1 Day Shimba Hills Tour from Diani




1 day

Tour Type


Shimba Hills Tour is a Full-day tour of Shimba Hills National Reserve, Hike to a waterfall and swimming hole, Have a morning game drive and lunch at a safari camp.

It starts at Diani – Any hotel or residence along Diani Beach and ends in the evening by a drop off at the same hotel or residence.

Activities to look up to,

  • Game drives
  • Hikes
  • Swimming in natural waterfalls

More about Shimba Hills National Reserve 

Located in Kwale County, South Coast, Shimba Hills Reserve stands as one of the most expansive coastal forests in the region, second only to the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. Abundant in diverse plant life and wildlife, it boasts the highest concentration of African elephants in Kenya.

Among the various animal species inhabiting this area, you can find;

  • Sable antelope,
  • elephant shrew,
  • bushy-tailed mongoose,
  • Buffalos

as well as a variety of small mammals like fruit bats. The forest is recognized as an important bird area, teeming with a plethora of forest bird species. Additionally, the grasslands within the reserve are home to localized species including the red-necked Spur fowl, Croaking Cisticola, and Zanzibar Red Bishop. Adding to its picturesque appeal are the breathtaking Sheldrick Falls and the dense Mwaluganje Forest, both of which are found within the reserve. Furthermore, the reserve provides four campsites for visitors to enjoy.


  • Transport
  • Park Fees
  • Guide fees
  • Game drives
  • Lunch
  • Drinking Water
  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned above

Tour Plan

Departure from your hotel or residence in Diani.  
Arrival at Shimba Hills.  
Upon reaching the Shimba Hills National Reserve, embark on a morning game viewing drive. Keep a keen eye out for the endangered Sable Antelope, Elephants, Giraffes, and possibly even Leopards, Civet Cats, Monkeys, and Shrews. For avid bird watchers, you'll be delighted to know that over 100 bird species have been recorded in the area, including Ostriches, Eagles, African Hawks, and Honey Guides. Afterward, we will continue our exploration of the Shimba Hills on foot. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, we will embark on a half-hour hike to witness the majestic Shedrick Falls and marvel at the cascading water. To replenish our energy, we will make a stop at the Shimba Hills Green Safari Lodge, where we will savor a delicious lunch and admire the breathtaking views offered by the lodge's surroundings. Relax and soak in the serene atmosphere before continuing with the rest of our adventure.

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