Our Travel Recommendations

  1. Tsavo West & East National Parks (min. 3 Days / 2 Nights Tour)
  2. Shimba Hills Nature Reserve (Day Tour)


Lions in Tsavo West near Nyika Bird Sanctuary

Overnight stay at Nyika Bird Sanctuary right in the wilderness with easy access to both NPs. An authentic eco-lodge and campground near Mtito Andei with easy access by train or long-distance buses from Nairobi/Mombasa and very affordable game drive options.

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This national reserve lies approx. 41 km north of Shimoni, in Kwale district. It covers an area of 300 km². The ecosystem comprises of a heterogeneous habitat including forestlands, exotic plantations, scrublands and grasslands. It holds one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa after Arabuko-Sokoke forest. It is an important area for plant biodiversity – over 50 % of the 159 rare plants in Kenya are found in the Shimba Hills, including some endangered species of cycads and orchids. It has the highest density of African elephant in Kenya and contains Kenya’s only population of Sable Antelopes. The climate is hot and moist but is cooler than that at the coast with strong sea breezes and frequent mist and cloud in the early morning.

How to Get There

Self-drivers: after you left Shimoni on the D 543 and reached the A 14 junction, turn right in the direction north / Mombasa. After approx. 26 km turn left onto the C106 going to Kwale Town. The main gate is located at 1 km from the C106 and 3 km from Kwale Town (follow the signs).

Safari Minibus (pop-up roof) including Driver/Wildlife Guide:

KSH 17,000 incl. channel crossing and mineral water

Park Entry Fees: $ 20 at time of publication

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