Shimba Hills National Reserve

Explore the Wonders of Shimba Hills National Reserve

Welcome to Shimba Hills National Reserve, a sanctuary of biodiversity and natural beauty tucked away on Kenya’s southern coast. This captivating reserve beckons nature enthusiasts and adventurers with its diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive Sable antelope. Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the enchanting world of Shimba Hills National Reserve.

Location and Ecosystem

Nestled just a short drive from Diani Beach on the Kenyan coastline, Shimba Hills National Reserve is a natural wonderland spanning over 250 square kilometers. Its rich, lush forests, rolling hills, and freshwater streams create a unique ecosystem that supports an array of wildlife. The reserve’s unique combination of coastal, rainforest, and grassland habitats has made it a haven for a wide variety of species.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Shimba Hills National Reserve is during the dry season, which typically falls between June and September and from December to March. During these months, the weather is comfortable, the skies are clear, and the wildlife is more active, making it the ideal time for wildlife viewing and outdoor exploration.

Key Attractions and Adventure Activities

Rare Sable Antelope: Shimba Hills National Reserve is renowned for being one of the few places in East Africa where you can spot the Sable antelope, an elegant and elusive species known for its impressive curved horns.

Guided Nature Walks: Immerse yourself in the reserve’s natural beauty with guided nature walks, where you can witness the lush plant life, including rare cycads, as well as the vibrant bird species that call Shimba Hills home.

Sheldrick Falls: A visit to Shimba Hills wouldn’t be complete without a trek to Sheldrick Falls. This breathtaking waterfall, surrounded by lush vegetation, offers a perfect spot for picnics and cool, refreshing swims.

Game Drives: Take a game drive through the reserve to observe various wildlife species such as elephants, buffalos, leopards, and primates.

Birdwatching: With over 100 species of birds, Shimba Hills is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Keep your binoculars ready for sightings of rare and colorful avian species.


  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Guided Tours
  • Sightseeing
  • Game Drives
  • Marine Activities
  • Park Fees
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Emergency Support


  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Optional Activities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Vaccinations and Medications
  • Airport Taxes
  • Additional Accommodation


2024 2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax

Low Season
1st Apr – 31st May

USD 2,158 USD 1,550 USD 1,347

High Season
1st Nov – 15th Dec

USD 2,272 USD 1,664 USD 1,462

Peak Season 1st Jan – 31st Mar
1st Jun – 31st Oct
16th – 31st Dec

USD 2,386 USD 1,779 USD 1,576

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