If you’re in search of Kenya’s most epic views, then Chyulu Hills National Park won’t disappoint. So vivid is their colour that Hemingway described them as ‘the green hills of Africa’.
The park in Chyulu was created in the early 1980s to preserve its unique habitat and maintain its role as a catchment area for wildlife. Regular visitors to this distinctive volcanic landscape include eastern black rhino, Cape buffalo and elephant.
The Chyulu Hills form part of a 100km-long volcanic mountain range. Some of the cones, such as Shaitani, are thought to be still active. Black lava flows down the side of the hills make for a compelling backdrop, while the views of Mount Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania are simply outstanding.
Game drives, where you might encounter lion, cheetah, leopard and Grant’s zebra, are very popular in Chyulu. Yet Chyulu has not just got game: you can explore the vast lava tubes known as the Kisula Caves, one of which, the Leviathan Cave, is among the largest in the world. See you on the other side.