This is where you get the photo of big tusked elephants with the backdrop of the world's highest free-standing mountain, Kilimanjaro. Easy to reach, and compact enough to be explored in 2 days. Only a few camps to choose from which are mostly on private conservancies neighbouring the park, with a range of levels of luxury. Kenya.
Best time: January - February, and June - September
Access: Charter from Nairobi or other reserves (45 mins) or an easy and picturesque drive from Nairobi (2.5 hrs)