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Amboseli National Park

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Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

this is the place to see elephants!! many herds, small and large. They love the wetlands that Amboseli offers.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amboseli is special in many respects - the view of Kilimanjaro, the contrast of the grey, dry and desolate landscape with the green swamps, full of wildlife right next to the barren savannah, the famous swamp elephants (there are many of them), the birds (pelicans,...More

Thank Kuno W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really lovely place to visit. Animals in abundance especially elephants and being a lover of them was in my element

Thank Olutravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic. See so much. Felt safe. Elephants. Seen lions. Antelope s. Good birds. Jackals. Hyenas . As we l for the park gates, we gave the masi Mara ladies our boots and clothes as they had nothing. All they wanted was pens and tooth brushes.si...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

since this park is smaller comparatively, the animals are easier to find. since this was our first stop, I was really fascinated and happy to see so many different animals in each of our safaris

Thank Vidya A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is small with a lot of Elephants plus good view of Mount Kilimanjaro and you can cover it in one day I can recommend every one to visit this place.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our afternoon game was amazing: several elephants, hippos, hyenas, gnus, etc. It is beautiful to see them in such splendid landscape. We could only see the Kilimanjaro for a few minutes - do not expect to see it all the time, it is usually covered...More

Thank Beatriz O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amboseli is a rather small park and an easy entry for safari beginners. Plenty of animals to see from the roads, great place to spot Elephants and Hippos. Cats are around but not an easy sighting.

Thank Edgar L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park has little in the way of shrubs and trees, so you are able to spot the animals from much further away than in the other parks we visited. We spent a whole day in this park and saw so much. Highly recommended

Thank cthomp127
Reviewed 1 week ago

Varied terrain, a multitude of wildlife, great lodges, enjoyable game drives, great park to explore Kenyan wildlife

Thank Ian C
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Response from rod w | Reviewed this property |
I took some great pictures with that sized lens, a Nikkon on fine definition. Am really pleased with the photos. Rod W
19 August 2016|
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Response from Nimisha P | Reviewed this property |
Only tour opeartor I am aware of is Pollman's. They may have it we used them from NBO to Ambosli. Pollman's drivers were very friendly and well knowlegble
12 August 2016|
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Response from FJ2205 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You can only visit the park with a guide/driver, equipped car or van. No step out of the car during the game view is allowed. I did not see any private car. There are many operators around. Entrance fee is 70$ per... More
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