Chyulu Hills National Park

"The Volcano Hills"

Verdant rolling hills of endless green, great blue skies and spectacular landscape views are what the Chyulu Hills provide to nature lovers. Large mammals include buffalo, bushbucks, elands, elephants, leopards, giant forest hogs, bush pigs, reedbucks and giraffes along with various reptiles and insects. Horse riding, camping, mountain climbing and bird watching can be enjoyed in this hidden part of paradise.

Protected Area Type

Park Size

741 sq.km

Climate

Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm ,Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December

Altitude

The altitude 1500 - 2160 meters above sea level

When to go

All year round,Daily 6.00 am -7.00 pm including public holidays. No entry is allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed entry after 6.15pm

What to take with you

  • Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
  • Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks, torches for those who would like to explore the caves
  • Bird watching
  • Camping
  • Game viewing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Climbing

How to get there

  • 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

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; giraffe

Campsites

Park Entry Fee

Chyulu Hills National Park

Citizen

Resident

Non - Resident

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

350

250

600

350

25

15

* Kindly refer to the document Conservation Fees 2015 below for other services and charges 

Park Resources

Landline: 0202626174

Mobile: 0711574766

E-mail:chyulunp@kws.go.ke

Postal Address:

The Warden,

Chyulu Hills National Park,

P.O Box 458 - 90137,

Kibwezi.

 

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