This Africa safari lodge is situated in the Amboseli National Park, southern Kenya. Amboseli is a fairly small Kenyan national park but rich and diverse in flora, fauna and natural beauty. This park has recently been designated an International Biosphere Reserve.
Amboseli means 'salty dust' in the traditional Masai language. Its ecosystem consists of open savannah, wooded grasslands, rolling hills and swamps. Over 53 species of herbivores and carnivores can be found in this area, the most distinct being the mighty herds of Elephant roaming the plains.
Other animals that can be found in this area on your African safari holiday include Lion, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Buffalo, Rhino, Wildebeest, gerenuks, Impala, Gazelle, Hyena, Baboon, bats and about 425 species of bird.
Amboseli National Park in Kenya is home to the traditional Maasai people. These strikingly tall and slender people adorn their bodies with 'Shukas', beads and metal jewellery. The young men, or Moran, boast intricate hairstyles that represent glamour, prowess and ferocity.
These Maasai people live on milk and blood supplied to them by the cattle that they herd. They live a nomad and pastoral existence, but is slowly changing thanks to the education, new laws, projects and jobs now available to these people.
Access from Nairobi is from Namanga or Emali. Both of these routes are tarmac clad. The distance from Namanga to Amboseli is about 75 kilometres (46.6 miles) and from Emali to Amboseli about 64 kilometres (39.8 miles).
Access from Mombassa is mainly through Tsavo West via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate or by air. The Park has 5 gates, Olkelunyiet, Iremito, Ilmeshanan, Kitirua and Empusel (Airstrip). The park offers a first class tarmac airstrip and private air charters can be arranged.