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April 27, 2022

Luxury private wildlife sanctuary in Kenya’s Tsavo

The ‘Taita Hills Wildlife Conservancy derives its name from the surrounding clusters of hills and is an integral part of the Eastern Arc forests classified as a biodiversity hotspot. The conservancy covers an area of 28,000 acres of mosaic habitat where the plant physiognomy is riverine forest, savanna wood and grassland. The vegetation formation is usually dense, stratified and always dominated by Acacia /Commiphora trees and may appear to be evergreen in wet areas such as in the central lowlands of the sanctuary.

The sanctuary straddles the Southern Tsavo West National Park and is an important dispersal area and migrating corridor for wildlife between Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park and making it a highly valued tourist recreational area and of ecological importance. The topography is generally mountainous that offers breathtaking landscape views of the Kilimanjaro, Pare, Uluguru mountains and the clusters of Taita Hills with a seasonal river dividing the sanctuary into valleys and lowland plains.


Attractions at Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

• Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Located in the Sanctuary
• World War1 Museum and battlefields Located in the Sanctuary
• Mzima Springs 66.3km Usually included as a package visit to Tsavo west with lunch

Game Drives

Early morning and late afternoon game drives provide an ideal opportunity to view and photograph the diverse array of wildlife within the sanctuary. The water holes below provide even a wonderful opportunity to view animals at close proximity within the comfort and confines of the lodges.

Walking Safaris

It is an opportunity to experience the unique flora, fauna and dynamism of this fascinating ecosystem. Take a nature walk with a qualified ranger guide, learning the intricacies and connectivity of an enabling environment immersing in the solace and tranquillity of the wilderness.

Taita Hills WWI Museum

Battlefield tourism specializes in tours of battlefields, cemeteries, memorials and related historic sites all around the world. It focuses on historic battlefields where the fighting is long past and is much more strongly linked to heritage and commemoration.

Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, Kenya has taken the lead in East Africa by identifying all these leads and has come up with an exciting historical journey told in pictures and an artifacts museum at Taita Hills Resort & Spa. This artifacts museum will be the start point of the “Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary World War 1 battlefield tours.

Where to stay – Book your stay at one of our lodges

Salt Lick Safari Lodge

Where the magic never ends, Salt Lick Safari Lodge has 96 unique rooms, all elevated on stilts and built across two levels, with unsuited bathrooms with permanent showers and WC, and running hot and cold water.

Taita Hills Safari Resort & Spa

Great fun, great memories. Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa has 60 well-appointed standard rooms with stunning views of the lush gardens surrounding the lodge, and the beautiful free-form swimming pool. Other rooms have exclusive views of the watering hole.

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