The Shimba Hills
Set in the heart of Kenya’s tropical rainforest, Shimba Hills is one of the country’s best-preserved game retreats. Its rolling grasslands and thick forests are home to all creatures’ great and small, including over 500 elephants. However, it’s the Sable Antelope which makes visitors flock here – it’s exclusive to Shimba Hills so keep your eyes peeled. The trip includes a night at the impressive Shimba Hills Lodge. With its open-fronted restaurant and elevated walkway which extends into the forest, it brings you really close to the nature. Spend the evening relaxing in the bar before falling asleep to the song of bush babies and croaking frogs. This is one experience you won’t want to miss.
This Lodge is beautifully constructed in timber throughout which blends perfectly with the luxuriant forest vegetation. Set beside a natural waterhole in an ancient rain forest, Shimba Lodge is well situated for the sighting of all the local wildlife. The public rooms are all open to allow unrestricted viewing of the wildlife and birds. An unusual feature is the elevated walkway to a cocktail bar built overlooking the furthest glade. The natural timberwork inside the lodge blends with the custom made furniture, enhancing the mellow atmosphere of a luxury tree home.