The 320 Sq Kms reserve is located 56 km South of Mombasa and is within easy reach of coast resorts. Shimba Hills Reserve offers beautiful, lush scenery, good for those wishing to take a break from the beach to view terrestrial wildlife. The reserve comprises a unique and botanically rich coastal rain forest and open glades. Two of Kenya's most beautiful orchids occur in Shimba Hills. Besides the locally endemic sable antelope, are buffalo, elephant, giraffe, leopard and several species of primates. The reserve also hosts Palaearctic birds during late March - early April. The reserve has 19 tree species, 13 forest birds and 7 mammalian species under threat. The best places to see game are on the flat grasslands near the spectacular Shedrick's fall and on Lango Plains near Giriama Point with a tremendous view over rolling park land to the escarpment, from where one can look out to the Indian Ocean with a view of some hotels on along the beach. The reserve's main access is via Diani. Inside the reserve are a 153 km road network and one airstrip. Accommodation is at Shimba Hills Lodge, KWS Bandas and 2 campsites.