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    Sarova Taita Hills Lodge Taita Hills, Tsavo Park Kenya & Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

    Sarova Taita Hills Lodge is situated at the foot of the Taita Hills, adjacent to Tsavo National Park and inside the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. The Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge is among the many Tsavo West lodges & Voi lodges that offer luxury accommodation and amenities within the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary that borders Tsavo West, located off Voi town and is the ultimate base from which to explore a Kenya safari and get to see the Tsavo elephant. Sarova Taita Hills Lodge offers a truly exclusive bush experience, being situated in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, a private conservancy of 28,000 acres located at the foot of the Taita Hills, The Sanctuary provides a safe environment to over 50 species of mammals and 300 species of birds within 28,000 acres of rolling savanna and woodland habitats. Taita Hills Lodge provides the rare experience of proximity to the wildlife and a viewing gallery from the comfort of your room balcony. Since the Taita Hills Lodge is unfenced, animals such as gazelles and elephants are commonly sighted on the grounds and at the watering hole near the swimming pool. Taita Hills Game Lodge is located 400 km from Nairobi and 200 km from Mombasa, a one hour flight from Nairobi or 30 min from Mombasa by private charter lands at the Sarova Taita Hills Hotel own airstrip.

     

    The Sanctuary is a 3 hour drive from Mombasa and a 6 hour drive from Nairobi on tarmac roads. Located at the main entrance to the Sanctuary, Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge is an inviting stone building of 60 spacious rooms and two suites, all with their own private viewing balcony commanding views of the adjacent Taita Hills or the well maintained gardens and surrounding Sanctuary. At night, floodlights illuminate the swimming pool and gardens and provide an opportunity to see any wildlife in the vicinity. It is not uncommon to see elephants daily at the watering hole next to the swimming pool. In addition to the rooms and suites, the Lodge has a Main Restaurant, Bar & Lounge and many bush dining options. The free form swimming pool has its own pool bar. The Taita Hills Hotel has its own fleet of well equipped safari vehicles with excellent guides. There are meeting rooms and numerous outdoor venues for dining and leisure. There is a gift shop, fuel station and business center. The climate is very pleasant, with temperatures averaging between 18 Degrees Centigrade and 30 Degrees Centigrade year round. There are sporadic rains in March, April, November & December. Sarova Taita Hills Lodge Hotel offers luxury lodge accommodation and an amenity within the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary located off Voi town and is the ultimate base from which to explore Kenya safari holiday. The creeper-covered stone buildings bring English country charm to the African plains and here guests will enjoy first class service and facilities in a un forgettable setting. The stone building designed in the style of a German fortress, reflective of the World War 1 Anglo-German conflict in this area which epitomizes the magnificence of Kenya's forests, mountains and Savanna within the 28,000 acres of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary.

     

    Both local and international tourists frequent the luxury Lodge due to its close proximity to the Indian Ocean and Mombasa town. A wide variety of wildlife can be viewed in their natural habitat including lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes and cheetahs to name a few. It has spacious bedrooms with full-size beds and attached bathroom, a hunting-motif dining room graciously displaying the warmth and heritage of East Africa. The lobby is a circular high ceiling with a relaxing lounge, with its great stone fireplace and a three-story-high chimney. Outside, the swimming pool is pleasant for daytime swims as alternate relaxation. Sarova taita hills game lodge offers a myriad of business and entertainment options- including - tennis court- guest shop- musicians and dancers- and the opportunity to experience wildlife in a diverse array of natural habitats. The Taita Hills Sanctuary offers many diverse opportunities for guests to experience the unique flora- fauna and culture of this fascinating ecosystem. Night game drives safaris provide guests with an opportunity of seeing animals not usually encountered on a daytime game drive. Take a nature walk with qualified tour guides enjoy a bush dinner or breakfast- champagne sundowner at kudu point or visit local communities and experience their culture. Highly trained chefs prepare the cuisine, the restaurant serves international and local cuisine while special functions such as bush breakfasts- barbeque lunches- sundowner cocktails or dinner under the stars can be arranged at various unique... venues within the sanctuary. After dinner, the Africa traditional dancers entertain the guests with beautiful African rhythms and dance routines. Entertainment at the lodge includes a 9-hole golf course and tennis courts. With two fully equipped conference rooms capable of accommodating 100 participants- Sarova taita hills game lodge is an ideal location for meetings- incentives of any large groups and should always be booked well in advance. Sarova taita hills game lodge is also ideal for safaris to Tsavo West National Park which is nearby. Guests get the best of both worlds while enjoying home comforts at the lodge

