Land Rover Off Road In The Chyulu Hills
Decided to take the land rover out to do a little exploring of the Chyulu Hills. I had no idea where I was going to end up, but I really wanted to hike up one of the hills so I pointed the land rover towards the hills and drove until I couldn’t go any further. The drive was beautiful, the hills are turning green from our seasonal rains and the grasses and flowers are all starting to grow. The journey started at Campi Ya Kanzi where the roads are rough but distinct, from here we headed up towards the hills out of camp. It wasn’t long before the road started to fade, in patches it appeared to be nothing more than a wildlife path and then faint wheel tracks would reappear. Soon the road was gone and there wasn’t even a wildlife path to follow. We kept working our way towards the hills and away from camp where the earth started to pitch up and I was required to shift into low gears. We worked out way up the hill until we found ourselves between two eroded valleys. From here we set out on foot and pointed ourselves up the hill. It definitely looked steep but it didn’t appear to be as tall as it ended up being. I kept telling myself, sometimes out loud, that that next tree would have us pretty close to the top. Only to find myself at the next tree which was nowhere near the top. Slowly we worked our way up and eventually we found the top, complete with a brisk breeze, much appreciated after sweating all the way up the hill. Get out there, live your adventure.