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“Amboseli National Park”

Amboseli National Park
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Day Trip to Amboseli National Park from Nairobi
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Owner description: 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
Nairobi, Kenya
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“Amboseli National Park”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I saw 2 male Lions but on a Fae distance,Doing game drive in the Morning is the Best. we Saw a lot with my group.
But what you can see more at the Park are Elephants,but We were Lucky to see the Cheetah with the Family,2 babies and 2 Adults.

What i don't like about the Park,the Officer's at the Gate are somehow don't know How to keep time,we took Like 40 min to be checked,then later they were telling us there Machine is Broken,so we had to go to another Gate to make some payments,we wasted a lot of time at the gate.But things went well when we Finalize our Payment and we did Our Game drive Till Around 7.00 pm. But we enjoyed the Adventure.

Visited May 2014
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“Lots of animals”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

So this park let me see everything. Small but good animals. Masai Mora has more during the migration, but during "off season" this is a must-see park if you want to catch lots of animals close up.

Visited May 2014
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“Worth a quick visit - landscape, elephant herd and Mt. K.”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The Pros: Really great opportunity to photograph herds of elephant up close. The dusty ground, swamps and Mt. Kili made for some great pictures. After having the safari experience in a few other Kenyan parks - it's worth it but would be perfect for 1.5 days rather than 2-3. The park itself isn't that big so it does get repetitive. I did see Cheetah (2) and lion (2) along with the amazing elephants and birds.

The Cons: KWS charges a set fee of $90 USD. If you have KS instead of USD you end up spending over $100 USD per day because of the inflated exchange rates. Also- the road from Nairobi is pure hell because it's a truck road that goes to Mombosa and back - so it's all semi's - lots of them carrying gasoline or giant crates so beyond the safety issue - you can't enjoy the view on either side. On the 4 hour trip I saw 6 serious accidents with 2 actual bodies in the street - very disturbing but the norm it seems. I did not feel safe even with a really excellent driver.

Visited May 2014
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“Best place to see elephants”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Amboseli is one of my favorite Kenya parks. While not the largest, the views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the herds of elephants are not to be missed. An entire game drive, or an entire day, can be spent observing elephant behavior, especially around the swamps. You're sure to see lots of other wildlife, too, as well as a great variety of birds.

Visited September 2013
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“Safari drives in Amboseli”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

A fantastic place to photograph a huge variety of animals and birds in their own environment
The panorama and sheer size of the park is huge!
The many changing views of Kilimanjaro are also a photographers paradise!
Our driver was very knowledgable and extremely patient with photo opportunities

Recommend you book into OL Tukai lodge at least for 1 night arriving for lunch and take the 4pm safari drive and a 6am safari drive before you check out after breakfast

Visited May 2014
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