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Amboseli National Park

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Address: Mageso Chember, Mazzanine Floor | Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Description: Amboseli National Park is a photographer's paradise thanks to the abundant...
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
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Can't beat the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro

We were here during the time of year that Mt. Kilimanjaro is clearly visible during the day. There is nothing like seeing all the elephants and other animals with that in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We were here during the time of year that Mt. Kilimanjaro is clearly visible during the day. There is nothing like seeing all the elephants and other animals with that in the distance. The terrain is very varied here, from desert to lush swamp areas. Lots of animals; worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

You will see it all, in breathtaking volumes and herds. Close up elephants as they walk right next to the car. Lots of safari cars, and lots of dust from the roads. Take a bandana to cover your mouth and nose, but a beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We hit it lucky and saw lions crossing the road. Forgot to bring a good camera with zoom lens but didn't need it to great photos since all animals came up close to us or the other way around. Lots of elephant, zebra, gazelles, a few hyena's and of course the lions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were spoilt with elephants , hippos, lion, lionesses and Cubs, hyenas, cheetah, Water buffalo, wildebeest , Giraffe, Impala, ostriches, and loads of different birds . There were no Rhino and we saw no leopards but seeing all these , how could we complain

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Though we only had one day in Ambisoli, it was definitely worth it from the variety of wildlife and the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro from seemingly everywhere in the park. Seeing calving wildebeests, zebras and gazelles everywhere as well as giraffes, elephants, ostriches and a playful cheetah made for an excellent wildlife viewing experience. The park is well laid out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

When visiting the Amboseli National Park, you can never get bored at watching the amazing animals in their natural setting. The park is well protected and also ensures that the tourists don't disturb the animals. Rest assured you will see something different every time you go for a visit. We even had the opportunity to see a cheetah hunting just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited Amboseli National Park in December 2014 with our son and his family (wife, 16 year old daughter, 14 year old son, and 4 month old son). It was an amazing adventure. We stayed at KichwenTembo and were escorted throughout Amboseli daily. The guide was able to show us all the animals we could possibly want to see and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Elephants knee deep in the swamp , zebras crossing the road with kilimanjaro in the background , Hippos wandering about , an abundance of other African staples -- all add up to make this the one Park that could be the only one you need to visit to "know " Africa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The national park is tucked away in one corner of Kenya and hence has lesser visitors than Masai Mara. The park is open and one can spot animals even as one enters. This was our first stop in Kenya and we were very excited seeing the giraffes and zebras so close and in such large numbers. The park is well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Wonderful view of mt Kilimanjaro and life time interraction with massais in Amboseli. Plenty of elephants and scenic beauty of the landscape

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