Visiting Shimba Hills National Reserve
Shimba Hills National Reserve, in Kwale County, is about 33km south of the city of Mombasa. It is one of the main wildlife destinations at the south coast of Kenya. This reserve's topography mainly consists of coastal rainforest vegetation, and grasslands. It contains about half of the country's rare plant species.
Things to See in Shimba Hills National Reserve
Shimba Hills National Reserve has a wide range of wildlife species that include elephants, bushy tailed mongooses, Sable antelopes, fruit bats and dozens of bird species. It has a dense population of the African elephant, which makes it one of the best places for elephant sightings in Kenya.
Visitors use the ferry at Likoni to reach the south coast areas of Diani and then proceed by road to Kwale Town. Visitors can also fly to Ukunda Airstrip and then travel by road to Shimba Hills.
The main attractions in Shimba Hills National Reserve are the elephant habitats, the Sheldrick Falls and Mwaluganje Forest.
Best Places to Stay in Shimba Hills
When booking hotels in Shimba Hills, you may want to look at the features of Shimba Hills Lodge. It is located within the national reserve, overlooking a popular watering hole.