OVERVIEW ON MWALUGANJE CONSERVANCY IN KENYA
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.READ MORE
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