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Hemingway’s ‘Green Hills of Africa’

Rolling hills and dense forest combine with extinct volcanoes and sweeping views

The Chyulu Hills, which separate the Tsavo plains from the Amboseli plains, is home to Chyulu National Park. The private concession of West Chyulu is here too, offering good lodge options outside the mass tourism of Amboseli National Park where visitors go to see both elephant and Mount Kilimanjaro. Although Chyulu Hills National Park is on the eastern slopes of the hills, the view of Kilimanjaro is from the western side. Dramatic lava flows and small craters outline the rolling hills and the elevation is ideal for sweeping views. 

Popular Chyulu Hills (Amboseli) safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Africa's biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter's hartebeest

Search for the almost extinct hirola antelope in Tsavo East, find Africa's largest elephants and visit Chyulu Hills to see Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak

$ 4,600

£ 3,620

R 66,992

4,040

per person

7 days

Kenya’s top 3 southern attractions

Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara are southern Kenya's superstars, the best places for your safari

$ 7,090

£ 5,579

R 103,256

6,226

per person

10 days
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Megan Warrington says

To me the western Chyulu Hills are the best Amboseli experience. Ol Donyo lodge is a good place to base yourself to explore this wonderful area, with views of Kili, good plains game and even lion and leopard if you're lucky.

More on Chyulu Hills (Amboseli) holidays

There are lots of things to do in the area, where walking, night driving and horseback safaris are all based from lodges outside both parks. Chyulu Hills is a good base for exploring the whole ecosystem; from here you could go into Tsavo West and East, as well as Amboseli National Park.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chyulu Hills (Amboseli)

When is the best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park?

December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit. There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National… go there.

When is the best time to visit Samburu National Reserve?

The months of December through March and July through October are dry, making them by far the best months to visit the Samburu National Reserve. When the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.

When is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park?

May to October is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park. The wildlife is easier to spot - since they gather around the waterhole. go there.

When is the best time to visit Lake Nakuru?

June to October and January to February. The wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October - when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. However, wildlife is easier to spot since the animals gather… go there.

What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

Are there options to go on horse riding safaris in Africa?

Africa is a great continent to go horse riding and the fact that many destinations in Africa that you may want to visit may not have functioning roads, so horse riding could be one of your only options to achieve seeing all there is to see. go there.

What are tented camps in Kenya like?

Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented accommodation camps, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another realm in the bush as your every desire comes try. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

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Reviews on our Chyulu Hills (Amboseli) safaris

Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us…

Jates and Hil Oettle

from South Africa

Thank you for the way you organised the trip for us. It was a pleasure dealing with Discover Africa and Matthys in particular. From start to finish, everything was simple and easy. Our trip has been tremendous and we would fully recommend…

Craig and Sue Wood

Our trip was arranged by Carel Verhoef at discoverafrica.com and was perfectly organised. We flew into the Masai Mara from Nairobi and all flight connections and transfers were arranged for us and went like clockwork. Carel was also very…

Geoffrey Burton

Our service from Discover Africa was outstanding. The recommendations on the timing of our trip, the lodges we should booked, communication and overall assistance ensured that our trip went off very smoothly and that we were in the right…

Patti Legg

Although our safari was very expensive for us as South Africans, we were satisfied that we got a value for money experience. It was a once-in-a-lifetime safari. Knowledgeable, professional guides - an experience far beyond our expectations.…

Uwe and Doreza Kersandt

All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.

Ron

from United States of America

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