The Coast of Kenya or Indian Ocean Coast line is a glorious ribbon of silver and sapphire, bright coral and white beaches. The unique Swahili culture, a fusion of the many influences of early times in the Coast has created a pace of life, myth, heritage and magic not found anywhere else in the world. The highlights of the coast include the historic Mombasa built around the falls of the 16th Century Fort Jesus and the Magnificent Lamu The waving palms, white-walled mosques, black-veiled women, fleet of dhows harnessing the trade-winds enchant and fascinate the Swahili coast.
The reserve is reach in wildlife with fame for abundance in rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx (Also referred as mombasa Special). The reserve is also popular with a minimum of 900 elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the Miracle Lioness that adapted the baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with over 450 species recorded. Birds of the arid northern bush country are augmented by a number of riverine forest species. Lesser Kestrel and the Taita Falcon are species of global conservation concern and they both utilize the reserve. Five species categorized as vulnerable have recorded in the reserve. These are African Darter, Great Egret, White-headed Vulture, Martial Eagle and the Yellow-billed Ox-pecker. Critically endangered species under CITIES - Pancake tortoise (malacochersus tornieri) is found in the reserve.