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Chyulu hills

The Chyulu Hills is a mountain range in eastern Kenya, situated 190 km south-east of Nairobi and 30 km south-west of Kibwezi. The hills consists of several hundred small flows and cones and craters.

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

Breathtaking volcanic scenery. The eastern flank of the hills including about half of the forest area. The park boundary runs down the centre of the hills along the line of the peaks.

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

The hills hold no permanent surface water but rainfall percolating through the porous rock feeds many permanent fresh water sources in the surrounding plains, notably Mzima springs and the Tsavo and Galana rivers.

 

chyulu hills

The ecology in the lower parts of the hills consists of grasslands and thickets, there are various bird species on the hills, with some endemic species.

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

Chyulu Hills has spectacular cave systems and sports the worlds longest lava tube, The Leviathan. The porous nature of lava rocks has helped keep the surrounding areas abundant with fresh water thus providing the perfect sanctuary for the regions ample wildlife.

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hills

 

chyulu hillsThe steenbok, (Raphicerus campestris), is a common small antelope of southern and eastern Africa.

 

chyulu hills

There is currently no accommodation in the park, but campsites Chyulu II, park headquarters, Kiboko campsite.

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8 Comments

  1. AsekaMrs
    February 12, 2013 at 9:30 am — Reply

    The pictures are breathtaking….

  2. February 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm — Reply

    Beautiful

  3. David Sinei
    February 12, 2013 at 4:16 pm — Reply

    Beautiful. Kudos to the camera person.

  4. February 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm — Reply

    It’s so green!

  5. February 14, 2013 at 8:37 am — Reply

    The scenery is amazing and the photos lovely.

  6. ukweliusemwe
    June 26, 2013 at 9:00 pm — Reply

    Awesome, pls feature kilimambogo

  7. Waisay
    July 16, 2013 at 4:32 pm — Reply

    I couldn’t believe this is in Ukambani til somebody confirmed. Really beautiful and good photo capture

  8. September 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm — Reply

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