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Accommodation

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge is a unique safari lodge offering unforgettable Kenya holiday experience with 60 standard rooms and 2 suites. All of the rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished, with ensuite shower rooms. Guests at Sarova Taita Hills Lodge has two accommodation options to choose from, namely the Sarova Taita Hills Lodge Standard Rooms or the Sarova Taita Hills Lodge suites. These consist of tastefully decorated rooms offering elegant and unique relaxation. Accommodation is available on full-board basis. The rooms in Taita Hills Sarova Hotel have private balconies with views of either the Taita Hills or the beautiful gardens and surrounding conservancy. All guest rooms feature well-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers and WC, and are equipped with either double, twin or triple beds. Each is elegantly furnished, from the fine linens to the soft furnishings in your spacious sitting. Each suite is one bedroom, with separate lounge area and well-appointed bathroom. The Sarova Taita Hills lodge is an ideal wild getaway. Built in 1973 by Lord Hilton, the lodge has withstood the test of time to retain its original magnificent design and structure. The panoramic view of the Taita Hills especially at sunrise and sunset are a sight to behold. Elements of the Italian and German culture dominate the architecture of the lodge giving it a restful and stylish ambience. Art lovers will greatly benefit from the beautiful paintings on the walls. All rooms have a private balcony where a guest can view the wild animals at a close range especially in the evenings and early morning. The hotel manager is also in charge of the Sarova Lodge and the Sarova Salt Lick Lodge seven kilometers away. They use the Sarova Taita Hills lodge as a holding place for guests where they take lunch before going to the Salt Lick Lodge, which has 96 rooms and handles 76 per cent of the tourists. A safari to Tsavo is considered incomplete without visiting the Salt Lick Lodge built on stilts and frequented by wild animals due to the naturally occurring salt in the area. The Sarova Taita Hills Lodge is situated in Mwatate District 60km from the Kenya-Tanzania border. Each of the air-conditioned rooms has a bathtub, a mirrored working area, chandeliers, a large bed and tea making facilities. There are two conference rooms Baraza and Mwandu with ample conference facilities. The high roofs and trees growing on the walls from the outside are aspects of a German castle. A large crest of a German eagle is engraved onto the dinning walls to complement the German theme.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Lodge Suites

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge has two elaborate suites. They are ultra-luxury suites perfect for honeymooners or those in search of sumptuous accommodation. The beautiful spacious suites include a lovely lounge and elegant bathroom. A private safari experience and optional in-room dining all combine to make this suite an absolute treat.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Lodge Suites Standard Rooms

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge has 60 well appointed standard rooms with stunning views of the lush gardens surrounding the lodge, the beautiful free form swimming pool and some have exclusive views of the watering hole. Rooms at the Lodge are with double, twin or triple beds depending on room type. All rooms have a private viewing balcony commanding views of the adjacent Taita Hills or the well maintained gardens and surrounding Sanctuary. The elegantly furnished rooms are spacious with a sitting area and ensuite bathrooms.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Chala Restaurant

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Chala Restaurant is the main restaurant serving buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with live cooking counters preparing specialty dishes. Cuisine includes Pan-African, Pan-European and Pan-Asian. The Salad buffet has a wide variety of salads using the fresh ingredients and herbs from the Lodge's own vegetable and herb garden. The Dessert buffet has a selection of mouthwatering desserts. Vegetarian dishes are always available, and guests with any special dietary requirements are also catered for. The restaurant has a capacity of 200 people. Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Lobby Bar is the ideal place to relax and unwind with specials or old favorites from the well stocked bar. The Bar also offers an eclectic selection of new world and classical wines. The lodge has a free-form outdoor swimming pool with a children's swimming area and its own pool bar with sun loungers and parasols. It has its own fleet of well equipped safari vehicles with excellent guides. There are meeting rooms and numerous outdoor venues for dining and leisure.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Bush Breakfast

