Join us to one of a kind camping trip to appreciate beautiful scenaries and Kenyans hospitality
Besides elephant watching, you also get to know the culture preserving the Amboseli National Park who is the Maasai. You can also get a glimpse of the snowy Mount Kilimanjaro peak covered with snow that is behind the epitome of the national park.
* Park fees
* Meals and accommodation.Duration4 days
Amboseli National Park
All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1 Nairobi
Arrival transfer. Overnight at your Nairobi hotel.
Day 2 Amboseli National Park (L,D)
Trip start at 7:30am in the morning at your hotel. Please be on time to meet your driver/guide at the front entrance of the hotel. A brief departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area about general and specific aspects of the trip before setting off to Amboseli National Park.
Venture south to the famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop. Amboseli covers only 392 sq km, though despite its small size and its fragile ecosystem the park supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). After lunch at your safari camp, spend the afternoon criss-crossing the park in seach of lions, buffaloes, elephants, cheetah, and of course the photo of a lifetime.
A part of the park is composed of a dried-up lake bed which in the shimmering heat produces mirages. Swamps and springs, fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro's melting snows, form permanent watering places for the wildlife through times of drought. The snows of Kilimanjaro form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. The park's best game drives are around the swamps and there is a fine lookout on Observation Hill which offers views over the whole of the park and beyond.
Years ago this was the locale around which such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark spun their stories of big-game hunting in the wilds of Africa. In addition, the park that has been made famous by Cynthia Moss, the noted American naturalist and author who has one of the longest-running studies on elephants. You might even see some of the elephants that Cynthia has immortalized in her many books and award-winning film Echo of the Elephants.
Day 3: Amboseli National Park (B,L,D)
This is your full day to enjoy Africa at its best - countless wildlife encounters through open plains spotted with flat-topped acacia trees. Before returning to your safari camp in the evening, stop at a traditional "manyatta" (Masai village) for an optional visit to learn about the local Masai culture.
Part of Masailand, Amboseli National Park is thus the home of the Masai people, those tall, proud nomads whose legendary prowess in battle and single handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals has spread across the globe. Perhaps more than any other community in Kenya, the Masai have learned to live in complete harmony with their environment, and coexist and thrive together with the wildlife that surrounds them. The park is surrounded by manyatta quickly built out of bent poles and sticks and plastered with cow dung and equally swiftly abandoned when the grazing is finished and the herds must move on.
Day 4: Amboseli National Park (B)
Rise early for a final morning game drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the afternoon, where your safari ends.
Departure dates in 2015:
5-Jan 26-Jan 7-Mar 16-Apr 26-May 5-Jul 14-Aug 23-Sep 2-Nov 12-Dec 21-Jan
9-Jan 30-Jan 11-Mar 20-Apr 30-May 9-Jul 18-Aug 27-Sep 6-Nov 16-Dec 25-Jan
Secure space by paying USD 500 per slot.
Minimum travelholics per departure: 2
Maximum travelholics per departure: 12
Solo travellers will share accommodation with travellers of the same gender
This is a camping trip
Full payments to be done 30 days before departure
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