Taita Hills Game Sanctuary is a private game sanctuary in Southern Kenya separated from the vast Tsavo West National Park only by a road. Animals roam freely between the park and the sanctuary. Taita Hills Game Sanctuary is more remote than the most of the other visited parks and reserves in Kenya , the perfect destination for anyone looking for an opportunity to get away from it all and relax in the wild.
Taita Hills Game Sanctuary, located about 210 kilometers away from Mombasa, covers a protected area of 28,000 acres (approximately 110 sq kms) rises to an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level (3,600 ft.). The sanctuary's landscape comprises of savannah plains, a man-made reservoir and a riverine forest that follows the course of the Bura River. At home here is a wide variety of game including Lion, cheetah, elephant and plains game. Bird life includes the extremely rare Taita Falcon, a bird recorded in early Egyptian hieroglyphics.
A variety of short excursions can be made from the Sanctuary. Towards the Tanzania border to Lakes Jipe and Chala, the former, home of many water birds, while Lake Chala is the deepest crater lake in Africa.
The nearby Hills were the battle ground of the German forces and the British Army led by General Smuts in the 1914/18 war, and it is here that the formidable Lord Grogan (famous for his walk from Cape to Cairo for the love of a lady) built his home which is locally known as Grogan’s Castle and is worth a visit.
Safari Tours to Taita Hills Game Sanctuary
Safari to Tsavo West National Park combines well with the nearby Tsavo East National Park, Taita Hills Game Sanctuary or Amboseli National Park - or what is commonly reffered to as the Southern Kenya Safari Circuit.
Sample Safaris that tour Taita Hills Game Sanctuary include
- 2 Days Taita Hills Salt Lick Safari
- 2 Days Ngutuni and Taita Hills Game Sanctuary Safari
- 2 Days Tsavo East and Taita Hills Salt Lick
- 5 Days Kenya Safari from Mombasa to Tsavo East, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Taita Hills Salt Lick Game Sanctuary
Safaris to Taita Hills Game Sanctuary (or any of the parks in the Southern Kenya Safari Circuit) can begin from;