Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary is an area for elephant conservation. Elephants can now roam between the Shimba Hills National Reserve in the south and the Mwaluganje Forest Reserve in the north thanks to the introduction of this wildlife corridor. It is a community-owned elephant park in Kwale County, Kenya.
Ecotourism and community-based conservation initiatives, both of which are relatively new trends in conservation management, are examples of Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary.
Within a half-hour from the South Coast’s glittering beaches near Mombasa, the Sanctuary offers a one-of-a-kind safari in a breathtaking setting. Elephant calves playing, men and females flirting, or bulls engaging in tusk-to-tusk battle are all possible sights.
Elephants are always seen in large herds travelling to Shimba hills from Mwaluganje during the rainy season. The Mwaluganje Forest Reserve is estimated to have about 150 elephants, making it a magnet for the big five fans.
Along with the majestic elephants, other animals that you can see include leopards, baboons, zebras, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, bush baby, porcupines, mongooses, birds, insects, and several kinds of reptiles.
Trees Beautiful scenery is created by native cycads, palm-like trees, and baobab trees that are perched above a variety of settings.
Awe-inspiring vistas from the surrounding hills covered in trees are guaranteed by a variety of habitats, from arid plains to riverine forests along streams.
The baobab tree, one of Africa’s most peculiar species that can live for several thousand years, is among the other trees that are found in this sanctuary.
The Sanctuary is a haven for birdwatchers, home to some of the most amazing raptors ever seen, such as the palm nut vulture and the crowned eagle, which eats monkeys.
Mwaluganje, one of the two locations in the nation where you may see the rare and indigenous sokoke scops owl, is a significant center of biodiversity in Kenya.
Additional activities besides a safari at the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary
While on a Kenyan safari in the Mwalunganje, guests can also take part in the following activities:
Photography safaris: The valleys overlooking the Taita Hills, with their peaceful flowing streams and beautiful surroundings, will astound visitors on a photo safari. It nearly feels like you are in heaven. Small groups can travel together on a luxurious photography excursion.
Walk-through safaris: The Golini cliffs, Kitanze Falls, and Manolo River, which is distinguished by riverine flora and meandering rivers, are among the outstanding features of the lovely highlands that roll up to the Tsavo National Parks to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west. This is a wonderful day trip.
Sundowners and Bush breakfast/dinner: Honeymooners in the Mwalunganje should not miss out on this amazing mobile dining experience in the center of the reserve while seeing the lovely elephants wandering through the hills with a cocktail in hand.
Cultural encounters: Visitors can visit the territory inhabited by the Digo and Duruma people and learn a great deal about their way of life, the history of the forest, and other things.