OVERNIGHT TRIP TO THE SHIMBA HILLS NATIONAL RESERVE
Visit the reserve that is famous for its concentration of the rare sable antelope, among other animals. The reserve is located on the South Mainland.
Day 1 : Mombasa – Shimba Hills
Pick up from hotel early morning between 07h30 and 08h00. Cross to the Likoni channel by Ferry across the South Mainland.
Drive to the Shimba Hills National Reserve situated on a plateau rising from the coastal strip. Home to a remarkable variety of wildlife including elephant and sable antelope. Arrive at the lodge. Check-in and lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the reserve, Dinner and overnight stay at the Shimba Rainforest Lodge.
The lodge overlooks a waterhole and is a bird and animal watcher’s paradise. Dramatic black and white Colobus Monkeys, herds of Elephant and graceful Giraffes are often seen at Shimba. For the very fortunate, the Leopard will make a rare appearance. A wooden walkway extending 120m into the forest takes nature lovers to a viewing spot that allows for the unobtrusive viewing of birds and butterflies.
Other adventures include a visit to Sheldrick Falls, or an evening game drive followed by a walk through the forest that ends with drinks and snacks in a glade.You can view the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania from the sundowner site.