Chyulu Hills Walking Safari. Expeditions Trekking and Caving Chyulu Hills
Walking in Chyulu Hills, Kenya Walking Tours 5/4-Days 2024
This road and walking safari explorer this wonderful landscape of unparalleled scenic beauty. From Nairobi you drive eastwards across scenic savannah land and other farmlands to the Chyulu Hills. You will be able to spot wildlife such as elephant herds, cheetah and other plains game both from the comfort of your safari van and also as you walk in the African wilderness with your armed ranger cum guide. You will travel with our experienced guide/driver in a private safari minivan and spend the night in a luxurious safari lodge.
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Day 01: Nairobi – Kibwezi
Depart Nairobi around 08:00, for the 3 hour drive down Mombasa Road to Kibwezi. Here we will leave the tarmac, and take a dirt road, (probably an optimistic term for it), for the 30 km to where we start walking to the caves. First though, lunch of cold cuts, salads, bread and cheese, cold beer or soft drink, then an hour walk to the entrance of the caves. Afternoon spent exploring.
Day 2: Chyulu Walking Hill
Explore sections of one of the longest “Lava Tube” caves in the world – Leviathan. These caves, relatively rare worldwide, were formed when molten lava, of specific type and viscosity flowed down a slope of a specific angle. The surface layer cooled and solidified, but the lower part, still molten, continued to flow 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 – Sink holes, lava ropes, stalagmites and stalactites, benches and of course the secondary, water formed features.
Day 3: Safari Walking on Chyulu
Early morning departure by road for the top of the Chyulu Hills after breakfast. Superb walking country with gently undulating grasslands, interspersed with dense patches of forest. Possibility of viewing herds of eland and other antelope, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest with slightly lesser chance to see elephant, lion and buffalo and the other game that live in the area. Probable views of Kilimanjaro just 50 km away. Night will be spent along the crest. Probably cool and windy with low cloud in the early morning. (Therefore, warm sleeping bag comes in handy).
Day 4: Chyulu Hills Safaris Walk
Full day of guided walks with our experienced English-speaking guide. All meals and overnight back at the camp.
Day 5: Walking Safari on Chyulu hills
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 in the evening.
Tour price includes:
- Services of English-speaking driver and chef
- Game Park entrance fees
- All campsite fees and community fees
- All camping equipment including use of our 2-person tents, stools, foam mattresses,
- Three meals a day while on safari whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian prepared by our safari chef
Tour price excludes:-
- Personal travel insurance
- visits to cultural villages
- All airport taxes and visas
- Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari
- Any other extras not stated as included above e.g. alcoholic beverages, gratuities to Driver Guide and Waiter.
Chyulu Hills Walking Safari
Chyulu Walking Safaris/ Loita Escarpment 2023
Drinking water and packed lunch is carried for the day. As you climb you are able to see the beautiful scenery of the area, the flow of river Ewaso nyiro and its meandering, the beautiful and great scenery of the area, human settlements, Lake Magadi Factory.
Along the way one meets Maasai coming down ferrying milk The escarpments is home to different indigenous trees some of which have medicinal value, the area has many springs of fresh water flowing and thousands of different bird species. What’s amazing, the place is evergreen, quite, so natural, cool and its air so pure. Lunch is taken at the water falls and the rest of the day is spent swimming and water chilling. We descend back to the camp early in the evening to arrive in time for dinner and accommodation.