Amboseli National Park is situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895 meters. The grandeur of this iconic natural landmark permeates every view of Amboseli, the snow-capped mountain framing perfectly that classic image of the majestic Kenyan elephants making their solemn and determined journey across the plains. The swampy springs, fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro’s melting snow, provide permanent water for the multitude of birdlife and game.: 425 species of birds and 80 species of mammal have been recorded here.
The Chyulu Hills, a beautiful series of volcanic hills to the north of Amboseli and Mt Kilimanjaro, give way to rolling plains of fertile volcanic soils, lava tubes, ragged craters, exotic plants, aromatic cedar forests and rolling grasslands as far as the eye can see. Activities include mountain biking, horseback riding, guided nature walks, and visits to meet local Maasai herdsmen.