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Visit Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya

Sitting on more than 400 meters over the shorelines of Mombasa is Shimba Hills National Reserve, a little wild that offers breathtaking vistas and wondrous waterfalls in the midst of tropical woods.

The highland climate is home to over 1100 plant species and a diverse wildlife such as giraffes, elephants, zebras, bushbucks, duikers, monkeys and cats. The reserve is home to more than 230 types of avi-fauna with more than 295 butterflies joining many other insects.

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Main Attractions

  1. Wildlife
  2. Diverse Birdlife
  3. Breathtaking Scenery
  4. Sheldrick Falls
  5. Elephant Habitat

 

 

Wildlife:

Common mammals found here include buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, and bushbuck. Several primate species can easily be seen as well including yellow baboon, Sykes monkey, vervet monkey and the beautiful Angolan colobus monkey. Galagos make regular visits to the lodge in the reserve. Shimba Hills National Reserve is home to the last breeding herd of the much-endangered sable and roan antelope.

Diverse Birdlife:

Over 200 bird species have been recorded in the reserve. Some of which includes the African hawks, guinea-fowls, fish eagles, falcons, hornbills, barbets, kingfishers, palm weavers and numerous other feathered flyers.

Scenery:

Shimba Hills’ natural habitat comprises of coastal rainforest and field scattered with forest and seaside bramble. Considered to be one of the most diverse of the forested ecosystems on the Kenyan coast, Shimba Hills supports over 1000 plant species.

Sheldrick Falls:

The scenic Sheldrick Falls with its lovely plunge pool, the dense Mwaluganje Forest along with four campsites are perfect for cooling off.

Elephant Habitat:

Shimba Hills is known for its big population of elephants. An eagle’s eye view over the forest from the Elephant Hill proves productive for photography, bird watching, and landscape viewing.

 

More About Popular Activities at Shimba Hills

Game viewing:

If you desire large roaming mammals or scampering small creatures, go for game drives and nature walks which lead you into the secret world of Shimba Hills Reserve’s wildlife.

Bird watching:

Ignore the thick forests and take the effort to see the interesting species of birdlife here. Spot the easily observable trumpeters and silvery-cheeked hornbills.

Visit Sheldrick Falls:

Down the Hill, a 45-minute gentle walk takes you to this picturesque setting for picnics and swimming in a natural pool.

Camping:

Spend the night in Shimba Hills Lodge located in the reserve or the luxury Sable Valley Tree houses located in Sable Valley bordering the reserve.

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  1. Shimba Hills National Reserve is one of the largest areas of coastal rainforest in East Africa covering 24,000 hectares.
  2. The reserve is a sanctuary to the last breeding herd of indigenous Sable Antelope in Kenya.
  3. There are more than 600 elephants living in the reserve.
  4. Over 111 bird species have been sighted and recorded in the reserve.
  5. A unique souvenir on sale at Shimba is a special paper that is handmade from elephant dung! 

The closest airport is Ukunda Diani

Popular Activities

  1. Wildlife Viewing
  2. Birding
  3. Waterfall walks
  4. Photography
  5. Camping
  6. Star Gazing
  7. Game Drives
  8. Trekking
  9. Acheological Safaris

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