Decorated by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. “Amboseli” name is a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”. It is one of the best places in African continent to view large herds of elephants at close quarters. Nature lovers will explore the five different habitats here. They range from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, the savannah, wetlands with sulphur springs and woodlands. A visit to the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture is an experience of its own.
NAIROBI – AMBOSELI
Day 1: Depart Nairobi at 8:30am via Emali town to Amboseli National Park through Kimana gate. This park is Christianized as ‘The Home of the African Elephant” as it is one of the best parks to see large herds of elephants a few meters in front of you. Check-in your lodge / camp or at the KWS bandas for lunch. Proceed for a late afternoon game drive up to 6pm.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Day 2: We spend the full day game viewing in search of the “Big 5” namely Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and the elusive Rhinoceros among the other plain mammals. Picnic lunch at the observation hill. Return to your Lodge / camp or bandas by 6pm.
AMBOSELI – NAIROBI
Day 3: After breakfast, we visit a Masai village. This is a good way of interacting with “The Maasai ” who drink cows blood. They believe it makes the body stronger and warmer. It is good for children and the elderly to build up their strength and improve their immune. It is often, drunk mixed with the milk of the cow. An arrow is shot, from close range, to puncture the jugular vein of the cow. The blood is drawn into a skin gourd and later mixed with milk. It will be drunk by the gathering. The affected animal is not left to bleed. It is carefully tended to, till it fully heals. Their traditional and rites ceremonies are taken very seriously. It is not common to allow outsiders to attend. We drive back to Nairobi arriving by 4pm where the tour ends.