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Salt Lick Safari Lodge is 400 km from Nairobi and 200 km from Mombasa.




Rated 4.5 from 1,194 reviews and number 3 of 6 hotels in Tsavo National Park West, Salt Lick Safari Lodge is rated excellent in location, cleanliness and value by Travelers’ Choice.

Located in the heart of the private Taita Hills Sanctuary, bordering Tsavo West National Park in south-eastern Kenya, Salt Lick Safari 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. Salt Lick Safari 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, Salt Lick Safari 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.

While at the Salt Lick Safari Lodge, top attractions to visit in the Tsavo National Park West are:

  • Mzima Springs
  • Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
  • LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Roaring Rocks
  • Shetani Lava Flows

Highly recommended is a package that includes a Private 5 Days Tour to Amboseli Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks for a close experience with wildlife at close calls.

Bus Tours are also available for groups at very reasonable rates. The guides have immense and interesting knowledge about everything from the plants, birds, fish, monkeys and the big wild animals at the Salt Lick Game Lodge, which is highly acclaimed as one of the lodges in the vast Tsavo West National Park and also one of the most photographed lodge in the world, due to its proximity with the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and where wilderness beckons.

Salt Lick Safari Lodge is described in the reviews as a beautiful place with plenty of wildlife. It’s the home to zebras, Elephants and the gazelles. This indeed it the heart of the Tsavo National Park. The beauty of watching the Zebras play in water is breath-taking, according to a reviewer, who goes on to recommend the facility.

A second reviewer describes Salt Lick in these words, ‘One of the most amazing places we’ve stayed. The design is unique, the hotel has a water hole for the animals and a tunnel where you can view them. The rooms are really nice, a bit small but with a fantastic view over the entire hotel and the pond. The food is ok… but I was expecting a more buffet option. Despite this, I would choose this accommodation again for the view of the animals and for the special rooms.


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Dr. Hanningtone Gaya

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Kenya’s Dr Hanningtone Gaya, holds a PhD in Commerce in Business Management from Nelson Mandela University (NMU), is viewed as an authority in country branding and is the founder chairman of the Brand Kenya Board.

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