The LUMO game drive experience - Day game drive

LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary offers optimum game-driving experiences. Our custom-built open-sided safari vehicle offers comfort, panoramic viewing, dedicated safari guides and refreshments for fun location of game. Game drives take place at 6.30 am, arriving back in time for breakfast and after tea at 4pm. They can also be timed to coincide with sundowners in the bush.

On certain nights, we offer evening cultural performances. These range from traditional Taveta and Taita dance displays to musical performances and campfire story telling.

With over 1,070 species of birds, Kenya has the second-highest country bird list in Africa, while the area around Tsavo West boasts 600 recorded species. Ranging from giant herons to tiny sunbirds, the diversity of African birdlife is startling in its colour and vibrancy. Additionally, the Lions Bluff area boasts a number of endemic species, such as the globally threatened Taita Thrush, Taita White-eye, Taita Apalis, Abbott's starling and the Southern Banded Snake Eagle.

As part of our extensive eco-interface, we offer cultural visits to local villages.

If you are ready to go further afield up into the Taita Hills there is much to see. skull caves, waterfalls, natural tropical forest, rock climbing
Here, our visitors are invited to enter a typical ethnic home, watch a dance display, or beading and handicrafts being done.

Especially interesting to children, guided by a ranger and our resident Taita naturalist, meander around Lions Bluff and discover tracks and signs of the bush. Learn which roots and leaves are edible, which are used by the local people to treat tummy aches or put spells on your enemies. Examine spider nests, collect quartz rock, or leaves to make a refreshing tea. Identify birds by their call and watch them in the bush.

LUMO is surrounded by historic first world war sites. The campaign between German and British East Africa (sometimes referred to as The Ice Cream War because the troops melted in the sun) took place between 1914 and 1918.

The guided wilderness walk- a walk on the wild side

To really appreciate all the LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary has to offer, you have to leave the safari vehicle behind; and take a walk. Slow in pace, wide-ranging in scenery, led by one of our trained safari guides, our guided walks are designed to offer a fascinating insight into the world of African trees, flowers, insects, reptiles, birds and animals.

Drinks served in scenic location as the sun goes down - typically between 6-7 pm.

The 'sun-downer' is an essential part of safari life and dates back to the time of the great 1920s 'white hunter' safaris of Bror Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton, when elegant cocktails were served while guests watched the magnificent spectacle of the African sunset.

Full cooked breakfast or dinner served at a scenic location in the bush, often accompanied by campfire and hurricane lamps.

Nothing is quite so essentially Safari as the traditional bush breakfast or dinner. Located at an especially-chosen site close to the lodge, your breakfast site is chosen for its stunning location where you will experience a delicious freshly-cooked breakfast in the heart of Africa's bush.

Recent Updates

Fundraising Event for the Community

10 May 2011

The first EGGS ‘Eye Go Game Spotting’ competition was won by ‘Scrambled Eggs’ led by Alex Rostocil, narrowly beating the home team; Sarova of Taita Hills. Each vehicle had thirty...

Elephant Count

11 May 2011

In February an extensive elephant count was carried out within the total Tsavo eco-system by KWS and IFAW amongst other concerned donors. Despite the dreadful drought of 2009 and the...

Water management

11 May 2011

The pulse of activity within LUMO CommunityWildlife Sanctuary is dictated by the rains. Our short rains failed, but we had a green Christmas followed by a short dry period and...

Funds to the Community

11 May 2011

After 10 years the shareholders finally received a tangible financial return for setting aside their land to form the LUMO Community Wildlife Sanctuary Trust which you have enjoyed. Lualenyi, Maramba...