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“Elephants”

Amboseli National Park
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Day Trip to Amboseli National Park 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
Nairobi, Kenya
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“Elephants”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

You get to see elephants up close and if you are at the park at around midday, there is a central swamp where they tend to congregate to take a dip.

Visited May 2013
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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“amazing amboseli!”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

I travelled from Nairobi to amboseli by road and its so amazing how short the distance is because the road is so good.The safari was so good since we had the best accomodation in oltukai lodge and we also got a chance to see big herds of elephants in large numbers...i mean,i have never seen so much of big animals like the elephants.am so glad to have taken the safari...Thanks to a tour company in Kenya Wildgate safaris because they had the best guides throughout the safari.wow!

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Elephant heaven”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

You want to see elephants come here.
We were surrounded at one point by 42 elephants, an amazing experience just watching them at ease around our jeep.

Visited April 2013
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Nairobi
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“Animals and Kilimanjaro perfect combination”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We decided to try out our camping equipment and took a drive from Nairobi to Amboseli. We were surprised at how good the roads were all the way to the park. Plenty of elephant, beautiful birdlfe, lots of buck and hippo out of the water. Kilimanjaro was covered by cloud all day and then at about sundowner time the clouds moved off and what a magnificent sight. Will most definitely visit again, there are some nice lodges, but the camping was great.

Visited April 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Elephants everywhere”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Amboseli lived up to the hype of being full of large elephants and an amazing view of Mt Kilimanjaro. The park is large and can take at least two game drives to cover it all. There werent any giraffes or rhinos when we were there. Otherwise the animal variety was great.

Visited April 2013
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