Large herds of Elephants
The name Amboseli comes from the Masai word “salt dust,” referring to the red dust that makes elephants so happy. So in addition to countless zebras, wildebeests, lions, hyenas and cheetahs, you’ll also see an awful lot of elephants roaming around Amboseli National Park. Large families live scattered across the vast plains, with Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, in the background. What a picture!
Jump on the back of the bike!
Are you a seasoned adventurer turning your nose up at car safaris? No problem! Show everyone how tough you are and jump on the back of a motorbike with one of the Masai warriors and traverse the park together. Fun fact: people have drawn beautiful boundaries in the park, but do you really think the animals stick to them? Of course not! The wild animals just roam merrily around to the places they find most interesting. And then, just like that, they end up in another park, which they really have no idea about. It so happens that during your drive from Nairobi to Mombasa, you can wave to an elephant from the car!
In the evening tired from all the adventure?
Sleep in a luxury lodge, an appropriate and atmospheric safari tent or a special homestay with someone from the local community. Amboseli is a popular tourist park and therefore has a variety of options. The perfect way to end such a tiring – but satisfying – day of animal spotting! Legs up, views over the savannah and an ice-cold drink in your hand. Cheers!
Curious about which other national parks can be found in Kenya? Here’s an overview!