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Mombasa Day Trips Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary Safari; Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary full day safari from Mombasa takes you to Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary.
Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary is located in southwest of Mombasa in the Kwale District of Kenya’s Coastal Province, and is a mere 45 kilometers away.
The sanctuary has an area of 36 km², and it, along with the adjacent Shimba Hills National Reserve combine to form the Shimba Hills Ecosystem.
Mwaluganje Sanctuary is Kenya’s first community Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Kenya’s big tuskers (Elephants), dry baobab bush land, the endemic cycad palm, blooming desert roses, diversity of butterflies, birds and monkey-eating crowned eagle.
Wildlife spices include; Elephants, zebra, warthog, bushbuck, waterbuck, baboons, leopard, porcupine, mongooses, bush babies etc.
Mombasa Day Trips Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary Safari Highlights
Elephants Experience: Elephants are the main attraction at Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary and there are as many as 150 residing there.
Trees and Plants Experience: Dinosaur Cycads are fan-like plants seen in the park. All 6 of Kenya’s Cycad species (Eucephalartos hildebrantii) are found in Mwaluganje.
Baobab Trees: Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary baobab trees is one of Africa’s most unusual deciduous trees.
The Scenic Landscape: Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary valleys overlooking the Taita Hills are a sight to behold with quite flowing waters and serene surroundings it almost like in paradise.
Other natural attractions are “God’s Bridge,” “Time Rock” and the traditional shrine that characterizes the sacredness of the community.
These beautiful hills roll up to Tsavo National Parks to the East and the Indian Ocean to the west, and are marked by striking features like the: Golini cliffs, Kitanze Falls, Manolo River, which consists of the Riverine vegetation and Meandering Rivers.
Educational Experience: Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary was launched in the early ’90’s largely to reduce local human/elephant conflicts, which were on the rise due to both more elephants and more people.
Elephants would destroy crops and people would retaliate. More than 200 families have voluntarily contributed land to the reserve, agreeing not to farm this important elephant habitat.
Today, they live nearby and manage the sanctuary, earning more from tourism than from farming, a critical factor in ensuring the survival of these elephants.
The sanctuary has also enabled the community to build school classrooms and enjoy a steady water supply and better roads.
Mombasa Day Trips Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary Safari Itinerary
0730 Hours: Depart in the morning from your Beach Hotel or residence to Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary.
1030 Hours: Upon arrival at the park proceed on a mid-morning game drive. Wildlife spices include; Elephants, zebra, warthog, bushbuck, waterbuck, baboons, leopard, porcupine, mongooses, bush babies etc.
In addition, the park has a rich diversity of birds, reptiles and invertebrates. The landscape in Mwaluganje is diverse and ranges from the dry baobab bush land to moist deciduous forest on the hills and riverine forest along the streams.
Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary has another attraction; presence of an endemic Cyclades that looks like a primitive palm tree makes Mwaluganje floristically unique.
For wild flower lovers, this is paradise when the cliffs turn pink with blooming desert roses at the end of the rainy season (November) and when most plants flower at the start of the rainy season.
There is height diversity of butterflies resulting from the diverse habitats – along the Manolo River you will see species typical of Savannah and semi-arid country.
This is also a bird watchers’ haven with some of the most spectacular birds of prey such as the monkey-eating crowned eagle and the palm nut vulture.
Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary has other places of interest like Kaya Mtae, the Manolo River, Kitanze waterfall, the Pemba River and Mawe ya Masaa.
1230 Hours: Enjoy your picnic lunch box or hot lunch at a lodge/ camp.
1400 Hours: After lunch continue with further game drive towards the gate and transfer back to your beach hotel.
1700 Hours: Arrive back at your hotel/ residence
Mombasa Day Trips Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary Safari Prices
Mombasa Day Trips Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary Safari Rates Includes:
Mineral Bottle Water + Professional English speaking driver-guide + Picnic Lunch in the Sanctuary or nearby Hotel/ Lodge + All entry fees,driver-guide fee, service charge and taxes + Mombasa Day Trips Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary Safari & Pickup from your hotel in Mombasa and drop-off to your hotel
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|1st January 2022||31st December 2022||Request for rates||Request for rates|
* Pick up from hotels in the South Coast. Extra charge for pick up from North Coast Hotels
* Our Mombasa Day Trips Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary Safari from 0730 Hours to 1700 Hours
Mombasa Day Trips Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary Safari Rates Do Not Include:
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)