Chyulu Hill Trekking Excursion

Tour Highlights

Verdant rolling hills of endless green, great blue skies and spectacular landscape views are what the Chyulu Hills provide to nature lovers. Enjoy a peaceful hike in Chyulu with beautiful views of Kilimanjaro and Amboseli.

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 Trans African Highway
We are picked up from our hotel by our Driver/Guide, who briefs us on the day’s activities and drive for 3 hours along the busy Mombasa road which forms part of the Trans African Highway No. 8 which leads from Mombasa to Lagos. As we drive through wide open ranches with batches of upcoming towns we can see in the far south the snow covered crater rim of Kilimanjaro. In Emali we can opt to stop for a simple lunch. In the afternoon we arrive at the Hunters Lodge just in time to watch the sun set over the Chyulu Hills. The volcanic hills stretch from Northwest to Southeast, dividing the Amboseli and Tsavo plains. Dinner and overnight will be at the Hunters Lodge.

Accommodation: Hunters lodge,
Meal Plan: L D
Driving time: 3 hours, distance 145KM

Day 2 Kisula Caves
After breakfast, we drive to the Chyulu Hills park gate and embark on a journey up the scenic hills which rise up to 2188m. Being a National Park, the area is teeming with wildlife therefore an armed ranger provides security. The whole of the Chyulu Hills Mountain Range spans over 60km from one end to the other and offers stunning views of gentle rolling hills with grove of trees in the intersections between the hills. Numerous lava tube caves crisscross the depth of the Chyulu Hills and are locally known as the Kisulu caves. With 19.5km length the cave are amongst some of the longest in the world. We explores only the first section which is 2 km long. After this adventure we drive another 10 km to our lunch point. After lunch we use the numerous animal trails crisscrossing the open undulating landscape, which provide convenient routes to hike to the ridge of the mountain range (1900m) where our fly camp is already set. Spectacular views of Kilimanjaro and the Amboseli plains await us. As the sun sets we enjoy our dinner which has been well prepared by the camp cook.

Accommodation: Fly Camp
Meal Plan: B L D
Driving time: 2 hours, distance 70 KM
Activities: 4 hours hike, 1 hour cave exploration

Day 3 Chyulu Hills
We wake up to an early morning tea as we watch the sunrise over the Tsavo plains in the east which tosses the Kilimanjaro in a pinkish golden light. We take a stroll around the campsite while the crew prepares our breakfast. Today we hike for about 12 km across the ridges with lunch in our back bags as come across curious natural phenomena like hills divided into two halves, one covered with grass and the other a forest, presumably as a result of winds not blowing bush fires to every corner of the hill. As we leave the park and enter the group ranch area of the Ilkisongo Maasai our Maasai guide points out special plants and herbs which the Maasai community uses. The Ilkisongo use the basically uninhabited area as their food reserve for their cattle in the dry season. On our way we find cattle mingling with gazelles, zebras, elands and giraffes. In the early afternoon we reach our camp site and find the crew has already set camp. We take a rest and enjoy the views over the Maasai plains below and Kilimanjaro in the North West while the crew prepares our evening meal.

Accommodation: Fly Camp
Meal Plan: B L D
Driving time:
Activities: 5 hours hike

Day 4. Descend Chyulu to Loitoktok
We enjoy the sunrise as we have our early morning tea as the crew prepares breakfast. After breakfast we embark on a 3 to 4 hour descend to the Maasai Plains. Our walk takes us past giraffes, zebras, gnus, gazelles and herds of Maasai cattle all heading to the same place; a seasonal lake in middle of this semi - arid land - Lake Arpakai. Along the way, our Maasai guide will explain how the modern way of life is influencing the lifestyle of his people. At the Lake Arpakei, we might have a chance of spotting hippos besides watching water birds, while enjoying lunch. After lunch we drive 70 KM through villages and ranches to Loitokitok (1750m) on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight served at Kibo slopes Garden Resort.

Accommodation: Garden Resort
Meal Plan: B L D
Driving time: 3 hours. 80 km
Activities: 5 hours hike

Day 5 Amboseli or join Kilimanjaro or return to Nairobi
Today after breakfast we have several option to continue with our trekking adventure to Kilimanjaro or visit Amboseli National Park. If we do not want to continue with any of these option we will be taken back to Nairobi

Meal Plan: B
Driving time: 4 hours, 230 km
Activities:

  • Tour Days: 5
  • Departure:
    Date   Bookable   Cancelled
      07.01.20 - 10.01.20   Yes    
     28.01.20 - 31.01.20   Yes    
     10.03.20 - 13.03.20   Yes    
     07.04.20 - 10.04.20   Yes    
     05.05.20 - 08.05.20   Yes    
     09.06.20 - 12.06.20   Yes    
     07.07.20 - 10.07.20   Yes    
     11.08.20 - 14.08.20   Yes    
     08.09.20 - 11.09.20   Yes    
     06.10.20 - 09.10.20   Yes    
     10.11.20 - 13.11.20   Yes    
     08.12.20 - 11.12.20   Yes    

     

  • Price Guide:
    PRICE GUIDE 2020
    No of PeopleUSD $ - Per Person Sharing
    6 and more$ 855/=
    5 pax$ 928/=
    4 pax$ 1,014/=
    3 pax$ 1,077/=
    2 pax$ 1,306/=
    1 pax$ 2,260/=
  • Important: Service Included:

    · Accommodation as per the itinerary
    · Park Fees
    · Camping fee
    · Cave visit
    · Transport on 4x4 land cruiser

    Not Included:

    · International arrival and departure
    · Drinks in hotels and lodges/ telephone/ laundry/visa fees/ tips

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