A colorful and diverse array of African birds, plants and wildlife await your discovery during this full-day visit to Shimba Hills National Park.
Depart the pier for the scenic drive across the Likoni Channel en route to Shimba Hills National Park. The park is unique and hosts well over 1,000 different plant species; approximately 280 species are endemic to this area, and nearly a fifth are considered rare. In fact, many of the species that thrive here cannot be found anywhere else on earth.
The park is also home to many large mammals, Kenya's only breeding herd of sable antelope, several troops of the relatively rare Angolan Colobus monkey, more than 230 bird species, and 300 species of butterflies and endemic frogs. Other denizens of the reserve include the buffalo, giraffe, elephant, Sykes monkey, a small number of lions, and the elusive leopard.
Lunch will be served at the Shimba Forest Lodge, which is built on stilts with above-ground walkways. After lunch, you will have time to relax and observe the sights and sounds of the forest, wild game at the waterhole, monitor lizards and a wide array of birds.
Please note: Wear comfortable clothing with closed-toe shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship.