Mombasa Day Trip: Shimba Hills National Reserve Safari And Hike

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Day
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your centrally-located Mombasa accommodations
    Dates: Daily
    Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore Shimba Hills National Reserve on a full-day, small-group safari trip from Mombasa that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, a game drive, a guided hike to a waterfall, and lunch at Shimba Hills Lodge. Visit one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa, which supports sable antelope, more than 100 bird species, and the highest density of African elephants in Kenya.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Lunch included

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Begin with pickup at your hotel in Mombasa, then begin the 1.5-hour drive to Shimba hills national reserve. Upon arrival at Shimba Hills, pay the park entrance fee at the gate, and continue into the reserve for a morning game drive. This small-group tour allows for plenty of personal attention from the guide, who will help spot animals, birds, and other features throughout the day.

Watch for some of the reserve's extraordinary wildlife in the Shimba Hills grassland and forest; the park is especially known for sightings of the endangered sable antelope, which fight off predators using long, scimitar-shaped horns. Shimba Hills National Reserve is also home to elephants, giraffes, leopard, civet cat, monkeys, shrews, and far more. Bird watchers can tick off species on their life lists, as 111 bird species have been recorded in Shimba Hills, including 22 coastal endemics such as the ostrich eagle, African hawk, and honey guide.

After the game drive, keep exploring on foot: walk to Sheldrick Falls with a guide, a 1- to 2-hour round-trip hike, and enjoy an oasis of lianas and greenery surrounding the 69-foot (21-meter) cascade.

Pause for lunch at Shimba Hills Lodge, then you have the option to take a second walk through the bush around the lodgeor simply enjoy the view from the lodge. At the end of the afternoon, begin the return trip to Mombasa, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)


Game drive


Entrance fees non-residents Per Adults 18 yrs and above US$35: Per Child and youth 7-17 yrs US$22

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers