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“stay until the last possible minute before dark”

Amboseli National Park
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$362.00*
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Day Trip to Amboseli National Park from Nairobi
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Amboseli national park day tour from Nairobi
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed March 11, 2013

park closes at dark. we were probably the last vehicle out and it afforded us incredible, truly incredible lighting and sunsets for pictures.

Thank puff j
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Spectacular views of Mt Kilimanjaro - the worlds tallest free standing mountain n the world! Tuskers abound as marching herds, playing in the swamps which are fed by underground streams. A lovely gazebo in the middle of the park is a lovely vantage point for photos and picnics!

Thank dharpuneet
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

It is a waste of time. There are no animals you cant see in other places. I prefer to stay in lake Nakuru or Maasai Mara where you can have full-time electricity, wireless internet and a wider variety of wildlife.

1  Thank wassim n
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Although it is fantastic to get a photo of elephant or giraffe against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro, this was the one part of our safari that was rather disappointing. The park has a large flat plain where ostrich, elephants and hyena can easily be seen - but not much else; it compared unfavourably with Masai Mara, Serengeti. Lake Nakuru and Ngorongoro.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

if you include masai mara in your safari no need to include amboseli park, because its long way ( 4 hours each way ) you will spend one night and all what you will see , you can see it in bigger in masai mara, well you can not see Kilimandjaro in masai mara, but again it is not granted in amboseli, it depends of the weather and clouds

Thank tarek n
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