Shimba Hills Lodge Safari 2 Days: 1 Night Kenya Tours 2017/2018 Season
Mombasa Wildlife Game Viewing Overnight Tour - Shimba Hills Lodge 2 Days Safaris
Tour Category: 2 Days Kenya Safari Tours (from Mombasa Hotels)
Shimba Hills Lodge Safari 2 Days: This overnight tour from Mombasa brings you to the only national park along the Kenyan coast. It is also the nearest game reserve to Mombasa town.
Overview of the Shimba Hills National Reserve Kwale.
Sable Antelope. Their numbers have declined considerably in its former range in the last 30 years and is only found in Shimba Hills National Reserve at the Kenya Coast.
Currently, the population is estimated to be only 70.
As such sable antelopes are of considerable conservation concern at the national level in Kenya because, within their 'natural range' their numbers are low (far lower than in the recent past); population is dwindling and localized.
Elephant habitat. The park is a good alternative to view elephants in a forested area. The tropical forests of Shimba hills is a unique habitat for elephants of the Kenyan coast.
The best place to spot them is in the Elephant Hill or along the forested area such as Longo forest, but herds can be seen all over the park as there is more than 150 elephants in the area.
David Sheldrick's Falls. The track leading down to the Sheldrick Falls cascade offers a scenic walk, count 45 minutes to descend and 1 hour to return. Take a hat and drinking water before going to the gallery forest, as the path crosses steep uncovered grass plains and it can be very hot.
Mwaluganje Forest Elephant Sanctuary. The sanctuary was created in 1993 to fight against deforestation by protecting unique gallery forests running alongside a large river.
The sanctuary is dedicated to the elephant protection by minimizing human-wildlife conflict and enhance the socio-economic development in the area.
Wildlife Game Viewing. Wildlife at the Shimba Hills National Reserve include the Endangered Sable Antelope, Elephants, Giraffes, Leopard, Genet, Civet cat, Hyenas, Waterbuck, Bush pig, Buffalo, African Bush Baby, Bushbuck, Coastal Black and white Colobus, and Blue Duiker.
Other game include Bush Duiker, Red Duiker, Greater Galago,Black-faced Vervet Monkey, Sykes Monkey, Serval cat, Black and Red Shrew, and Knob-bristled Suni Shrew.
Birds. Over 100 bird species have been recorded, of which 22 are coastal endemic among them are: Ostrich Eagle, African Hawk; Falcon, Cuckoo; Guinea-fowl, Kenya Crested; Honey guide, Greater; Hornbill, Crowned; Quail, Blue; Sunbird, and Uluguru.
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Detailed 2017/2018 Wildlife Holidays Season Itinerary
Day 1: Mombasa - Shimba Hills
You will be picked in the early morning hours from your hotel in Mombasa north or south coast for departure on your first leg of this private and exclusive Shimba Hills overnight safari tour.
If coming from Mombasa north coast hotels, we will drive along the Mombasa - Diani road on a smooth tarmac road for about 1.5 hours, crossing the Likoni Ferry in the process.
Start game viewing and photography immediately upon entry into the game reserve.
Drive towards the David Sheldrick Falls and disembark from your vehicle and go down the hill for a 45 minutes gentle walk which brings you to the breathtaking spectacular water fall.
After the David Sheldrick's Falls experience, drive through the park to Shimba Hills Lodge. Check into your room, refresh and get set for a mouth watering lunch in our main restaurant.
After a short post-lunch siesta, you will take an afternoon game drive within the Shimba Hills Park and later return to Shimba Hills Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Shimba Hills - Mombasa
The last day of your 2 days Shimba Hills Lodge safari will start with an early morning game viewing drive, returning to Shimba Hills Lodge for breakfast and check-out.
After check-out, enjoy a game drive as you exit the Shimba Hills National Reserve.
You will thereafter be dropped back to your coastal hotel in time for lunch, carrying with you beautiful memories of this 2 Days Shimba Hills Lodge tour.
Rates start from USD 220 per person sharing in a custom-built traditional safari vehicle.