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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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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

In East Africa, this is the park where you catch the best view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, if you are lucky when there is no cloud cover. If you love photography, you might take one of elephants outlined in the shadow of this legendary volcano. Of course, the park is a great place for game drives also. A must-see!

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I liked in Amboseli because there is a big concentration of elephants as compared to other game parks and reserves in Kenya.The park is not bushy and this gives one a chance to see most of the wildlife clearly.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The best part about Amboseli is its proximity to Kilomanjaro---excellent view! The park was teeming with wildlife, especially Zebras & Elephants. We also saw several momma lions, birds, ostriches, water buffalo, and hyenas. Of all the parks we visited our thrills were more constant at Amboseli. It was very dusty there, so bring eye/nose/mouth protection.....and something to protect your camera... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The best timings to go to the park are in the evenings and early mornings when it's not too hot and chances of spotting a variety of wild life are high.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great views of the Kilimanjaro and open plains. Good also to go with your own car. If you are leaving Nairobi in the early morning you'll be there in 3 hours.

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Marburg, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lots of animals to observe and not too many other jeeps. With Kilimanjaro in the background there could not be a more gorgeous landscape ! Due to the swamps you can see elephants and other animals submerged in water and many, many different types fo birds. Because of all the water this park is greener than most others. A definite... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As I put in the title! 5 stars aren't enough for this incredible and amazing natural park! Go there go there and visit! Animals everywhere, simply beautyful! Colors here are leaving you without any word to add.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Hugging the Tanzanian border in south Kenya, Amboseli National Park is just northwest (and offering spectacular views) of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak and the world's tallest free-standing mountain. So rich in flora and fauna that it has been named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Amboseli's open savannah grassland habitat teems with wildlife, including elephants, lions, wildebeest, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, impalas,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This was our first stop of three reserves. ATMOSPHERE: The area is mainly flat with several high bluffs, volcanic rocks, dry beds, and plains which result in excellent game viewing. There are very few grassy areas compared to Lewa Downs. Mt. Kilimanjaro can often be seen. The climate in September was between 50° - 75°. The vehicle trails are fairly... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you are patient, and lucky, a trip to Amboseli is worth the views of Mt. Kilimanjaro alone. Often shrouded in clouds, we were lucky enough to have them evaporate for several hours each of the 3 days were were in the park. The park is abundant with wildlife, especially enormous herds of elephants. We saw plenty of other wildlife... More

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