The Chyulu hills national park are green rolling hillssituated in eastern Kenyan, the scenic spectacular hills provide excellent views of nature and wildlife. It’s tucked away between Tsavo and Amboseli national park and Tsavo national park it’s also one of the best places to view Africa highest mountain Kilimanjaro, it’s also the largest larva in the world. The mountain ranges up to 2188 meters and its highest peak is 150 kilometers long.
Chyulu hills still show signs of volcanic eruption and the last occurrence is said to be about 200 years ago, volcanic cones and cylinders provide striking views with larva flow spilling. The park has got no river but wondrous porous rocks that drain rain water and later flow into springs and rivers. The ecosystem is characterized by thicket, savannah grasslands and montane forests.
The Chyulu hills national park was established in 1983, it forms a 100 kilometer volcanic field filled with dramatic Willie views and birds, and its located 200 kilometers south east of Nairobi and the nearest towns are Voi and Tsavo.
Activities at Chyulu national park
Hiking is the main activity at the park, there are various animals trekking trails that lead you to explore the mountain ranges and view various wildlife. Its highest peak is not hard to climb and not very tiresome the peak is 150 kilometers long. The hike also gives views of Kilimanjaro Mountain
Chyulu hills national park is blessed with numerous wild life like, cheetahs, antelopes, black rhino, zebra, eland, wildebeests, steenbok, bush bucks, bush pig, elephants and many more some of this species are endangered the animal trails lead you to this abundant wildlife. Their also reptiles like puff adder, black mamba, monitor lizards and rock Python to mention a few.
Chyulu hills national park boasts with over 300 species of birds both migratory and residential bird from Europe and North Africa the best place for bird enthusiasts to view bird life is at the lake jipe found at the south Western of the park.
Horse riding is one of the best ways to explore the un spoilt wilderness of Chyulu national park, the animals get even more closer as they assume a horse is amongst them.
Tourists interested in waking up to the whispers of the wilderness can go on a camping safari to the park by pitching their tents on one of the camping sites with facilities of shower rooms, toilets and kitchen.
Visit Kisula larva caves
Chyulu hills national park has the deepest lava tubes in the world with the Leviathan caves said to be 11.5 kilometers long., this can be hiked for about 3-4 hours one way from the parks entrance.
Nature guided walks
Tourists can go for nature walks and come along wildlife, reptiles, butterflies and insects and enjoy the cool breeze of mountain forest.
Explore the rolling Green hills on a mountain bike
Visit the people and learn their various ways of lives.
The best time to visit the park is during the drier when the water holes are crowded with animals drinking water during to water scarcity. However, the park can be visited all year round
Where to stay
The park has got three campsites while other accommodation units can be found outside the park some of the lodges are; Ol donyo lodge and campingyanzi among the rest.
How to get there
The park is located 20 kilometers from Mombasa airport, 230 kilometers from Nairobi and 10 kilometers off Nairobi- Mombasa highway.
There are two airstrips at the park that can access by the domestic chattered flights from Mombasa or Nairobi.