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Amboseli National Park

Mageso Chember, Mazzanine Floor | Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
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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... more » 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 « less
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Amboseli National Park is wonderful if you love elephants this is the place to be. We saw heard of elephants with little cute babies walking, lying down, playing in water. It was amazing. Our Tour guide from JT (Julius Tact) whose owner is Julius Nzumbi made sure we never missed a thing. He knew facts about all the animals in... More

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I loved conversing and smiling with a baboon. It was calm, listening and focused like a an army General

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SYDNEY, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was part of our Kenyan six day safari. Accommodation was excellent. There was a viewing gallery and mout Kilamajaro'view was excellent. There were Rhino's , lions and other animals in plenty.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Brilliant, we really witnessed elephant interacting. The park has many diverse areas and wildlife in abundance, we saw many lions and hippos grazing all very close up. Did not expect to fall a little in love with Amboseli

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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Although there are many fantastic national parks and games reserves such as the great Mara, Samburu etc Amboseli is unique for its large herds of elephants which room around park beside other animal species including lions, zebras, buffaloes, leopards and many more others. A game drive against the backdrop of the majestic snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro Africa's highest mountain is... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you travel even a week into the rainy season in April, you may find most of the animals have migrated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amboseli is a very special place sitting within sight of Mt. Kilimanjaro and has an incredible amount of wildlife within a relatively small area and the animals are not shy.

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Arusha Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spend the whole day tracking animals in this wonderful park, offering a spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is known for its big elephants and other family of the ‘big five’ like Rhino,Lions and other numerous species of bird life.There is opportunity of photograph taking and there is Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially... More

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Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was surprised that the park seemed to be shared freely with rather large herds of cattle. It was the dry season, and local communities seemed to have access to the watering holes.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Cynthia Moss, the renowned elephant researcher has been studying elephants for 42 years from her base in Amboseli. We were lucky to meet her and have her share her observations on elephants- a huge highlight of our visit to Africa this year!

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