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Dec-2014

Amboseli National Park

Elephants on safari at Satao Elerai, Amboseli

Located in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya, Amboseli National Park provides one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences in the world.

With a population of over a thousand African Elephants, the 392 km2 national park is believed to be the best place in Africa to get close to large herds of free-ranging elephants. In addition, Amboseli is home to a wide range of wildlife, including giraffe, cape buffalo, impala, hyena, zebra, kudu, wildebeest, eland, cheetah and lion. A fascinating array of nocturnal wildlife includes bush babies, aardvarks and aardwolves. With around 400 species of birds, including various water birds, pelicans, kingfishers, hammerkops and a diversity of raptors it is also a bird-lovers paradise.

The appeal of Amboseli doesn’t end with its abundant wildlife however. Other highlights include the opportunity to meet the local Maasai community; a traditionally semi-nomadic tribe that inhabit the region. The spectacular views of the highest free-standing mountain in the world, Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, is perhaps one of the things the park is best known for; often depicted on postcards by elephants with Kili as a backdrop.

Amboseli’s topography mainly consists of flat savannah grassland, spreading right across the Kenya-Tanzania border. However, it is occasionally interspersed with acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and marshland. The vegetation is sparse, due to a long dry season, allowing for excellent wildlife viewing.

Explore Amboseli in luxury!

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, Satao Elerai Camp provides a perfect and luxurious base from which to explore Amboseli National Park. The camp’s unique location, 12kms south east of Amboseli allows guests to enjoy viewing the wildlife in private surroundings, walking safaris and night drives, as well as taking longer game drives within the national park.

Find out more about Satao Elerai Camp.

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