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Location: 22 km (14 mi) South of Makindu via Kibwazi   Map

Tel. 045 622483

Open: 6am- 7pm daily

www.kws.org

Chyulu Hills National Park

Chyulu Hills National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Chyulu Hills National Park

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 kmĀ² (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....

 

 

 

 

 

 

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