The 1 day Shimba hills safari from Mombasa starts as early as 0600am, you will have your early breakfast and then our driver will pick you up and drive to Shimba Hills, a distance close to 35 km from Diani and arrive at the gate at around 06:30 am. The Game drive starts from the gate and the driver will proceed with the early morning game drive which will take you to Sheldrick Waterfalls with escort by a game ranger because its not around to walk alone in the park due to the animals which you will be encountering on the way. This is one part which makes Shimba Hills stand out from all other parks in Kenya.
Shimba Hills National Park is a tropical rain forest which covers an area of 202 km2. Physical attractions include casuarinas forests, Marere Dam (a water hole where come to drink water), Sheldrick Waterfalls. The landscape is grassland. Animals seen in this area include elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, heartbeats, rare leopards, black and white monkeys, attractive sable antelopes, and roan antelopes among others. Shimba Hills has different species of birds like (tropical guinea fowls, fish eagles, falcons and weaver birds, ground horny bills among others.
On this day lunch will be arranged in Shimba Lodge (One of the Tree Top hotels at the coast region where you have a chance to see animals at the water hole) After lunch head for another afternoon game drive till 1500hrs where you will proceed to the gate and check out from Shimba Hills and drive back to the hotel arriving at around 4.00 pm.