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Observation Hill

SE Side of Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Great view of Amboseli lake and park

Must visit if you are in the park - it gives you birds eye view of the lake and the landscape. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NQTravel
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Brookfield, Connecticut
via mobile
Highest point of Amboseli National Park

Great spot for overlooking the swamps and the territory of Amboseli. If you get lucky you might be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ildiko I
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Munich, Germany
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SE Side of Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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+254 720 650869
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must visit if you are in the park - it gives you birds eye view of the lake and the landscape. It also has nicely done fact boards on Amboseli and it's inhabitants. We enjoyed taking pictures from up top.

Thank NQTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for overlooking the swamps and the territory of Amboseli. If you get lucky you might be able to spot the Mount Kilimanjaro. You can see hippos and elephants from above bathing in the cool swamp. Also there are some interesting boards with facts...More

Thank Ildiko I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot for watching animals through binoculars. Some information boards gives some facts about the park and its inhabitants.

Thank Varttisson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by to have our lunch and rest a bit after 5 hours of safari.The place itself is nothing special but the view is amazing we took great pics and enjoyed our meal with a view on those calm water where elephants and hippos...More

Thank Marco .
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a short easy climb up constructed stone steps to reach the lookout with good views. It has information on the park and its history on signboards. Otherwise this is a quick stop.

Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't really like to hill. We stopped there for lunch but there is not much to see. There is a washroom at the bottom. On the top is a viewing spot.

Thank Dutchy911
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Don't miss going to the hill too see where you have been! Delight in the majesty of our world. The climb was easily doable for a senior. Wish tourist would pick up their litter. If you go pick up a piece of trash and take...More

Thank Diva3inFrance
Reviewed 30 June 2017

When on safari in a national park you don't often get to walk but observation hill in Amboseli is one place you can you can walk up the hill with ease even if you are a bit decrepit like me because it has lovely wide...More

Thank joannapickford
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A good vantage point to see all before you, elephant, hippo, flamingos, over the swamp and the arid pastureland around. Observation building has many informative presentations laid out for you to read.

Thank rod w
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Observation hill is in Amboseli National Park. It is a bit of a walk up there and very windy at the top. You can see the entire park in all directions from there and there are some real good picture spots.

Thank Chris J
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