Chyulu Nature Trekking and Camping Safari

Chyulu hills offer an amazing walking territory with gently undulating grasslands, mixed with thick patches of forest. Hike alongside the wild game.

Day 1: Nairobi- Chyulu hills. 

Depart Nairobi around 08:00hrs, a 3-hour drive down the Mombasa road will bring us to Kibwezi. Here we will deviate from the tarmac, and take a dirt road, for the 30 km to where we start walking to the caves. A picnic lunch of cold cuts, salads, bread and cheese, soft drinks will be served. An hours walk will lead us to the entrance of the caves. The afternoon will be spent exploring. Dinner and overnight in a fly camp.

Day 2: Chyulu – Caves. 

Explore segments of one of the longest “Lava Tube” caves in the world – Leviathan. These caves, which worldwide, are relatively rare, are thought to have been formed when liquid magma, of explicit kind and viscosity, streamed down an incline of a particular angle. The surface layer cooled and solidified, however the lower part, actually liquid, kept on streaming on down. At this point, somewhere up the hillside, a collapse of the surface crust occurred through which air enters, and so a tube evacuated itself just below the surface. Afternoon and the evening spent down in the caves looking at some of the fascinating formations found therein – Sinkholes, lava ropes, stalagmites and stalactites, benches and of course the auxiliary, water formed features.

Day 3: Chyulu hills summit 

After early breakfast, depart by road for the top of the Chyulu Hills. An amazing walking country with gently undulating grasslands, mixed with thick patches of forest. A chance to encounter groups of eland and other antelopes, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest with somewhat lesser opportunity to see elephant, lion and buffalo and the other game that live nearby. The views of spectacular Mt. Kilimanjaro which is only 50 km away. Overnight in fly camp along the crest. Likely cool and breezy with a low cloud in the early morning.

Day 4: Trekking 

A full day of walking

Day 5: Chyulu Hils – Nairobi

Early morning game drive or short walk before a late breakfast / early lunch. It’s then along the crest road and down the western side of the hills for the drive back to Nairobi arriving before nightfall.

Options are obviously numerous and differed and most of the time, we can be flexible to adapt new proposals whilst we are actually on the safari. For instance, one may wish to spend an extra day caving (or cut out a day), thus spend less time (or longer) walking the Chyulus. The itinerary might be shifted from 3 – at least 7 days and is regularly combined with a visit to National Parks – Tsavo/Amboseli.    Options are of course many and varied and in many cases, we can be flexible about the itinerary for accommodation facilities and the extension of the safari destinations.

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