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Chyulu Hills safari

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... is a relatively little known option, one which offers a rather more upmarket and lower traffic option than the busy safari areas down on the plains of Amboseli to the west.

Chyulu Hills is beautiful upland area which lies between the flatlands of Amboseli and Tsavo West, 75km to the northeast of Kilimanjaro in Southeast Kenya.

Unlike the national parks either side, Chyulu attracts very few visitors, nor is it heavily populated, with just a sprinkling of Maasai villages. The area therefore retains a real sense of wilderness.

The hills themselves are flanked by sweeping grasslands and topped by dense forests, whilst the surrounding steppe contains some reasonable populations of wildlife.


The Chyulu Hills area is worth considering for inclusion in any high-end safari through Kenya, especially if you are either keen on seeing Mount Kilimanjaro.


Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge ... is the better known and more upmarket options, an authentic authentic wilderness experience, with superb walking, horse-riding and Maasai interaction in particular.

Campi ya Kanzi ... is a rare owner-hosted lodge, closely linked with the community and which works very hard to please its guests, with particularly good opportunities for hiking and scenic flying.


Most visitors tend to stay for 3 to 4 nights in the Chyulu Hills area, usually as part of a flying safari including other high quality locations in Kenya such as Maasai Mara, Meru and Samburu, as well as Serengeti and Ngorongoro over the border in Northern Tanzania.


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