Today features morning and afternoon game drives. The National Park embodies 5 main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty - the landscape is dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro There are not many trees in Amboseli, but those vast open plains make for extraordinarily easy game viewing. The terrain is often beset by drought, and can therefore be quite dry and dusty, but the elephants don’t seem to mind and neither will you when you see them in big numbers, grazing before the snow-capped splendor of Kilimanjaro. Melt-water from this magnificent mountain nourishes a number of swamps, which in turn provide refuge for hippos. There’s a very good chance you’ll also see the other four of East Africa’s “Big Five”, along with cheetah, hyena, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and more. All meals and overnight at the Amboseli Serena Lodge.