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Amboseli National Park

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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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Fantastic how this park changes from season to season. Can spend hours chilling and watching elephants mud bath in the swamps.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic how this park changes from season to season. Can spend hours chilling and watching elephants mud bath in the swamps.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our experiences with the large families of elephants enjoying the marshes. The only reason we gave this park 4 rather than 5 stars is the amounts of vehicles. We found in quite crowded at times, however, it is still worth a visit for the elephants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an excellent park with loads of wildlife to be seen with the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro always in the backdrop. The big minus is that along with the wildlife you see also a lot of cows, goats and sheep......... and also people!! This aspect really spoils the feeling of being truly in the wild.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amboseli marked the beginning of our much awaited Kenya trip and it was amazing!! The park is at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro and is fed mainly by snow melting from the mountain. On the way to the park you can spot giraffes ambling around with Mt Kilimanjaro in the background. The park is known for it's elephants and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mt Kilimanjaro is always in the backdrop. A swamp in the middle of the park provides year round water to an unbelievable number of animals. You don't have to look hard to see herds of everything. Beautiful and breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was on safari and coming from Masai Mara so this park was a pleasant surprise. I had not realized Masai Mara is not a national park but it becomes apparent when the two are compared. I prefer Amboseli. It is more tropical in flora and has much better maintained roads. We saw as many animals here and more elephants.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The park is a good place for a safari, you will get to see large herds of Elephants apart from other African wildlife . Its vast with vegetation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved, loved, loved Amboseli National Park. The views of the snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro are breath taking. Great wildlife viewing. We stayed at Amboseli Serena Lodge which was equally as wonderful. Great staff and relaxing patio great for viewing while enjoying a cocktail. Don't skip this park!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This park is ideal for Elephant; Hippo; Water Buffalo; Hyena and a large variety of birds. There are also plenty of Ostrich and animals too numerous to mention.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the park in December and saw everything we had hoped to see. When we arrived our first day, we got to the park around 4pm, so we weren't in the park for very long. Fortunately, the time we were there, we saw amazing things. It was raining up on the mountain, so we didn't see the top of... More 

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