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Shimba Hills National Reserve

The Shimba Hills National Reserve is a 193 sq km nature reserve thirty kilometers southwest of the port city of Mombasa. Only about a 45-minute drive from Diani Beach, this natural gem, established in 1968, is ideal for a day trip or a relaxing trip with an overnight stay at the tree hotel Shimba Hills Lodge!

This special rainforest area has a warm, humid tropical coastal climate with 1200 mm annual rainfall.

The hilly landscape of the Shimba Hills rises to a height of 450 m, characterized by mountain forests alternating with open, lush green meadows. The green hills of Africa!

Rare forest elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, forest pigs, waterbucks, various species of monkeys and leopards live here, but you have to look for them because of the dense vegetation.

The nature reserve is famous for its extremely rare East African sable antelope. These animals are probably some of the most beautiful antelopes in Africa. If you want to admire this endangered species, you only have this opportunity in Kenya in the Shimba Hills.

An impressive world of birds inspires every ornithologist. We always enjoy watching a pair of local spotted eagles at the Shimba Hills Lodge. There the beautiful birds of prey regularly fly over the waterhole to hunt fish or sit in the tree and let out their impressive African call. Fantastic!

Another great experience in the park is the walk accompanied by rangers to Sheldrick Waterfall. Here there is an idyllic place hidden in the lush green nature.

An often undiscovered treasure of Kenya, the Shimba Hills!

Camps and lodges

Shimba Green Lodge

Highlights:

Kilimanjaro 

“Observation Hill”

Mzima Springs

Chyulu Hills

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Mandhari

Highlights:

Mzima Springs

Kilimanjaro

Aruba Dam

Travel reports

Beatrix van der Linden
Beatrix van der Linden
2024-01-15
The safari in the Maasai Mara was from December 04.12th. until December 07.12.2023th, XNUMX fantastic! Everything worked out perfectly. The Oloshaiki Camp is wonderful and has an idyllic location right on the river. You are looked after very attentively and the food tastes great. All game drives were great. My tour guide James was great. He knows the best places for unforgettable animal observations. A special highlight was the balloon ride. I can highly recommend this safari. I experienced pure holiday happiness. Thank you thank you thank you !!!
Christian Schubert
Christian Schubert
2024-01-14
It's been a few years since we went on a safari with DM Tours, but nonetheless it was a very nice time, we felt very safe and in good hands from the first minute. The driver (ranger) was very friendly and was able to answer all of our questions. On the evening of the safari tour there was a bottle of champagne on a mountain with the backdrop of Kilimanjaro 🥂 at sunset there were tears in our eyes 🌞🥲 It was an unforgettable time. We will book a safari with DM Tours again next year. We're already looking forward to it.
Christina WePoint
Christina WePoint
2024-01-01
I had the pleasure of being able to drive the elephant tour through Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli, Naiwasha and Maasai Mara for 7 days in November. It was a 4-seater jeep with the possibility of opening the roof, a very nice and German-speaking guide (Katana), 3 very great "passengers" and a lot of wonderful moments 😀 I am still totally inspired and can recommend it without exception. The contact with the office (Nadine and Aaron) was also great and I always felt well supported and looked after. In any case, I'll repeat the tour a few more times in the next few years 😀 You can't put the impressions into words or photos, you have to experience them... Thank you very much for this wonderful time and the unforgettable moments!!
Tanja Schmid-Blessing
Tanja Schmid-Blessing
2024-01-01
We (3 adults) did a two-day safari - Tsavo East / Ashnil Aruba Lodge - in December 2023. Dreams become reality here. Our guide James was able to talk to us in German and English. He introduced us to the wildlife and answered many more questions about Kenya. Our driver George always took us safely to the best places so that we could observe giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras... up close and in peace. Thank you so much.
Petra Bastian
Petra Bastian
2023-12-24
We wish Nadine, Aaron and the entire DM Tours team a Merry Christmas. Thank you for the wonderful safari from December 2nd to 5.12.23th, XNUMX, a huge compliment to our driver Paterson, he is simply great. Thank you Aaron for the great cold Guinness, greetings from Petra and Peter from Leipzig
Ute Kemmer
Ute Kemmer
2023-12-16
For us it was an unforgettable safari. Especially because of our driver Peterson. The bosses Aaron and Nicole were very nice and even let us use their charcoal tablets. A mega tour with great support. We can only recommend it.
Franzy Gr
Franzy Gr
2023-12-01
We had a wonderful safari with an overnight stay at Ashnil Lodge. Our driver George listened to our wishes and we were able to spend a lot of time on the game drive. 🤗 We even got a bottle of 🍾 sparkling wine 🥂 at sunset 🌇. It was a great experience. We would book there again. Aaron put together this tour for us according to our wishes. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean. We just needed less food and wanted to spend more time outside in the jeep. 😆 The Jeep is in very good condition - clean and well maintained. Only tours for 4 or 2 people are offered, which is very pleasant. There was enough drinking water in the jeep and fancy aluminum bottles that we were allowed to keep as souvenirs.
Matthias Haschka
Matthias Haschka
2023-11-27
Four of us went on a safari with our guide for 2023 days in October 7. In this far too short week we visited the Tsavo East and West National Parks, Amboseli and the Masai Mara. Thousands of impressions have remained with us and continue to inspire us even weeks after the safari. The organization by the DM-Tours team was first-class. Starting with the punctual pick-up from the hotel by our super guide Katana, through to the lodges and the return transport by plane and private bus. Everything worked perfectly and left nothing to be desired! We were more than satisfied! The lodges Ashnil Aruba, Ol Tukai, Salewa as well as the server and Olosahki camp were simply top. They were very well maintained and clean, the staff was extremely friendly and the food was always very good. We always felt completely at home! The highlight was our guide Katana with his jeep. His driving skills on the "corrugated iron" pistes and cross-country routes are excellent and his ability to spot even the smallest wild animals parallel to the piste is incredible! His good German also made it a lot easier when explaining about the country, the people and the animals. In the 7 days and a good 2000km in the jeep, a little friendship developed! We really hope to be able to go on a tour with him again... Big compliments to Nadine, Aaron (Denis) and the whole team, who we had the opportunity to get to know in person: you're really doing a great job! Everything, even outside of the actual tour responsibility, runs courteously, smoothly and quickly - thank you very much for that too, you are absolutely recommended! Our vacation planning now includes Kenya again!! We look forward to seeing you again! Birgit and Matthias
JV
JV
2023-11-20
We already corresponded with DM Tours & Safari before our vacation and booked a safari. Everything worked out great. We received brochures and a packing list in advance, which made our preparation a lot easier. During our safari the driver explained and showed us a lot. He had spotted animals from a long distance and was able to give us a lot of information about them. At sunset there was champagne to end the day, while lions slept next door. The next day we stalked the Taita Hills area and saw even more animal species. At the end of the safari, our driver offered to visit a Masai village. We accepted the offer and it ended up being an absolute highlight. We had an unforgettable safari. Thank you very much, we will remember you.
Rita Schwenzer
Rita Schwenzer
2023-11-08
No longer recommended after change of ownership.