The Chyulu Hills are situated 190 km South-East of Nairobi and 30 km South-West of Kibwezi. They are of relatively recent volcanic origin and the range is composed of ash cones and craters.

The hills hold no permanent surface water but rainfall percolating through the porus rock feeds many permanent fresh water sources in the surrounding plains, notably Mzima springs and the Tsavo and Galana rivers.

The hills are relatively undisturbed and shelter indegenous vegetation and wildlife. The park comprises the eastern flank of the hills including about half of the forest area. The park boundary runs down the center of the hills along the line of the peaks. The western half is part of the West Chyulu Game Conservation area, owned by several Masai group ranches.

By road, along Nairobi Mombasa highway, the park sign post is 1km past the Kibwezi turn off. Park gate is 10km off the highway.There is limited road network within the park and a 4 X 4 vehicle with high clearance is highly recommended.

The climate is hot and dry.

Major attractions

    • Breathtaking views from the chuylu hills,
    • cave exploration,
    • Wildlife:
      • Reptiles:
          Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Rock Python, Geko, Tortoise, Lizard.
      • Insects/arthropods:
          Dung Beetles, Butterflies, Tsetsefly.
      • Common Animals:
          Buffalo; Bushbuck; Eland; Elephant, African; Leopard; Pig, Forest Bush; reedbuck, mountain; Steinbok.