Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular nature reserves. This wide stretch of savannah and swampland encompasses the largely dry Lake Amboseli, and much of it is within sight of Tanzania’s mighty snow-capped Kilimanjaro. Complementing this awe-inspiring landscape are mighty herds of elephants, the park's biggest draw. Head to Observation Hill for some of the most impressive views; early morning and late afternoon are best for spotting these majestic animals.
Persistence will reward you with sightings of the rest of the “Big Five” of game: lions, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes. There are also a number of Maasai villages which welcome visitors. Make sure your camera has a generous memory card; Africa has few better combinations of wildlife and scenery.