Chyullu Hills National Park
Verdant rolling hills of endless green, great blue skies and spectacular landscape views
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.
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.
Campi Ya Kanzi
The superb Campi Ya Kanzi eco-lodge is tucked away in a pristine, Maasai-owned private game reserve. Tented cottages and suites offer fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Tsavo Hills and the Chyulu Hills. Constructed from canvas, stone and wood, each tent has a distinct and decidedly authentic character. All have private verandas that open out onto vistas filled with wildlife.
Like the menu itself, the dining area at the heart of the camp is a tasteful combination of European and Kenyan. Hearty Italian food (think homemade pasta, risotto and gelato) is accompanied by a wonderful selection of South African and Italian wines and is served in a cosy dining area that is open to the incredible landscape. Guests can sip on a sundowner and spy on game from the sitting room, which overlooks a nearby waterhole. Adventures include Maasai-guided walking safaris, game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles, day excursions to Tsavo National Park or afternoons spent at the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.
Ol Donyo Lodge
The captivating Ol Donyo lodge is tucked away in the cool shadow of the Chyulu Hills in Amboseli, one of Kenya’s most prized safari destinations. The lodge boasts spacious guest suites, no two of which are the same. Each features their own exclusive plunge pool, as well as a rooftop terrace where an elegant star bed can be set up to sleep beneath the glittering night sky.
Guests can dine on tantalising meals, accompanied by an extensive wine list and served in the elegant dining area. After a rewarding morning of game viewing, guests can choose to cool off in the inviting infinity pool or indulge in a relaxing massage. Adventures include twice-daily game drives, guided bush walks, exhilarating horseback safaris (with mounts suitable for both novice and experienced riders), Maasai village visits, fly-camping, day trips to the Amboseli National Park (at an extra cost) and mountain biking.
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Visiting & Activities at Chyullu Hills National Park
Major Attractions at the Chyulu Hills National Park include; Breathtaking views from the Chyulu hills,cave exploration, Wildlife including Reptiles like Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Rock Python, Geko, Tortoise, Lizard. Large Mammals including; Buffalo; Bushbuck; Eland; Elephant, African; Leopard; Pig, Forest Bush; reedbuck, mountain; Steinbok.