If it’s elephants you want, then Amboseli National Park is the place, home to over 1,500 East African elephants. Where else can you watch numerous herds in the marshy foothills of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro? Elephants are famous for their incredible memories, superior intelligence, poor eyesight, and extraordinary smelling abilities.
East African elephants have become legendary for their violent rages and often fatal outbursts, making them one of the deadliest animals on the planet. You may experience encounters of a close kind, yet with knowledgeable guides who are trained in bush safety.
Your safari starts with a complimentary early morning pick-up in Nairobi and a thermos of Kenya coffee or tea. Our first stop is Nairobi National Park for a game drive in the world’s only wildlife capital. The most striking thing about this park is the fact that it even exists. It has an impressive number of wildlife, including Cape buffalo, rhinos, lions, and a boardwalk overlooking a hippo pool. This park is also the famous site of Kenya’s elephant ivory burning. What’s left behind are large mounds of ivory ash designated by the year they were burned. Drive to Amboseli in
The moderate package is Teen Ranch Kenya for 3 nights, a beautiful safari accommodation for families and couples. They have Wi-Fi, full board, a restaurant, views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and are relatively close to Amboseli’s main entrance.
The luxury package is Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli for 3 nights, one of the first eco-lodges of its size and 100% solar. Located in a private conservancy bordering the national park, they offer walks, sundowners, and bush meals that take place both inside the national park and in the conservancy, where guests enjoy exclusivity. The camp has full board, wi-fi, spa services, a bar, and a restaurant with stunning views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the elephant herds eating in the wetlands.
A full day game drive. Mt. Kilimanjaro’s majestic snow-capped peaks loom over the landscape, a superb backdrop for photographing big game.
A morning stop at the Amboseli Elephant Research Camp. Their project studies the elephant’s social behavior, age structure within population dynamics, poachers, and management practices. Prowl the wetlands in the afternoon.
An early morning game drive in Amboseli, when Mt. Kilimanjaro is usually clear, and return to Nairobi in the afternoon.
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Starting at $1,322 each –– $2,644 for 2 adults
Starting at $1,497 each –– $2,994 for 2 adults
*The lodges mentioned are not guaranteed as they may be sold out on the dates you require.
When this happens, we go with a comparable property in quality and price.