It’s difficult to talk safari in Kenya without featuring Amboseli in the conversation. The park is just so top of the list and rightly so. On a clear day (weather), Africa’s highest peak come alive in the southern boundary of Amboseli. You will be rewarded with the magnificent view of the (Tanzania’s) snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Then there is the exceptional sight of hundreds of big-tusked elephants that have become Amboseli “signature attraction”.

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 Masai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

Getting there: Either road transfer or domestic flight.

What to do: Game viewing, bird watching, photography, scenery sighting.

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