Days
3
Price from
$2,475NZD

Live out your wildest African safari dreams on a 4 day Independent Journey into Amboseli from Nairobi

Discover one of Kenya’s great wilderness havens – Amboseli National Park. This short trip takes you from Nairobi into a world of diverse wildlife and contrasting landscapes. It’s renowned not only for incredible distant views of Mount Kilimanjaro but also for what is arguably the best elephant viewing in the world. Travelling independently, you’ll enjoy solitude combined with the convenience of lodge-based guides.

Independent Experiences:
Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short packages that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, depart daily and offer the back-up of Peregrine, our local offices and expert resident guides.


Start
Nairobi, Kenya
Finish
Nairobi, Kenya
Country
Kenya
Style
Peregrine
Code
PFAEX
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 3

Why we love this trip

  • Experience some of the best wild elephant viewing in the world, with Amboseli home to over 1,300 (often impressively tusked) elephants that have no qualms with the presence of humans.

  • Capture iconic images for yourself as wildlife flows in front of you, and Africa’s tallest peak looms beautifully on the horizon.

  • Amboseli’s diversity of habitats makes it a perfect home for more than just elephants, with many chances to spot Africa’s “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino might all be seen.

  • Enjoy the benefits of a fully comprehensive itinerary but with the freedom and intimacy of a private tour, and the convenience of included game drives and local guides.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Although this is an Independent Experience, your game drives within the Amboseli National Park will be by necessity shared game drives. Other guests from the lodge will accompany you.

  • Our Independent Experiences have been designed for just one to three people, departing every day of the week for most Experiences. You can mix and match to create your perfect trip combination, then we’ll arrange the transport between each experience for you. You will have local guides at most destinations and activities. It’s independent travel without the stress.

Itinerary

This independent Experience starts at your Nairobi hotel or from Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to Amboseli National Park (approximately 5 hours). Please ensure you arrive prior to midday to ensure you can make this departure. Time permitting, there will be an afternoon game drive en route to your lodge. Your accommodation for the next two nights is a comfortable lodge located in the heart of Amboseli National Park with stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, which looms dramatically on the skyline. The name Amboseli comes from the Maa word for ‘salty, dusty place’, a reference to the salty volcanic ash that spewed from the volcano tens of thousands of years ago. The park is one of the most fascinatingly diverse on the continent, with five distinct habitats – open grasslands, acacia woods, scrub steppe, swamps and marshland.
Accommodation
  • Oltukai Lodge or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Amboseli National Park - Game Drives
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Today you’ll enjoy game drives though this 390 square-kilometre park in the morning and afternoon. The park is one of the best places to see wildlife, as animal-covering vegetation can be sparse and numerous plains encourage them into the open. It is home to the ‘Big Five’ (lions, elephants, cape buffalo, leopard, and rhino of course) but it’s really best known for the elephants. There are an estimated 1,300 elephants living in the park, attracted by the swamps and marshes, and it will not take long for you to come across a lumbering, but graceful, herd walking right up to your 4x4 (having often been habituated to humans after years of extensive study). This area has thankfully stayed free of poachers, and so many of the bull elephants have impressively large tusks. As well as unforgettable encounters with these peaceful pachyderms, there are Masai giraffe, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, and cheetah to be found in the park, as well as prolific birdlife. This incredible wildlife viewing is made even the more impressive by the iconic sight of Mt Kilimanjaro in the distance. This evening relax in your wonderfully appointed lodge, and then drift off to sleep surrounded by the sounds of the wilderness.

Notes: Your game drive within Amboseli National Park will by necessity be a shared activity. You will be accompanied by other guests of the lodge.
Accommodation
  • Oltukai Lodge or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Amboseli National Park - Game Drives
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
This morning you will set out early in the morning for a sunrise game drive – you shouldn't have trouble spotting wildlife, as this is often one of the most active times of day for animals. You will then return to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast until your departure for Nairobi. You will arrive back here in the early afternoon, when your Experience comes to an end.

Notes: Onward flights should not be booked to depart Nairobi until 8pm.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

4WD vehicle, On foot, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Safari lodge

Included Activities

  • Amboseli National Park - Game Drives

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Important notes

Important: Please note that lodge based activities on your Independent Experience will be on a join in basis. This means that these activities may be shared with other guests at the property.

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