Today we will explore the Amboseli, a national park since 1974. The park covers only 150 square miles, yet, despite its small size, its fragile ecosystem supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). Years ago this was the locale around which such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark spun their stories of big-game hunting in the wilds of Africa. It is also the home of the Maasai people. Perhaps more than any other community in Kenya, the Maasai have learned to live in complete harmony with their environment and the wildlife which surrounds them. All around the park are occupied and abandoned Manyatta, Maasai villages, quickly built out of bent poles and sticks and plastered with cow dung, swiftly abandoned when the grazing is finished and the herds must move on. Swamps and springs, fed by underground rivers from Kilimanjaro's melting snows, form permanent watering places for the wildlife through times of drought.
Optional afternoon visit to a Masai Cultural Village (Clients Pay Direct for the visit): This afternoon, we shall have a taste of the Maasai Culture by visiting one of the many dotted Manyattas (villages). At the village, join the Masai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed.
Dinner and Overnight at Camp (Hotel Booked on Full Board Basis.)
Meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Hotel