seeing photos of Sarova saltlick online, thinking that it looked amazing. I feared that we might be disappointed, but we were not. Actually the lodge was even better than we could have possibly imagined. I would go as far as saying that it is the most memorable place (in a good... More

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

Dear Resfeber75, Wow! Thank you for such a kind review of our hotel and for choosing sarova salt-lick lodge. it is good to note that we exceeded your expectation from previous reviews. I'm sure that both the Architect J.A Williams, and the structural engineers, John Burrow And Partners will be delighted to read this review. we owe the great master... More

grimsby
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just returned from yet another holiday to kenya. We stayed at saltlick once again, this being my 8th stay there I have been visiting kenya for 25yrs now , and find saltlick to be unrivalled. everything from check-in at taita lodge to leaving is fantastic. The views are to die for. the staff are very friendly smiley and helpful. The... More

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

Dear Twigee, Thank you so much for in-depth review of the two sister units located 7kms apart on trip advisor. we are glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the stay at Saltlick lodge.your compliments on check in- check out experience, great view, room cleanliness, friendliness of our staff and top notch food will definitely be shared with... More

Bruckmuehl, Germany
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have stayed with my two boys - 10 and 12 years old - for 4 days at Sarova Salt lick lodge. I have booked it with a travel platform online and it was simple and convenient. When we arrived it was a very warm welcome first in the Main Lodge at Sarova Taita Hills. They have organized then the... More

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

Dear Guest, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for staying at Sarova salt-lick lodge and for taking time to write a review on Trip Advisor. we are delighted that you experienced warm welcome at Taita hills lodge from our Front office team,nice little safari between the two sister units & unique wild life experience as well... More

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Address: Tsavo Safari Camp West 31 | PO Box 30624, Tsavo National Park West, Kenya (Formerly Salt Lick Safari Lodge)
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park West
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 96
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Sarova Salt Lick Game Hotel Tsavo National Park West
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