Amboseli is Kenya’s most visited wildlife area and possibly the best in Africa to experience elephants at close range. Left unharassed by poachers, elephants feeding and bathing in the swamps must form the highlight of any safari. Apart from elephant, the variety of game includes most species, from rhino, giraffe, gazelle, cheetah, leopard and lion. Birdlife is prolific too, especially in and around the many swampy areas. No visit to Amboseli is complete without a visit to Observation Hill, where you can walk to the top for a sweeping view over the whole of Amboseli spread out down below. You will see the dust trails of animals walking across the expanses of dry plain to the water and an almost endless tract covered with acacias slowly merging into the base of Kilimanjaro.
This region experiences a warm climate all year round. The main rainy season normally occurs from the end of March to May and then in November when it is often cloudy during the day. It is generally hot, except for July and August which tend to be overcast. Kenya’s southern areas are the most popular and made famous by the glistening snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro situated in Amboseli National Park. The breathtaking view of this magnificent peak is one that stays with you forever. Tsavo, Kenya’s largest national park cut through by the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, is famous for its magnificent wildlife and luxury lodges.
One of the most popular parks in Kenya, we think Amboseli is a real gem. Forming part of a massive ecosystem, the park is only 392 sq km and is situated at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. This mountain forms the backdrop to most photographers’ favourite pictures and on a clear day, the snowy peak of Kibo is seen. Elephants abound in the forest and swamps, feeding on the lush papyrus and other grasses. Cheetah, lion and many hyena can also be seen on the salt flats or in the forests. Giraffe, zebra and wildebeest are always spotted on the open plains or congregating at the edge of the swamps.