Sarova unveils Battlefield Itinerary

Sarova Hotels has introduced battlefield tours to mark the centenary year of the start of World War 1.

The tours will include a multimedia presentation looking at WW1 in East Africa and visits to the Voi Commonwealth War Graves Commission WW1 Cemetery, a consolidated cemetery with graves recovered from scattered burial places and Poachers Look Out, a summit with extensive views over the Tsavo River and plains that was often used as an observation post by British and German troops. Guests will also be taken to the former Taveta police station from where the first shot was fired in the land campaign and Reata Ridge, the site of the last major fight that took place on British colonial soil.

Willie Mwadilo, Lodge Manager at Sarova, says there is a growing market for battlefield tours as an add-on to wildlife safaris. He expects the most interest from travellers from South Africa, the UK, and Europe, particularly Germany.

The tours include overnight stays at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa and Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge. Tailor-made itineraries can be put together to match client requirements.