Day 2 – August 26, 2024 – Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, depart for Amboseli National Park. The park lies on the shadow of the most famous symbol of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. It’s snow capped peak will dominate the background while you marvel at the wildlife and scenery. Underground streams from Kilimanjaro surface in the centre of Amboseli creating swamps that attract and support a rich diversity of wild animals and birdlife. Arrive at the camp, check in and have lunch. In the afternoon, a game drive in the park, dinner and overnight stay.
Amboseli National Park is renowned for its large elephant population, including some impressively tusked bulls drawn to a series of large, lush swamplands. This area is home to many Masai communities centered on the park. It has an area of 400 kms2, with its southern boundary along the Tanzanian border. Here you may have the opportunity to observe herds of wildebeest, zebra, and impala graze on the open plains. There are areas of Acacia Forest that make for good birding and are home to many small mammals. Cheetahs are also often sighted in the park.
The main feature dominating the Amboseli plains is the Mount Kilimanjaro. With its peak at 5895m above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Africa. On a clear sky and often in the morning, visitors are rewarded with magnificent views of its snow-capped summits.