LOCATION : This park is 314 kms from Nairobi. To get there by air is 45 minutes and by road 5 hours. Shaba game reserve is a semi desert with a rugged hilly terrain, with great rocky kopjes (small isolated hills) and lots of springs supporting the abundant wildlife.
This place is replent with klipspringer and hyrax who love the hills. The specialties that can only be found in this part of the world are the gravy zebra, the Somali ostrich, generuk and the reticulated giraffe and gazelles the lesser kudu leopard and plenty of lion and herds of elephants and plenty of bird life and other small game.
Shaba Game Reserve was made famous by the late Joy Adamson and her lioness Elsa which and is often referred to as the Born free country.
Accommodation here is at the Sarova Shaba lodge. This property is up market with beautiful deluxe rooms in suites, and presidential suite complete with a private Jacuzzi. This lodge offers a luxury seldom found in the African bush.
Shaba lodge has a picturesque scenery, out door swimming pool and viewing decks along the river. The tranquil flow of the sparkling spring water through out the lodge creates an atmosphere of peace and tranquility as it collects and cascades down.