2 Day Shimba Hills Safari
This is an African safari in Kenya to one of the few coastal rain forest near Mombasa. The Shimba Hills safari lets you have a close up with the rare Sable Antelopes.
About 2 Day Shimba Hills Safari
2 days Shimba hills safari is a Kenya Safari to Shimba Hills Game Reserve. This game reserve is an area of hills, valleys and thick coastal rainforest. It is also known for woodland and grassland.
It is home to the last breeding herd of indigenous Kenyan Sable Antelope. This is among if not the most beautiful of the large antelopes.
On 2 days Shimba hills safari expect to also see elephant, giraffe and buffalo. There are many other African Wildlife.
Accommodation while on 2 days Shimba hills safari will be at the Shimba Hills Tree Lodge. This is one of the two Tree Lodge in Mombasa, Kenya.
2 Days Shimba Hills Safari in Kenya Highlights:
This African safari tour in Kenya highlights focuses on wildlife. You will enjoy game drives and nature walk in Shimba. Ours is to ensure that you enjoy a great Shimba Hills Safari.
- Great African wildlife game drives
- Beautiful Scenery, topography and landscape
- Nature walk
- Water falls walk
- Sable Antelope tracking
Detailed 2 Days Shimba Hills Safari in Kenya Itinerary
Day 1: Mombasa - Shimba Hills National Reserve
You will be met for your Kenya beach safari at you Mombasa hotel by our Mombasa safari rep. This will be followed by a briefing on the 2 days Shimba hills safari.
You will leave Mombasa in the morning and drive through the Likoni channel crossing by ferry. This takes you to the mainland, South Coast.
Your 2 days Shimba hills safari will then enjoy a drive through cashew nuts and palm tree plantations. You will also have an insight into the lifestyle of the local people.
You will begin game viewing as soon as you enter Shimba Hills National Reserve. Here you will see some wildlife among them elephants and various antelopes. They include the rare and endangered sable and roan antelopes.
Lunch will be had at the Shimba lodge the only tree hotel at the coast. Shimba Hills Lodge enjoys great views and overlooks a waterhole. Here you can see wildlife congregating as well as experience the beautiful bird life.
You will at 1530hrs venture out for another safari game drive. This is in search of the big game in Shimba Hills. Later, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
About Shimba Hills National Reserve
Shimba Hills reserve was gazetted as a National Forest in 1903. The grassland areas were incorporated in 1924. There were several extensions took place to bring the Reserve to its present size.
In 1968 most of the Reserve was double gazetted as the Shimba Hills National Reserve.
Two smaller areas to the west adjoins the reserve. They are almost forested remain as Forest Reserves. They are Mkongani North and Mkongani West Forest Reserve.
A fenced elephant corridor connects the Shimba Hills with Mwaluganje Forest Reserve.
The shimba hills are a dissected plateau that ascends from the coastal plains. It stretches 30 km south west of Mombasa and just south of Kwale town.
The surrounding escarpment rises from around 120m to 300m. This is across the bulk of the plateau and as high as 450m at Marare and Pengo hills.
The underlying rocks are the Triassic Shimba Grifs. In the north central part near Kwale town Pliecone Magarini sands.
Rivers flowing from the shimba hills reserve supply fresh water to Mombasa. This also includes the Diani / Ukunda area in Kwale district.
Day 2: Shimba Hills Safari Game Drive - Mombasa
You will wake up to an early breakfast at the Shimba lodge. This will be followed by departure for a game drive until around 1000hrs.
On your 2 days Shimba hills safari you will be accompanied by a ranger. This is for a guided bracing walk to the Sheldrick's falls.
Continue with Mombasa beach safari game drive within Shimba. This is before you return to you beach resort.
You will end the 2 days Shimba hills safari with a drop off at your Mombasa Hotel
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2 Days Shimba Hills Safari in Kenya Costs:
What is included in the 2 Days Shimba Hills Safari in Kenya Cost?
- Accommodation in a Shimba Hills safari lodge on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on 2 Days Shimba Hills Safari in Kenya
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
2 Days Shimba Hills Safari in Kenya Price excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 2 Days Shimba Hills Safari in Kenya
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes