The sight of hundreds of elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) make Amboseli one of Kenya’s most popular parks. It is one of the best places in Africa to view free-ranging elephants up close. As well as coming face to face with magnificent elephants you’ll see wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes, impala, giraffes and there’s a chance you’ll spot lions, cheetahs and hyenas too. The park is also home to 370 bird species. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savanna and woodlands. They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.