Shimba Hills National Reserve
Shimba Hills National Reserve is just 33km (20 miles) south of Mombasa. It’s also known for its beautiful lush green vegetation, forested landscape, sharp slopes and steep valleys. It is not ideal for animal safaris because the African wildlife is difficult to spot in the dense vegetation. The animals hide in the shade of the forest in order to keep cool until the early evening. However, you may see the rare sable antelope and many birds on your visit. Best views are from the eastern side of the park, near Giriama Point, as the animals move towards the rivers to drink.
Pengo Hill is 450 m (1476 feet) ) high and offers a magnificent view of the locallandscape. Elephants may be viewed through binoculars. The Tsavo plains canalso be seen, along with Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day, and ocean views as far as Chale Island.