Chyulu Hills National Park 2 Days 1 Night Safari

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Chyulu Hills National Park 2 Days 1 Night Safari

Chyulu Hills National Park 2 Days 1 Night Safari from Nairobi takes you to Chyulu Hills National Park mountain range in Makueni County, South Eastern Kenya.

The hills (the highest peak is 2188 metres high) and are tucked away between Tsavo West National Park and Amboseli National Park. The park cover an area of 741 square km and boasts striking and diverse landscapes.

Chyulu Hills National Park is located 232 km/ 144 miles from Nairobi and 250 km/ 155 miles from Mombasa. In addition to the breathtaking landscapes and views, Chyulu is home to a wonderful selection of game.

This includes buffalo, antelope, klipspringer, elephant, elands, bushbucks, leopard, wildebeest, baboon, Sykes’ monkey, zebra, giant forest hogs, bush pigs, reedbucks and giraffes along with various reptiles and insects.

The bird watchers’ paradise of Lake Jipe lies in the south-west corner of the reserve. Horse riding, camping, mountain climbing, mountain biking, game drives, horseback riding safaris, bird watching, visits to nearby community villages can be enjoyed in this hidden part of paradise.

The park’s main gate is located in kibwezi, Makueni county Kenya. There is no accommodation inside the park, but there are two very elusive lodges (Campi Ya Kanzi in the southern end near Tsavo West and Ol Donyo Lodge in the western portion bordering the park in the Amboseli eco-system).

These offering a full range of activities in Masai concessions on the foothills of the Chyulu Hills.

Chyulu Hills National Park Attractions include:
* Insects/arthropods: Dung Beetles, Butterflies, Tsetse fly
* Reptiles: Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Rock Python, Gecko, Tortoise, Lizard
* Breathtaking views from the Chyulu Hills, cave exploration, one camp site next to park headquarters
* Common Animals: Buffalo; Bushbuck; Eland; Elephant, Leopard; giant forest hog, bush Pig; reedbuck, mountain; Steinbok; giraffe

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Chyulu Hills National Park
Day 2: Tsavo Chyulu Hills – Drive to Nairobi

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Chyulu Hills National Park

800 Hours: After breakfast, our driver/ guide will give you a briefing before departure to Chyulu Hills. You will enjoy a scenic drive to arrive in time for lunch at your safari lodge. After lunch, you will depart for game viewing either on horseback or by safari vehicle till evening.

Chyulu Hills are considered to be some of the youngest volcanic mountains in the world. They are mainly of volcanic origin bordered by an expanse of black lava flow known as “Shetani”. The park is a paradise of elephant herds, plains game, cheetah, remote Masai villages and the spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The nearby Taita Hills are home to a private game sanctuary which is home to a wide variety of game including buffalo, bushbuck, eland, leopard, warthog, wildebeest, zebra, lion, cheetah, and a wide array of birds. The extremely rare falcon is also seen here.

The park has no permanent surface water but rainfall percolating through the porous rock feeds many permanent freshwater sources in the surrounding plains. Some major attractions found in this park include breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro from the Chyulu Hills, cave walking and exploration and camping.

Overnight: Ol Donyo Wuas Game Lodge or Campi Ya Kanzi

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Tsavo Chyulu Hills – Drive to Nairobi

0600 Hours: This morning you may want to sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast or exploring the park on an early morning game drive.

Wildlife likely to see you include; leopard cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, oryx, eland and other plains game. There are also crocodiles and small mammals like mongoose, hyrax, dik-dik and the nocturnal porcupine.

You may also want to spend the morning hours walking in the company of an armed ranger and our safari guide and visiting some spectacular attractions such as the lava flow, enjoy guided walks in the open plains. 

Chyulu Hills National Park is situated on the Northwest of Tsavo West National Park. It is made up of volcanic cinder cones that formed millions of years ago. These cones form spectacular caves and are home to the world’s longest lava tube, the leviathan.

These lava rocks are porous and therefore they keep the surrounding areas abundant with fresh water for use by wild animals. Visitors can have a fantastic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the leviathan and plenty of wild game.

Visitors can also be able to take part in cave exploration trips.

1200 Hours: Later we have lunch then some rest time before we begin our journey back to Nairobi arriving in the late evening.

Chyulu Hills National Park 2 Days 1 Night Safari Prices

Chyulu Hills National Park 2 Days 1 Night Safari Prices Includes:

Applicable government taxes + Game drives as per the Itinerary + Park entry fees/ conservancy fees + Guided walking safaris in the open plains + Accommodation on full board basis including + Service of an experienced English speaking driver/guide + Driver/ guide allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver & Transport in a private safari minivan with pop up roof for game viewing

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 1st January 2024 31st December 2024 Request for Rates  Request for Rates

* Please note that we have a flying option available upon request

Chyulu Hills National Park 2 Days 1 Night Safari Prices Excludes:

* Laundry service
* Horse riding fee
* Tips to driver/guide or lodge staff
* Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
* International flights and departure taxes
* All items of personal nature e.g: telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc

Booking & Reservations Chyulu Hills National Park 2 Days 1 Night Safari Contact

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