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Amboseli National Park

Address: Mageso Chember, Mazzanine Floor | Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Amboseli National Park is a photographer's paradise thanks to the abundant wildlife such as lions...
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Amboseli is the park for you! One of the smaller parks, Amboseli is home to literally thousands of elephants, and apparently most of them have calves this year. Watching the herd dynamics was fascinating and it was great to see and know how they are being protected from poaching in the parks.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

So worth it! And if you're lucky you might see the Kilimanjaro -we did! The landscape is plane and open, so you get a totally different feeling and view comparing to the Tsavo.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Beautiful scenery. Got some lovely photographs. Lots of animals. And with the right guide we got to see some cheetahs. It is quite hot and dry. The different tiers of park fees seems a bit unfair on tourists from overseas.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Elephants, Elephants Elephants. We seen everything apart from cats and rhinos. A great start to our safari journey. Our guide for the 5 days was exceptional. His knowledge of the animal, bird-life and the flora was second to none.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have asked Sunsplash safaris to quote on a 4 day trip from Nairobi to Amboseli, Stay away and spoiled my safari to Amboseli

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The road to Amboseli is fairly good so even if you don't have a proper four wheel...fret not. If you've been to Mara, the park feels a little like a cheat - the variety of animals is not great. It is however is easy to maneuver and you don't quite need a guide if you want to save the bucks.There... More 

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Here, one can get to see huge elephant herds and a number of them! Since a large part of it is grasslands, you can be sure that huge mammals will be seen easily.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I didn't really know a lot about Amboseli before we arrived as my friend had pushed to come here to see elephants. If you come here, you will see elephants and you'll get really close to them - we spent our first night, sat metres away watching a herd of elephants eating as the sun set with Kilimanjaro in the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After flying in to Nairobi and staying a night, we took a charter to Amboseli. The stunning Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. One of the best feelings you'll have in life is spotting your first wild animal. The first were the Thomson's Gazelle. They are all over the park. After the Thompson Gazelle, we spotted Wildebeest. Then elephants. So many... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The park is gorgeous and well-maintained. You can get up close and personal with tons of elephants! Very lush and beautiful views of Mt. Kilimanjaro if you're lucky enough to be there on a clear day.

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