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Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa

KSh7200
Hotel Type
Reviews 4.8
4.8/5

Description

Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa  is one that bursts with a rich history from the World War I. The beautifully designed lodge offers a truly exclusive bush experience, being situated in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, a private conservancy of 28,000 acres located at the foot of the Taita Hills and adjacent to Tsavo West National Park, one of the world’s largest game reserves.

Taita Hills Game Lodge(earlier operated as Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge) provides the exceptional experience of proximity to the wildlife and a viewing gallery from the comfort of your room balcony. Since the lodge is not fenced, animals such as gazelles and elephants are commonly sighted on the grounds and at the watering hole near the swimming pool.

Taita Hill lodge structure is themed as a German fortress in line with the surrounding area’s world war 1 history.

Taita Hills Game Lodge offers a truly exclusive bush experience, being situated in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, a private conservancy of 28,000 acres located at the foot of the Taita Hills and adjacent to Tsavo West National Park, one of the world’s largest game reserves.

Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa is a luxury hotel located in Taita Hills Wildlife Conservancy, which is part of the larger Tsavo ecosystem in Kenya. The hotel is situated on a hill overlooking a waterhole and offers stunning views of the surrounding savannah and wildlife.

The resort offers a range of accommodations, including deluxe rooms, suites, and cottages, all with private balconies or verandas. The rooms are spacious and elegantly decorated with African-inspired furnishings.

Guests can enjoy a variety of activities, including game drives, guided nature walks, bird watching, and visits to the nearby Taita Hills Salt Lick Game Sanctuary. The hotel also has a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center for guests to relax and unwind.

Dining options at the resort include a main restaurant that serves international and African cuisine, a bush dinner site, and a poolside bar. The hotel also offers a range of conference and meeting facilities for business travelers.

The Sanctuary provides a safe environment to over 50 species of mammals and 300 species of birds within 28,000 acres of rolling savanna and woodland habitats. Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge provides the rare experience of proximity to the wildlife and a viewing gallery from the comfort of your room balcony. Since the lodge is unfenced, animals such as gazelles and elephants are commonly sighted on the grounds and at the watering hole near the swimming pool.

The Sanctuary is a success story in sustainable conservation where wildlife – including elephant, lion, buffalo, and giraffe – thrive. Game drives are tightly controlled to ensure that animals are not harassed and some areas are completely closed to vehicles. This commitment to responsible ecotourism, which has been so well supported by visitors, ensures that the Sanctuary and all its wildlife will continue to prosper.

Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa, offers luxury accommodation and amenities and is the perfect base in an unforgettable setting to explore the natural environment around.

How to get to Taita Hills Game Lodge

– 400 km from Nairobi and 200 km from Mombasa
– By air 30 minutes from Mombasa
– By road: 3hours from Mombasa.
– Recommended 4 Wheel Drive or tour van.

Location of Taita Hills Game Lodge

Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa (was running as Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge) is within the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. At the foot of Taita Hills adjacent to Tsavo West National Park. Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary covers a protected area of 28,000 acres on an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level (3,600 ft.).

The Sanctuary boasts its own functional airstrip in close proximity to the lodge. The unique Lodge structure design is themed as a Taita traditional village.

The Sanctuary is home to more than 50 different species of mammals and over 300 species of birds. These include
elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, ostrich, eagles, vultures, and much more.

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What are the 2024 Prices for Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa?

Here are Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa Resident Rates:

Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa Rates

 

2024 Taita Hills Prices

 

Resort Rooms

Taita Hills Train Package Rates
2 Nights’ Package
With: Economy Train Tickets
Taita Hills Resort Rooms Sharing Single
Sharing Single
3rd Jan 2024 – 28th Mar 2024 KES 8,700/- PPS KES 13,000/- PP KES 31,000/- PPS KES 38,800/- PP
29th Mar 2024 – 1st Apr 2024 KES 11,600/- PPS KES 17,400/- PP [-] [-]
2nd Apr 2024 – 30th Jun 2024
Book 2 Nights
Get 50% 0ff 3rd Night +
KES 7,200/- PPS KES 10,900/- PP KES 28,100/- PPS KES 35,800/- PP
1st Jul 2024 – 22nd Dec 2024 KES 8,700/- PPS KES 13,000/- PP KES 31,000/- PPS KES 38,800/- PP
23rd Dec 2024 – 2nd Jan 2025 KES 13,500/- PPS KES 20,300/- PP [-] [-]

Taita Hills Lodge Rates/Prices are in KES, Per Person

Included in Full Board Taita Hills Safari Resort Rates:
All Day Drinking Water
All Day Waterhole View
Heritage Tour of World War 1 at The Taita Hills Museum

