Taita Hills Game Sanctuary lies between Tsavo East and Tsavo West parks in the south of Kenya. The dramatic hills rise from the plains and climb to over 2,000m (6,500 ft), making it extremely scenic and well watered compared to neighbouring Tsavo.
Wildlife is prolific and the flatlands at the base of the hills abound with Elephants, Lion, Lesser Kudu, Oryx, Buffalo, Leopard, Lions and Cheetah and many other species.
The most unusual accommodation around here is Salt Lick Lodge, whose rooms are like African thatched Rondavels on stilted platforms. From this amazing vantage point you look down upon the animals who constantly come to the waterhole and salt lick.
If you get tired of that you can go underground through a tunnel to a bunker beside the waterhole where Elephants come within centimetres of you. It is a fascinating place to stay and definitely worth a visit.
It may seem unlikely, but during the 1914-18 war the nearby Kaisugu Hills were the battle ground between German forces of von Lettow-Vorbeck and the British Army under South African General Smuts.