Sheldrick's Falls, Shimba Hills National Reserve

Shimba Hills National Reserve Safari


Shimba Hills is one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa after Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. The reserve is rich in flora and fauna and hosts the highest density of African elephant in Kenya. Other animal species found in the area are Sable antelope, elephant shrew, bushy tailed mongoose and other small mammals like fruit bats. The forest is an important bird area and is endowed with forest birdlife while the grasslands hold localized species such as red-necked-Spur fowl, Croaking Cisticola and Zanzibar Red Bishop. The scenic Sheldrick Falls and the dense Mwaluganje Forest are also found here.


Day 1: Shimba Hills National Reserve

Early morning pick-up and safari briefing by Abana Safaris Representative board your van and drive off to Shimba Hills National Reserve. Upon arrival in Mombasa, you drive to your hotel for lunch and freshen up. After lunch you will drive to Shimba Hills through Digo homesteads (local Coastal tribe’s people) and coconut plantations and arrive at the Shimba Hills National Reserve gate and begin a game drive visiting Sheldrick Waterfalls. While on the Safari you will see casuarinas forests, Marere Dam (a water hole where animals come to drink water), Sheldrick Waterfalls. Animals that can be seen while on this safari include elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, hartebeest, rare leopards, black and white monkeys, attractive sable antelopes, and roan antelopes and different bird species including tropical guinea fowls, fish eagles, falcons and weaver birds among others. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Shimba Hills Reserve

After breakfast you proceed for a game drive try to get sight of more animals and enjoying the scenery until around 1000hrs. You are accompanied by a ranger for a guided bracing walk to the Sheldrick’s falls where you can opt to take a shower under the falls. Have another one hour’s game drive before you eventually check out from Shimba Hills Reserve and drive back to your hotel arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight.

 Day 3: Nairobi

Enjoy pre-breakfast game drive then return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will be at leisure at the hotel, later you will check out and drive back to Nairobi.

The cost of the above safari will be;

Ksh 23,600 per person sharing

 The cost include

  • Accommodation on full board basis
  • Transport throughout the safari
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Park entrance fees

The cost excludes

  • Personal items like telephone, laundry…
  • Anything else not mentioned above