Salt Lick Lodge
Salt Lick Lodge is set in the heart of Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary home to over 50 species of mammals, including elephant, all big cats, buffalo and giraffe roam freely. There are also over 300 species of birds including ostrich, eagles and vultures, to name just the bigger of the species.
Saltlick Lodge has 96 rooms in 12 clusters on stilts with only 4 rooms on each of the 2 floors. Rooms at the Saltlick Lodge have private bathrooms with shower. All beds have mosquito nets and each room is equipped with an electric fan to cool you on warmer nights.
The Saltlick Lodge restaurant features delicious international and local cuisine, usually in the form of sumptuous buffets, but also as table d’hôte when appropriate – these include vegetarian dishes. Saltlick’s well-stocked bar is centrally located in the main building and command spectacular views of the waterhole and surrounding grasslands, where elephant, buffalo and a variety of plains game can be seen throughout the year.
The waterholes at the Saltlick lodge are floodlit fat night allowing for uninterrupted observation of nocturnal wildlife and there is an underground tunnel and chamber with special windows giving you the chance to closely and safely view wildlife at ground level.
Night game drives conducted by specially trained wildlife rangers in vehicles fitted with powerful spotlights will provide you with an opportunity of seeing animals not normally encountered on a conventional game drive, such as spotted and striped hyena, various species of mongoose, jackal, civet, genet, honey badger, porcupine and bush baby
Evening wildlife talks by a qualified ecologist or ranger can be arranged on request as can a variety of special events like bush breakfasts, barbecue lunches, sundowners or ‘Out of Africa’ dinners on Kudu View Point and other attractive locations within the Sanctuary.
Other facilities of the lodge include a swimming pool, tennis court, communication facilities, a gift shop and children’s services.