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Amboseli National Park

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Address: Mageso Chember, Mazzanine Floor | Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
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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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Amazing best place ever!

Just amazing! This is just the best place on the planet and our favorite park to visit. breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro! It's a must see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just amazing! This is just the best place on the planet and our favorite park to visit. breathtaking views of Kilimanjaro! It's a must see!

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A nice park and full of animals. The very negative thing were the roads. Too wide, like highways for higher speedt, nothing to enyoj. The entrance fees is also very high, like for all the parks.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very nice park with an amazing view of Mt. Kilimanjaro when it is clear. A lot of game to spot because there is not a lot of vegetation. Sometimes you'll think you are in the setting of the Lion King.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well maintained conservation park with fantastic Elephants. hippos and hyena. Loved the views of Kilimanjaro and the sunset over the water ways.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

the park itself was okay, the wildlife was not nice as the Mara or Lake Nakuru or Samburu. If you love elephants, this is the place to see them. lots of them. the biggest thing this park has going for it is the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Worth going to just for that and do your major safari somewhere else.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I will recommend to visit this park as the first park on your safari tour. This park will give you glimpse of what to come with Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

One of the best parks to visit with a lot of animals. We have seen more than 100+ animals and more than 100+ birds. If possible I will visit yearly this park.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

First time I saw a cheetah chase and kill. I was excited as a child. I was glad to see so many elephant calves. It gave me hope that despite the poaching menace, there's some hope. I also saw a pride of 8 lions. To watch them from about 10 meters away was awesome.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We are residents in Kenya since a year and finally managed to visit the Amboseli national park. Coming with high expectations we were somewhat disappointed. Owing to that is also the fact that we visited the Massai Mara some 2 years ago and once you have seen the Mara it becomes difficult to match. However, even the Tsavo National Park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Not to be missed if in Kenya. The road is rough getting there, but it is worth it a hundred times over. We saw three of the big five the first day, and Kilimanjaro too! This park is large and full of African wildlife and beautiful birds.

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