Is there a camping place at Shimba Hills reserve ? Any one to help ?


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Shimba hills national reserve Kenya

The reserve was gazetted as a National Forest in 1903, grassland areas were incorporated in 1924 and several subsequent extensions took place to bring the Reserve to its present size.In 1968 most of the Reserve was double gazetted as the Shimba Hills National Reserve.

Shimba hills National park is located 33 Kms south to Mombasa town, two smaller areas to the west adjoining the reserve and almost entirely forested remain as Forest Reserves, Mkongani North and Mkongani West Forest Reserve.

A fenced elephant corridor connects the Shimba Hills with Mwaluganje Forest Reserve to the North. The climate here is cooler than in the coast with sea breezes and cloudy mornings.

Shimba Hills national game reserve has great landscape with hills and valleys extending beyond the reserves boundaries. The reserve, a part of the coastal rainforest is famous as the home of Sable antelopes, the Sheldrick Falls and bird watching. Reptiles among them pythons are cobras.

Wildlife that can be viewed during safari includes Roan antelope, sable, buffalos, abundant primates to name just but a few.

The Shimba hills reserve is one of the largest coastal rain forest in east africa after Arabuko Sokoke The hills are a dissected plateau that ascends steeply from the coastal plains, 30 km south west of Mombasa and just south of Kwale town.

The surrounding escarpment rises from around 120m to 300m across the bulk of the plateau and as high as 450m at Marare and Pengo hills. The underlying rocks are the Triassic Shimba Grits and in the north central part near Kwale town Pliecone Magarini sands. Rivers flowing from the hills supply fresh water to Mombasa and the Diani/Ukunda area.

Two Kayas (forests of spiritual and ceremonial significance) are situated within the National Reserve. Accommodation is available in lodge or campsite but needs advance booking.

Accommodation at Shimba hills national reserve include.

Mukurumuji tented camp

Shimba hills lodge

Other accommodation options at Shimba hills national reserve include

Shimba hills camp site,Hunters camp

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yes there is accommodation at shimba hills lodge
Yes there is a camping site at Shimba hills reserve i.e camps and Bandas
the sable bandas are good if you have a group. u can learn more here:


In - Reserve Accommodation
Shimba Hills Lodge Block Hotels
KWS Self – Catering Accommodation:
Sable Bandas ; Located 2 km from the Main Gate the Bandas have four units with a capacity of two, with a fully furnished kitchen. Reservations are made through the warden or KWS HQ, Nairobi
Camping Facilities
4 public campsites: Professional (capacity 100), Makadara (capacity 50), Ocean view (capacity 50), Sheldrick Falls Walk (Capacity 50)
Mukurumuji Tented Camp and Travellers Mwaluganje Elephant Camp in the Mwaluganje Elephant sanctuary.
Yes there is one , Treetops and Outspan Hotel also
Yes there is public campsites and special campsites.You can locate them at the elephant hill.
Yes there are campsites within the reserve which are self catering.prior arrangements have to be in place.

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