Parks and reserves managed by KWS


Sable Bandas

Location: 35km north-west of Mombasa, inland from the coastline. Charmingly located in a cool and shaded forest clearing, set high on a bluff with magnificent views over both the rainforest and the distant coastline.

Accommodation: Four ‘rondavel’ (circular) one-bedroom bandas. Each banda has two single beds.

Bathroom: Each banda has an ensuite bathroom with shower and WC.

Sitting room: There is no sitting room.

Dining area: Each banda has a covered veranda with a dining table and benches.

Kitchen: The bandas share a communal kitchen equipped with three gas stoves, kitchen utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses. There is also a communal outdoor barbecue.

Provided: Caretaker, kerosene lamps, blankets, pillows, bed linen, mosquito nets, towels, soap and toilet tissue.

Park highlights: Lush coastal forests, spectacular views, Sheldrick falls and nature trails. Unique habitat of the rare sable antelope.

Activities: Driving circuits, nature trails, picnics, camping.

Wildlife: Includes; sable antelope, buffalo, waterbuck, reedbuck, hyena, warthog, giraffe, elephant, Leopard, lion, baboon, Sykes’, vervet and colobus monkey, serval, duiker, suni and bush pig.

Birds: A total of 111 bird species have been recorded.

How to get there:

  • By road; From Mombasa take the Likoni Ferry and proceed on the main south coast road (A14). After 13 km, at a junction take the Kwale road inland. From the junction to Kwale is 12 km. The reserve’s main gate is 3km beyond Kwale. Sable Bandas are 3km from the Main Gate. There is a well-maintained and signposted network of roads suitable for 2WD vehicles all year round.
  • By air: The Reserve has its own airstrip.

Open: Daily 6.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. including public holidays. Note: no entry is allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed into the Reserve after 6.15 p.m.
‘SafariCard’ required? At present the Reserve does not operate the KWS SafariCard system Entry is by cash only (Ksh or US$).

Park Contacts
Contact Person:

The Warden

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 30,
Kwale, Coast Province,