Shimba Hills Lodge

Price $8.5Million USD

Consisting of approximately 833 acres, this is a once in a lifetime property, located 5 minutes from Kwale town and within a short drive of the world-famous Diani beach on the Kenya south coast. For sale as a whole, it has been developed for over 25 years.

Nestled upon Godoni Hill, adjacent to the nearby Shimba Hills Game Reserve, the property boasts of uninterrupted 180 degree views of Usambara mountains in Tanzania to the south, and Kilibasi, Kasigau, and even Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day to the west, through to the western outskirts of Mombasa and beyond to the north. One can even observe the sheer curvature of the earth on the clearest of days.

The property consists of:1. Over 833 acres (made up of approximately 76 plots, all currently freehold titles – all registered in the name of the company, which should remain freehold if the purchaser takes over the company). The titles are clean, with nil encumbrances, whilst the company is up to date with statutory obligations. The vast swathe of the land is natural trees and bush. In addition, the property functions as an Elephant corridor, with Elephants frequently coming to drink at the watering hole in front of the lodge’s veranda.2. The main house consists of the following, located on two levels:• Main entrance to the upper level through Lamu doors, flanked by stone lions.• A luxurious Mvule staircase connecting the upper and lower levels.• Five air-conditioned bedrooms, consisting of one large master (king size bed), with 2 en-suites. In addition, there are a further 3 lower level double rooms, all ensuite.• A 100 foot long open plan dining /lounge area, with a fully glazed frontal aspect taking in the spectacular views, (including a water hole and mud wallow, and leading onto a full length balcony/sitting/ viewing area.• A bar, next to a feature fireplace, and games area, with a full size snooker table.• Fitted kitchen/stores.• Lower level TV/lounge area plus an air-conditioned study/office.• A 30 foot in-door heated (solar electric) swimming pool.• A covered parking area outside with space enough for multiple vehicles.

Spectacular use has been made of natural rocky outcrops which have been built into the lower level of the structure, creating a natural ‘cave’ entrance to the lower guest bedrooms. This, combined with the meticulous design and construction style, gives a delightfully rustic feel to the house.3. A separate 2-bedroom bungalow consisting of;• Two large air-conditioned bedrooms, (one has a super-king bed), both ensuite with closet room/area.• Large ‘L’ shaped lounge/dining (both bedrooms and lounge leading onto a large verandah).• Fitted kitchen/garage/workshop.• Large parking area.• Partially furnished• Two staff quarter buildings, consisting of 1 x four rooms plus 1x six rooms with lounge/TVarea/kitchen/showers /WC/ wash area and stores.• One double garage building, complete five workshops rooms plus stores.4. The property has its own borehole, 3-phase KVA generator, huge underground water storage facilities, plus 3-phase mains electricity and mains water connection.5. All the accommodation, including most of the garden, is protected from wildlife encroachment by an electric fence. An electric fence also extends along the top boundary of the property.6. This property has an aircraft parking area, with an aircraft to the shared Kenya Wildlife Service grass airstrip (25Mx950M [+500M]) – known as ‘Shimba Park’.7. The sale will include various machinery (including a tractor/grass cutter for airfield maintenance), maintenance equipment/spares/ staff vehicle etc).+27View Similar Products


  • name: Abdulbasit Abdulaziz
  • phone: 0754500600
  • Type: Agricultural Land
  • Sold: No
  • Contract: Sale
  • Location: KWALE


  • 24 hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Back-up Generator
  • Balcony
  • Beach access
  • Bedding
  • Borehole
  • Cable TV
  • cabro paved roads
  • creek view
  • DSQ
  • Elevators
  • fiber network
  • First row
  • Freehold
  • Furnished
  • Garden
  • Guest Room
  • Gym
  • Gypsum
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Leasehold
  • Lift
  • Paved Roads
  • Sea view
  • Security Cameras
  • Serviced
  • solar water heating
  • Swimming Pool
  • Title Deed
  • Underground Water Tank
  • Wooden floors

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