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Amboseli National Park

Mageso Chember, Mazzanine Floor | Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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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 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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

saw giraffe, elephant, grande giselle, jacket, mongoose, hyenas, buffalo and more. Birdlife was lovely too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I flew down from Nairobi to Amboseli with my girlfriend. First off, the flight itself is great, as you're in a small plane and get some amazing views. Amboseli itself was brilliant. When we landed we could see Kilimanjaro (which is something this place has over other parks). The tour guides were really nice and informative, and we saw everything... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Mt. Kilimanjaro feeds the largest population of elephants in the world which can be only be found in Amboseli

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Not sure why anyone would not love this park! Must be the glass half empty/half full thing. There is abundant wildlife... Zebra, giraffe, More elephants than we saw in the Mara. We stayed at Porini Camp on a conservancy but spent 1 full day in the park. I found it amazing!! I will hopefully be returning in June.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We had driven from Nairobi to Amboselli, and wow it wa sur first Safari experience in Kenya and was so amazing to see so much wildlife and with the elephants so close!

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Amboseli is small and compact, yet it contains an amazing amount of animals. It's specially well known for the elephants. And you see them by the hundreds. There are also countless zebras, wildebeests, hippos, giraffes, lions, among other species. The backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro makes the wildlife encounters even more dramatic. I personally think Amboseli is more beautiful and (at... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Not much to find fault with regarding Amboseli. It is one of the smaller parks and as such the game viewing is excellent. We hoped for and were rewarded with beautiful views of Kilimanjaro replete with animals in the foreground. Can't speak to the rest of the year, but for us in October clear views in early morning. clouds throughout... More

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Everywhere we looked, we saw huge herds of Elephants, Hippos, Zebras and Wildebeets. Also, boks, impalas, ostriches, hyenas and tons of birds. And, Mt. Kilimanjaro loomed over the horizon!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This park is all about the views and the elephants if you ask me. The most amazing part for us was the view on to of observation hill. Here you see the vast beauty of the park, the swamps and the elephants wading through them. Simply amazing! If you're lucky enough, you'll catch a glimpse of Kilimanjaro.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was our last stop on a two week safari and we saw a huge variety of wildlife - elephants, giraffe, zebra, mating hyena, lions, crested crane.....the list goes on all set against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro! A great way to finish an incredible holiday.

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