Amboseli national park lies south east of Nairobi with a driving distance of approximately 3 hours, mainly on good tarmac roads. The park is easily accessible from Mombasa as well and the Kenya/Tanzania border of Namanga. Kimana gate and Iremito gate are most convenient if driving from Nairobi or Mombasa. Meshenani gate is easily accessible from Nairobi or the Namanga border of Kenya & Tanzania. Amboseli is serviced by daily scheduled flights from Nairobi & Mombasa. On a clear day, the park offers incredible views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Amboseli is famous for its large elephant herds. Cats like lions, cheetah and leopard are found here, with over 400 bird species recorded. A trip to the observation hill, the highest point within the park with an elevation of 1180 meters above sea level, offers excellent panoramic views of Amboseli national park. The park and its surrounding has varying levels of accommodation; from budget camps and lodges to luxury eco lodges and camps. Apart from wildlife, other interesting experiences while at Amboseli include; hot air balloon ride, visit to a Masai cultural village and guided walks especially in the nearby conservancies.