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Shimba Lodge: picture gallery


Shimba offers some of the best encounters with forest willife in Kenya – like this bush baby…
…and this inqusitive and handsomely coloured squirrel.
You can fly in by charter, but most guests drive up to the lodge from their beach hotel.
The lodge is inside Shimba Hills National Park…
…but your driver will take care of formalities.
Shimba Lodge feels almost part of the forest environment. (The dish is for mobile network, not TV).
The central areas are quite limited, with a small shop and office…
…a lounge bar on one side, and the dining terrace, with its absorbing view, on the other.
Everywhere you look there are arresting juxtapositions of the man-made and the natural…
…and the lodge has really close contact with the forest…
…especially noticeable when you walk out along the walkway…
…through the trees…
…and look back to the lodge.
It's really fun to come out here after dark, when the lamps are lit.
From the walkway, you can also see that the rooms are pretty small.
It's actually tricky to step back enough to get a shot of the whole room – but you get the picture.
Old-style mosquito nets do the job…
…so long as you're not especially broad or long.
The rooms are equipped with everything you need, including bottled water and towels…
…for your visit to the shared showers…
…and toilets.
The facilities are basic…
…but well looked after…
…and the ladies' bathrooms have decent mirrors.
If you take one of the suites…
…you get a lot more room…
…and more comforts, including better mosquito nets (fortunately there are few mosquitoes here).
The style of the en-suite bathrooms…
…with simple shower and toilet…
…is similar to the shared bathrooms.
The suites also have their own verandas, though they are somewhat further from the action…
…and most people spend the evening on the dining terrace, where the jungle atmosphere is intense…
…and the visitors, like this stunning hawk moth, can be quite unexpected.
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Shimba offers some of the best encounters with forest willife in Kenya – like this bush baby…
Shimba offers some of the best encounters with forest willife in Kenya – like this bush baby…
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…and this inqusitive and handsomely coloured squirrel.
…and this inqusitive and handsomely coloured squirrel.
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You can fly in by charter, but most guests drive up to the lodge from their beach hotel.
You can fly in by charter, but most guests drive up to the lodge from their beach hotel.
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The lodge is inside Shimba Hills National Park…
The lodge is inside Shimba Hills National Park…
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…but your driver will take care of formalities.
…but your driver will take care of formalities.
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Shimba Lodge feels almost part of the forest environment. (The dish is for mobile network, not TV).
Shimba Lodge feels almost part of the forest environment. (The dish is for mobile network, not TV).
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The central areas are quite limited, with a small shop and office…
The central areas are quite limited, with a small shop and office…
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…a lounge bar on one side, and the dining terrace, with its absorbing view, on the other.
…a lounge bar on one side, and the dining terrace, with its absorbing view, on the other.
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Everywhere you look there are arresting juxtapositions of the man-made and the natural…
Everywhere you look there are arresting juxtapositions of the man-made and the natural…
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…and the lodge has really close contact with the forest…
…and the lodge has really close contact with the forest…
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…especially noticeable when you walk out along the walkway…
…especially noticeable when you walk out along the walkway…
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…through the trees…
…through the trees…
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…and look back to the lodge.
…and look back to the lodge.
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It's really fun to come out here after dark, when the lamps are lit.
It's really fun to come out here after dark, when the lamps are lit.
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From the walkway, you can also see that the rooms are pretty small.
From the walkway, you can also see that the rooms are pretty small.
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It's actually tricky to step back enough to get a shot of the whole room – but you get the picture.
It's actually tricky to step back enough to get a shot of the whole room – but you get the picture.
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Old-style mosquito nets do the job…
Old-style mosquito nets do the job…
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…so long as you're not especially broad or long.
…so long as you're not especially broad or long.
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The rooms are equipped with everything you need, including bottled water and towels…
The rooms are equipped with everything you need, including bottled water and towels…
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…for your visit to the shared showers…
…for your visit to the shared showers…
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…and toilets.
…and toilets.
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The facilities are basic…
The facilities are basic…
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…but well looked after…
…but well looked after…
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…and the ladies' bathrooms have decent mirrors.
…and the ladies' bathrooms have decent mirrors.
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If you take one of the suites…
If you take one of the suites…
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…you get a lot more room…
…you get a lot more room…
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…and more comforts, including better mosquito nets (fortunately there are few mosquitoes here).
…and more comforts, including better mosquito nets (fortunately there are few mosquitoes here).
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The style of the en-suite bathrooms…
The style of the en-suite bathrooms…
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…with simple shower and toilet…
…with simple shower and toilet…
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…is similar to the shared bathrooms.
…is similar to the shared bathrooms.
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The suites also have their own verandas, though they are somewhat further from the action…
The suites also have their own verandas, though they are somewhat further from the action…
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…and most people spend the evening on the dining terrace, where the jungle atmosphere is intense…
…and most people spend the evening on the dining terrace, where the jungle atmosphere is intense…
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…and the visitors, like this stunning hawk moth, can be quite unexpected.
…and the visitors, like this stunning hawk moth, can be quite unexpected.

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