Offering dramatic views of Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, and the highest peak on the African continent, Amboseli National Park is located 226 miles southeast of Nairobi. Declared a UNESCO-Mab Biosphere Reserve in 1991, it is the second most popular park in Kenya, after the Masai Mara. The vegetation in the park is dominated by acacia woodland, rocky thorny bushes, swamps marshland and a Pleistocene lake known as Lake Amboseli. The park is home to varied wildlife from lion, leopard and cheetah to plains game and hundreds of bird species. The park is known for large herds of elephants as well as big tuskers. Explore the park in search of wildlife by game drive, while enjoying views of majestic Kilimanjaro. Accompanied by a local Masai guide, head out on foot on a bush walk. Learn about tracks, dung beetles and micro-ecosystems as the guides share their knowledge of the terrain, traditional uses of wild herbs and barks, and the Masai way of life. Gain insight into the Masai’s way of life with a cultural visit. Recognized for their beautiful beadwork, bright red colored “shukkas” (blankets worn as clothes) and spear in hand, the Masai co-exist with wildlife as they are traditionally nomadic and pastoral. Note activities may vary between lodge accommodation and concessions.
Length: Less than Four Hours, Half-day
Touring Options: Small Group
Great For: Adventure, Cultural, Epic Walks, Wildlife