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The Sanctuaries.

Taita Hills Sanctuary

On the plains below the Taita Hills lies the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and is home to Elephant, Lion, Oryx, Lesser Kudu and a wide variety of smaller animals.
Taita Hills Sanctuary is a private wildlife conservancy of 28,000 acres at the foot of the Taita Hills bordering Tsavo West National Park, one of the world's largest game reserves.
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.
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.
People are in awe as to how beautiful Taita Hills is and the availability of day and night game drives makes this place truly special. A variety of short Excursions can be made from the Sanctuary. Towards the Tanzania border lie Lakes Jipe and Chala, the former, home of many Water Birds, while Lake Chala is the deepest Crater Lake in Africa.

Taita Hills Game Sanctuary

As with all El Moran Safaris, we offer a choice of accommodation for the Taita Hills Game Sanctuary

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Salt Lick Game Lodge

Famed for being one of the world's most photographed lodges, Salt Lick Safari Lodge is one of Kenya's flagship safari lodges. Located in the heart of the private Taita Hills Sanctuary and bordering Tsavo West National Park, Salt Lick Game 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, offers elegant dining venues for an unforgettable culinary journey. Meals are served in the welcoming dining room as well outside in the bushveld overlooking Taita Hill's flora and fauna.
Down at ground level is a unique underground tunnel and bunker with ground level windows providing unbelievably close yet safe access to a variety of wildlife as they drink.
The waterholes are illuminated by powerful floodlights as it gets dark, to make sure that you witness all the activity throughout the night.

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge

Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge is nestled on a hill on the outskirts of the Taita Hills sanctuary. The entire grounds here are wonderful and you will certainly see beautiful views of the hills and lots of flowers and plants. The rooftop terrace is recommended as you can take some great shots of the sunrise and sunset over the hills. Turn off the noise from your busy life and be at peace with nature whilst being in luxurious surroundings at the Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge.
It has 60 standard rooms with exquisite views of the lush gardens surrounding the lodge. All rooms are with a double, twin or triple set of beds and have a private viewing balcony.
The main restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on a buffet basis is called the Chala Restaurant. It is also fitted with live cooking counters meaning that you can have a dish prepared to your exact desire. Itís a real spectacle meeting the personable and positive chefs and seeing them cooking fresh ingredients in action.
Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodges offers a wonderful spa experience in its Tulia wellness tent, which is managed by trained massage therapists. The type of treatments available here include Swedish, aromatherapy and Ayurveda.
People are in awe as to how beautiful Taita Hills is, so you wonít be surprised to hear that Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge offers day and night game drives, so that you can photograph the variety of wildlife within the sanctuary.

Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary

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Lions Bluff

Stunning panoramic views over the golden green savannah rolling away to the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the North and South Pare mountains and the Taita Hills.

Secluded in Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary amidst peace and quiet, yet easily accessible from Mombasa and Nairobi. Exclusive, just twelve traditionally-built ensuite bandas from whose verandahs you can literally overlook wildlife, going about their daily life undisturbed.

Conservation The sanctuary preserves a unique eco system rich with wildlife, encompassing one of Africa's most ancient elephant migratory corridors and an important breeding Stay in a small, unique lodge of sustainable timber, canvas and traditional coconut thatch. Sip sundowners on an open terrace with Kilimanjaro as the back drop, followed by dinner overlooking a small water hole visited by a family of elephants.

Sleep in a hand-made four poster bed in crisp cotton sheets and awake to Africa's incredible sunrise ready to enjoy a game drive or bush walk before a hearty breakfast ..perhaps in the bush.. and you have begun to conjure up the magic that is Lions Bluff. site for lions.


Ngutuni Sanctuary

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Ngutuni Lodge

The sanctuary is a 10,000 acre private game sanctuary, surrounded on three sides by Tsavo East National Park.with view of the Sagala Hills and others nearby, only 4 hours drive from Mombasa and its international airport. Once home to the infamous 'man eating lions of Tsavo' who preyed on men constructing the railway line between Mombasa and Kampala in the nineteenth century, the sanctuary and surrounding national park are best known today for their fantastic variety of wildlife including lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo as well as a huge variety of plains game and bird life.
Spectacularly constructed from large timber poles, with plunging thatched roofs and waxed timber decking, the lodge skillfully blends traditional African design with the modern comforts of a luxury lodge. From the moment you step into reception and gaze through the open plan restaurant to the savannah beyond you begin to realise why this is such a special lodge.Ngutuni Lodge has 48 guest rooms, each sleeping up to three people in one single and one double bed. Many of the guest rooms have interconnecting doors, making the Lodge ideal for families and larger parties. All of the rooms are spacious and tastefully furnished, with ensuite shower. Private balconies overlook the large water hole, which is illuminated at night for evening game viewing.
Life at Ngutuni Lodge follows a delightful routine, early mornings and late afternoons are spent game viewing as this is the best time to observe animals foraging for food in the surrounding savannah. Evenings are spent relaxing with safari companions; time to enjoy a sundowner overlooking the softly illuminated waterhole before a sumptuous dinner.