Where to Stay in Tsavo; Tsavo East, West and Taita Hills
Tsavo East and West National Parks are the largest and oldest National Parks in Kenya. It is important to know about the various accommodation options we have here and where they are located. In this article, we are going to look at where to stay in Tsavo while planning your Kenya safari to Tsavo.
Serena Kilaguni Safari Lodge
Location: Tsavo West National Park ( Located inside the park).
Level: Luxury Safari Lodge located inside Tsavo West National Park
A tranquil, hushed and cool refuge framed by Mount Kilimanjaro and the rolling, volcanic landscapes of the deep green Chyulu Hills, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park immerses you in stunning beauty and exhilarating adventures while surrounding you with every modern comfort. Arriving guests are enchanted by our classic stone design and views of elephants, buffalo and other plains game drinking and cooling off in our water hole.
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Ashnil Aruba Camp
Location: Tsavo East National Park ( Located inside the park).
Level: Midrange Safari Camp located inside Tsavo East National Park
Ashnil Aruba Lodge lies in the heart of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya. The Lodge features 46 rooms and 6 tents. Its location is superb, just a couple of hours from the coast of Mombasa, 5 hours leisurely drive from Nairobi and is located on the banks of Aruba Dam which was built in 1952 as a sport fishing recreational point in the park. Several watering holes nearby attract wildlife and spotting animals is easy because the park lies flat with savannah grassland.
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Sarova Salt Lick Lodge
Location: Taita Hills Wildlife Sactuary ( Located inside the park).
Level: Luxury Lodge located inside Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary in Tsavo West.
For decades Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge has been one of Kenya’s flagship lodges, famed for being among the World’s Most Photographed Lodges. A favourite amongst travellers in search of luxury accommodation, Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge is a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary overlooking a waterhole and the vast Tsavo plains.
Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge’s charm is evident from the outset. Here you will savour uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention.
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Location: Mbulia Conservancy, Tsavo West
Level: Premium Level Camp located inside Mbulia Conservancy in Tsavo West
Perched on the side of the Mbulia Hills, Kipalo Hills enjoys fantastic views looking out across the 12,000 acre Mbulia Conservancy towards Ngulia Hills and Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. A comfortable camp with delicious, fresh innovative cuisine and 8 luxurious double tents built to take the best advantage of the beautiful expansive views across the plains. Kipalo Hills was built with the people and for the local community to benefit from protecting the resident wildlife, especially of the elephant. Each of the eight luxury double mobile tents has an en-suite flushing loo and a traditional safari shower. The tents are either twin or double with room for an extra bed. The tents are located far apart and all enjoy wonderful views of the spectacular scenery and impenetrable wilderness across the Mbulia Conservancy plains that stretches as far as the eye can see!
Location: Tsavo West National Park
Level: Midrange Safari lodge located inside Tsavo West National Park
built-in 1969, is located in Tsavo West National Park which a home to a big host of wild animals. It can be accessed from Nairobi (260 km away), through Mtito Andei Gate or from Mombasa (250km away) through Tsavo River Gate. The Lodge is perched on the Ndawe Escarpment just below Ngulia Hills, overlooking the Rhino Sanctuary surrounded by Scenic Hills. Ngulia Safari Lodge no doubt has one of the most breathtaking views in Kenya. Guests take guided expeditions to Mzima Springs ( a living Oasis inhabited with fish, crocodiles and hippos), Hippo Point ( inhabited with hippos and crocodiles), Shetani Caves, Chaimu Lava flows, Kichwa Tembo and Roaring Rocks among others.
The Lodge has 52 standard rooms, all with bath and shower and a balcony with a view of the vast wilderness and floodlit water holes. It has two restaurants:
The main restaurant – built in an open-air style, has a view of floodlit water holes and the Leopard dinning tree. There is also the Leopard view bar open in the evenings before the arrival of the leopard from the wilderness. Guests can enjoy their meals as they watch the leopard feast, other animals drink water and make love, and the birds compete in their melodies.
Voi Safari Lodge
Location: Tsavo East National Park
Level: Midrange Safari lodge located inside Tsavo East National Park
Strategically situated Safari Lodge, in one of the World’s Largest Game Park – the Tsavo National Park – Voi Safari Lodge stands high above the town of Voi overlooking a vast expanse of the African Bush. It is 160km from Mombasa City. You can simply watch the herds of wild animals roam beneath you or you can get closer by a network of access roads reaching into many corners of this 11,666 square kilometres Park.
From the Lodge, you can look out onto the three water holes and see the ever-changing Panorama of Africa unfold right before your eyes and at the same time enjoy the luxury of waiters’ service. There is a special ‘HIDE’ for the camera enthusiasts affording close-up and candid pictures of the wild animals which do not suspect any human presence.
This is an ideal spot from which to go out in search of the ‘BIG FIVE’ – Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. From Voi you have speedy and easy access to either the Tsavo East or Tsavo West portions of this National Park. Voi is also an ideal for exploring Taita Hills, including the fertile farmland secluded high in Taita hills surrounding Wundanyi, reached by excellent mountain road which affords splendid views as far as the Coast.
The comfortable Lodge, with its high standards of comfort and cuisine as found in all Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels is easily reached by car from Voi. You may either enter the Park from Mombasa at the Bachuma gate through Aruba Dam or Voi Gate.
The visitors coming by ‘Plane’ there is also a convenient airstrip, four (4) kilometres away from the Lodge.