Chyulu Hills National Park

What You Should Know About Chyulu Hills National Park


It is an extension of the Tsavo West National Park. The park is in the mountain ranges, which geologists believe are over 500 years ago. However, locals are slowly encroaching into the park, which threatens its being. Besides the wild animals, the 11.5 km Upper Leviathan Cave is breath-taking scenery, which historians believe is among the world's longest cave.  



  • The park has numerous birding scenes.
  • The volcanic sceneries from the mountain ranges are breath-taking.
  • Upper Leviathan Cave is a worthy course.
  • It is a unique tourist destination, away from the traditional wildlife viewing game drive.



  • No accommodation in the park.
  • Compared to the Tsavo National Park, there is little wildlife for viewing.
  • The roads are poorly maintained.


What Animals Live in Chyulu Hills National Park

Although animals are fewer in the park, we still have some worth mentioning. Giraffes, zebras, baboons, and monkeys form a considerable percentage of the game animals. However, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and elephants from the neighboring Tsavo West national parks stroll through the park. They are rare, but they occasionally visit the ranges.    


What Is the Best Time to Visit Chyulu Hills National Park?

Chyulu hills national park is ready all year round. However, the dry months are the best as navigation through the park is easier. June to October and January to early March are the best time to visit. The long rains (April and May) are the toughest to tour as the park roads are impassable. However, regardless of the season, consider a 4X4 vehicle when touring the park.


What Is the Weather in Chyulu Hills National Park?

The climate in the Chyulu Hills is synonymous with the rest of Kenya. December, January, and February are dry, while March, April, and May experience long rains. June and July are cold but with little or no rain. August, September, and part of October are sunny. For a better tour, plan along with the warm climate.

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