There are so many fantastic places to visit on safari, it is pretty much impossible to choose just one favourite, and I am not even pretending to do that, but I have found a rather special place, which I can highly recommend.
I was leading a photographic safari to Kenya for the famous annual migration, and we added an extension to the safari that saw us land in Amboseli National Park. This National Park is a little off the main tourist routes so immediately provides you with a quiet relief that all safaris should. It is extremely dry and dusty (even more so than the usual African dry and dusty), with a few marshy swamps clustered together, and has probably the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The views of Africa’s highest mountain alone are enough to justify a visit to this National Park, but when you add in the huge amounts of elephants to be found in the Park, it becomes spectacular. There are many other species of animals as well, most notably lion, cheetah, giraffe and zebra, but the elephants steal the show. Herds of up to, and sometimes even over, one hundred elephants can be seen on the flat grasslands quietly and peacefully feeding. Drop in a gorgeous sunset over the back of these mighty herds, and see Africa at its best! The photographic opportunities are amazing, and the cameras were certainly working over-time.
It is not the typical safari, it is not about counting the number of species you see, or how much action you can pack in, but it is well worth a visit.
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