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Chyulu Hills National Park

Chyulu Hills National Park Kenya

Chyulu Hills National Park Kenya is an extension of the more popular Tsavo West NP. The green Chyulus one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world, formed only about 500 years ago. The volcanic scenery is fascinating, but human encroachment with cattle and poaching are major problems. There isn’t much wildlife around. A worthwhile activity is a visit to the Upper Leviathan Cave, which at 11.5km long, is one of the longest caves in the world.

There is no accommodation inside the park, but there are two very exclusive lodges offering a full range of activities in Masai concessions on the foothills of the Chyulu Hills.

Wildlife Safari Tours

Wildlife densities are low, and animals tend to be skittish because of heavy poaching. Some of the animals you might see are elandklipspringergiraffe, zebra, baboon, and Sykes’ monkey. Another big game that sometimes passes through from Tsavo West includes elephant, buffalo, lion, and leopard. You might see some of their tracks, but you’re unlikely to spot their owner. Chyulu Hills National Park Kenya

Scenery Tour Activities

The volcanic mountains offer a fascinating mix of volcanic ash cones and barren lava flows. Big black rocks also pay testament to the volcanic origin of the mountains. The lava flows sparsely vegetated, but the upper slopes  home to 37 species of orchids. Deep beneath the hills is a catacomb of mostly unexplored caves.

Weather & Climate

The weather and climate of Chyulu Hills are comparable to that of Kenya in general. More info:

Best Time to Visit

Chyulu Hills  visited year-round, but wildlife viewing is usually best in the dry months from June to October and January to February. Visits during the peak of the short rains (November), and especially during the long rains (April and May), might be challenging.

The condition of the roads isn’t great, even in the Dry season, although it gets much worse after rain. A sturdy 4×4 is required throughout the year.

Getting There

Chyulu Hills is usually visited as a side trip from Tsavo West. It is located 232km/144mi from Nairobi and 250km/155mi from Mombasa.

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All our Safari vehicles are Toyota Land-cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roofs. The vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. Paradise Adventure Vacations Ltd offering all-wheel drive safari vehicles suitable for off-road driving, which enable travelers to discover the magical areas of East Africa in a pleasant and reliable manner.

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Our Safari vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. The age of the vehicles in our fleet varies but most were built between 2008 and 2013. If your vehicle does break down and it cannot be fixed on the road, we will request a rescue jeep which will come for you so that you can continue your safari with minimum impact. Whilst every effort is made to prevent this from happening, the driving is rough and the vehicles do take quite a pounding!

We believe in value for money. Every guest would like to have the most reliable and comfortable vehicles on safari. In response to the clients’ needs, we have a very strict vehicle replacement policy that ensures a young fleet at all times. We have a total fleet of 225 well-maintained motor vehicles, predominantly 4-wheel drives. This does away with the problem of sub-contracting vehicles and driver-guides, which may compromise the quality of services. Our safari vehicles are specifically converted for maximum space and comfort. All of them have hatched roof and sliding windows to facilitate good viewing and convenient photography during game drives and sight seeing.

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