In the country’s oldest national park, the scenery is majestic but the game even more so. Elephant, myriad bird species, Masai giraffe, hippo, lion, leopard and cheetah can all be found here.
For more than a safari holiday, the ‘green hills of Africa’ in Chyulu provide epic views of vivid colours, resident wildlife and a volcanic mountain landscape. Everything from elephant to eland roam here, and there are plenty of safari options to see the wildlife up close. Bump around in an open-sided 4x4, strap on your boots for a guided walk or saddle up to sidle up on horseback.
Where to stay in Southern Kenya
Facing Mount Kilimanjaro, with endless views across vast plains, Tortilis is a charming, tented eco-camp. Here prepare yourself for encounters with elephant and other prolific game.
Ol Donyo Lodge
Sitting on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park, Ol Donyo Lodge is rich in history, passion and conservation ever since its founder realised visiting tourists could help the local Maasai population’s survival. And he built a lodge here to achieve just that.
Ol Donyo Lodge is in the heart of the 275,000 acre Mbirikani Group Ranch, located on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park between the Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks in southeast Kenya
Facing the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and with seemingly endless views across vast plains, Elewana Tortilis Camp is a charming, rustic tented camp shaded by a natural forest bustling with life