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It’s a short 4 hour drive from Nairobi city to the big country sites of Amboseli National Park – think mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro and majestic herds of elephants. This park lies at the foot of Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. Its famous form watches over the park and all its wildlife – four of the “Big Five” are found here.
There’s plenty of reasons Amboseli is such a popular park – we’ve already mentioned the photographic presence of Kilimanjaro, but did you know that this park may be the best place in Africa, if not the world for viewing free-ranging elephants? The light terrain of the park combined with the great numbers of elephants here guarantees you will see them as they parade in their imposing herds.
But just as impressive are the park’s other big game like buffalo, lion, cheetah, zebra and gazelle. Amboseli is a busy place and you’ll be checking off plenty of wildlife on your list. The park offers several wildlife environments, each with its own array of animals.
Starts and ends in Nairobi
0700hrs: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel / residence or Nairobi airport. Depart for the Amboseli National Park via the Nairobi – Mombasa road The morning drive is via typical African savanna country dotted with local homesteads and colorful Masai herdsmen grazing their cattle. Arrive at the Amboseli national park in time for lunch. Take a midday rest and later venture into the park for the scheduled afternoon game viewing drive. We shall be in search of elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, cheetah, warthog, ostrich and many others The Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the skyline and surrounding country side It is the tallest in Africa and highest free standing mountain in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro with its snow – capped peak shall dominate the background while we marvel at the wildlife and scenery. Overnight at Camp/Lodge
You will wake for early morning game drive and this early morning is one of the best times to see Mt Kilimanjaro. An early morning light reveal the Mountain Kilimanjaro turned into dark hue of purple and its snow into an ethereal pink and the sight of the mountain high above herds of elephants crossing the Amboseli plains is a timeless African image. You head back to the lodge/Camp for breakfast and later pack your bags and return to Nairobi.