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.

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
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

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

Mountains and Rivers Family Safari Holiday

Days
8
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $15,900 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

Cheetahs, Copper & Cameras

Days
8
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,110 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

East Africa Safari Highlights

Days
13
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,340 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

The Greatest Safari On Earth

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $48,330 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana, Kenya
Locations
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

Opulent Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $8,910 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Meru National Park

Big Cats and Elephants of Kenya

Days
8
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,190 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

Amboseli and Masai Mara Fly-in Safari

Days
8
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,610 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

Kenya Safari and Coast Fly-in Holiday

Days
11
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,410 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Locations
Kenya Coast & Islands, Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

Amboseli And Chyulu Hills Accommmodation

  • Ol Donyo Lodge Client Score: 5

    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.

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  • Tawi Lodge Client Score: 5

    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.

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  • Tortilis Camp Client Score: 4.5

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Gamewatchers Adventure Camp Client Score: Not yet rated

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

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  • Porini Amboseli Camp Client Score: 3

    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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