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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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

We visited Amboseli and it's a cozy park with the background of Kilimanjaro. This is the closest av gotten to elephants.
The park is clean and the staff are wonderful.

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“An excellent Safari and Elephants were amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Park was great and the Safari with the many elephants including 4 familes totalling almost 100 was a highlight.

We also felt that there was perhaps less aggression amongst the many Safari vehicles , wanting of course to see all of the available animals .

Visited March 2014
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“Small but perfect.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

It is a beautiful little park, with plenty of animals to see. The main attraction is the elephants and the views of Kilimanjaro. We were lucky as we only spent one day here, but the clouds have lifted and we had a perfect view of the snow capped mountain. It's truly a breathtaking sight. We seen lots of elephants, even tiny baby ones, lion and her two cubs, giraffes, hippos, zebras, hyenas, jackal, wildebeest, gazelles, mongoose, lots of birds, its just too many to mention. If you ever get the chance go and visit it.

Visited April 2014
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Forget, Canada
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“Superb !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

We were absolutely astounded at the large numbers of elephants as well as other wildlife. Impressive would be an understatement.

In early April, the vegetation was quite high so we did not see any lions here, but plenty of things to keep us interested.

I think that perhaps another time of year with lower undergrowth may be better for animal spotting, but from the viewpoint of the elephant population (we saw groups of 50-60), we were completely spoilt.

Visited April 2014
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“Couldnt believe my eyes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

I had to keep pinching myself to believe what I was seeing was right in front of me..... spectacular....

Visited October 2013
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