5 Days Walking & Trekking Safari on Chyulu Hills

Kenya walking safari on African Adventure meeting people and wildife while on a camping safari in Kenya Itinerary.

Day 1
Depart Nairobi around 0800, for the 3 hour drive down the Mombasa road to Kibwezi. Here we will leave the tarmac, and take an all weather road for about 30 kms 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. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 2
After breakfast, explore sections of one of the longest "Lava Tube" caves in the world - Leviathan. These caves, which world-wide, are rare, are thought to have been 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. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 3
After breakfast early morning, depart by road for the top of the Chyulu Hills. 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 somewhere along the crest with dinner.

Day 4
Breakfast and spent full day trekking. Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 5
Early morning game drive or short walk before a late breakfast / early lunch . Leave along the crest road and down the western side of the hills for the drive back to Nairobi arriving before nightfall in time for your next destination. Options are many and varied and in many cases we can be flexible on the itinerary while on safari. One may, for instance, wish to spend an extra day caving (or cut out a day), thus spend less time (or longer) walking the Chyulu Hills.