Excluded from Full Board Taita Hills Safari Resort Prices:
Drinks and other Extras
Transport to Taita Hills Safari Resort
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Resident Entry Fees
Game Drives
KWS Tsavo National Park Fees, if visited

Included in Taita Hills Safari Resort Train Packages:
Return Economy Train Tickets to and from Voi Madaraka Express Train Station
(For 1st Class Train Tickets, ADD: KES 4,000/- Per Person)
2 Way Shared Transfers from and to Voi Madaraka Express Train Station
2 Nights, Full Board Accommodation
All Day Drinking Water
2 Game Drives per Stay – within Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
(Extra Game Drive/s at Extra Charges)
E.A Residents Sanctuary Entry Fees
Heritage Tour of World War 1 at The Taita Hills Museum
Children Rates apply

Excluded from Taita Hills Safari Resort Train Packages:
Drinks and other Extras
Extra Game Drive/s
Game Drives at Tsavo or other National Parks
KWS Tsavo National Park Fees (where applicable) and other Extras

Taita Hills Safari Resort Child Policy/Prices:
Up to 4.9 yrs Sharing with 1 or 2 Adults: Free
5 yrs to 11.99 yrs Sharing with 1 or 2 Adults: 50% of PPS, Per Child
5 yrs to 11.99 yrs in own Room: 75% of PPS, Per Child
If younger than 12 yrs: Share rooms next to parents/adults (subject to availability)

Occupancy Rules:
Maximum: 3 Pax Per Room

Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Fees (2024 – E.A. Residents)
Adults: KES 500/- per Night | Children: KES 250/- per Night (below 5 yrs, Free)

Tsavo National Park, 2024 KWS Park Fees:

Tsavo
National Park
KWS Park Fees
KENYA CITIZEN EAST AFRICAN
RESIDENT
NON RESIDENT
Adults (24 Hours)

Child (24 Hours)

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Standard Rooms Full Board Rates Game Package Rates
2 Nights, Per Person
2023 Rates Sharing Single
Sharing Single
1st Oct 2023 – 20th Dec 2023 KES 7,280/- PPS KES 10,910/- PP KES 24,250/- PPS KES 34,920/- PP
21st Dec 2023 – 22nd Dec 2023 KES 7,280/- PPS KES 10,910/- PP  [-]  [-]
23rd Dec 2023 – 2nd Jan 2024 KES 11,160/- PPS KES 16,730/- PP  [-]  [-]

Above Taita Hills Prices/Rates are in KES, Per Person
Included: 1 Soft Drink during Dinner and Lunch

Game Package includes:
Return Shared Transfers from Voi Train station
Full Board Accommodation
1 Soft Drink during Dinner and Lunch
1 Game Drive per Day (extra Game Drive at Extra Charges)
E.A Residents Sanctuary Entry Fees
Heritage Tour of World War 1 (Taita Hills Museum)
Children Rates apply

Excluded:
Train Tickets / Transport to Voi (for the Game Package)
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Resident Entry Fees (while on Full Board)
Transfers and Game Drives (while on Full Board)
Adults: KES 500/- per Night | Children: KES 250/- per Night 
Taita Hills Sanctuary Entry Fees for Full Board
KWS Tsavo National Park Fees (where applicable) and
Other Drinks and Extras

Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Entry Fees (2023 – E.A. Residents)
Adults: KES 500/- per Night | Children: KES 250/- per Night (below 5 yrs, Free)

Child Policy:
Up-to 4.9 yrs Sharing with Adults: Free Accommodation
5 yrs to 11.99 yrs Sharing with 1 or 2 Adults: 50% of PPS, Per Child
5 yrs to 11.99 yrs in own Room: 75% of PPS, Per Child
If younger than 12 yrs: Share rooms next to parents/adults (subject to availability)

Please note

  • The above rates are quoted on a Full Board Accommodation Basis.
  • Park fees not included in the rates and is payable at the gate if arriving on road and at the lodge if arriving by air.
  • Please note when arriving at the lodge by air transfers should be booked in advance

Tsavo National Park, 2023 KWS Park Fees:

Tsavo
National Park
KWS Park Fees
KENYA CITIZEN EAST AFRICAN
RESIDENT
NON RESIDENT
Adults (24 Hours)

Child (24 Hours)

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What Hotel Facilities are available at Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa?

