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MWALUGANJE CONSERVANCY

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OVERVIEW ON MWALUGANJE CONSERVANCY IN KENYA

AfricanMecca recommends that our elephant fanatic guests include the adjoining Mwaluganje Sanctuary as part of their pachyderm travel quest in Shimba Hills. The sanctuary is located next to the reserve, so it makes for a convenient and interesting day trip extension. Because the 36-square kilometer sanctuary shares the same ecosystem as the reserve, you are treated to an extended experience in what is globally recognized as one of the top 25 biodiversity hotspots in the world. The ecosystem is noted for its waterways shaded with indigenous trees that wind through undulating plains, cliffs and rocky outcrops, as well as a 23,736-hectare forests of Mkongani north and west to Mwaluganje, the last of the world’s coastal rain forests where ancient Cycad plant species continue to thrive. A portion of the forest, Mwaluganje Forest, is situated inside the sanctuary. Two other notable natural landmarks are “God’s Bridge” and “Time Rock.” Mwaluganje Sanctuary offers something for every guest. As one of the Big Five species, elephants are always ranked high on the wish lists of first-time and seasoned Kenya safari travelers. It is no surprise, then, that the most-popular activity at the sanctuary is viewing the bull elephants that enjoy the many benefits of living in a protected area. At certain times of the year, their families join them, giving you a chance to see the extended family of females and calves.

For our guests who desire a botanical bonanza, Mwaluganje Sanctuary provides an assortment of some of the oldest species on the planet. One such species, dinosaur cycads, date back almost 300 million years and are easily recognizable by their distinct fan shape. Another favorite amongst guests is the odd-shaped baobab trees that can survive many of the region’s toughest droughts. These trees reach heights of 18 meters, and individual trees have been documented to be than several thousand years old. The sanctuary is the result of a successful local wildlife management strategy that was developed collaboratively by the local Digo and Duruma communities. More than 200 families set aside parts of their land to be preserved for the elephants. The effort not only benefited wildlife conservation, but the families also benefit, as income from tourism is greater than revenue historically generated by farming the same land. You can learn about the history of the sanctuary, as well as how the sanctuary benefits local communities during your visit. With so much incredible, pristine bush country surrounding you, we encourage every guest to take time to simply enjoy the scenery. Vast grasslands give way to the spectacular Taita Hills that extend into Tsavo National Park to the west and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean to the east near Mombasa. The hills themselves protect many breathtaking settings, such as Manolo River, Golini Cliffs and Kitanze Falls.
WHERE TO STAY IN SHIMBA HILLS
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WHERE TO STAY IN SHIMBA HILLS

We recommend Kutazama Lodge for your tranquil wilderness vacation, a deluxe accommodation, located in the greater Shimba Hills conservation area. The other option is the budget Shimba Hills Lodge.

SAFARI & TOUR IN SHIMBA HILLS
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SAFARI & TOUR IN SHIMBA HILLS

The dense forests of Shimba Hills Reserve offer many prospects for you to see diverse denizens amidst lush flora. This coastal ecosystem affords unspoiled distinct wildlife viewing and exploration.

OVERVIEW ON SHIMBA HILLS
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OVERVIEW ON SHIMBA HILLS

Just 20 miles south from the island of Mombasa is Shimba Hills Reserve, a small rich wilderness that offers resident fauna, spectacular vistas and wondrous waterfalls amidst an equatorial forest.

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  • Dear Raza, You turned our dream into a reality. Our honeymoon and wedding in Kenya was so much more than we hoped for. We've never in our wildest dreams thought a vacation could be so perfect...
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR SHIMBA HILLS IN SOUTH-EASTERN KENYA

When visiting Shimba Hills National Reserve, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo East. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Samburu or Lewa - Laikipia, Nakuru or Naivasha Great Rift Valley Lakes ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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