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Wildlife Safari

A wildife safari into Amboseli lets the visitor enter the majestic realm of the Elephant. This beautiful park consists of wide open plains crowned by the snow capped peak of Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli is easily accessible from Nairobi, and its relatively small size and open plains make game viewing very easy.

The most obvious resident are the large elephant herds, and they are impossible to miss. Elephants are a continual presence throughout the park, and this provides plenty of opportunities to observe and learn from a wide variety of their social behaviour. With a well trained guide, it is easy to understand and follow the social heirachy of each herd, and their constant social interaction.

Whether it is the deep affection between a cow and her calf or a spectacular battle for dominance between two full tusked bulls, elephant behaviour is always fascinating.

Spending time among Amboseli's Elephants is the perfect way to learn more about the role that they play in the local ecosystem.

There is a lot more to see in Amboseli other than Elephants. The forests and swamplands are well worth exploring, and the wetland areas and stands of acacia are rich birding country.

The open plains attract plenty of grazing game. including zebra, wildebeest, and impala.

Cheetah are often seen here, either hunting on the plains or at rest in the undergrowth.

The best time to see game in Amboseli is early morning and late afternoon. In the midday heat, Elephants and other animals retreat to the cool of thick undergrowth and can become invisible. Morning and afternoon game drives also allow you to witness the unforgettable African dawn and sunsets.

The most common means of Game viewing here is in customized vehicles, with open topped roofs or sides ideal for photography. Game can be seen from some of the lodges and camps.

Guided game walks are possible on the fringes of the park, and to the high observation point within the park. These can be arranged at most camps and lodges. This is a great way to experience the bush at its best.

If you have a particular wildlife or birding interest, look for a Safari operator who can offer you specialized guiding and services to suit your needs.
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