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Your Natural Red Carpet in the Wild

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Best of Africa's Authentic Safaris

Luxury Private Wildlife Sanctuary in Kenya’s Tsavo

The Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary(THWS) derives its name from the surrounding clusters of hills and is an integral part of the Eastern Arc forests classified as a biodiversity hotspot. Before the establishment of THWS on Bura Block along Mwatate-Taveta Road, the land was used as a game hunting ground. THWS was established in 1970 to make the area more attractive to wildlife and tourists, allow conservation, and promote wildlife viewing. The sanctuary 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. More than 50 species of large mammals and 300 species of birds have been recorded in THWS.

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 tourism recreational area and of ecological importance. The topography is generally mountainous that offers breath taking 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.

A Unique African Safari Experience


Tsavo Run


Bird Watching


Game Drives




Taita Hills WWI Museum

Book your stay at one of our lodges

Salt Lick Safari Lodge

Where the magic never ends

Salt Lick Game Lodge has 96 unique rooms, all elevated on stilts and built across two levels, with ensuite bathrooms with permanent showers and WC, and running hot and cold water.

Taita Hills Safari Resort & Spa

The safari resort with urban feel

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

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We are planting a tree for every guest who stays at our hotels, not only are we reducing our carbon footprint, but we are also leaving a meaningful gift for the future and doing our part to make the world a better place.


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