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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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A smaller game park

Amboseli is much more smaller than Massai Mara Park. The roads to Amboseli from Nairobi is very good and smooth. It is more for elephants, girafee and Mt. Kilimanjaro. We saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amboseli is much more smaller than Massai Mara Park. The roads to Amboseli from Nairobi is very good and smooth. It is more for elephants, girafee and Mt. Kilimanjaro. We saw many elephant herds and infants and a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the morning. The sunset and sunrise of Amboseli are great !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is one Park which has practically no jungle. As a result sighting the wild life is that much easier. If you are lucky, you may spot all the Big 5 here except Rhinos. Don't miss a visit to Masai village and Observation Hill inside the Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

African Elephants are giant, and to see them at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro could be very fascinating. Beautiful place to see birds and elephants mainly. There are many other animals but what I look for at Amboseli are those two. Mount Kilimanjaro view from Amboseli is breath taking. Park is accessible from Nairobi with a very good road and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a fantastic place, the views, the flora and fauna and the fabulous animals all living together alongside each other....they rely on one another eg you will see giraffe ambling along and then after they pass you see herds of zebra walking in their tracks....the giraffe look out for the lions as they are so tall and can see further... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This one was the first one we visited in Kenya. We saw many zebras, wild beasts and so on. That's also the first place where i saw lion. Since it's own by government, it's very well organized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Amboseli has such amazing scenery and an abundance of wildlife. When Mt. Kilimanjaro is clear of clouds, the view is unparalleled. We loved every minute of our time in the park. Our only negative was with the Kenya Wildlife Service, which seemingly randomly changed their policy unannounced such that vehicles can only reenter once on a 24 hour ticket -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great place. Great view of the Kilimanjaro!! The way animals share the place with the others is something human beings should learn..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fantastic park. Tons of elephants, many babies. Could not see much of Mt Kilimanjaro, but apparently that is the norm for this time of year. Loved watching the animals soaking in the marshy areas- they certainly love the wetter seasons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The park is a flat park with only one outstanding hill area. It has many animals on the plains including all of the "Big 5", although we did not see a leopard. The views of Mount Kilimanjaro are great - especially in the late afternoon when the clouds lift. There were a number of vehicles in the park, but not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a nice park to visit where you can see many Animals including all big five.Amboseli is known as a Magic view of Kilimanjaro.Invite all tourist to visit this place and see all attraction inside the park.

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Address: Mageso Chember, Mazzanine Floor | Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Amboseli Eco-system  >  Amboseli National Park

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