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“A spectacular National Park”

Amboseli National Park
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Amboseli national park day tour from Nairobi
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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
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Amboseli National Park is famous for the big tuskers (elephants). If you love wildlife, you wont be disappointed here. Step off the plane at the little dirt airstrip or enter the park at the main gates and you will be awestruck by the number of animals that you see. The landscapes of the park are spectacular too. Kenya Wildlife Service do a great job of maintaining both the park and the wildlife here.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

If I had to describe the place in one word it would be 'Wow'! My first time visiting Africa & experiencing a safari was magical from the moment we landed at Amboseli National Park. The majestic sight of the African elephant walking past us followed by the lone Giraffe gazing at us, the Zebras, the Dikdiks, Impalas, etc. had us awestruck

The Amboseli Serena Lodge was comfortable, clean & staff welcoming! Since we arrived late in the afternoon an a la carte lunch was arranged for us before we checked in & left for our first Game drive. The beds are made in the evening with nice clean mosquito net covers & that assuaged our fear of having a sleepless night but Walla, there wasn't a siingle mosquito in sight!! Or were we just lucky?

Superb experience! The weather Gods were kind & our guide Mucheeri charming so the first leg of our 7 day trip started off on a great note & it continued! Definitely worth a visit to this National Park

Thank SheelaPi
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Plenty of elephants to see, amazing!
Monkeys are a bit of pest, but if refrain from feeding them and Masaai guards are always on hand to shoo them away.

Thank Thandi M
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

If you like elephants and hippos this is the place. Is a small park but herds of elephants and lots of hippos, as well gazelles, wildebeest, baboons, giraffes, etc. Had 2 cheetahs trying to have a gazelle for breakfast - they missed then but got it later. But missed the lions by 5 minutes :(. is close to Nairobi (an easy drive of 4-5 hours) so could do on a weekend. And got a good morning view of "the mountain".

Thank pboland666
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

we set on road to visit this place, amazing the elephant are at the heart of game park. see them moving in crowd . Kenya wild life service guards keeping security and eye to them for their safety and our safety , and imagine airstrip i still near by what a day

Thank arrowpest
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