This hidden little gem will surprise you. The Shimba Hills Reserve is a coastal jungle and therefore a special feature compared to the other national parks of Kenya where vast savannah plains predominate. The landscape is characterized by densely overgrown hills which rise 150 to 450 meters above sea level. When visibility is good, you can overlook the south coast of Kenya from various vantage points and see the sea.
The Shimba Hills are the perfect weekend escape option from Mombasa. Lush tropic vegetation, interesting wildlife and a glamorous resort make for the perfect weekend away. Wander around the reserve and discover coastal rainforests as well as waterfalls.
Lush green meadows crisscross the region where the native animals can best be observed. A peculiarity of the Shimba Hills is the rare sable antelopes, which in Kenya can only be found in this reserve. The forests are home to monkeys, warthogs, giraffes, elephants, waterbucks and kaffir buffaloes as well as many species of birds such as eagles, falcons, bee-eaters, woodpeckers and kingfishers. Shimba Hills is surely a magical place that most people have never even heard of.