Amboseli and Chyulu Hills Safaris

The 392kmĀ² 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.

Elephants and Mount Kilimanjaro in the Amboseli - Photo Cheli & Peacock With an Amboseli and Chyulu Hills safari you can expect impressive views from Tawi Lodge Amboseli Porini Camp Game drive

Amboseli And Chyulu Hills Highlights

  • The best place to view Africa's highest mountain Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Famous for huge elephant herds
  • Over 400 species of bird
  • One of the longest lava tubes in the world at the Chyulu Hills
  • Permanent swamps and lakes - a huge draw for wildlife

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.

Selected Amboseli And Chyulu Hills Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Amboseli And Chyulu Hills

All Kenya Itineraries
Lion couple

East Africa Safari Highlights

Cost Per Person
From $10,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

The Greatest Safari On Earth

Cost Per Person
From $48,260 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills
Asilia Africa Mara Bush Houses guide teaching young girl by Diedrik vos.JPG

Kenya Easter Family Safari Holiday

Cost For Family of 4
From $15,560 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Laikipia Plateau
Game drive through the zebra herds of the migration - Serengeti

Opulent Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Cost Per Person
From $8,860 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Meru National Park

Amboseli And Chyulu Hills Accommmodation

All Kenya accommodations
  • Ol Donyo Lodge
    Room interior Dana Allen

    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.

  • Tawi Lodge
    Lodge exterior at night

    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.

  • Tortilis Camp
    Family tent exterior

    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.

  • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
    Guest room

    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.

  • Gamewatchers Adventure Camp
    Mess area

    A small rustic camp found in the Selenkay Conservancy, experience spectacular game viewing and a range of exciting activities.

  • Porini Amboseli Camp

    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.