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Trust Building Moi Avenue, 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 yesterday

Just amazing to see so many different animals in their natural habitat -- we got to see 4 out of the "Big 5" in Amboseli, along with many many others.

Thank SoloNYer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as big or as teeming with wildlife as Masia Mara, but still a great place to see animals, especially elephants, hippos and birds. The elephants so obviously enjoy the swamps, it's a treat to see them in action. Great views of wildlife with Mount...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Above is Mt Kilimanjaro which supplies the water to area. Can be very dry area, but still has plenty of Zebras, wildbeests , buffalo and gazelle. Elephants are a problem for their remaining tree population. They tear down protective fences since they are so large....More

Thank mbrandin
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first safari and we loved it so much. We saw a lot of giraffes, elephants, fighting hippos, hunting lioness. Great views, unforgettable. Kilimanjaro is best seen in the morning so get up early!

1  Thank Tasta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated near Mt kilimanjaro, amboseli national park is such a nice place to visit with friends or family. Huge Elephants in the park is something to admire. There are also many Zebras, wildbeests , buffalo and gazelle. My trip with friends was amazing!

Thank musyoki1289
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amboseli was the final stop on our 9 day safari, so although we were starting to lose our enthusiasm Amboseli offered us a unique experience nonetheless. The terrain is quite marshy so I was able to capture many pictures of elephants and other animals wallowing...More

1  Thank ctgledhill24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park has a much different feel from Samburu, Shaba, and Masai Mara. It is flatter; however, we were able to see many elephants in the marsh along with hippos and we saw a pride of 14 lions. It is a beautiful place to watch...More

2  Thank Rainie321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected Amboseli to be lush and green but was surprised to see a terrain much like a desert. Miles & miles of dry, parched earth without a tree in sight. However, some parts of the park, offer refreshing views with plenty of palm trees...More

Thank Rochelle R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, this one impressed me probably the most, wild nature, great distance, huge portion of animals, wide distances, Kilimanjaro at the top, wow.

Thank izret
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is semi dry with many kinds of animals predominantly the elephants are the most in this park...its rare to spot a lion in this park for they are not many but we got the privilege to see.some after a kill...the best time for...More

Thank Linda O
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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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