Backdrop of a snow-capped Kilimanjaro

Africa's highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m), may rise from the soil of Tanzania, but the best views of this soulful mountain are from Amboseli National Park across the border in Kenya.

The elephants of Amboseli include among their ranks some of Africa's largest tuskers, and nowhere else on the continent can you draw quite so near to the largest land animal on earth. Put the two together - the elephant set against the backdrop of a snow-capped Kilimanjaro - and you have perhaps the signature image of the African safari.

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