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Amboseli National Park
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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 February 2, 2014

Firstly I would like to thank Transtrek safaris who organised this trip and Richard our driver. We stayed at a lodge called Sentrim. The safari was well organised and we saw an abundance of wildlife but seeing the african elephants with their babies sparked emotions I never thought I had! The views were breathtaking and I felt that I would never sleep for fear of missing something!When you see stuff like this on TV you miss out on the noises and the smells that all add to the ambience of this unique experience. In other words, I loved it!

Thank Jo A
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

This was my first safari of three and it certainly was a fatastic introduction. The buzz from the first elephant spot lasted all day. It was quite lush at this time of year and they certainly seemed to be enjoying all the fresh grass and the hippos were lounging in deep water holes. There were so many animals it would be easier to list the ones we did not see. There were five of us and a driver Richard and a experienced spotter Peter. It certainly helped as we would not have seen many of the animals without their experience. A big thank you to the Transtrek Safarai team who organised it for us, I had forgoten my binoculars but they had several spare sets - it is things like this which really helped the whole vacation. Mt Kilimajaro spent most of the time hiding behind clouds - but it did emerge a couple of times - beautiful snow cap.

Thank oliverpervasive
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

When we saw the mighty Kilimanjaro from Amboseli for the first time when the day light stuck,
we were amazed.
It was abolsutely breaktaking and an early morning safari is must have. While on safari, you will
enjoy the amazing view of kilimanjaro, an opportunity to see the elephants, gazzells, wild beests
and ofcourse lions. It is a huge park and 2 safaris a day is must. Go early in the morning and one in the evening.

1  Thank Shantanu M
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

The number of different animals in this park was fascinating - our guide was able to find them and relate s o much really interesting information about the life in the park - good to see conservation in action

Thank Vicki S
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had the most wonderful experience in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The animals were terrific and our tour guide was beyond terrific. We saw lion, giraffe, zebra, rhinoceros, gazelle, elephant, monkeys, etc...... If you have the chance.....GO

Thank DrTedV
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