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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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So many animals to see

We had a wonderful guide, Evans, that knew just where to take us for the best sightings! It was the trip of a life time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful guide, Evans, that knew just where to take us for the best sightings! It was the trip of a life time.

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We went to two parks - Amboseli and Tsavo West and Amboseli was much better in terms of the amount and variety of wildlife that we saw. Amboseli is known for the number of elephants and it is absolutely true! Who knew that elephants liked to play in the swamp? Watching their family dynamics was mesmerizing. We were also lucky... More 

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I spent a half-day touring Amboseli and what can I say? It was spectacular, with elephants, giraffes and other wildlife easy to see. Lots of opportunities for taking photos and I got some excellent pics. The location is only 4 hours or so from Nairobi and has so much to offer, it can be enjoyed even for a short visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large groups of elephants, lions with cubs, giraffes, birds (and we thought we didn't care about birds).

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Game drive with knowledgeable guide a plus....if you like elephants, don't miss this! Good start for the Big Five here. More easily accessed than some other parks, but not a tourist crowd....glad that it is not saturated with tourists, but don't know why.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First you need a local guide or someone who know the area. The roads are well maintained, and the animals are easy to spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course it depends on the day what animal you get to see but we were always lucky. Definitely requires a driver who knows the tracks and the reserve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our initial plans for going on a safari in Kenya did not include Amboseli National Park. Our large group of nine was so pleased that we were able to visit this amazing place. Elephant families walked right in front of our vehicle. Zebras, ostriches, hippos, wart hogs, and gazelles abound. We even saw lions, including a pride of nine on... More 

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Great place to visit if you love elephants. Get to watch elephants at close range together with the rest of the big five. On a good clear day you get to amaze at the wonder that is Africa's highest mountain. Mt. Kilimajaro

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to spend the day. No shortage of wildlife, and great views. The park is huge and the drive is stunning.

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