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Experience - Kenya

Shimba Hills National Reserve

Highlights

  • Includes game drives on foot and in the safari vehicle

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean

  • Overnight stay in Kenya's only tree lodge not far from the coast

Description

The Shimba Hills National Reserve is a must-see when you visit Kenya. Hop in a game drive vehicle and follow your guide on enchanting hikes through this ecological gem. Escape the hustle and bustle of tourists and surround yourself with Africa's lush, green hills.

Destination

Africa

  1. Kenya

When you arrive at the reserve, enjoy unforgettable sceneries of the grassy hills and vast views of the Indian Ocean. Shimba Hills National Reserve is 200-square-meters and located about 30 km from Mombasa. You can even see the southern Chale Island, the western Tsavo plains, and Taita Hills from here.

Today your safari begins at 1 PM! Prepare yourself for a different climate because of the area's tropical circles. You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Shimba Hills National Reserve (about 50 minutes from Mombasa's south coast). Experience an unforgettable safari, and immerse yourself in the extraordinary atmosphere of the African rainforest.

Once you arrive in Shimba Hills National Park, you will embark on your first game drive. The reserve is famous for its horses, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hyenas, leopards, colobus monkeys, meerkats, and baboons. Stop at the Sheldrick Falls and take a short hike down to the pools. Don't forget to wear appropriate shoes because you will be hiking for about 2 hours.

At the end of your game drive, you will be taken to Shimba Hills Lodge, the only tree lodge on the Kenyan coast. Your accommodation is right by a water hole where thirsty animals gather for a drink. Enjoy a dinner under the Kenya stars while the voices of the nocturnal rainforest creatures surround you.

1 night at Shimba Hills Lodge*** with full board in a standard room, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya

In the early morning, embark on another game drive into the wildlife of Kenya! Discover more secrets within this beautiful nature reserve.

Once you get back to the lodge, you will probably be craving a delicious meal after the adventurous safari. Indulge in a delightful breakfast buffet where you will strengthen yourself for the day ahead. Head outside after your hearty meal and hike into the magical rainforest to explore the lush jungle. In the afternoon, you will head back to the tree lodge on the Kenya coast. For lunch, enjoy your meal on the veranda while looking out toward the magnificent landscapes.

Shimba Hills Lodge***, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya (1 night)

Amidst the rainforest and close to a large waterhole is the Shimba Hills Lodge - the only tree lodge on the Kenya coast. The rustic treehouse-style nestles itself wonderfully with the surroundings. In the evening, this small natural paradise shows its full splendor. Baby animals climb down the trees in the twilight, seahawks make their rounds in front of the pond, and slowly but surely, the nocturnal animals show their faces. The restaurant's large veranda overlooks the water hole for unforgettable observations. Waterbucks and other thirsty inhabitants of the rainforest venture here to rehydrate at all hours of the day. The standard rooms are functionally furnished and have newly renovated shared bathrooms. The romantic suites include a bathroom and are perfect for couples.

Duration of the trip: Full day

Including

  • 1 night in the lodge, full-board

  • Pick up and drop off from/to hotel

  • Game drives and tracking

  • 2 x 0.5 l water per person / per day in the car

  • The starting price is valid during the travel period Sept. 01, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2020

Excluding

  • Meals and drinks not included in the scope of services (drinks in the lodge)

  • Personal expenses, like minibar and tips

  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Departure: every Thursday from the north coast, every Wednesday from the south coast
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 people

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