Day-Trip to Shimba Hills National Reserve Description
The stunning Shimba Hills is an impressive 202 km2 rainforest with plenty of attractions to explore. Aptly named Casuarinas Forests and Marere Dam, the latter being a watering hole where animals come to drink from, Sheldrick Waterfalls adding a majestic touch to the landscape of grassland add to its beauty. Elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, hartebeests and rare leopards are just some of the animals you can expect to see here. Not forgetting exotic black and white monkeys, sable antelopes and roan antelopes too! In addition, bird-lovers will be enchanted by the tropical guinea fowls, fish eagles falcons and weaver birds here – even ground hornbills make an appearance now and then!
|SHIMBA HILLS NATIONAL RESERVE
SHELDRICK WATER FALLS
- Masai Cultural Experience @30pp
G.D Means Game Drive
N/A Means Not Applicable
Day-Trip to Shimba Hills National Reserve Itinerary
Bright and early at around 6.00 am, you’ll be collected from your hotel for a scenic drive to the wondrous Shimba Hills – 35 kilometers away from Diani. When you arrive at the gate at 6.30am, you’ll begin your game drive that will culminate with a visit to Sheldrick Waterfalls by 11.00am accompanied by a knowledgeable game ranger.
Then it’s time to make your way back to Shimba Lodge for some well-deserved lunch! Not just any ordinary eatery though – it’s one of those treetop hotels near the coast region where wildlife can be spotted at their watering hole. After fuelling up, embark on another game drive until 3:00 pm before checking out of Shimba Hills and journeying back to the hotel, arriving in time for tea 5:00pm!
Safari Cost Include the following:
- All park entrance fees
- Drinking water for use during trip
- Services of an English-speaking experienced driver guide
- Transport to and from Shimba Hills
- All government taxes and levies
- Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life-threatening accident or injury
- Game Drives
Safari cost Does not Include the following:
- Masai village visit
- Expenses of personal nature
- International Airfares
- Any other expenses not noted on the “Safari includes” list