Here are some additional facilities available at Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa:

  • Pool Bar: Enjoy drinks and light bites by the poolside while relaxing.
  • Bush Dinner Site: Dine under the stars in the African bush with a bonfire and entertainment.
  • Private Dining: Have a romantic dinner or a special celebration in a private setting.
  • Fitness Center: Stay fit and active during your stay at the resort's gym.
  • Kids Club: The resort offers activities and entertainment for children, making it a family-friendly destination.
  • Helipad: Arrive at the resort in style with the helipad available for use.
  • Cultural Village: Experience the local culture and traditions by visiting the on-site cultural village.
  • Sunset Deck: Watch the sunset over the savannah from the resort's elevated deck.
  • Gift Shop: Purchase souvenirs and gifts for loved ones back home from the resort's gift shop.
  • Business Center: Stay connected and productive with the resort's business center and Wi-Fi access.
  • Team Building Activities: The resort offers outdoor team building activities for corporate groups and organizations.
  • Horse Stables: The resort has its own horse stables, offering horse riding activities and safaris.
  • Airport Transfers: The resort provides airport transfers to and from Moi International Airport in Mombasa and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
  • 24-hour Front Desk: The resort's front desk is open 24/7 to assist with any needs or inquiries.

Which Rooms Types are in Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa?

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge Rooms

Standard Rooms

Taita Hills Game Lodge has 60 well-appointed standard rooms with stunning views of the lush gardens surrounding the lodge, the beautiful free form swimming pool and some have exclusive views of the watering hole. Rooms at the Lodge are with double, twin or triple beds depending on room type. All rooms have a private viewing balcony commanding views of the adjacent Taita Hills, the well-maintained gardens and surrounding Sanctuary. The elegantly furnished rooms are spacious with a sitting area and ensuite bathrooms.

Suites

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge has two elaborate suites. They are ultra-luxury suites perfect for honeymooners or those in search of sumptuous accommodation. The beautiful spacious suites include a lovely lounge and elegant bathroom. A private safari experience and optional in-room dining all combine to make this suite an absolute treat.

What are the Foods & Drinks options at Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa?

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge excels in the freshness and quality of its food which is supported by the Lodge’s own vegetable and herb garden.

Taita Hills Chala Restaurant

The Main restaurant serving buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with live cooking counters preparing specialty dishes. Cuisine includes Pan-African, Pan-European, and Pan-Asian. The Salad buffet has a wide variety of salads using the fresh ingredients and herbs from the Lodge’s own vegetable and herb garden. The Dessert buffet has a selection of mouthwatering desserts. Vegetarian dishes are always available, and guests with any special dietary requirements are also catered for.

The restaurant has a capacity of 200 people.

Taita Hills Lobby Bar

The Bar is the ideal place to relax and unwind with specials or old favorites from the well-stocked bar. The Bar also offers an eclectic selection of new world and classical wines.

Taita Hills Bush Dining

Champagne Breakfast: A unique experience of dining in the wilderness on a sumptuous breakfast accompanied by champagne. The Breakfast includes live cooking against the backdrop of the Taita Hills and grassy plains of the Sanctuary.

Taita Hills Bush Dinners

The beautiful landscape sets the backdrop for a bush dinner at Kudu Point, the highest location in the Sanctuary. Spectacular sunsets and magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro – weather permitting – compliment a truly unique experience as you sip sundowners and experience a barbeque in the wild, accompanied by a trio of local musicians.

Taita Hills Picnic Hamper

For guests who want to enjoy longer game drives, Sarova Taita Hills offers a picnic hamper with light meals and beverages.

Which Hotel Activities are available for guests at Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa?

This to-do while at Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge

  • Bush breakfast or dinner: Enjoy a meal in the middle of the bush, surrounded by nature and wildlife.
  • Sundowner: Watch the sunset over the savannah while sipping on a refreshing drink.
  • Spa treatments: Relax and unwind with a massage or other spa treatments at the lodge's spa.
  • Bird watching: The lodge is home to over 300 bird species, making it a paradise for bird watchers.
  • Star gazing: The clear skies of Taita Hills make it the perfect place to observe the stars at night.
  • Cultural visits: Learn about the local culture by visiting nearby villages and interacting with the locals.
  • Horseback safaris: Explore the wildlife and landscapes of Taita Hills on horseback.
  • Photography: Capture the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Taita Hills through photography.

Conferencing Weddings & Honeymoons at Sarova Taita Hills

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge lends itself naturally to the ideal exotic wedding flavored with the culture and traditions of the Taita.

The lodge is fully geared to take up all the arrangements so that guests can truly enjoy themselves without worrying about the details. These include venue decoration using traditional fabrics, beads and handicrafts, flowers, music and dance, bubbly toast and tiered cake, bush dinner with traditional dancers and photography. The marriage license, certificate, and registration are also taken care of.

Sarova Taita Hills Meetings & Conferences

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge offers modern facilities for the perfect conference in the wild. The Baraza room is equipped with modern-day facilities including an LCD and overhead projector, while for smaller meetings the Mwandu room provides similar facilities in an equally comfortable environment.
The two conference rooms have a combined capacity of up to 150 people making this an ideal location for meetings, incentives, and experiential learning.

Contact us to book your team building, conferences or wedding at Taita Hills Safari Resort and Spa.

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