Lions’ favourite hiding place

The Chyulu Hills are probably one of the best places I have been in my life: cascading hills that are always green and beautiful, amazing views of the ground below, and clean air that is uncontaminated by pollution.


Different animals, such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland, gazelles, impala, elephant and oryx roam the vast beautiful plains between the Chyulus and two twin hills known in Maasai as Ilmoa. Ilmoa means twins in Maasai, and you can see why they were given this name.


The hills are made of volcanic lava flows and cinder cones, and the Chyulus are home to the longest lava tube in the world! Thick vegetation covers the lava flows and makes it a perfect hiding place for lions. It makes it very difficult for the Guardians to track collared lions around these areas!


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  • sauwah says:

    again, beautiful pictures!

  • Paula says:

    Great photos, wish they were bigger!

  • Antony, it almost looks like horses in the first picture, are my eyes deceiving me? Anyway, these pictures are lovely, wish again I was there. BTW, I love the new look of this sight, very easy to use. Great work under difficult conditions!

  • Theresa, these are zebras herding together with Wildbeests, they definitely looks like horses

  • Oh Antony, thanks for making me feel a little better, should of known better to think wild horses would be roaming about there! BTW, saw your reply to Lisa’s question…10,000 people comprise this association. Wow! I had no idea this area had so many folks. Hopefully, with your help, they will have better representation.

  • Theresa, the 10,000 are members of Mbirikani group ranch. Our association has only 100 members who are trying to work with these 10,000 group ranch members to bring accountability to the group ranch resources that that are being abused by the elected officials.
    It is my sincere hope that we will be successful in fighting against embezzlement of the locals fund.

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