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Shimba Hills Lodge Hotel

Shimba National Reserve, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
odera431 Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went for a business over the weekend with my friends,though we arrived there at around 7.00 pm...but we enjoyed the Journey to Shimba hills Lodge.it was my first time to Sleep in tree House,the Experience was great. Trust me...if you do visit Shimba Lodge,you would Not want to go back Home where you come from.I start with the rooms,Staffs... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went on a day trip to Shimba hills expecting to find abundance of elephants and some wild animals all we saw was a couple of exotic birds very expensive day out defiantly not worth it also if you are not fully mobile and 100% fit DO NOT TAKE A WALK TO SHELDRICK FALLS going down isn't to bad but... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I visited this Amazing place yesterday with my two Great friends and my Daughter. What a wonderful place which I didn't know it existed in the heart of Shimba Hills National Reserve. Very welcoming staff ready to help and answer all questions you might have. A wooden Bridge leading to a platform view to the pod, A hut on the... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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204 reviews 204 reviews
63 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We added a night at Shimba to our Tsavo safari, and were so glad we did. The lodge is timber and very picturesque. There is a wooden bridge which leads to a viewing platform, it is all very higgledy piggledy but serene and beautiful. There is a watering hole, which can be viewed from the bar, restaurant or room balcony.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed at the Shimba Lodge as part of our two day safari! Wow what an amazing place! The lodge itself is fantastic. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast which were all faultless. There were choices for all three meals. The service from the two lads who served us was just amazing. We went out to watch the sunset and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

tltle says it all. It was clean and basic. The staff very efficient and friendly, and the food very good.everything just looked tired and dated. We knew the rooms had no shower or toilet, so were prepared. Felt very much like being in the 'bush'...didn't appreciate the bushbabies coming into the dining hall and eating the salads..only to be shooed... More

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Tunbridge Wells
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in November in one of the suites. Unfortunately, we seemed to be the only guests at that stage which meant that the three activities we had booked (morning game drive, Sheldrick Falls walk and sundowner drive) all had to be undertaken on the second day to 'save on vehicle hire', leaving us kicking our heels... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have spent quite a bit of time on safari and wanted to see a different landscape. We weren't disappointed. The forest is home to a vast array of animals, and so, even on a short safari, we saw an awful lot of variety, as well as the wonderful landscape views from the higher spots in the park. We stayed... More

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Lincolnshire, England
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We visited Shimba Hills Reserve and Lodge as a 1-day trip, booked through Diani Tours and Safaris. Our advice would be that, if you are incorporating your visit to Shimba into a Safari and Beach holiday, you visit BEFORE your main safari. We, on the other hand, did it the other way round, and after the excitement of seeing lions/leopards... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We checked in at mid day and went direct for lunch.The sun was strong and we cooled down with a glass of Shimba special it was delicious.Buffet selection was full of Africanish delicacy.The staffs were hospitable and cheerfull.We took a short walk in the mangrove by a wooden bridge and had a view if the restaurant.The 4 km walk in... More

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Address: Shimba National Reserve, Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Shimba Hills National Reserve
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Located in Shimba National Reserve a 45 minutes drive from Mombasa town or Diani, Shimba is the last remaining habitat for the magnificent Sable Antelope in the country. A unique rainforest destination with a variety of walking excursions that bring you closer to nature than ever before. Shimba’s proximity to the beach makes it ideal for the perfect beach and bush holiday. ... more   less 
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