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Chyulu National Park

A magical land of black frozen lava studded with blazing red-hot poker trees: of shoals of extinct volcanoes wreathed in dense forest abs hung with Spanish moss, the Chyulu hills coil a sleeping dragon on the lion-gold plains of his treasure. The pink haloed peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rises to the west and all around stretch the mirage miles of Maasai land, dusty, dry and stalked by scarlet cloaked herders and dust plumed cattle.

The Park comprises the eastern flanks of Chyulu Hills including about half the forest area. The park 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 and owned by several Maasai Group ranches

ACCESS

Roads: By road from Kibwezi: turn right off the Mombasa Road (coming from Nairobi) at Kibwezi, onto a sign posted road that leads after 9 Kms to Kithasyo Gate and Park HQ.

By road from Tsavo West: It is possible to enter the park from Tsavo West

By Air: The Park has two airstrips

SIZE / LOCATION

Approximately 741 sq.km
The park is in Kibwezi District, Eastern Province

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS

Warm and dry

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

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

Kenya National Parks & Reserves

WILDLIFE

Reptiles: black mamba, puff adder, rock python, geko, tortoise, lizard. Common Animals: buffalo, bushbuck, eland, elephant, leopard; forest bush pig, mountain reedbuck, steinbok, wild dogs.

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

:: Game viewing
:: Camping
:: Mountain Hiking
:: Horse Riding
:: Bird Watching

1. Mount Kenya National Park 2. Aberdare National Park 3. Lake Bogoria National Reserve
4. Lake Baringo Reserve 5. Hell's Gate National Park 6. Laikipia Conservancies
7. Samburu National Reserve 8. Shaba National Reserve 9. Meru National Park
10. Tsavo East National Park 11. Chyulu National Park 12. Lake Nakuru National Park
13. Shimba Hills National Park 14. Tsavo West National Park 15. Amboseli National Park
16. Maasai Mara National Reserve