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Amboseli National Park

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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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Trust Building Moi Avenue, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Amboseli National Park for three days and two nights in July 2018. Saw so many and I mean so many elephants that I forgot the counts. Also we were lucky enough to see more then eight lions at three different locations. Were also fortunate...More

Thank Pravin_Patel-Atlanta
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently visited Amboseli National Park as part of our 3 night Gamewatchers Safari at El Selenkay Conservancy. It was a great day out seeing all the various game co-existing together. There were hundreds of elephants, zebra, flamingoes and so much more! We even saw...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The park was a wonderful introduction to our trip to Kenya. This park was wonderful....as were each of the others. The wildlife is amazing, both variety and the evident fearlessness of their viewing of all the visitors in Vans. Amazing.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is really easy to spot a lot of game in this park. You will see zebra, elephants, wildebeest, hippos, numerous birds, lions, gizells. You can also visit a Masai Mara village too, which was an authentic experience.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amboseli national park is a must see. It's grasslands make it very easy to spot animals. Tuskers are in abundance, everywhere in the park. We saw 400+ in 2 days. We also got to see lions, hyenas, zebras, wildebeest, buffalos, giraffes, hippos etc. The swamp...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extreem large park which houses 1500 elephants, 50 lions, 8 cheeta’s, many hippo’s and much much more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last park on our safari, and it did not disappoint! There were always a plethora of animals out in the park, and many were often close to the road/vehicles, which is always nice for better photos. Some of my best shots were...More

Thank Colin B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw no shortage of elephants in Amboseli National Park during our game drive. A herd of 50 elephants crossed in front of our vehicle and dosed themselves with dust along the way. Amazing experience. Also witnessed some ostriches mating 🙈

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of elephants and wildlife, however no big cats were seen in the park. superb view of Kilimanjaro on a good day

Thank John M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Amboseli national park and staying at Tortilis Camp is simply spectacular. You will see amazing sights of elephants with Mt.Kili in the backdrop.

Thank UtsavManjari
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Hi I travelled last month for a week ...there are different type and course of tablets. For me Dr. prescribed to take 1 tablet / week ... need to take 2 weeks before travel and after return 4 weeks (1tablet/week) need to... More
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It is quite a long trip to do in one day, t/r. I suggest you stay over night. We contacted Phelissa Tours & Travels and they were very helpsome. They arranged with a driver who picked us up, took us to Amboseli and took us... More
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I think it works but you usually see the animals in a good distance and the car must stop properly and the camera still. I had 18-300 and it worked most of the times. If you can get 400 of course it is much better. The... More
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