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The Shimba Hills National Reserveis a small National Park in the Coast Province of Kenya, 33 km from Mombasa and 15 km from the coast. The reserve is an area of coastal rainforest, woodland and grassland.
Its a home to rare plants including some endangered species of cycad and orchids, and also a nationally important site for birds and butterflies.
The hills have view points that offer splendid views of the hilly and forested countryside, the Indian ocean and Chale island to the East, and the Tsavo plains and Taita hills to the West.
Shimba hills is also home to African Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Leopard (distinct) and spotted Hyena.
Visiting the park is a great opportunity to discover the dry red-soil of inland Kenya by doing a real safari and observing African elephants while being near the coast and still enjoying the freshness of the coastal breeze.
There are a variety of tourist attraction site at Shimba Hills e.g the Sheldrick Falls