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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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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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Such a spectacular place

Couldnt quite believe how beautiful this place was. It had all the features of many different terrains in the one park. We saw so many animals as well as flamingos which was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely time and enjoyed the drive around Amboseli, however there are not that many roads or tracks through the park, making it difficult to spot animals especially near the lake. The flamingos for example are extremely far from the road and thus almost impossible to see anything more than a layer of pink!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Couldnt quite believe how beautiful this place was. It had all the features of many different terrains in the one park. We saw so many animals as well as flamingos which was a surprise. The park was just beautiful.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most scenic and photogenic park with great views of mt Kilimanjaro and lots of elephants to see...

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice park and our first in the Safari. Although we did not see all of big 5, in fact, only 2 out of 5, we saw many other animals and birds. You do not need to drive a long way to see them. They are abundant. You can see the kilimanjaro mountain and take picture with it... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small, less visited national park in Kenya. The park is most famous for the views it offers of Africa's highest peak, the Kilimanjaro. Although the cloud cover will often conspire to deny you the pleasure. The park itself is well worth the visit and offers stunning and varied environments, from dry grassland to marshland. A part from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to see wild elephants! Very nice flat roads and many bird watching opportunities. Kilimanjaro in the background, just makes it a photographers dream.

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Iselin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many elephants in this park , that there are every where. We show hippos, lions, elephants, so many different birds including flemingos, hyenas and other animals. So lion chase hyenas.

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifull and amazing Park! Unforgetable moments, absolutey breathtaking... Is a National Geopgraphic alive! Thanks Bongo Safari!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful environment, great views, and an amazing variety and quantity of animals. It is a must-see in Kenya!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were thrilled to see so many elephants!Having been to Nairobi National and then Masai Mara, this was our first visit with the elephants. They were just stunning.

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