Connect with nature in the scenic and serene Chyulu hills. Enjoy breaths of fresh air under the clear blue skies spotted with various bird-species. Amboseli National Park is the ultimate destination to get up close and personal with large herds of elephants in the backdrop of Africa’s highest peak-Mt Kilimanjaro.
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We leave Nairobi at about 9.00am, and drive for about 2 hours on Mombasa Road to Emali. Another 2.5 hour drive, first on an excellent tarmac road (50km) followed by 20 Km of dusty murram road which takes us to Oltiasika, at the foot of the Chyulu hills. Here we enjoy our lunch break while admiring the Kilimanjaro backdrop scenery. An easy 2 hour hike takes us to a campsite above the village. When we arrive, we set up our camp and enjoy the sunset over Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight stay will be at our camp.
After breakfast, we descend on foot to the Maasai Plains and get into our vehicle at the scenic seasonal Lake Arpakai where wildlife and domestic animals meet to quench their thirst. Our drive takes us past the maasai villages to Amboseli where we set up our camp again near the Kimana gate. As we sit around the campfire, we may see Elephants, Buffalos and Plain Game. Lions may roar at a distance. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Fly Camp at the Amboseli Scouts Association camp site.
Amboseli National Park is one of the richest National Parks in wildlife.The park is crowded with a large variety of game, particularly elephants. In the early morning hours Lions and Cheetahs can be seen. After game drives and a short hike to the Observation hill, the only elevation in the Amboseli basin, we return for lunch to the campsite. We will spend the afternoon exploring the park on the various game circuits. At about 6.00am we return to our campsite and enjoy the sunset over the western ridges of Kilimanjaro.Dinner and overnight stay will be at the campsite.
After breakfast, we leave our camp and drive to Tsavo West. At the Shetani Lava Flow we stop and explore the caves with an armed ranger. Lunch is already prepared at the campsite near the Chyulu Gate. In the afternoon, we explore the park on the Mzima Springs circuit. Mzima springs is the water source for Mombasa where we also watch Hippos and Crocodiles on the shores and in the pool. An underwater viewing chamber allows us to study the numerous species of fish and Hippos. With game drive en-route we arrive in the late afternoon at our campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Tsavo National Park is the biggest game reserve in the world. Our full day game drive with packed lunch, gives us a good opportunity to explore the vast grassland and volcanic features where we find elephants buffaloes and a variety of plain animals. If we are lucky, we may even encounter cheetahs and lions. In the center of the park nestled in the Ngulia Hills is the Rhino Sanctuary, which is well worth a visit. At 5.00pm we return to our camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Our day starts at 6.00am with a cup of early morning tea, before we continue our hunt for the early morning carnivores between plain animals such as Lesser Kudu, Eland, Impalas, Gerenuks, zebras and wildebeests. After the game drive we return to the camp for breakfast and pack our bags. With game drive en-route we leave the park through Mtito Andei or Tsavo Gate depending on our destination.