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Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge

4.0 of 5 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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Lamu Island, Kenya
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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately I only stayed one night in this interesting hotel, when approaching by road after a long day driving on dirt roads it looked rather forbidding but once inside we knew this was going to be a special experience, we were warmly welcomed by the staff with a drink and cold towel and quickly shown to our spacious room in... More 

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

Dear Sue 6676, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're so happy to know that you enjoyed most aspect of your visit. I've shared your feedback with all our team. thank you once again for your praise. We hope to welcome you soon to salt lick lodge. Best Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fantastic experience.Customer service is excellent. The views and the natural and safe proximity to wildlife is an experience that is absolutely fantastic.Highly recommend.Stunning natural views A+++.

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

Dear Bammydee, Thank you for sharing your feedback on trip advisor regarding your recent stay at Salt lick lodge. it is good to note that you had fantastic experience. we work hard to delight our guest and its encouraging when clients recognize our excellent service. looking forward to your next visit Sincerely, Galgalo Wario More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one night stay with safari before heading to Mombasa. Like other reviews the place is a little worn but definitely charming and clean. We loved it ! Great to have the elephants come so close to the watering hole, and we saw lots of elephants during game drive. Our great guide Evanson managed to find us some lions,... More 

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

Dear Val B, Thank you for taking time to write a review. we are pleased to note that you had wonderful game viewing experience and managed to see the king of the jungle. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back with us very soon. sincerely, Galgalo Wario More 

high wycombe uk
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a somewhat belated review as I visited the lodge in May 2014.Stayed for 2 nights together with my wife.This was probably not the best time to go as in the rainy season so not the big numbers of animals to see but still a great trip. I have read some of the slightly negative reviews and would just... More 

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

Dear Kenya traveller 54, Thank you for making us part of your 25 year vacation. we are happy to hear about your amazing experience and memorable surprise birthday from excellent salt lick staff. we are glad that you enjoyed night game drive exclusive to salt lick lodge in our private sanctuary. We appreciate your feedback and can't wait to see... More 

Charlottetown, PEI
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268 reviews 268 reviews
57 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each room is in one of the pods on stilts. Room is curved which limits space but adds charm. No air conditioning but fan kept room comfortable for sleeping. Popularity of waterhole made for great viewing...elephants, cape buffaloes and monkeys. Buffet was adequate as was breakfast buffet offering. Pleasant bar area on second floor.

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

Dear Happy Canadian 13, I thank you most warmly for visiting and taking the time to share your positive comment about salt lick lodge. It is so wonderful to receive your truly kind feedback. salt lick lodge is in fact the second half of game viewing base in Taita hills . The best brains behind the design and construction; architect... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While Taita Hills is gorgeous with lots of wildlife, this lodge is definitely lacking in many ways...The dining area is dimly lit and cramped, and when there are many guests, it has a very chaotic feel to it. The rooms are also quite small and although there are some great views to be had, I would not stay here again.... More 

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

Dear Abigail G, we thank you very much for staying with us and we are pleased that you took time to review us on trip advisor. It is through valuable comments that we can continue to improve our facilities and services to match the demand and expectations of our discerning clients which unfortunately we didn't leave up to during your... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly the most mesmerising experience we had so far while in Africa. The lodge is located just above the water holes which guarantees visits from various animals, the most amazing is to witness the elephants popping by for their evening drink. we spent hours watching those amazing creatures being about 3 metres from us - absolutely mind-blowing! The lodge also... More 

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

Dear Ania M, Thank you for taking time to review us on trip advisor following your recent stay at Salt lick lodge. we are glad that you enjoyed many aspects of the hotel; design, closeness to nature, night game drive, sun downer and more so the associates who made you stay a memorable one. we are particularly proud of chef... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Well where do I start stayed here for part of or honeymoon with the kids I tow and I must say we enjoyed every second,the scenery and animals had us star struck,found myself lying in bed just watching the animals walk to the watering hole,the rooms are lovely and offer fantastic views as far as the eye can see,all the... More 

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

Dear Jamie J, We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for choosing to stay at Sarova Salt lick Lodge and for taking the time to share your comments on Trip advisor. We are delighted to receive your review and read your remark 'Views to die for''. We are glad to know that the lodge provide excellent view... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Have just retuned from a night at Salt Lick. It is a quirky hotel, made up of concrete rondavels on stilts with a tunnel underground to a hide close to a water hole. The game drives were OK, managed to see two very large herds of elephants over 30 in each, a lioness with twins and another lioness with an... More 

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

Dear Twiga 64, Greetings! we are glad that you found time to review us on trip advisor. we are pleased to note that you had opportunity to see variety of wild animals in our sanctuary during your visit. providing our guest with the best possible hospitality and service has always been our mission. we have addressed the issue of limited... More 

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Address: Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary | PO Box 30624, Tsavo National Park West P.O.BOX 72493 00200, Kenya (Formerly Salt Lick Safari Lodge)
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park West
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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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