The Taita Hills lie to the south of Tsavo West and on the fertile
land in the saddles between the main peaks the Taita tribe grow a
variety of vegetables.
On the plains below the hills the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary has
been established and is home to elephant, lion, oryx, lesser kudu
and a wide variety of smaller animals.
The variety of animals which live in this small 110 sq. km sanctuary
are often easier to spot than those in the larger Tsavo Parks.
Taita Hills Private Game Sanctuary Landscape of hills and
rolling savannah plains
A variety of short excursions can be made from the Sanctuary.
Towards the Tanzania border lie Lakes Jipe and Chala, the former,
home of many water birds, while Lake Chala is the deepest crater
lake in Africa.
This safari give you the ultimate time to
enjoy and explore the Combined parks of
Tsavo East and West and the nearby Taita
Hills Private Game Sanctuary. Departs daily with a minimum
of 2 people. Accommodation will be in a
luxury lodge or tented camp of your choice
or our recommended lodges. Bonus
1 day Mombasa city tour and Ngomongo village or
Mamba Village - the Largest crocodile farm in
inquire with us
The nearby Kaisugu 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 Groganís Castle.
The Taita Hills Game Sanctuary provides a safe environment to over
50 species of mammals and 300 species of birds within 28,000 acres
of rolling savanna and woodland habitats.
The Sanctuary is a success story in sustainable conservation where
wildlife - including elephant, lion, buffalo and giraffe - thrive.
Game drives are tightly controlled to ensure that animals are not
harassed and some areas are completely closed to vehicles. This
commitment to responsible ecotourism, which has been so well
supported by visitors, ensures that the Taita Hills Game Sanctuary
and all its wildlife will continue to prosper