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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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Bone rattling roads for two hours to get here. Disappointed in amount of wildlife but a plethora of birdlife. There are other parks that are easier to get to. Views of Mt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Bone rattling roads for two hours to get here. Disappointed in amount of wildlife but a plethora of birdlife. There are other parks that are easier to get to. Views of Mt. Kilamenjaro were wonderful.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I just love being out in the nature, and amboseli offers you that change, as you go to the view point in the morning and watch the game have their breakfast fill or meeting, and the clouds part to give you a sneak preview of Mt Kilimanjaro.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Amboseli National Park not only offers great game viewing but is also the place to go for the best views of iconic Mount Kilimanjaro. The world's tallest free-standing mountain actually rises just across the border in Tanzania but Amboseli has a postcard-perfect view of its snow-capped peaks, rising almost six vertical kilometres above the savannah. The best time to view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Amboseli National Park is a vast park teaming with wildlife and is spectacular because it is framed with the backdrop of the majestic stunning Kilimanjaro mountain. It offers the amazing Amboseli swamps with large herds of elephants and buffalos that relax, eat and play in the swamps. A favourite for me is having early morning breakfast watching this spectacle while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had three days here. The landscape was dry and parched and we were not sure how many sightings of larger animals we would see. BUT we spotted pions on each day, elephants swimming in the marshes, hippos cooling and a pack of hyenas devouring a kill. The backdrop of the mountain was lovely.his far surpassed our initial expectation.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I reserve has got lot of wildlife. Animals do come near the the lodges hence easy photos capturing. It has got good road network making the facility accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Lots of elephants, zebra, wildebeest, water buffalos, and birdlife. There aren't many lions but in 2 days we saw 8, which included a mother with 5 cubs eating a wildebeest. Roads are not well-kept and we got tired of the bumpy rides, but to see the animals that's what you have to put up with sometimes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Did not see as much wildlife as we expected but the picturesque Mount Kilimanjaro was breathtaking. The oasis at the park was also a good place to take photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited Amboseli with Micato Safaris. Absolutely magnificent. Unbelievable wildlife. Incredible location for seeing and photographing wildlife, especially elephants, but really just about anything you can imagine is here in abundance (excepts hippos and gorillas....). All with beautiful views of Kilimanjaro in the background. Micato Safaris was absolutely superb and created a trip for us that we will never forget. AAAAA+++++

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Amboseli the place to be,its soo amazing and attractive.i like everything there especially the services offered.all animals are available,birds species as well.visit with us jungle world adventures to know more of Africa.i enjoyed viewing mt Kilimanjaro and strolling around .all are welcomed

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