Much is not written or told about South Eastern Kenya but it is a gem in Kenya’s tourism industry.
At the heart of South Eastern Kenya is the jaw-dropping Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge bordering Tsavo West National Park. It is one of the prestigious and most photographed lodges in the world due to its fascinating and intricate nature.
If you have never imagined that you could enjoy a moment in your cabin set up metres above the ground whilst watching herds of elephant saunter below, it is time to imagine this because Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge treats you to exactly this.
Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge set in the middle of Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is the most photographed game lodge in the world. It has panoramic views of the Tsavo plains which it overlooks. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes and lions quench their thirst at the watering hole beneath the 96 cabins raised on stilts and linked through wooden walkways.
Game viewing at the lodges has been described as “fascinating and unique” because it allows visitors to keep watch of the wildlife as they quench their thirst throughout the night, if they so wish, from the comfort of their rooms. The waterholes are floodlit at night to allow good views of the animals.
The lodge’s restaurant and bar elevated at a higher level have vantage points overlooking waterholes and the sanctuary. Game drives are also offered by the lodge located 400 km from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and 200 km from the coastal city of Mombasa.
A one-hour flight from Nairobi, 30 minutes flight from Mombasa takes you to the Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge airstrip. The lodge is an all-year-round place to visit with temperatures ranging from 18 to 30 degrees Celsius.