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  • Dear Michele, Happy New Year! Well, we are back having had a marvellous week in Kenya. Thank you so much for organising it so beautifully. I will give you a running description of how it all went! We loved Lewa so much. Beautifully run – Karmushu was a brilliant manager as was Zoe. Food, amusingly British, but very good. Treacle pudding! Nothing too much trouble. Game viewing was excellent. Cheetah kill on the first drive! Elephants, zebra, giraffes, two dozy lions, etc…On Christmas Day we went on a horseback ride and then were surprised (totally) by a special breakfast laid out for us and then a ride back to camp on camels. Guides were excellent. Louisa cried when she left she had loved it so much. Off to Kicheche – all flights good. Darren and Emma run an excellent camp. Louisa was, however, terrified about being in an unfenced tented camp with a large pride of lions nearby. So, unfortunately, I am not sure she enjoyed it so much as she sat up all night worrying! But she survived. But the boys absolutely loved being there, particularly David. We saw lions, cheetah, leopard kill, serval and caracal and all the usual. Lots of babies which I liked. Very good food. Beautifully looked after. Our guide was fine although not particularly chatty. Hope this helps as an overview. We loved our holiday! Thank you so much.

    Katie and family from Chelmsford travelled to Kenya over Christmas
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Amboseli National Park

Just 180kms south-east from Nairobi, and with Mount Kilimanjaro as the impressive scenic back drop, Amboseli is one of Kenya’s best known parks and offers superb game-viewing, especially for elephant which have been studied here for many years by people such as Cynthia Moss.

Lying at an altitude of nearly 4,000’ at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, the terrain in Amboseli consists mainly of scrub and fragile saline grass as the dry, volcanic ash will support little more. There are a few patches of acacia woodland, whilst the melting snows of Kilimanjaro feed rivers and springs which in turn supply water to Amboseli’s swamps and the (seasonal) lake. The mountain makes a scenic backdrop for photographing the variety of animals that are seen here. The Maasai people are also very much a part of life in Amboseli and they are often seen grazing their cattle on the community lands which surround the park. Some of these community lands have developed into conservancies, and whilst wildlife numbers are still growing, they do offer a more exclusive Amboseli safari away from the busier core areas of the park itself.

For further information on Amboseli safaris and surrounding areas please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our friendly safari specialists.

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