Chyulu Hills National Park is in the Chyulu Hills mountain range located in Makueni County under the custody of Kenya Wildlife Services.
It occupies the Eastern part of Chyulu Hills and forms the Northwestern continuation of the Tsavo West National Park.
The Western side of Chyulu Hills is occupied by the West Chyulu Game Conservation owned by Maasai Group Ranches.
The Chyulu Hills formation is a result of volcanic eruptions over time and is still considered active. These hills do not have permanent rivers but seasonal ones that emerge during the wet seasons contributing to the expansion of Tsavo and Gala Rivers and the Mzima Springs.
Chyulu Hills are green and offers stunning landscape views with blue horizons.
Chyulu Hills National Park Attractions
Why is Chyulu Hills National Park popular? Here is why.
- Spectacular views of the Chyulu Hills
- Great Campsites
- Great Caves
- Wide variety of reptiles
- Great Wildlife
- It is very scenic
Chyulu Hills National Park Animals/Wildlife
It has a wide variety of animals which include; Buffalo, Elephant, Eland, Black rhino, Wildebeest, Zebra, Lion, Steinbok, Bushbuck, Bushpig, Giant forest hog, Reedbuck, Giraffe, Leopard, Cheetah, among others.
It has a variety of reptiles which include; Puff adder, Gecko, Tortoise, Lizard, Black mamba, python among others.
Birds are also well represented.
Things to do in Chyulu Hills National Park
You can indulge in a number of fun activities which include;
- Camping-Kiboko and Kathisayo
- Bird watching
- Horse riding
- Mountain Climbing and hiking
- Game viewing
- Cave exploration
Annual average temperatures are about 25C with the highest ranging about 30C and the lowest ranging at 20C.
There are two rainy seasons namely; the short rains which take place between November to December and long rains which happen between March and April.
Rainfall range between 200 mm – 700 mm
When to Visit
You can visit Chyulu Hills all year round.
How to get there
By Road-From Nairobi via Kibwezi, you get in through Kithasyo Gate. From Tsavo west, you enter the park through Tsavo west
By Air-there two Airstrips in the Park
Chyulu Hills National Park Entrance Fees
Park charges are as follows;
Citizens (KES): Adult 350, Child 250
Residents (KES): Adult 600 Child 350
Non-residents (USD): Adult 25 Child 15
You can reach KWS through
Mobile No: +254 711 574 766 or Landline: +254 (020) 2626174
Chyulu Hills National Park Hotels and Lodges
Chyulu Hills accommodation include;
- Masai Simba Camp
- Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
- Amboseli Junction Hotel
- Voyager Ziwani Camp
- Ngulia Safari Lodge
- Severin Safari Camp