DAY 1 OF AMBOSELI SAFARI: NAIROBI/AMBOSELI
After breakfast we will pick you from your Nairobi hotel or the airport. You start on your Amboseli Safari visiting Amboseli National Park a jewel tucked right under the skirts of Kilimanjaro arriving in time for lunch. The park is one of Kenya’s smallest with an area of only 392 square kilometers and hosts a fragile wetland eco-system that is fed by streams from the snow peaked Kilimanjaro just across the border in Tanzania. The park is based on a ancient dried lake bed which produces spectacular spiral ‘devil winds – as the local Masai call them’ swirling dust and sand high in the sky as a sign of oncoming rains from God’s mountain. After lunch you will have an afternoon game drive before dinner and overnight at you Amboseli AA Tented Lodge.
DAY 2 FULL DAY IN AMBOSELI
After breakfast, proceed for a full day game drive in the park which is a garden of Eden full of elephant, buffalo, gazelle, lions and egrets and a host of other animals enjoying a peaceful wallow together. Visit the observation hill from where you have a panoramic view of the park. You could have your lunch at the observation hill before continuing on your afternoon game drive where you will appreciate the abundance of bird life, visitors will see flocks of a yellow weaver bird with a patch of chest nut on the nape, flamingos, Egyptian geese, pelicans amongst other birds. Visit the gully and road culverts where spotted hyenas packs make their home. These comical animals will make your day as the young play darting in and out of their burrows while the adults keep watch for any herbivore to prey on. As the sun sets and the snow peak of Kilimanjaro reflect the rays of the dying sun head out for dinner and overnight at the Amboseli AA Tented Lodge.
DAY 3 AMBOSELI/NAIROBI
Early morning breakfast before a game drive where elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, Masaai giraffe and buffalo may all be encountered during a single morning game drive. Depart Amboseli for Nairobi with, arriving in the late afternoon. Drop off at Jommo Kenyatta International Airport or in Nairobi City Center where our services end.
Amboseli National Park is located 25o kilometers from Nairobi City, the capital center of Kenya. It is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and is at the border of Kenya and Tanzania. The park is located at the foot of the Mountain. The streams run from the glaciers high on the Mount Kilimanjaro and feed into Amboseli’s swamps and marshes providing an everlasting supply of water for the parks wildlife. Amboseli National Park is world famous as the best place to view free-ranging African elephants from close up. You get so close to these magnificent beasts you feel you can touch them. You also get to see Lions, buffaloes, giraffes, lots of gazelles and if lucky, the elusive leopard.
Accommodation options for the Amboseli safari include;
- Amboseli Serena Lodge
- Amboseli Sopa Lodge
- Oltukai Lodge
- Amboseli AA Tented Lodge
- Sentrim Lodge
- Kilima Camp
- Kibo Safari Camp
The Amboseli Serena, Oltukai and Amboseli AA Tented Lodges offer the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli Park Highlights:
- – View lots of elephants
- – Magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Africa’s highest free standing mountain
- – Visit the Masai tribe to interact with the members and learn of their culture and lifestyle
- – Visit the observation hill that offers a panoramic view of the park, the swamps that host lots of bird life and hippos
- – Magnificent sunrises and sunsets against a backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro
- All Park entrance fees
- Accommodation at all Lodges and Luxury Tented Camps at full board. Meals as in the itinerary
- Bottled water for use during the safari
- Services of a driver/guide
- Transport in a 4 x 4 Safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for easier game viewing and photography. Exclusive use of safari vehicle throughout the duration of the trip
- Meals as in itinerary
- All government taxes and levies
- Airport transfers in Nairobi
- Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life threatening accident or injury
- Safari accessories (First Aid kit, cool box and fire extinguisher) Emergency number 24 hours. All safari vehicles are equipped with RF radio.
- Expenses of personal nature such as visas, driver tips etc
- Balloon safari
- Gratuities for Masai village visit