EXPLORE KYULU HILLS NATIONAL PARK WITH BELLA SAFARIS
Exceptional Adventure !!!
CHYULU HILLS NATIIONAL PARK
(The Green Hills of Africa)
Tucked away between Tsavo West National Park and Amboseli National Park, Chyulu Hills National Park boasts striking and diverse landscapes.
Chyulu is a rugged wilderness still showing signs of its volcanic origins – and boasting some of the best views of Kilimanjaro. The reserve is a rugged jumble of ancient volcanic cones and craters, as well as the longest lava tube in the world.
In addition to the breathtaking landscapes and views, Chyulu is home to a wonderful selection of game, including buffalo, antelope, elephant, leopard, wildebeest and zebra. The bird watchers’ paradise of Lake Jipe lies in the south-west corner of the reserve.
Verdant rolling hills of endless green, great blue skies and spectacular landscape views are what the Chyulu Hills provide to nature lovers. Large mammals include buffalo, bushbucks, elands, elephants, leopards, giant forest hogs, bush pigs, reedbucks and giraffes along with various reptiles and insects. Horse riding, camping, mountain climbing and bird watching can be enjoyed in this hidden part of paradise.
How to get to Chyulu Hills National Park
When you choose Chyulu National Park as a destination on your safari, we will take care of getting you too and from your destinations. However, if you’re planning your own visit, explore your travel options below.
• Distance: Chyulu National Park is located 232km from Nairobi and 250km from Mombasa.
• Access Roads: From Kibwezi, turn right off the Mombasa Road and onto a signposted road to enter via Kithasyo Gate. The park can also be entered from Tsavo West.
• By Air and Airstrips: The Park has two airstrips that can be accessed by domestic chattered flights from Mombasa or Nairobi.
Attractions & Things to do at Chyulu with Bella Safaris:
- Breathtaking views from the Chyulu Hills, cave exploration, one camp site next to park headquarters
- Reptiles: Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Rock Python, Gecko, Tortoise, Lizard
- Insects/arthropods: Dung Beetles, Butterflies, Tsetse fly
- Common Animals: Buffalo; Bushbuck; Eland; Elephant, Leopard; giant forest hog, bush Pig; reedbuck, mountain; Steinbok; giraffe
- Mountain biking
- Horseback safaris
Accommodation at and around Chyulu National Park:
- Ol Donyo Lodge:
Imagine…Exploring this paradise, and then coming home to one of the most luxurious small lodges in Kenya where a hot bath, in or outdoor shower, or private swimming pool await – all with inspiring views across the expansive plains, plus delicious food, charming hosts and world-class service. Ol Donyo Lodge is in the heart of the 275,000-acre Mbirikani Group Ranch, located on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park between the Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks in southeast Kenya.
Imagine…275,000 Acres of scenic Africa, where the wildlife can be found free and roaming, without tourists in mini buses or a set schedule. Imagine…Travelling across the archetypal savannahs of East Africa in an open 4×4 game drive vehicle without limitation, feeling the rhythm of Africa beneath your feet as you walk with expert trackers, or horseback riding with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.
Its location is unrivalled with full views of Mount Kilimanjaro and in the path of seasonal elephant migrations. It is a lodge rich in history, passion and conservation.
- Campi ya Kanzi:
Situated at the foot of the legendary Chyulu Hills, Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa, is a luxury camp offering an incomparable combination of 5-star luxury, first class wilderness adventure, amazing wildlife, and authentic immersion in Maasai culture. This is truly the ultimate African safari. This luxury lodge was built in partnership with the Maasai community of the 280,000-acre Kuku Group Ranch. Campi ya Kanzi has a unique commitment to community development and environmental sustainability: we are leaders in real ecotourism, engaging the local Maasai in benefiting from wilderness with thriving wildlife. Built from local materials, we use solar technology to supply hot water and electricity to the six luxury cottages and two suites. In front of Kilimanjaro, with a Maasai warrior taking you on safari, among elephants and lions, you will experience your dream African adventure.
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