Chyulu Hills National Park is a nature reserve
located 22 km (14 mi) South of Makindu in Kenya. Chyuly Hills were
formed 1.4 million years ago due to volcanic activity. The last
eruption occurred in the middle of the 19th century. The 100-km
Chulu Hills volcanic field stretches from the northwest to the
southeast and is located 150 km east of the Great Rift Valley.
Contains several hundred small cones and streams, including numerous
recent slag cones. Two of them, Shaitani and Chainu, erupted in the
middle of the XIX century. Volcanic activity began about 1.4 million
years ago with eruptions in the north of Ciulu Hills and migrated to
the southeast. The last eruption was in 1855.
It is the
location of the Chyulu Hills National Park, which is managed by the
Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS). Area 741 km² (74,100 hectares). It
was founded in 1983. The Ciulu Hills National Park can be compared
to the Double Wee National Park in Niger, located in the transition
zone between the savannah and the forests, as part of the Ciulu
Hills is located in the transition zone between the grasslands of
the Tsavo plains and the Ciulu forest.
Ciulu Hills National
Park is important as a corridor for moving elephants from East Tsavo
National Park to Amboseli National Park and serves as an important
drainage basin for the Mzima, Tsavo and Galana rivers....