Amboseli National Park
Upon their arrival in Nairobi, they were met and escorted to their hotel by Jonathan Moko, AAC’s special (and exclusive) local guide for Nairobi.
- Mt. Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak looms over the gently undulating landscape, providing one of Africa’s most iconic settings
- The springs and swamps fed by underground runoff moisture from Kilimanjaro provides year-round surface water in an otherwise arid region (Amboseli is derived from the Maasai “salty dust”); this makes Amboseli a great year-round destination!
- This permanent fresh water provides a viable habitat for numerous “big game,” especially elephants; on a clear morning, photographers can snap breathtaking shots of them in front of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance
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Maasai Mara National Park
As their visit to Amboseli came to a close, Sylvia and her son departed for their scheduled charter flight to the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
To say the least, their wildlife sightings met their expectations.
The world-renowned Maasai Mara is arguably one of the best places in the world to see big game!
One of the first highlights in the Mara was a cheetah sighting after some rains. They are exceptionally photogenic animals, especially when it appears that they’re dramatically posing for you!
Sylvia and her son began their second day with an early morning balloon safari, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. After balloon breakfast, the two of them departed for a very eventful day of game-viewing.
The afternoon was an assortment of spectacles. First, they spotted a leopard climbing up a tree. His peace and quiet was quickly ruined when several baboons chased him up and out of that tree!
While on a game drive, she also had a chance meeting with Jonathan Scott. Scott is renowned for his numerous nature documentaries, including Big Cat Diary.
Sylvia and her son stayed at Little Governor’s Camp for the second part of their Kenya Safari. It’s a truly “immersive,” yet indisputably luxurious safari experience.
On their way to the airstrip on the last day in the Mara they were surprised by a very exciting greeting of the famous Mara Marsh Lion Pride with their cubs.
To close out their week in Kenya they enjoyed a full day Nairobi City Tour which included a visit to the Giraffe Center, The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, The Karen Blixen Museum, The Kazuri Beads Workshop and a downtown Tour before departing to the states.