This Kenya safari from Diani provides interesting contrast between the semi arid plains of Tsavo East and the green hills of the Taita Hills with a visit to the huge private wild life sanctuary that was created by the Hilton group. If you book at the Saltlick you will stay in a unique lodge on stilts with an underground game viewing tunnel.
3 Days Tsavo East and Taita Hills Saltlick Safari Itinerary at a glance
Day 1: Diani – Tsavo East
Day 2: Tsavo East – Taita Hills saltlick Game sanctuary
Day 3: Taita Hills saltlick Game sanctuary – Diani
Day 1 : Diani to Tsavo East
We leave our hotel early in the morning and drive on the Mombasa Nairobi highway to enter Tsavo East at Sala or Bachuma Gate with a en-route game drive to your camp for lunch. After lunch a game drive in an area of Tsavo East and then dinner, camp fire and overnight.
Day 2 : Tsavo East to Taita Hills
We are up early for a morning game drive in the cool air before returning for breakfast. After breakfast explore another area in Tsavo returning for Lunch. Buffalo, zebra, giraffe, gazelle and other plains game can be seen as well as Tsavo elephants. Predators can also be seen such as lion and jackal. Plenty of bird varieties. After lunch we drive out of Tsavo East and follow a road that is part tarmac part murram to the Taita Hills. Dinner and overnight at the Salt Lick Lodge inside the beautiful private sanctuary.
Day 3 : Taita Hills – Diani
We are up early for breakfast and leave for a game drive inside the Taita Hills private sanctuary where the game is easily found. The surrounding hills make an interesting backdrop. Return to the Taita Hills Lodge for lunch. After lunch we return via the taita and Mombasa roads to our beach hotel arriving in the late afternoon.