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Amboseli National Park

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Address: Amboseli National Park 4139 _00200, Kenya
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Amboseli National Park is a photographer's paradise thanks to the abundant...

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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Great Reserve with Massive Numbers of Elephants

Amboseli National Reserve is another one of those great animal viewing parks in Kenya. Known for its elephant population and hundreds of species of birds, it does not let you... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amboseli National Reserve is another one of those great animal viewing parks in Kenya. Known for its elephant population and hundreds of species of birds, it does not let you down. Dozens of herds of elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, antelope, lions are majestic. The bird population of birds, cranes, eagles are a sight to see. Another once in a lifetime... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have visited the Park and we were certainly not disappointed. The Park seems to be ever changing and we have seen a lot of game both times - not 'on tap' but have just come across wonderful sights and the highlight was the number of elephants with young. Kilimanjaro is an 'illusive lady' but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a couple of days. We saw so many animals, just beautiful. Would definately recommend visiting as the grounds are vast, lots of different animals and with Kilamonjaro in the background too! The only thing we didn't like was people selling stuff at the entrance and being very persistent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Amboseli National Park, in Loitoktok, offers a perfect view of Mount Kilimanjaro and could well be said to be the home of elephants. It was such a treat to watch them troop near our hotel, Ol Tukai Lodge, in such large families. Bird watchers will love the park, dotted with swampy springs. It was a treat to see a... More 

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Mamas and babies galore. Nothing like seeing a family walking in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. Also saw baby hyenas - so cute.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amboseli is relatively small, but rich, concentrated and abundant in wildlife. Variety is practically complete, minus rhino. Best place of all for elephants. Diversity of landscapes and habitats. A touch of humanity with the local maasai. Best view of Kilimanjaro. Beautiful, besides, the lodge was excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw a lot of wildlife and a spectacular sunset. The tail-end of the migration of Wildebeest, lions, elephants etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful little national park. The beauty about the park being small is that the animals are concentrated so you get to see a lot of them without trying so hard to look for them. In an evening or an early morning drive, you will get to see plenty of animals especially Elephants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like elephants you'll love it here, the swamps attract a lot of different animals and are easily reached

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice park were we finally met with a hippopotamus. Furthermore we've spotted all other Safari animals, but did not see predators like the big cats.

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