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CHYULU HILLS NATIONAL PARK | “Green Hills of Africa”


CHYULU HILLS NATIONAL PARK | “Green Hills of Africa”

Verdant rolling hills of infinite green, top notch blue skies and surprising panorama views are what the Chyulu Hills furnish to nature lovers.

Large mammals consist of buffalo, bushbucks, elands, elephants, leopards, large woodland hogs, bush pigs, reedbucks and giraffes alongside with a range of reptiles and insects.

Horse riding, camping, mountain climbing and bird watching can be enjoyed in this hidden part of paradise.

CHYULU HILLS NATIONAL PARK | "Green Hills of Africa"
Horse riding around the national park

Protected Area Type

  • National Park

Park Size

  • 741 sq.km


  • Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm ,Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December


  • The altitude 1500 – 2160 meters above sea level

When to go

  • All year round,Daily 6.00 am -7.00 pm including public holidays. No entry is allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed entry after 6.15pm

What to take with you

  • Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
  • Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks, torches for those who would like to explore the caves

Park Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Camping
  • Game viewing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain climbing

How to get there

  • Roads: By road from Kibwezi: turn right off the Mombasa Road (coming from Nairobi) at Kibwezi, onto a sign posted road that leads after 9 Kms to Kithasyo Gate and Park HQ. By road from Tsavo West: It is possible to enter the park from Tsavo West
  • By Air: The Park has two airstrips


  • Breathtaking views from the chyllu Hills, cave exploration, one camp site next to park headquaters
  • Reptiles: Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Rock Python, Gecko, Tortoise, Lizard
  • Insects/arthropods: Dung Beetles, Butterflies, Tsetse fly
  • Common Animals: Buffalo; Bushbuck; Eland; Elephant, Leopard; giant forest hog ,bush Pig; reedbuck, mountain; Steinbok; giraffe


Park Entry Fee

Chyulu Hills National ParkCitizenResidentNon – Resident
Adults KSHChild KSHAdults KSHChild KSHAdults USDChild USD

* Kindly refer to the KWS Conservation Fees document below for other services and charges 

* Modes of Payment; MPESA, VISA Card, Direct Deposits to KWS Bank Accounts at any gate 

Park Resources

PDF icon Conservation Fees 2022.pdf


Landline: 0202626174

Mobile: 0718685809


Postal Address:

The Warden,

Chyulu Hills National Park,

P.O Box 458 – 90137,


CHYULU HILLS NATIONAL PARK | “Green Hills of Africa”

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