CHYULU HILLS

Chyulu Hills National Park, the famous “Green Hills of Africa”, offers landscapes of haunting beauty so beloved of the writer Ernest Hemingway.

It is a volcanic mountain range, consisting of several hundred small flows and cones. These volcanoes are still active, since their last two eruptions occurred in 1856.

Lower parts of the hills are composed of grassland and thicket, while above roughly 1800 metres is dominated by montane forest.

The Chyulu Hills don’t have any permanent rivers, but rainfall on hills feeds the Galana and Tsavo River and Mzima Springs on the surrounding plains.

Their wildlife include black rhino, Masai Giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, bushbuck, eland and mountain reedbuck.