Shimba Lodge is located in Shimba National Reserve, Kenya’s last remaining habitat of the Rare Sable Antelope.
The lodge stays refreshingly cool in its forest setting despite being only 45 minutes drive from the hot, humid coastal city of Mombasa (and 30 minutes from the South coast resorts of Diani).
The lodge overlooks a waterhole and is a bird and animal watcher’s paradise. Dramatic black and white Colobus Monkeys, herds of Elephant and graceful Giraffes are often seen at Shimba. For the very fortunate, the Leopard will make a rare appearance. A wooden walkway extending 120m into the forest takes nature lovers to a viewing spot that allows for the unobtrusive viewing of birds and butterflies. Other adventures include a visit to Sheldrick Falls, or an evening game drive followed by a walk through the forest that ends with drinks and snacks in a glade.You can view the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania from the sundowner site.
All rooms have balconies overlooking the waterhole. The lodge also boasts a restaurant on a covered verandah, frequented by Bush Babies in search of tit bits. Enjoy the achingly beautiful sunsets and sunrises at the lodge’s sundowner site.
Treetops and Shimba are located very close to the wild animals. For this reason, children under the age of 5 are not allowed at either of these lodges, both for their safety and to maintain the quiet of the environment.
Each room has an enchanting view of the forest visible through the glass sliding door.
Rooms have twin beds all provided with mosquito nets and ceiling fan and mineral water.
The one bedroom suites are spacious and have a sitting room fitted with mini bar and tea making facilities.
The glass sliding door leads to a private balcony and visible from this point is the water hole and part of the rain forest.
The bedroom has a double bed, ceiling fan, private balcony and a walk in shower.
The dining room is a covered verandah with a beautiful wooden mural depicting the focal points of early man’s life. You dine in the open air overlooking the floodlit waterhole.
The bar opens onto an observation area overlooking the water hole and is open until midnight.