Amboseli National Park is located in southeast Kenya. The park is relatively small at just 150 square miles but is the second most visited park in the country after the Mara. The area is home to a large system of swamps which helps make this arid part of Kenya a superior safari location. Amboseli offers visitors some of the best elephant viewing in Africa. Other animals including cape buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest are prevalent. As visitors explore the park they are also able to enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The best camps in Amboseli are located on private land concessions adjacent to the park. These areas offer safari goers the chance to explore the park proper with the rest of the crowds where the wildlife is most dense and then retreat to a semblance of privacy compared to the camps and large lodges within the park. Access is via small plane transfer flights and long and dusty road transfers. From Amboseli, visitors can choose to fly on to their next safari stop in Kenya or be transferred to the Namanga Border to enter Tanzania. From here you are just a couple of hours to Arusha, Moshi or Tarangire National Park.
Also located in southeast Kenya, the Chyulu Hills are adjacent to the Amboseli National Park. It is considered one of the most photogenic regions in Kenya thanks to the landscape of rugged craters and sprawling, acacia dotted grasslands. Fertile volcanic soil has created a habitat that draws a wide array of magnificant wildlife, including some of Kenya's last wild black rhinos. The gently rolling slopes of the Chyullu Hills hides a hidden gem--one of the longest lava tubes in the world. Seasonal rainfall feeds into the Tsavo and Galana rivers, helping to bring a sweeping transformation of green lushness to the plains. Such verdant habitat attracts creatures like buffalo, bushbuck, elands, elephants, leopards, forest bush pigs, mountain reedbuck and wild dogs. This intriguing landscape offers guests spectacular game viewing, as well as both above ground adventures and cave exploration. Access to this area is via scheduled or charter flights.