TAITA HILLS AND SALT LICK WILDLIFE RESORT LIMITED ISSUE FORMAL STATEMENT ON THE FUTURE OF THE TWO LODGES
(Posted 09th May 2020)
We would like to officially inform you that as of 01 July 2020 Taita Game Lodge and Saltlick Game Lodge will no longer be managed by Sarova Hotels Kenya. It has been an extensive and mutually beneficial collaboration with Sarova Hotels and their management team.
Following internal deliberations, the board took a decision not to extend the management agreement for the lodges and the sanctuary, therefore the current management agreement which expires on 30 June 2020 for both the lodges and the sanctuary will not be renewed.
As of 01 July 2020, the brand names will be as follows:
• Salt Lick Safari Lodge
• Taita Hills Safari Lodge
• Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
We shall communicate contact details shortly for ease of forward bookings and any other queries that go beyond 1st July 2020.
The staff who are currently on leave due to the ongoing tragic Covid19 crisis will be retained as we consider them to be an integral part of the success of these 2 lodges in the heart of Tsavo.
The 28,000 acre sanctuary is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation including road networks, water pans, reforestation and restoration of indigenous species as we help mother nature heal itself. We have also enhanced game warden patrols within the sanctuary to safeguard the wildlife during this period.
The two lodges hold a special place in the hearts of visitors both locally and globally. Salt Lick Safari Lodge with its unique architectural design is considered one of the most photographed lodges in the world while Taita Hills Safari lodge was designed as a German fortress with breathtaking views over the Tsavo region.
The sanctuary is also home to a huge array of resident wildlife freely roaming between the Sanctuary and Tsavo National Park. Guests are welcomed by large herds of buffaloes and elephants given the positioning as a wildlife corridor between Tsavo East , Tsavo West and Mkomazi in Tanzania. The sanctuary is also home to the one and only World War 1 battlefields in the region. The lodges, in partnership with local historians, have mapped a number of the sites and created walking trails to understand the history of this unique region.
Guests are invited to visit the museum located within Taita Hills Safari Lodge with many historic artifacts and a full history of what transpired around the Taita Hills.
Plot No. Msa/Block/XIX/75, 1st Floor, Pereira Building Street/Road Pramukh Swami Maharaj Road, Mombasa,
P.O Box 80861, Post code 80100, Kenya
We do not envisage any changes to terms, conditions or rates and we will communicate with all partners in the near future. We very much value the partnership and we are keen to support and develop our collaboration further. We also want to assure all agents, guests, staff, local community and all stakeholders that we remain fully committed to developing the lodges and sanctuary. We have a very clear vision to further enhance the overall guest experience in the future.
We truly appreciate your support and look forward to a smooth transition. We are excited about the future opportunities and shall keep you updated with the developments planned for the sanctuary and the properties.
Taita Hills and Salt Lick Wildlife Resort Limited