Shimba Hills Itinerary from Mombasa

Shimba Hills National Reserve is a pleasurable East African safari destination at any time of year.

The temperature ranges as the seasons change, from a maximum of daytime temperatures of roughly 82 F (28 C) degrees in June to August with an increases of up to 91 F (33 C) until March. As April approaches you find that it begins to drop and becomes cooler. The nights are somehow breezier with an average low night time temperatures of 68 F (20 C) around June through August and increasing up to 75 F (24 C) from the starting of December to April.

The equatorial climate offers plenty of sunshine for your outdoor tour in Shimba Hills. While the conditions are humidly warm year-round, the weather patterns do affect your wildlife experiences. Like other nature-centrist travel destinations in Kenya, Shimba Hills Reserve experiences two dry seasons and two rainy seasons. Peak tourist season occurs from July to October, coinciding with the long dry season. The reason that more Coast Campers visit the reserve during this time is because the weather conditions enhance wildlife viewing augmented with the beach holiday season in Mombasa’s Diani and Bamburi coast. Without replenishment from new rainfall, many watering holes dry up, and the vegetation is sparse at best. The animals relocate to the permanent water sources within the reserve. The presence of water in these locations also supports some of the lush edible vegetation for foraging and grazing herbivores. Following close behind are the small predators who rely on mini-herbivores for food. As a result, you see a variety of species intermingled in a more concentrated area. With various fauna vying for limited resources translates into wildlife behaviors that are unique to the climatic conditions, such as confrontations between elephants and buffalo's or between territorial bachelor antelopes. During this time of year, some mammals are tending to inexperienced youngsters, so you may witness the protective behavior of mothers.

Our Shimba Hill Itinerary from Mombasa Includes:

(Enjoy an Overnight or Full day trip)

Welcome to Coast Camping Tours & Safari's adventure tour to Shimba Hills " Home to the Sable Antelope"


Day 1:

image2The tour starts at 09:00 on a luxury roof hatch tour van to Shimba Hills National reserve located 56 kilometers from Mombasa. The park is 74 Square Miles in size (192.51 km2). Your game drive will start from the gate, where the roof of the safari van is lifted up to enable you to look for the many game animals found here, such as Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, Warthog, the rare Sable Antelope and Leopards if you are lucky. Proceed with lunch at the lodge. (12:30pm)



1400 Hours:

Visit the magnificent Shedrick’s Falls on the slope of the hills after lunch . The lodge is built around a very large tree and is the only tree hotel on the Coast.
Extra game viewing drive at the park






 1700 Hours:

Elephant Tsavo National park

After a hot day of tracking wildlife, enjoy a cold drink or a hot coffee while watching Elephants drink water from the the river and reveling in the incredibly beautiful sunset.





1900 Hours:

Drive back to the lodge and get refreshed as you wait to have a scrumptious dinner in the main restaurant.

Accommodation is at Shimba Rainforest Lodge, where there is a 120 meter walkway extending well into the forest, which enables guests to view game at close quarters and gives bird-lovers the opportunity to sit quietly and enjoy the colorful spectacle of many forest birds.


Day 2:

1shimbaEarly morning game drive and returning to the lodge for breakfast.

Later depart for Mombasa

Drop off at your hotel/home

Main Attractions:

  • The Sable Antelope, rare species (unique to Shimba Hills Reserve)
  • Shedrick’s Falls