3 Days Tsavo East & Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Tour Code: TAS 28
[ 3 Days Tsavo East & Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary ]

At a glance

"Theatre of the Wild"
The sight of dust-red elephant wallowing, rolling and spraying each other with the midnight blue waters of palm-shaded Galana River is one of the most evocative images in Africa. This, along with the 300 kilomtere long Yatta Plateau, the longest lava flow in the world, make for an adventure unlike any other in the Tsavo East National Park. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya and is home to most of the larger mammals, vast herds of dust –red elephant, Rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, pods of hippo, crocodile, waterbucks, lesser Kudu, gerenuk and the prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.

Salt Lick Safari Lodge

For decades Salt Lick Safari Lodge has been one of Kenya’s flagship lodges, famed for being among the World’s Most Photographed Lodges. A favourite amongst travellers in search of luxury accommodation, Salt Lick Safari Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole and the vast Tsavo plains.

Salt Lick Safari Lodge’s charm is evident from the outset. Here you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention. The neighbouring Taita Hills Safari Resort & Spa has a museum that displays some of the World War 1 memorabilia as part of the rich history of Taita Taveta County.

Detailed trip itinerary

Day 1. Tsavo East National Park, Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Mealplan: FB

You would be picked up from your hotel at 06:00 and be driven to Tsavo East National Park where you would arrive at 09:00 time for a morning game drive until time for sumptuous lunch in Ashil Aruba Lodge at 13:00.

Ashnil Aruba overlooks the Aruba Dam in the heart of Tsavo East, one of Kenya's greatest and most popular national parks. Surrounded by vast arid plains, the dam's waters attract large numbers of game, especially elephants, making for good viewing from the lodge. Ashnil Aruba's location ensures you'll get what you came for – good sightings of big numbers of game, especially elephants. The summers get hot here, but the rains bring colour and life to the otherwise barren plains, making the best time to visit between December and March (if you can cope with the heat).

In the afternoon from 15:00 you would depart for an afternoon game drive in expansive Tsavo East National Park until time for dinner and overnight in Ashnil Aruba Lodge at around 18:30 time to come back for refreshment and the later dinner.

Day 2. Taita Hills Sanctuary, Saltlick Safari Lodge, Mealplan: FB

You would wake up for tea or coffee and a snack at 06:00 then at 06:30 depart for morning game drive until time for full breakfast at 08:00 in the lodge. Thereafter check out and go to Taita Hills Sanctuary where you will arrive in time for mid-morning game drive until time for lunch in Taita Hills Safari Resort & Spa.

You will go for a short rest in your lodge, ‘Salt Lick Safari Lodge’ before starting for the afternoon game drive in Taita Hills Sanctuary until time at 18:30 time for refreshment followed by dinner and overnight in Salt Lick Safari Lodge.

While in Salt Lick Safari Lodge large numbers of wildlife come to drink at the adjacent waterholes, these provide a wonderful opportunity to view animals in close proximity in their natural habitat. The lobby and terraced bar offer excellent views and photographic opportunities, while an underground tunnel and bunker with ground level windows provides unbelievably close yet safe access to a variety of animals as they drink.

Lodge Occupancy Rules

  • Maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child (adults and children age 5 and older).
  • Interconnecting rooms are NOT available at Salt Lick Safari Lodge and for safety reasons, children under the age of 5 years are not allowed at Salt Lick Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Kenyan Coast

You would wake up for tea or coffee and a snack at 06:00 then at 06:30 depart for a morning game drive until time for full breakfast at 08:00 in the lodge. There shall be time to rest in the lodge then at 10:00 game drive until time for lunch in the lodge. Thereafter depart to Kenya coast to arrive at 17:00 in the hotel. End of the safari.

Easter & Christmas Surcharges
A surcharge would be charged per person per night on Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Easter Monday and on 24th 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. The Surcharge would be confirmed at the time of booking for clarity purposes.

For optimal enjoyment of your safari, we urge you to carry the following:
All weather firm shoe pair, short and dress to use during the day, trouser for use in the evenings with long sleeved shirt, sweater or jacket, hat, swimming costume, sunglass, camera, binocular, sun protection cream and insect repellent spray or cream.

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