The 392km² expanse of Amboseli lies on the border with Tanzania, its stunning ecosystem extending across the unfenced boundary and beyond. Vast sweeping vistas and dusty red sunsets set the scene of this stunning national park, however one piece of scenery in particular defines Amboseli better than any other. Towering just over the border, Mount Kilimanjaro, with its snow-capped peak, majestically looms on the horizon. Weather permitting and minus cloud cover, Amboseli offers unrivalled views of Africa's highest mountain that are unequivocally mesmerising - something the brilliant camps found in the national park take full advantage of.
The volcanic, arid plains of Amboseli appear an implausible means to support the park's extensive wildlife population; however, Amboseli's relationship with Kilimanjaro is deeper than a photo opportunity. The snow from Kilimanjaro's peak and the mountain's natural spring water drains down its slopes to form lakes and marshes near its northern base, thus feeding Amboseli's many inhabitants. A number of plains game are found in the park, although elephant are the jewel in Amboseli's crown - the image of the gentle giants against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro is nothing short of iconic. To get the most out of a stay here game drives and walking safaris are the ideal means of doing so.
Just north east of Amboseli lies the Chyulu Hills, a sprawling chain of mountains phenomenal in their natural beauty. This huge park is home to a great diversity of wildlife and dense forest, with leopard, giant forest hog and buffalo calling it home. Indulge in breath-taking views and explore the remnants of the area's volcanic past with one of the largest lava tubes in the world to discover. An Amboseli and Chyulu Hills safari really is the perfect combination for your Africa safari experience.
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A flagship for conservation in the area ol Donyo Lodge is an excellent property set on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills in the 275,000 acres of the Mbirikani Group Ranch.
Relax on your private veranda with views of Mount Kilimanjaro or explore the 6,000 acre private conservancy on which this eco-friendly lodge is set.
Shaded by a natural forest of Acacia Tortilis thorn trees, this rustic tented camp offers exciting game drives in open vehicles and wonderful views of Kilimanjaro.
Situated on a Masai-owned reserve spanning 283,000 acres of pristine wilderness, Campi ya Kanzi is an award-wining boutique eco-lodge in the Chyulu Hills of Southern Kenya.
Set in a private concession, just south east of Amboseli National Park, and offering dramatic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Satar Elerai Camp offers luxury accommodation and diverse activities.
From Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge take in some of the best views of Africa's highest mountain, the impressive Mount Kilimanjaro. Take in fantastic elephant sightings and relax with spectacular views - toasting the sunset with a sundowner.
A small rustic camp found in the Selenkay Conservancy, experience spectacular game viewing and a range of exciting activities.
Stay in Amboseli Porini Camp's spacious tents tp explore the game rich surrounds. Once the favoured camping site of old world hunters discover cheetah, lion and elephant on exciting activities.
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