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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
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  • Rooms
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saltlick was pleasant but we had a few issues whilst we were there - no breakfast was available when we got up early for a game drive so we basically went out hungry. The lunch & dinner buffet was quite extensive with something for every palette. Our bathroom had a toilet that didn't work and kept threatening to flood the... More 

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Nairobi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maybe we did not look the part but from the security to the staff we felt completely unwelcome here!! Security: "Nia yenyu ni ni nini hapa?" (Why are you here?) We then drove down to the salt lick lodge where we were completely ignored by the staff and left to attend to ourselves ... Needless to say we won't be... More 

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

Dear Moses K, Thank you for taking time out to write a review following your recent visit. It is our aim that each and every guest receives a high standard of service and your review is not reflective of the experience we are known for '' Refreshing African Hospitality''. I have passed your comments on to the relevant teams( security... More 

Almere, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room perfect and this year also great internet access for free. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner amazing, great choice and very good quality. Bar 2nd floor enthusiastic people and an amazing view on the waterhole with animals.

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

Dear Ingrid, Thank you for taking he time to share your experience following your recent stay. We are delighted to note that you found our product, facilities and associates amazing. I will pass your compliments to associates who i am sure will be delighted and motivated. Looking forward to your return visit. Sincerely, Galgalo Wario More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit here after about 5 years and the place was still as awesome! We were welcomed at Taita Hills Lodge by friendly staff and check-in was done in record time. Once at Salt Lick Game lodge we were welcomed by a trumpet from the elephants that were busy enjoying their evening drink from the watering hole... More 

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

Dear Jackie, Welcome home away from home. Thank you for giving us another opportunity to be at your service for the 2nd time. it makes us extremely proud to read your constructive & great elaborate comments on our products and people. We look forward to welcome you & your family back. Sincerely, Galgalo Wario More 

Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing can quite prepare you for the experience that is Sarova Salt Lick.From the lunch we had at Taita Hills Lodge to the herd of elephants in the lobby,everything was amazing! The staff,the food,the surroundings...no words are enough to describe the time we spent there. Will definitely be coming back,and recommend the hotels highly.

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

Dear kalimini, Thank you for posting a review of your recent stay at Sarova Salt lick Game Lodge. our aim is to provide all our guest with Refreshing African Hospitality and it makes us very proud of our achievement to know that we lived up to our word.i'm sure my colleagues are more than delighted to read you comment and... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in 2013 whilst on safari. I can't fault this place. Fell in love with it on first sight driving up to it as the buildings on stilts was such a great concept. We could look out of our room window and see elephants and monkeys at the watering hole below. Room was a decent standard and good selection of... More 

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

Dear GaZandkel, Thank you so much for your return visit and for posting a review of your stay on trip advisor. it is a precious moment to watch wild animals from the comfort of your room with out being on game drive. We look forward to see you soon. Best Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With Sarova hotel, you can't get it wrong or disappointed ever. Spent Easter 2015 weekend at Tsavo West National Park with my lovely wife and son and had a really great time. The tunnel at Salt Lick was magical. The game drives courtesy of Skylax Safaris was pure excitement. Thank God for the Kenyan wildlife. Mr Galgalo, Tsavo Sarova Manager,... More 

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

Dear kenneth W, Thank you so much for your review. your comments strengthen our resolve to constantly improve our product and service to stay atop as a leading brand of hotel chain of choice by leaving true to our word '' Refreshing African Hospitality'' I'm proud of your mention. looking forward to your return visit and those you send our... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Oh what a stunning place. Arrived in the Foyer to find elephants (at least seven) at the water fountain, I could almost touch them. The under ground tunnel really gives you a feeling of being out there with the wild animals. The rooms are delightful, and you feel very safe, up there on stilts!!! Amazing views. The rumble of the... More 

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Dear Lumf149, Thank you so much for your candid review. We are glad that you will for ever remember your delightful experience at Sarova Salt lick lodge. Well put, its common to hear elephants rumble/trumpet, lions growl, foxes yelp and Zebras whinny an experience you rarely find in any other place.They perform concert while you sleep absolutely free. Looking forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful lodge !! We travelled here in 2013 ! Food was great and service impeccable ! Rooms were lovely and comfortable! Only problem was the bugs maybe take an umbrella lol !! But that's to be expected on safari ! Lovely sites seeing the monkeys and the elephants came down to see us whilst we looked around the shop !... More 

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

Dear Carla S, Thank you so much for your review on Trip advisor. We appreciate the positive feedback and for the opportunity to be of service to you. Looking forward to welcome you back. Best Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Salt Lick is a beautiful lodge set on stilts to ensure that you get to experience life in the wild without being disruptive of the wild. The Restaurant at the top of the lodge give a very nice view and is very idyllic and romantic. My wife and I loved it. The watering hole right at the foot of the... More 

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

Dear Lifession, Thank you so much for your comments. It is very encouraging to know that you had wonderful stay with your family and that you liked the hotel unique features that enhanced your experience. We want you to know that we value you business and would love to to welcome your family again. Best Regards, Galgalo Wario More 

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