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Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge

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Kelowna,Bc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you dont need to see the animals on a game drive, all the animals come here to drink. While having supper there were up to twenty elephants just a few metres below you. Amazing food and rooms. Beds were hard, but thats normal in Kenya.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and hospitality We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This overnight stay definitely was the best along the way. Very attentive staff, very good food and the best of all - elephants to your feet. You can watch them day and night coming to the watering hole mixing with buffaloes and zebras. The rooms are beautiful (only the bathroom could beed a bit of refurbishing) and the view makes... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and hospitality We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sarova Salt Lick is a comfortable lodge raised on stilts thereby offering some great views. Food was not very impressive. The water hole offers a good attraction for wildlife which come for a drink - we got to see some elephants up really close.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and Wildlife We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Animals come close to the hotel however,it is very safe. All the rooms were clean but we found a lizard in one of the rooms. The hotel had a variety of food to cater for everyone. Also, the chef made a special meal for us as requested. Unfortunately, there is no other facilities apart from sleeping.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and hospitality We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at the end of our trip - self drove and self safari. We enjoyed the stay a lot - it's great for getting up close and personal with the animals that come to the watering hole. The rooms were OK - we had booked a double and were a little disappointed to only have 2 singles pushed... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and hospitality We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Castillion
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This game lodge is one of 2 located in the park, 43 KM from the main road so be prepared for a bumpy and dusty drive through the Tsavo National Park. The hotel is older , very rustic , needs some updating but most folks dont go to a game lodge to sit in the rooms. The main point is... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and hospitality We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the service which is excellent and very proffessional, to the ambience is remarkable. We were able to see Elephants and buffaloes up close like two metres away. The wilderness was a spectacular sight. The sunrise and sunset views are breath taking. The rooms were perfect, fist thing you open the curtains you have a stunning view of the animals.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and hospitality We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience! You can see animals coming to watering place, u look at them just like 2meters away. unforgettable! Just in the middle of no where:p Rooms are ok, u really need nothing more while u only sleep there, u stay out of your room. i would recommend the hotel 100%.

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and hospitality We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Diani Beach, Kenya
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful place. An amazing view of beautiful African Elephants in groups. It has a water hole just around, for the wild animals to drink. It also contains a safe Tunnel for the guests to walk in to see the animals so closely. It is build a bit high, that makes a great view all over the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and hospitality We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a place! Really nicely built and decorated. Very nice room with comfortable bed. But most of all of course was animal experience. Elephants, buffalos, zebras and antelopes are just inches away from you while you are having a drink on the terrace! Incredible feeling...

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from Sarova Taita Hills and Salt Lick game Lodge Thank you for taking time to give us your valuable feedback We are glad that you enjoyed our serene environment and hospitality We appreciate your valuable comments and it is our pleasure to know that you had a refreshing overall stay . We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the private Taita Hills Sanctuary, bordering Tsavo West National Park in south-eastern Kenya, Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is a truly unique concept consisting of 96 rooms elevated on stilts, each overlooking a waterhole and linked by suspended walkways. At night, the waterholes are floodlit ensuring that you enjoy an uninterrupted view of the numerous animals arriving to quench their thirst. The elevated restaurant, and the bar a level higher, also offer stunning views of the sanctuary and are the ideal vantage points to view game. The lodge has its own fleet of well-equipped safari vehicles with excellent guides. The climate is very moderate with temperatures averaging between 18 and 30 degrees Celsius all year round. There are sporadic rains in March, April, November and December. Due to the unique layout of the lodge, it is not suitable for children below 8 years. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is 400 km from Nairobi and 200 km from Mombasa. The lodge is a one-hour flight from Nairobi or 30 minutes from Mombasa by private charter which lands at the Lodge's own airstrip. The Sanctuary is a 3-hour drive from Mombasa and a 6-hour drive from Nairobi on tarmac roads. So, if you intend to make the most out of your African safari holidays, Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is the right place to be. No matter if you plan to head-over to Nairobi or Mombasa, the Lodge turns out to be a perfect check-in option. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge

Address: | Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Tsavo National Park West, Kenya (Formerly Salt Lick Safari Lodge)
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Tsavo National Park West
Price Range: $269 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 96
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Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge Kenya/Tsavo National Park West
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