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Wildlife Safari

Shimba is a quiet place set in cool highland overlooking the ocean. This is an idyllic place to spend some time game watching.

Driving in the reserve, the best time to see game is early morning and late afternoon. In the midday heat, most animals retreat to the cool of thick undergrowth and become invisible. Morning and afternoon game drives also allow you to witness the unforgettable African dawn and sunsets.

There is plenty of game out on the open plains, including the wonderful and rare Sable, an impressive horse sized antelope with large backswept horns. The cool of the forest is also very good birding country.

The Shimba Hills lodge is set around a salt lick and waterhole in the forest. This attracts a regular procession of game from the forest both day and night. The lodge is set up so that you can view game from the comfort of your room, large verandahs or the dining room.

Some of the guesthouses outside the reserve also offer short bush walks to look for game or birdlife.

The nearby Mwalunganji Elephant Reserve is recently established sanctuary for several large herds of Elephant. The reserve has a tented camp and offers game drives and guided walks.
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