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Champagne Breakfast is a unique experience of dining in the wilderness on a sumptuous breakfast accompanied with champagne. The Breakfast includes live cooking against the backdrop of the Taita Hills and grassy plains of the Sanctuary. For guests who want to enjoy longer game drives, the lodge offers a picnic hamper with light meals and beverages. The Taita Hills Lodge welcomes children and offers activities, babysitting, children's menus and additional beds.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Bush Dinners

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Bush Dinners are set at the Kudu Point, the highest location in the Sanctuary in beautiful landscape with spectacular sunsets and magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro - weather permitting - compliment a truly unique experience as you sip sundowners and experience a barbeque in the wild, accompanied by a trio of local musicians.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Dining

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge excels in the freshness and quality of its food which is supported by the Lodge's own vegetable and herb garden helping to ensure each dining experience here is as fresh and delicious as the next.

     

    Meal Opening Times Breakfast 6.30-9.30 Lunch 12.30-14.30 Dinner 19.30-21.30 NB: Early dinners for children can be arranged. Dinner comprises a 4 course menu (soup, salad, main course, desert & tea/coffee) Dependent on number of guests in-house. Special Dietary Requirements We can provide special meals for particular dietary requirements but request advance notification.

     

    Bar Opening Times 6.30-00.00 midnight

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Lodge Safari Game Drives

     

    Include Early morning and late afternoon game drives provide an ideal opportunity to view and photograph the diverse array of wildlife within the Sanctuary, Nature Walks with a qualified ranger guide where the emphasis is on the natural environment you encounter as you walk leisurely through the bush, Excursions to a local and authentic village where you can learn about local cultures, spend a day at Mzima Springs in Tsavo West National Park, famous for its thriving populations of hippos and crocodiles, or visit Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary or Lake Jipe, both also in Tsavo West. Other Activities include Traditional Music & Dance by a local trio of musicians who play traditional music during dinner, Swimming, Wildlife Talks an informative wildlife presentation in the evening by a qualified ecologist/ranger is arranged on request and a Curio Shop with a wide selection of souvenirs available.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Swimming

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge has a beautiful free form swimming pool which is open all day and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Taita Hills Game Lodge offers Wildlife Talks - an informative wildlife presentation in the evening by a qualified ecologist/ranger is arranged on request. There is also a curio shop with a wide selection of souvenirs available at the Sarova Taita Hills gift shop located in the lobby area of the lodge.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Wildlife highlights:

     

    Coke's hartebeest, bush, duiker, klipspringer, suni, Bohor reedbuck, impala, Grant's gazelle, fringe-eared oryx, bush buck, lesser kudu, eland, steenbok, Kirk's dik-dik, waterbuck, vervet and Syke's monkey, yellow baboon, golden, black-backed and side-striped jackal, mongoose, squirrel, cheetah, caracal, serval, African wild cat, lion, leopard, African civet, elephant, Burchells zebra, buffalo, Maasai giraffe, African hare, ant bear, aardwolf, bush baby, bat-eared fox, porcupine, genet, zorilla, honey badger, tortoise, hedgehogs, hyrax, spotted and striped hyena, otter, terrapin and monitor lizard. Highlights of the birdlife include extremes such as ostrich and golden pipit, while perhaps the most conspicuous are the white-headed buffalo weaver and the brilliantly plumaged golden-breasted starling. Raucous hornbills are also prevalent as are such hole-nesting birds as parrot, barbet and roller.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Meetings & Incentives

     

    The Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge offers modern facilities for the perfect conference in the wild. The Baraza room is equipped with modern day facilities including an LCD and overhead projector, while for smaller meetings the Mwandu room provides similar facilities in an equally comfortable environment. The two conference rooms have a combined capacity of up to 150 people making this an ideal location for meetings, incentives and experiential learning. The Sarova Survivor Challenge is also available at the Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge. The Sarova taita hills game lodge offers a myriad of business and entertainment options- including - tennis court- guest shop- musicians and dancers- and the opportunity to experience wildlife in a diverse array of natural habitats.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Weddings & Honeymoon

     

    The Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge lends itself naturally to the ideal exotic wedding safari flavored with the culture and traditions of the Taita. It is fully geared to take up all the arrangements so that guests can truly enjoy themselves without worrying about the details. These include venue decoration using traditional fabrics, beads and handicraft, flowers, music and dance, bubbly toast and tiered cake, bush dinner with traditional dancers and photography. The marriage license, certificate and registration are also taken care of. Embarking on a luxurious honeymoon safari with your new spouse will be one of the most memorable experiences you will share as you start your new life together. A safari honeymoon to Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge allows you to revel in the awesome beauty of the African bushveld, experiencing the wonders of nature together and enjoying some of the finest luxury accommodation available. Early morning open Land Rover game drives, Big Five encounters, excellent African cuisine and gorgeous landscapes are only a few of the reasons why honeymoons holidays in Tsavo are so highly revered. American Express, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted at this establishment. Parental supervision at all times is a must for younger children under 5 years as the layout of the camp is very open.

     

    Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge History

     

    Formerly part of the international Hilton Hotel chain but taken over by the highly regarded Sarova Hotels group in 2007, Sarova Hotels, Resorts & Lodges is recognized as one of Kenya's finest hotel and leisure companies serving the luxury and upscale markets. Operating eight prime properties in some of Kenya’s most popular safari destinations. The company has had a long-standing commitment to the continued development of Kenya’s tourism and hospitality industry. Sarova Hotels, Resorts and Lodges is grouped into Luxury, Leisure and Business categories to provide consistency across the different hotels’ products and services. Our properties include, Sarova Mara Game Camp in Maasai Mara Game Reserve; Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge in Lake Nakuru National Park; Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa on the beaches of the Indian Ocean in Mombasa; Sarova Panafric Hotel and The Sarova Stanley in Nairobi, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge situated in the Shaba Game Reserve with our new additions Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge and Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge in the Taita Hills Sanctuary, Tsavo region. Today, Sarova Hotels, Resort & Lodges has more than one thousand rooms in the eight properties across Kenya, employing over one thousand five hundred people all dedicated to providing high standard and quality service to our guests. Although each Sarova property maintains an individual distinction of style and character, all the units are bound by the common commitment to constantly meet the demands of the international business and leisure travelers. In this way Sarova Hotels, Resorts & Lodges has achieved the sole objective of providing the guests with the comfort of facilities in exciting and varied sites.

     

    Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

     

    The Taita Hills lie to the south of Tsavo West and on the fertile land in the saddles between the main peaks the Taita tribe grows a variety of vegetables. On the plains below the hills the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary has been established and is home to elephant, lion, oryx, lesser kudu and a wide variety of smaller animals. The varieties of animals which live in this small 110 sq. km sanctuary are often easier to spot than those in the larger Tsavo Parks. A variety of short safari excursions can be made from the Sanctuary. Towards the Tanzania border lie Lakes Jipe and Chala, the former, home of many water birds, while Lake Chala is the deepest Crater Lake in Africa. The nearby Kaisugu Hills were the battle ground of the German forces and the British Army led by General Smuts in the 1914/18 war, and it is here that the formidable Lord Grogan (famous for his walk from Cape to Cairo for the love of a lady) built his home which is locally known as Grogan’s Castle. In Midst of the Sanctuary lies Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge which offers an unparalleled Kenya safari experience. The entire lodge is raised on high stilts above watering holes and feeding pastures offering a spectacular view of the wildlife from above and all around. Taita Hills Sanctuary is a private wildlife conservancy of 28,000 acres at the foot of the Taita Hills bordering Tsavo West National Park, one of the world's largest game reserves. The Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge offers luxury accommodation and facilities and is the perfect place in an unforgettable setting to explore the natural environment around.

     

    The Sanctuary provides a safe environment to over 50 species of mammals and 300 species of birds within 28,000 acres of rolling savanna and woodland habitats. Large numbers of wildlife come to drink at the waterholes, so Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge provides a rare opportunity to view animals at close proximity in their natural habitat. The lobby, restaurant and terraced bar all provide 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 wildlife as they drink. The waterholes are illuminated by powerful floodlights as it gets dark, to make sure that you witness all the activity throughout the night. The Sanctuary is a success story in sustainable conservation where wildlife - including elephant, lion, buffalo and giraffe - thrive. Game drives are tightly controlled to ensure that animals are not harassed and some areas are completely closed to vehicles. This commitment to responsible ecotourism, which has been so well supported by visitors, ensures that the Sanctuary and all its wildlife will continue to prosper.

     

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