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“The parks biodiversity”

Amboseli National Park
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$250.00*
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Amboseli national park day tour from Nairobi
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$362.00*
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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 November 11, 2013

The uncountable herds of elephants.The only place you can see these majestic creatures at close range and even crossing the road in front of your car.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

You really need to go there. There is thousands of animals.... we sw them all except Rhinos. Don't miss that park. It's all in the open so it's easy to see the animals.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Day 8 & 9 of my East African Safari We left Masai Mara at 7.30am and arrived at Amboseli Serena Lodge in time for lunch in the afternoon we went on our first game drive The animals are amazing. We where lucky to witness a cheetah mum with 4 cubs as mum tried, although unsuccessfully to catch dinner, due to the cubs intervention. Saw hyenas, elephants ,birds so many birds, ostriches,
Visited a Masai village and school The school is a one room shack on a cement floor built from donations by my guide and drivers. There where maybe 30 kids in this shack with a blackboard in front and weathered ABC and numbers on the back wall. Not all children had shoes but they where only to happy to show you what they had learnt.
Just a note of warning after the school one is directed to the market where the items of jewellery made by the women are for sale .No pressure but you need to barter and be firm.
The next amazing sight was to see the snow capped peak of Mt Kilimanjaro for the first time .The snows from the mountain where melting and the marshes below now became home to many wildlife and the buffalos and elephants loved it.
A day at the spa for elephants and buffalo is fun to watch as they roll and cover themselves with the mud.
I was also lucky to witness part of the migration as the wildebeest and zebra run and stir up the dust it is a sight to see and hear them talking as they run .
If you are thinking of including this in your itinerary do it.
Again my time at Amboseli National Pak is over and tomorrow I leave for the crater.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is on the Kenyan-Tanzanian border and offers unmatched views of Africa's Highest Mountain - Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park's ecosystem made of of savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Wildlife in Amboseli National Park

Wildlife that can be seen in Amboseli National Park include Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Plains Game, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine Prolific birdlife features 600 species

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The View of Mt.Kilimanjaro was great, the elephants were so many with the little ones and all.the overall game drive was also good

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