Ngulia Hills

Top choice in Tsavo West National Park

Rising more than 600m above the valley floor and to a height of over 1800m above sea level, this jagged ridgeline ranks among the prettiest of all Tsavo landforms, providing as it does a backdrop to Rhino Valley. The hills can be climbed with permission from the warden, while the peaks are also a recognised flyway for migrating birds heading south from late September through to November.

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1. Chaimu Crater & Roaring Rocks

5.09 MILES

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2. Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary

6.28 MILES

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3. Mzima Springs

9.14 MILES

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4. Poacher's Lookout

12.31 MILES

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5. Shetani Caves

13.84 MILES

Close to (and geologically part of) the Shetani Lava Flows, Shetani Caves are a result of volcanic activity. You’ll need a torch (flashlight) if you want…

6. Shetani Lava Flows

15.34 MILES

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17.28 MILES

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8. Mbulia Conservancy

27.7 MILES

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