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Amboseli National Park

Mageso Chember, Mazzanine Floor | Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
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Type: National 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... 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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Maidstone Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This park is totally different to the other parks we visited. We had to look for the animals, here there are animals everywhere with the amazing view of Kilimanjaro. Quite a lot of water and swamps, nice to see a group of about 20 hippos one morning. I will be back, loved it.

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kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The park landscape view you can see a wider range of the park.While at the park you can see Mt Kilimanjaro and the the observation hill(view point)you can see a wider range of the park. Being in the desert,It sustains large number of the animals.At he swamp you will see Elephants,Buffalos and so many other animals.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The tremendous amount of elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeasts, cape buffalo were worth visiting for, but the viewing of lions feasting topped all.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Kilimanjaro was the hugest mountain you can see from the park. It's really awesome if you can see it on a sunny day with no clouds in front of it. we saw hippos, jiraffes, elephants, and a lion hunting a gacel :O that was the great moment of our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We booked a 3 nights safari with African Sermon Safaris in Kenya and were amazed at how beautiful the park is. The majesty of Mt Kilimanjaro as the backdrop with largest herds of elephants was so great an experience for us. It was nice having great views of the African highest peak and its snow caps which formed the highlight... More

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Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had traveled to Amboseli together with my husband and our 3 children on 20-22 Sept 2014. I was speechless.......what a beauty !!! The view of the endless savannah,thousands of zebras ,gazelles and wildebeests , herds of elephants and cape buffalos , giraffes is breathtaking !!! I saw many hyenas .....but not one cheetah or lion. I guess we where... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a small national park, only 390 square kilometers, but has a good population of elephants, and the bird life around the swamp areas is fantastic. Well worth a visit, but I would not plan for more than two days in the park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Asili Adventure Safaris organized a fantastic safari that exceeded our expectations in many ways. This was a 16 day private Safari in Kenya and Tanzania (Aug 2014) for 4 people. I spent many hours on the web and many emails searching for the right safari company so there is no need for you to do the same. This is the... More

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helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Maaliskuussa gnut varsoivat ja gepardillakin oli pieniä poikasia, joille se opetti saalistusta - gnun poikasella! On march the gnu-antelopes foals and also the cheetahs had small cubs - the mother tought how to get food - the target was a baby-gnu! Elefatteja, virtahepoja, seeproja, kirahveja ja sarvikuonoja. Amboselissa on ne kaikki. Elephants, hippos, zebras, giraffes and rhinos. In Amboseli you... More

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Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Amboseli National Park provides everyone who has the fortune to visit with an absolutely memorable experience The swamps were a big surprise for me with such a variety of animals taking advantage of the water and food source. Not to mention the majesty of Mt Kilimanjaro as the backdrop

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