Nguuni Nature Sanctuary

Shimba Hills National Reserve

✈️ Airports: Moi International Airport ( this is the closest one), Ukunda Airport, Manda Airport in Lamu and Malindi airport

Train:Madaraka Express train Departs both Mombasa and Nairobi Termini simultaneously at 8:00 am every day. This service entails scheduled stops at Mariakani, Miasenyi, Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali, and Athi River stations. You will need to organize for transport from the train station to Mombasa Old Town before travel or on arrival. There is plenty of options readily available at the station 

 Local Transport;  Public service vehicle (psv) motorbikes which you can access on Bolt and uber apps, We also have tuktuks,taxis and Psv vans(Matatu)

💵 Currency: Kenyan Shillings (Kes)

Weather; Warm and Tropical

🗣️ Language: English and Swahili are the national languages

⏰ Time Zone: East Africa Time (GMT+3)

Mpesa mobile money: This is the main payment mode in Kenya everyone and every business uses it. Payment for government services requires this too

💳 Credit Cards & ATMs: In Nairobi, many establishments, including shops, restaurants, and hotels, accept credit cards. However, it’s always a good idea to carry some cash with you, as is the case in many other destinations. These ATMs can be easily found at banks, airports, streets, and shopping centers throughout the city.

🔌 Electricity Socket: Kenya associated plug type is G, which is the plug that has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Kenya operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.


How to get Shimba Hills National Reserve

From Mombasa, take the ferry at Likoni to access the southern coastline where Diani and Tiwi beaches are. Then, take the main A14 coast road 10 km southwards until you join the main crossroad. Take the road climbing to Kwale Town (C106). The main gate is located at 1 km from the C106 road and 3 km from Kwale

How to Book a Visit to Shimba Hills National Reserve

Good news you don’t have to book in advance. Payment is done on Ecitizen

How Much Is The Entry Fee And Opening Hours?

Non-Resident Adults 22USD
Non Resident (Age 16 and below) 13USD

Kenyan Citizen and Residents Adult ksh300

Kenyan Citizen and Residents Child (Below 16years) Ksh125
Mode of Payment; Pay for your entry to any Park or Reserve via eCitizen government platform

Monday to Sunday: 6:00a.m.–6:00 p.m.

All year round including public holidays and weekends

What to take with you

Money to buy refreshments or food
Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a guidebook

Shimba Hills National Reserve: Kenya's Coastal Wildlife Haven

Nestled amidst rolling hills and lush greenery, Shimba Hills National Reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and outdoor explorers alike. With its diverse ecosystems, stunning landscapes, and abundant wildlife, this pristine paradise offers endless opportunities for adventure and discovery.

First things first, let’s talk about the stars of the show – the animals! From majestic elephants to elusive leopards and cheeky monkeys, Shimba Hills National Reserve is home to a diverse array of wildlife that’ll leave you spellbound. Grab your binoculars and embark on a guided safari tour through the reserve, where you’ll have the chance to spot these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and learn all about their fascinating behaviors and habitats.

But the fun doesn’t stop there – Shimba Hills National Reserve is also a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails for a scenic trek through dense forests and winding pathways, where you’ll encounter cascading waterfalls, hidden caves, and panoramic viewpoints that’ll take your breath away.

And hey, did we mention the views? With its sweeping vistas of the surrounding countryside and distant coastline, Shimba Hills National Reserve offers some of the most stunning scenery in all of Mombasa. Whether you’re picnicking atop a hillside overlooking the savannah or watching the sunset from a secluded lookout point, every moment spent in this natural wonderland is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

But perhaps the best part about Shimba Hills National Reserve is its commitment to conservation and sustainability. By visiting the reserve, you’re not only supporting efforts to protect and preserve Kenya’s natural heritage but also contributing to the local community and economy.

So whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a chance to reconnect with nature, Shimba Hills National Reserve has something for everyone. So grab your camera, pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to embark on the safari of a lifetime in beautiful Mombasa!