Welcome to Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary


This sanctuary is a good example of community-based conservation, with local people acting as stakeholders in the project.


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Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary activities

$130 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Shimba Hills National Reserve Tour from Mombasa

Morning pick up from your hotel and drive to the Shimba Hills National Reserve, starting with the Shifoga Nature & Cultural tour. This one hour tour is a learning experience of butterfly breeding and Digo cultural practice as you tour a Digo Village. Proceed to the Sheldrick Falls. Deep in the river valley of the National Reserve is the spectacular 82 foot Sheldrick falls with a natural plunge pool at the foot. A shower in the cool clean waters of the falls or a dip in the pool is quite refreshing after the walk. Clients who prefer to give the walk a miss, will proceed on a short game drive, followed by a further game drive with the other clients. Proceed to Shimba Hills Green Safari Camp for Lunch.  Afternoon relax at the Camp overlooking the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary from where you can spot the Elephants below.  You can watch the Usambara Mountains in neighboring Tanzania,on the horizon, returning to your hotel in the evening.

$130 Tours & Sightseeing

shimba hills full day tour from mombasa or Diani beach

The day begins well with a complimentary pickup from your Mombasa hotel. After a brief introduction, you set off for shimba hills with great views of the country side off the beach. The area is inhabitated by the Digo community.  Take an hour-long nature and culture tour with Shimba Hills Forest Guide Association: visit a Digo village to learn about local butterfly breeding practices. You Continue deeper into the park, where you’ll leave the car behind for a hike to Sheldrick Falls, which tumbles 82 feet (25 meters) into cool, clear pool that’s ideal for an afternoon swim. Those preferring not to hike can explore the park on a short game drive, then meet up with the hikers for a more extensive wildlife-viewing drive. In addition to being important habitat for the endangered sable antelope, the Shimba Hills are home to leopard, waterbuck, bushbaby, and the nocturnal civet cat. Watch for the elephants that live in pockets of lush rain forest, then scan the trees for ostrich eagles, cuckoos, and African hawks. Enjoy your hot lunch at Shimba Hills Green Safari Camp, where you’ll spend an easy-going afternoon with views of the Usambara Mountains and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, a community-based conservation project. After lunch, you will depart for mombasa with a drop at your respective hotel.

$258.82 Tours & Sightseeing

Shimba hills full day tour from Mombasa or Diani beach

Departs: See Availability Departure Time 7.00am, 6.00am, 8.00amHotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time What To Expect The day begins well with a complimentary pickup from your Mombasa hotel. After a brief introduction, you set off for shimba hills with great views of the country side off the beach. The area is inhabitated by the Digo community. Take an hour-long nature and culture tour with Shimba Hills Forest Guide Association: visit a Digo village to learn about local butterfly breeding practices. You Continue deeper into the park, where you’ll leave the car behind for a hike to Sheldrick Falls, which tumbles 82 feet (25 meters) into cool, clear pool that’s ideal for an afternoon swim. Those preferring not to hike can explore the park on a short game drive, then meet up with the hikers for a more extensive wildlife-viewing drive. In addition to being important habitat for the endangered sable antelope, the Shimba Hills are home to leopard, waterbuck, bushbaby, and the nocturnal civet cat. Watch for the elephants that live in pockets of lush rain forest, then scan the trees for ostrich eagles, cuckoos, and African hawks. Enjoy your hot lunch at Shimba Hills Green Safari Camp, where you’ll spend an easy-going afternoon with views of the Usambara Mountains and Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, a community-based conservation project. After lunch, you will depart for mombasa with a drop at your respective hotel.

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