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Amboseli National Park

Mageso Chember, Mazzanine Floor | Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
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Owner description: Amboseli National Park is a photographer's paradise thanks to the abundant wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, rhinos, and buffalo roaming under the... more » Owner description: Amboseli National Park is a photographer's paradise thanks to the abundant wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, rhinos, and buffalo roaming under the shadows of majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak. With its large concentration of African elephants, Amboseli National Park is a fantastic choice for a truly breathtaking camping safari, in front of the world's finest photographic backdrop.Day 1 Amboseli National ParkDepart early from Nairobi, venturing south to the famed Amboseli National Park. Stop at your camp to enjoy lunch before beginning your safari in search of lions, elephants, rhino, and other large game, with "Kili" providing the ultimate photo backdrop.Venture south to the famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop. Amboseli covers only 392 sq km, though despite its small size and its fragile ecosystem the park supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). After lunch at your safari camp, spend the afternoon criss-crossing the park in seach of lions, buffaloes, elephants, rhino, cheetah, and of course the photo of a lifetime.A part of the park is composed of a dried-up lake bed which in the shimmering heat produces mirages. Swamps and springs, fed by underground rivers fromsafari camp, form permanent watering places for the wildlife through times of drought. The snows of Kilimanjaro form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. The park's best game drives are around the swamps and there is a fine lookout on Observation Hill which offers views over the whole of the park and beyond.Years ago this was the locale around which such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark spun their stories of big-game hunting in the wilds of Africa. In addition, the park that has been made famous by Cynthia Moss, the noted American naturalist and author who has one of the longest-running studies on elephants. You might even see some of the elephants that Cynthia has immortalized in her many books and award-winning film Echo of the Elephants.Day 2 Amboseli National ParkThis is your full day to enjoy Africa at its best - countless wildlife encounters through open plains spotted with flat-topped acacia trees. Before returning to camp, stop at a traditional Masai village for an optional visit to learn about the local Masai culture.This is your full day to enjoy Africa at its best - countless wildlife encounters through open plains spotted with flat-topped acacia trees. Before returning to your safari camp in the evening, stop at a traditional "Manyatta" (Masai village) for an optional visit to learn about the local Masai culture.Part of Maasailand, Amboseli National Park is thus the home of the Masai people, those tall, proud nomads whose legendary prowess in battle and single handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals has spread across the globe. Perhaps more than any other community in Kenya, the Masai have learned to live in complete harmony with their environment, and coexist and thrive together with the wildlife that surrounds them. The park is surrounded by Manyatta quickly built out of bent poles and sticks and plastered with cow dung and equally swiftly abandoned when the grazing is finished and the herds must move on.Day 3 Amboseli National ParkRise early for a final morning game drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the afternoon, where your safari ends. Rise early for a final morning game drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the afternoon « less
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Amboseli was quite quiet the day we went so we were not bothered by too much traffic. Highlight was he sighting of four cheetah, but we saw numerous elephant and hippo.

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Eymet, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Great place with large herds of elephant and giraffe, stunning scenery. Or though there are big cats there we sadly did not see any

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mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We visited Amboseli National Park in Jul14. We could see lots of giraffes, zebras, wild beast & above all the majestic African Elephants. Must visit for all animal lovers

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Pricy for foreigners ($90 each) but a great spot. Very easy to drive yourself around if you have a vehicle. You will see plenty of elephant and giraffe. The park is very open and visibility is excellent.TIP: buy your one day entrance ticket in the early afternoon. Drive around for 4 hours, go to your accommodation and then return for... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Late June was prime season for the elephants this year, so we were awestruck. Ostrich, hyena, cheetah,s you name it we saw it !

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning sightings, enjoyed every aspect of our visit to the park to see the wildlife. Elephants everywhere and also lions and cheetah, along with fabulous birdlife and other wildlife. Would definitely like to return one day, hoping to get a better view of Mt. Kilimanjaro which remained clouded over for our stay, except for a brief 10 minute glance... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I liked the Whole Safari. It was great!! The Elephants against Mt. Kilimanjaro backdrop!! The Landscape etc!!! Fantastic!! We say Lions, Buffaloes, Impalas, Giraffes, Warthogs, Thompsons Gazelles, Zebras, Ostriches, Lilac Breasted Rollers, Martial eagles, Augur Buzzard and many other Animals!!!

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

wonderful place to experience an African safari , much wildlife , a place to discover , a place to stay a few days

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Thrissur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best part is the majestic view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. There are so many animals both in numbers and variety that you are always engrossed with the sights that you see. We saw 3 of the big 5 as they say and without any effort.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You are sure not to be disappointed with a visit to Amboseli. We saw Cheetahs, antelope, zebras, water buffalo, giraffe and not to mention scores of elephant herds. It was too cloudy to see Mt. Kilimanjaro, none the less, the animal spotting did not disappoint. To watch the animals cross right in front of you is amazing. Make sure to... More

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