Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately owned conservancy on the edge of Tsavo West National Park. Its green mountain range and open grassy plains filled with wildlife definitely make it worth a visit.
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary is a privately owned wildlife sanctuary located in Taita Taveta County approximately 220 kilometers from Mombasa. The sanctuary covers an area of 110 km2 and is adjacent to Tsavo West National Park and the Lumo Wildlife Sanctuary.
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.
The plains below the hills of the Sanctuary are 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.
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 and all its flora and fauna will continue to prosper.