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Hemingway’s ‘Green Hills of Africa’

The land of frozen lava with red-hot poker trees: extinct volcanoes wreathed in dense forest the Chyulu hills coil to a sleeping dragon on the lion-gold plains of his treasure. The haloed peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises to the west and all around stretch the mirage miles of Maasai land-dusty and dry.

The Park comprises the eastern Chyulu Hills including about half the forest area. The boundary runs down the centre of the hills along the lines of the peaks. The remaining western portion of the hills is part of the west Chyulu Game Conservation Area is owned by several Maasai Group ranches

ACCESS

From Nairobi go to Kibwezi, onto a sign posted road that leads after 9 Kms to Kithasyo Gate and Park HQ.It is possible to enter the park from Tsavo West

By Air: The Park has two airstrips

PARK GATES:

  • Main Gate
  • Mukururo
  • Kiboko

SIZE

Approximately 741 sq.km

LOCATION

The park is in Kibwezi District-Eastern Province

CLIMATE

  • Temperature ranges from 20-30 c
  • Long rains – March & April . Short rains – Nov/ December

SAFARICARD REQUIRED?

No safari card required cash only (KSH or US$).

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Chyllu Hills, cave exploration, one
  • Insects/arthropods: Dung Beetles, Butterflies, Tsetse fly: Buffalo; Bushbuck; Eland; Elephant, Leopard; giant forest hog ,bush Pig; reedbuck, mountain; Steinbok

WHERE TO STAY:

There is no accommodation within the park however Tsavo West National Park is nearby and has various accommodation options and also in Chyulu Hills area.

The park has 3public camp sites

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

Game viewing
Camping
Mountain Hiking
Horse Riding
Bird Watching

BEST TIME TO VISIT

All year round

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

Drinking water, binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, guidebooks and tents if you wish to camp

Open: Daily 6.00 am -7.00 pm including public holidays. No entry on foot and after 6.15pm