Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Kenya Hotels

Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge


  • The underground viewing room
  • Watching animals from your bed


  • No pool
  • Not all rooms have good views

Updated 12/02/2014

Fodor's Review

Set in the Taita Hills just within the park is this uniquely designed lodge. Honey-color rondavels with dark brown thatch roofs sit high above the ground on stilts and overlook a chain of small floodlighted water holes. You may feel you're in the middle of a fantasy, but this is real Africa—there is a lot of big game just outside your door. The entire lodge is on raised stilts, offering 24-hour game-viewing opportunity. After dark, when everyone is safely inside the resort, a wooden drawbridge is ceremoniously drawn up—suddenly it's no longer hobbits but Lord of the Rings. The en-suite round rooms are comfortably if basically furnished, but it's the experience you're here for, not the room decor, although the public areas are sumptuously decorated with rugs, batiks, and a number of authentic African artifacts. Request a top room or one over a water hole for a close-up encounter with elephants, buffalos, and lots of other game. Be sure to visit the underground viewing room at night, because you've a better chance of spotting nocturnal animals like civets, porcupine, and maybe even a leopard. The food is excellent with lots of fresh homegrown vegetables.

Hotel Information


Tsavo West, Kenya


043-203–0540; 043-203–0625

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 96 rooms
  • Rate includes All meals

Updated 12/02/2014

View Kenya Hotel Rates


What's Nearby

  • Hotels

See all hotels in Kenya

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?







No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.