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Chyulu Hills National Park safaris, tours & holiday packages

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. 

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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.

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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)

What is a safari “bucket” shower?

Safari/bucket showers are common in mobile or tented camps where there is no permanent plumbing. They are an effective yet environmentally friendly way to shower where water is at a premium and provide plenty of hot water to wash… go there.

What is the accommodation like on safari?

Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. They are comfortably furnished with all facilities normally associated with a 3-star hotel. Tented lodges have rooms which are tents on a platform and with a roof and… go there.

What languages are spoken in Tanzania?

Language The official language in Tanzania is Swahili but there are hundreds of other local dialects. English is the second official language and the country's commercial language. It is also the main teaching language used for all higher… go there.

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.

Can I bring my children along on a safari?

Family safaris in Africa are a worthwhile and meaningful experience. Aside from spending quality time with your nearest and dearest under a wide blue African sky, a safari in Africa offers invaluable experiences including unique cultural… 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.

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.

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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 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.


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