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As one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa after Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Shimba Hills National 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 along with four campsites.
Early morning departure from your coastal hotel to Shimba Hills where you cross splendid tracks and villages with breathtaking views.
Make game drive in search for the rare Sable antelopes only found in this coastal tropical rainforest. These animals are well worth seeing, as are the herds of large elephants, monkeys, giraffes, warthogs and buffaloes. A walk down to the beautiful sheldrick falls where you can swim in the plunge pool or stand under the falls and enjoy a cool high pressure shower.
Have lunch at Shimba Hills Lodge, located in the middle of the tropical rainforest. Shimba Hills Lodge is a spectacular award winning wooden tree lodge overlooking a waterhole. After lunch, make game drive whilst checking out of the park and drive back to your hotel.