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Address: Mageso Chember, Mazzanine Floor | Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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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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If you love elephants ... this is where to come

One of the "smaller" parks, Amboseli is an absolute JEWEL to visit. Herds and herds of elephants - all with small calves, will make you smile. Animals tend to be habituated to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the "smaller" parks, Amboseli is an absolute JEWEL to visit. Herds and herds of elephants - all with small calves, will make you smile. Animals tend to be habituated to the cars, so they will walk around you closely if you remain quiet and still. The park itself was quite green this year from all the rain. Amboseli... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amboseli is a great park to visit for a couple of days. It has different surroundings, like dry savanne, marshlands, wooded area. That's why you can see many different animals.

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Thank Linda393
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is amazing with Kilimajaro view. High number of elefants. You can see lions, cheetahs, hippos and many many more.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited this park 3 times over a decade, and it is always a great treat. Game drives in the AM and PM offer views of elephants and a wide range of bird life. Lions may be signed too, but are not as easily viewed as in other locations in Kenya.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a specialist photography safari, this park promised large numbers of elephants and did not disappoint. A great place to begin a Kenyan safari, I was firstly amazed at the wide open spaces and then the variety of animals that just seemed to wander around without a care in the world as they roamed around our vehicles. We were lucky... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park had a lot to see. we were able to spot varieties of animals, most animals were concentrated in the swampy area near oltukai lodge. the big elephants, birds species and the perfect view of mount Kilimanjaro. I simple terms the park is worth to visit.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a small park can be done in a day.....its a granted to see elephants giraffes zebras gazelles buffaloes;but you will have to search a lot for lions for example.........the weather is excellent....the landscape is wonderful.....mt Kilimanjaro is clear in the morning

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amboseli is a small park compared to the Masai mara, but its indeed a lovely place to be, many times i have taken my clients, they report excellent feedback. In Amboseli, be sure you will get a sight of elephants (many) gazelles, zabras, lions, i cant forget when i sighted lions hunting a giraffe, it was breath taking, some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amboseli is a very hot and dusty place but well worth the visit. We went to see elephants and were not disappointed. While out on safari we saw a herd of elephants coming toward us so our driver stopped and we waited. The herd walked right toward us and split as they walked around our land rover. The guide estimated... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amboseli was one of three places we visited (the other two were Lake Naivasha and Masaii Mar) and I actually think it was my favourite for one reason alone - the elephants! The behaviour of the elephants was amazing to observe and it was awesome to see them moving across the land in such vast numbers.

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