Shimba hills national reserve is the second largest coastal forest in East Africa.
The Shimba hills national reserve is rich in flora and fauna and hosts the highest density of African elephants in Kenya. Other animal species found in the area Include Endangered Sable Antelope, Giraffes, Leopard, Genet, Civet cat, Hyenas, Waterbuck, Bush pig, Buffalo, African Bush Baby, Bushbuck, Coastal Black and white Colobus, Blue Duiker, Bush Duiker, Red Duiker, Greater Galago,Black-faced Vervet Monkey, Sykes Monkey, Serval cat, Black and Red Shrew, and Knob-bristled Suni Shrew.
The forest is an important bird area and is endowed with forest birdlife while the grasslands hold localized species such as red-necked-Spur fowl, Croaking Cisticola and Zanzibar Red Bishop.
The reserve is home to the scenic Sheldrick Falls. To arrive at the falls, the guests enjoy a 25 kilometres down hill hike. The hike is approximately one hour at a leisure walk speed. Once at the falls, guests can enjoy a swim and a picnic.