Kenya > Chyulu Hills


  • Dear Rob, We had a fantastic time. Everything went pretty much as planned and exceeded our expectations: there were so many animals and birds to see and the camps were wonderful with great hosts and knowledgeable friendly guides. Laikipia had had some rain in the weeks before our visit and everything was much greener than I’d expected and the animals all looked in very good condition. I think we were very lucky as we managed to see all of the “big 5” in the first two days, although it was only a fleeting glimpse of a leopard. We were glad we’d decided to go to Loldia as the day at Lake Nakuru was really good. So much more to see than just the flamingos. Kicheche Mara was also an excellent choice with animals all around. I apparently slept through a Zebra being killed not far from one of the tents and one evening 6 zebra galloped through the camp as we were having drinks around the camp fire. Asha Cottage was also ideal just to relax and catch up on sleep. Many thanks again for giving us a great holiday and some wonderful memories.

    Alan and Evelyn travelled to Kenya on their first ever safari
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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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