Shimba is about 56km from Mombasa town which is the nearest town. It occupies an area of 320sq km and was opened in Sept 1968.

This reserve is an easy to drive and provides good-looking luxuriant scenery. It contains a unique and botanically rich coastal rainforest. Two of Kenya’s most beautiful orchids can be found here. Another rarer species, exclusive to the reserve is the sable antelope with its handsome near- black coat and amazing horns.

The best places to see wildlife are on the flat grassland near the spectacular sheldrick’s falls and on the lango plains near Giriama appoint.

There is one lodge’ a self help Banda site and couple of campsites.