Enjoy a safari in Amboseli National Park with a game drive where you will see the breathtaking wildlife of the park. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. The park is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, and is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the savannah, and woodlands. Amboseli is known for the following wildlife: leopard, cheetah, wild dogs, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik-dik, lesser kudu, and nocturnal porcupine and over 600 species of birdlife.
In the evening we will enjoy a cultural lecture from Daniel Leturesh, the Chairman of the Olgulului Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR), one of the last remaining lands for the Maasai that has not been subdivided and the home base for MCV programs. Leturesh oversees the development of the community to ensure good practices are in place to promote wildlife, environmental and cultural conservation. He successfully spearheaded a plan to protect four conservation corridors, including the area where we are renovating homes, which offers the only path for elephants and antelope to migrate between Kenya and Tanzania. He has led efforts to reform tourism in Maasailand for over three decades. He will share how the Maasai and wildlife co-exist and depend on one another for survival.