Shimba Hills National Reserve

The national reserve lies approximately 33km. The Coastal ecosystem comprises of a heterogeneous habitat including forestlands, exotic plantations, scrublands and grasslands. The ecosystem holds one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa after Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.

The reserve is rich in flora, fauna and hosts the highest density of African elephant in Kenya.

Other animal species found in the area are sable antelopes, black and rufous elephant shrew, bushy tailed mongoose and other small mammals like fruit bat.

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.