Safari from Mombasa - One Day in Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary
Located some 45 kilometres from Mombasa, adjacent to the Shimba Hills National Reserve, there spreads the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary over an area of almost 243 square kilometres.
The sanctuary was formed in the early 1990s as a cooperative project, with the main intention to create a safe corridor for elephant migration between Mwaluganje Forest Reserve and Shimba Hills National Reserve. Since the human population grew exponentially and elephants were also gaining in numbers, conflicts were arising and foresight was nothing to be looking for. This community conservation programme is founded on local people leasing their land to a community-based trust. More than 200 families contributed their property to the reserve, agreeing not to farm this important elephant habitat. The trust manages the sanctuary with the prime goal of preserving and protecting elephants. No less important is minimizing the human-elephant interaction that often leads to a conflict. And, probably most important for the people living there, it contributes importantly to their welfare with money raised with entrance and conservational fees.
Your Journey Mapped Out
Ready to set out? Your adventure awaits!
- DAY 1 - MOMBASA / DIANI BEACH - MWALUGANJE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY - MOMBASA / DIANI BEACH
DAY 1 - MOMBASA / DIANI BEACH - MWALUGANJE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY - MOMBASA / DIANI BEACH
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Mombasa or beach resort and proceed to the sanctuary.
You will not only admire these magnificent giants, but also the surrounding plant and animal life. Endemic cycads, palm-like trees, and baobab trees overlooking the varied landscapes make a stunning scenery for observing leopards, baboons, zebras, warthogs, bush- and waterbucks, bush babies, porcupines, mongooses, birds, insects, and reptiles of many kinds. Different habitats, from dry plains to riverine forests along the streams, promise a breathtaking experience.
A picnic lunch to lick your fingers will be served mid-day. After recharging, another round of amazing sights awaits.
At the end of the day, packed with impressions, we’ll bring you back to your hotel.