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  • Hi Mary, we have had a fantastic time in Kenya, we both think this was the best holiday we have had. All the tented camps were super, could not fault the hosts, staff and guides, the weather was great apart from 2 storms in the Masai Mara, the balloon trip was excellent and of course the main highlight was the game viewing. In Rekero we saw the big 5 all in one day, including the big male leopard called “Golden Balls” which had not been seen since November last year. Even the guides (2 lovely masai men) were bubbling over with excitement. In Kicheche Bush we watched lions with a zebra kill (already dead luckily) for 1 and ½ hours while they fought off hyena’s, jackals, eagles and vultures, it really was fascinating. Thanks again for organising our trip, we are already thinking about going back next year!

    Linda and Graham travelled around Kenya
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Chyulu Hills

The Chyulu’s are a beautiful range of hills lying to the north-east of Kilimanjaro. They are of volcanic origin, and at their base, several forested volcanic lava flows snake out across the surrounding plains to create a varied and interesting landscape. There are also a number of granite hills dotted across the plains which add further to the scenic experience. Although a little further away from Kilimanjaro, this region offers a far more exclusive alternative to Amboseli.

The game-viewing is not as guaranteed, but the scenery is stunning and the safari experience more personalised. The eastern side of the hills are gazetted as a National Park, whilst the western side comprises a Conservation area owned by a number of Maasai group ranches. It’s the latter which houses most of the safari options – excellent horse riding safaris through the hills and along the plains towards Kilimanjaro are complimented by a couple of lodges offering game drives (night and day) and walks.

For further information on safaris in the Chyulu Hills please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our safari experts.

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