The Chyulu Hills, which separate Amboseli from Tsavo, are a stunning range of volcanic cones. Amboseli on the other hand is characterised by bold red earth and dramatic dried lake beds juxtaposed by bright green swamps. These are fed by the meltwaters of Mount Kilimanjaro, presiding majestically over the park, and the landscape’s stark beauty lends itself to a stunning Kenya family safari.
Documentaries have been made about its famed elephants, and, rhino aside, the rest of the Big Five can be spotted here. The rich water sources foster a glorious abundance of birdlife.
Staying within Amboseli National Park means you have all the attractions on your doorstep, but for a Kenya luxury safari the neighbouring private conservancies are more exclusive and grant access to a wider array of activities. Chyulu Hills National Park is spectacular for its scenery, and unusual excursions such as visiting lava caves.
July to October’s dry season game viewing makes this period excellent for a Kenya family safari. From November to May the rain settles the dust, unveiling magical Mount Kilimanjaro if you time it right — but by the time April and May roll round, it can get a little wet and access can be difficult.
The freedom of private conservancies is an ideal attribute for a family safari holiday: think camel safaris, biking and horse riding, for example. This part of the world is also home to the Maasai and walking wild with them or visiting their communities is a deeply enriching experience.