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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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Largest conservancy of elephants but we saw many other animals as well. Observation hill is a great place to start. Take your lunch and your camera - relax and enjoy the view!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Largest conservancy of elephants but we saw many other animals as well. Observation hill is a great place to start. Take your lunch and your camera - relax and enjoy the view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our first time to visit Amboseli National Park after Tsavo West National Park, the difference between the two parks was quite significant. Tsavo West NP has abundance trees and bushes, therefore spotting the animals can be difficult. However the Amboseli NP is on wide open field and spotting of animals is much easier. The plus of Amboseli is the background... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wow! What an experience. Herds of the most amazing, beautiful elephants that I have ever seen - in family groups of 30+ enjoying their time in the deep swamp water. The smaller groups of bulls are enormous, even from the distance of our vehicle. Saw lots of other grazing animals in huge herds. Not crowded. And not forgetting the majestic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Granted, the tree was horizontal, but it still was an impressive sight. Lots of game, and not too crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The park is teaming with game. Every picture seems to have Kilimanjaro is the background. This is one of my favourite parks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Saw four out of the big five here. All the more impressive with Mt. Kilimanjaro lurking just over your shoulder. This would be a fine place to come for a time-constrained (e.g., weekend) safari. But it would be a mistake to characterize the whole safari experience by a visit to this park alone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This was the last of five parks that I saw on a safari and it was the second-least impressive. However, if this is your only chance to see game (at least for now), take it. You will see many of the standard animals, but no rhinos, and the cats can be rare. Large families of elephants can be seen here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Between landing on the dirt airstrip and reaching our Camp, Tortilis, we saw newborn Wildebeests, Thompson gazelle, Cheetah, Zebra, Bat eared Fox, Lion w/a kill, Egyptian geese, Blue Heron, Egret, Elephant, Python and well, you get the picture. This park lets you get so close to the elephants, you can hear them chew and see them blink. No 'off roading'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It is good for taking picture with Mt. Kilimanjaro. Many spices you can see such as elephant , zebra, hippo, impala and lion in Amboseli National Park and you can climb the small hill to overlook lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Think Jurassic Park and the show Wild Kingdom coupled with the awe that only Mother Nature can provide and you will be one fifth of the way there. This is a once in a lifetime experience for some. It won't be for me. I am going back. Make sure you get a guide. It is worth it. This is a... More 

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