Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Salt Lick Safari Lodge in Taita Hills, Kenya

Salt Lick Safari Lodge in Taita Hills, Kenya

A Kenya Safari Holiday is unlikely to take you to more than one or two National parks, but you should check out Salt Lick Lodge at the Tsavo National Park if that is one National Park you are thinking of visiting on your Safari in Kenya.

Salt Lick Safari Lodge is right in the middle of a private twenty eight thousand square acres game sanctuary between the West and east parts of the Tsavo National Park.

It is a five hour drive from Nairobi, two hours from Mombasa, and an hour from Voi railway station

The luxurious Salt Lick Lodge is built on top of stilts overlooking a waterhole, and is linked by suspended walkways, so you can look down on the elephants wandering around underneath your feet. The name as you may imagine has been taken from a natural salt lick, which is a place that animals need to replenish their body salt levels, so it is a popular place!

The private sanctuary surrounding the lodge means there is a lot of game to view.
The accommodation on this part of your Kenya safari Holiday is of deluxe standard with extremely high levels of service, and you will find it very comfortable indeed. All of the 96 bedrooms have views of the waterholes and the game sanctuary, and are well equipped with modern facilities, including private bath, shower, and balcony.

The main restaurant is the Bura restaurant, and you will find that on this part of your Kenya Safari Tour the food is of a very good standard. You can organise champagne breakfasts, barbecues, and ‘Ou of Africa’ dinners.

Obviously to be successful a safari in Kenya needs wildlife, preferably large game to view, and Salt Lick Lodge is ideally placed to see almost as much as you might want, especially if like many other tourists you have taken a few days away from your hotel by the Indian Ocean.

You can expect to see elephants, lions, cheetahs, and buffalo, amongst the fifty or so mammals who have made their home in this part of the Tsavo National Park, plus over 300 bird species. There is no off road driving aloud which has been a great help in the preservation and healthy growth of the species who live here.

It is important to be able to relax as well, and there is an outdoor pool so you can do just that. When you go on safari for the first time you might not realise that game drives take place in the early morning, and late afternoon, and at night, although other times as well, but there is quite a lot of time to kill between drives. This is why a swimming pool is so important.

It is also good to be able to be close to the game without travelling, or walking and feeling at risk, and Salt Lick Safari Lodge has taken care of that as well by building a secure ground level bunker with steel bars so you can be close up and get some great photographs.

If a Kenya Safari Holiday is something new to you, and you are a bit apprehensive about a camp with no fences then Salt Lick Safari Lodge at Tsavo National Park will ensure a good start to your Safari Kenya adventure.

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