CHYULU HILLS NATIONAL PARK
Chyulu hills national park is a land of black frozen lava studded with blazing red-hot poker trees. It is located south east, close to the Tsavo West National Park. The park is home to a variety of wildlife (although the diversity is not as spectacular as that found in other major Kenyan parks).
On a clear day, one can catch a glimpse of the elusive Mount Kilimanjaro peak to the west. The park comprises the eastern flanks of the Chyulu hills including about half the forested area. The park boundary runs down the Centre of the hills along the line of peaks. The remaining western portion of the hills is part of the West Chyulu Game Conservation Area owned by several Maasai group ranches.
Park size: 741 sq.km
Climate: Temp ranges from 20-30 0c. and rainfall from 200mm-700mm.
There are two rain seasons: Long Rains: March and April and Short rains: November- December.
Altitude:1500-2160 meters above sea level.
When to go: You can visit all year round daily from 06.00hrs-07.00hrs including public holidays. No entry is allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed after 1800hrs.
How to get there:
By road: use Mombasa road to Kibwezi.
Airstrips: The park has two airstrips.
What to bring with you:
Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
Binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks, torches for those who would like to explore the caves.
Views of the chyllu Hills,cave exploration.
Reptiles: Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Rock Python, Gecko, Tortoise, Lizard
Wildlife: Buffalo; Bushbuck; Eland; Elephant, giraffe.
Park Activities: Birth watching, Mt. climbing, Horse riding, Camping, Game viewing drives.
Campsites: Kiboko and Kathisayo.