The Amboseli National Park lays North West of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest Mountain. From Amboseli, it is possible to engage in a scenic flight to see the top of the Mount Kilimanjaro. The name Amboseli is a Masai word which means place of dust. Indeed herds of elephants can be spotted covering themselves in dust or wallowing in the swamp which is full of birdlife. Covered by savannah and acacia trees, the open flat plains are ideal places to search for the wildebeests, buffaloes, cheetahs, lions, hyenas, zebras, hippos etc. The two permanent water springs are underground seepage from the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro which the Park has as its magnificent backdrop. Large wildlife concentration mostly occurs here in dry season because of permanent swamps. Indeed there is no place in the world where game drives are possible with the backdrop of the Africa’s highest mountain.
This is Kenya’s semi-arid region characterized by vast, open landscape, dried river beds, red volcanic soil, rock outcropping, river acacia trees and palm trees. Here you have the opportunity to see the five unique wildlife found only in the northern frontier i.e. Gerenuk, Grevy’s zebras, Oryx, Reticulated Giraffes and the Somali Ostrich in addition to the mammals. Samburu is a name of Masai origin, "Samburr" which means a traditional bag for carrying honey and meat. It lies 325 km (205 miles) from Nairobi in the hot and arid fringes of the vast northern region of Kenya. It’s located in what is known as the Northern Frontier District approximately 40miles north of the equator on the northern side of River Ewaso Nyiro which means "brown water".’ Buffalo Springs is found on the southern side of the river. River Ewaso Nyiro has no outlet hence disappears into the vast Lorian Swamp downstream of Samburu.
Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment the park is noted for it's incredible beauty. Famous for it's tree - Climbing lions spread along the branches of Acacia trees. It has a lush forest, woodland, Grassland, Swamps and soda lake; the area covers 390 sq km and sanctuary to over 350 species of birds - Pelicans, storks, sacred Ibis, Flamingos and many more. It also has numerous buffaloes, Elephants, Hippo, Giraffe and a great variety of smaller animals.
Tarangire National Park was first established as a Game Reserve in 1957 and later a National Park in 1970. Its name originates from the river that crosses the middle of the Park 120km south west of Arusha town; the park has an area of 2600km sq. Rainfall averages 800mm (31.2 inches) per year and falls mostly between November and May. Attractions include elephants, gerenuk, zebra, buffalos and tree climbing pythons. Silale swamp which has beautiful landscape sceneries and many baobab trees, supports life of animal and bird species is also located in the Park.
Zanzibar town is located midway along the West Coast of the island; the old part of the town, known as Stone Town. Stone town is the old and cultural heart of Zanzibar. It’s a town of bustling bazaars, mosques and grand extravagant Arab houses. Most of the houses were built in the 19th century.