Getting out of the safari car is a big no-no as a general rule, so the ability to do so is a special thrill. Observation Hill in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park provides an opportunity to walk for a few minutes and enjoy the views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the surrounding savanna.
In March, the return of rain to this part of the world transforms swathes of the park into marshlands. As a result, the calm experienced on top of Observation Hill is regularly broken by the calls of dozens of hippos in the surrounding waters.