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Amboseli National Park

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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If we were to recommend only one national park to visit in Kenya, it would definitely be Amboseli! You get it all there: Kilimanjaro, elephants, giraffe, zebra, flamingos, as well as an extremely friendly Maasai village!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jessica s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for an overnight because it takes 6 hours one-way to drive from Nairobi. Top class hotels abound just outside the park gates. You'll want at least 2 hours for safari in the park. What a thrill to see elephants, hippos, zebras, wildebeests, warthogs, giraffes,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of eighteen travelers from Canada, commencing our safari experience. Our lodge was at the base of Mount Kilamanjaro, a stunning viewfinder. We were surrounded by swamp lands so the animals congregate here for the water: we saw hippos, wildebeest, zebras, gazelles,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Fred G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must visit when in Kenya . So different compared to Maasai Mara . First a bit smaller and hence you get a chance to actually see some of the wildlife closer . Can be done as a day trip or longer by staying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sharkalchog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thousands of flamingos, elephants, wildebeests, thomson gazelles, baboons, and zebras - giraffes, hippos, and hyenas too! Everywhere I looked there were hundreds of animals. No animal-spotting skills necessary. I have never seen anything like it, and no description I can provide would adequately capture the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank waverider681
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good mix of rains and dry season, has turned the park into a small Paradise. Plenty of animals, Elephants, Wildebeest, Zebras, Buffalo's and even Lions are easy to spot. The shallow lakes have attracted millions of birds including Flamingos and Pelicans.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amboseli is like a big zoo. It is not too big but big enough to spend a wonderful day wandering around in a Jeep.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A better place with numerous sightings, i always visit this place with my clients who book with with me, surely it never fails to impress

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled through this park for 2 days in a row and saw a large number of animals. Especially the elephant families were impressive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great National park with many animals. The attention is the many families of Giant Elephants in the park. Mt Kilimanjaro is well visible from the park in a clear sky.

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 5, 2018|
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Response from rraaymakers | Reviewed this property |
We booked our Safari through a group out of Nairobi called Odyssey safaris, please see my review of the Safari group they are excellent
Jade M
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Derek A | Reviewed this property |
I have just been and malaria tablets are not available in Thailand so I risked it and was ok.
May 23, 2018|
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Response from kavas08 | Reviewed this property |
It is quite a long trip to do in one day, t/r. I suggest you stay over night. We contacted Phelissa Tours & Travels and they were very helpsome. They arranged with a driver who picked us up, took us to Amboseli and took us... More
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Calgary, Canada
Groupon African safari (5 Replies)
We are interested in a current Groupon for an Africa safari with Africa Answers- I've read some very favorable reviews on different African destinations and was hoping to get some input on the following gaming areas: Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru Nat. Park and Masai Mara- also, we are targeting mid March- would this be a good time of year to see lots of wildlife in these parks? Tks! Robin
October 21, 2012|
Response fromazbuceadora|
This is the South Africa forum--you're looking at Kenyan parks.
Monteagle, Tennessee
First Trip (1 Replies)
My sisterinlaw and I are going on our first trip to Africa. Boy, are we excited. Has anyone used Elderhostel before? We will be flying into Nairobi and then 2 nights; safari van to Amboseli National Park, 3 nights; flight and safari van to Lake Nakuru National Park, 3 nights; safari vehicle and flight to Maasai Mara, 3 nights; fly to Nairobi, departures. Note: Programs in 2007 spend one night in Nairobi, two nights in Lake Nakuru National Park, and two nights in Sweetwaters Game Reserve....More
February 19, 2007|
Response frombwanadave|
I looked at the itinerary, and it is perfect. The lodges and hotels and camps are the same ones I used for years except I preferred the Serena at Amboseli. If the August or October departures work for you, those are the ones I would recommend. And the price is a great deal.
Bridget C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
first safari holiday - currency, how much to take?? (4 Replies)
I'm going on a 6 day safari to Kenya followed by 4 nights in Zanzibar in January. The safari element is full board, with the latter part of the holiday half board. What currency do I need to take and also I have no idea of the cost of things so am a bit clueless in deciding how much money to bring with me. I've seen posts advising to take cash out of ATMs but I'm wondering if I we have access to an ATM for large parts of the holiday. We stay one day/night in Nairobi on arrival, then the...More
October 19, 2015|
Response fromMark g|
After paying your safari extra cash you need for extra staffs it's depend with what you will be interested in if it's Visiting Masai Village, hot air balloon, buying handicraft, tipping, also if you will like to take drinks. The least you can have with you is 200-300$ This if you are not interested of hot air balloon safari. ATM are many in Nairobi