Chyulu Hills

Chyulu Hills National Reserve is situated on the Northwest of Tsavo

It is made up of volcanic cinder cones that formed millions of years ago.

These cones form spectacular caves and are home to the world’s longest lava tube, the leviathan. These lava rocks are porous and therefore they keep the surrounding areas abundant with fresh water for use by wild animals. Visitors are able to have a fantastic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the leviathan and plenty of wild game. Visitors can also be able to take part in cave exploration trips (spelunking). Chyulu Hills are considered to be some of the youngest volcanic mountains in the world. They are mainly of volcanic origin bordered by an expanse of black lava flow known as “Shetani”. The park is a paradise of elephant herds, plains game, cheetah, remote Maasai villages and the spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The nearby Taita Hills are home to a private game sanctuary which is home to a wide variety of game including buffalo, bushbuck, eland, leopard, warthog, wildebeest, zebra, lion, cheetah, and a wide array of birds. The extremely rare falcon is also seen here. The park has no permanent surface water but rainfall percolating through the porous rock feeds many permanent fresh water sources in the surrounding plains. Some major attractions found in this park include breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro from the Chyulu Hills, cave walking and exploration and camping.