Amboseli Day Safari
Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.
We will start our trek early on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway, crossing the African savannah. We’ll soon take in a luminous Kenya sunrise lighting up a countryside of homesteads and brightly outfitted Maasai herdsmen with their cattle.
Relax and enjoy this awesome African scene as we wind our way to Amboseli Park. We will arrive at Namanga for breakfast and head for the park where the adventure begins with our first game drive. With Mt. Kilimanjaro as our background, you’ll see the herds of elephants, many sporting immense ivory tusks.
We dive more within the wilderness because the vegetation here does get sparse during the dry months, the park offers wonderful opportunities for spotting animals.
The birdlife is also abundant in Amboseli, especially around the swamp and marshlands of the park.
For even more wildlife viewing, we’ll take a ride up to Observation Hill. This vantage point will give us an overall vista of the entire park while having our packed lunch checking out the swamps below where the elephants and hippos gather daily. You can also walk about the hill as it’s one of the few places in the park you can explore on foot.
Another unique feature here is the indigenous Maasai people who live within the park’s borders.
we'll then embark on the shorter afternoon game drive after which we'll head for the highway arriving in Nairobi in the evening.