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Amboseli National Park

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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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Nature at its best

Good place for elephant lovers. but there are very few lions but we did spot one lioness on our game drive early morning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Nakuru, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The perfect place to go to see Elephants. However I went there during the rain season so I missed out on seeing all the animals you normally can see there when its dry and its the only source of water. Good place for elephant lovers but because of the many elephants that are there it is great open plains (as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good place for elephant lovers. but there are very few lions but we did spot one lioness on our game drive early morning.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There was nothing to dislike about this park. We were there at the time when there were infant animals and it was so fun watching them cavort around each other and their mothers. There were SO many animals that you could go miles without ever seeing an empty view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This park is well known for its elephant conservation program and you can see large families of them roaming the park and its swamps....also, hippos.....love the hippos!

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

One can never get enough of Amboseli National Park no matter the number of times you go there...am proud it's part of my country's heritage. It was an amaizing place for my family and I to be, Easter break 2015. Waking up to the glorious Mt Kilimanjaro. The community is great. Elephants, elephants, elephants and more elephants....*nostalgic*....ooohhh did I mention... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Mt Kilimanjaro rises spectacularly over the Tanzania plain with stunning views from most parts of the park. Vehicle access is strictly limited to defined park roads which are relatively few in number. As a consequence patience is required to anticipate the direction where animals are walking to get up closer. (The Maasai Mara allows for much closer vehicle access.) Elephants... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Largest conservancy of elephants but we saw many other animals as well. Observation hill is a great place to start. Take your lunch and your camera - relax and enjoy the view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Our first time to visit Amboseli National Park after Tsavo West National Park, the difference between the two parks was quite significant. Tsavo West NP has abundance trees and bushes, therefore spotting the animals can be difficult. However the Amboseli NP is on wide open field and spotting of animals is much easier. The plus of Amboseli is the background... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wow! What an experience. Herds of the most amazing, beautiful elephants that I have ever seen - in family groups of 30+ enjoying their time in the deep swamp water. The smaller groups of bulls are enormous, even from the distance of our vehicle. Saw lots of other grazing animals in huge herds. Not crowded. And not forgetting the majestic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Granted, the tree was horizontal, but it still was an impressive sight. Lots of game, and not too crowded.

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