Amboseli National Park


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Amboseli, The Elephant Haven.

Written on: September 05, 2013   |   I visited in February 2013 This is a park that I have been to as many times as I can remember. It lies about twenty miles away from my country side home. Out of the many parks I have been to, Amboseli to me stands out as one so full of life! May be it is due to its small size and numerous wild life. Here you don't go searching for wildlife... especially elephants, zebras, buffalos, girraffes and wilderbeeste. They move in massive herds. It is the only park in Africa where you are able to meet hundreds of free ranging elephants in the vast savannah terrain, and some of them get a bit stubborn when they cross a road! For elephant lovers, here you get so much up and close.

The Mt.Kilimanjaro sits majestically behind the park and at some places in the park, you get such a spectacular view.The massive snow cap of the highest point in Africa just 25 miles away. There are two things that I do not like about Amboseli...the dust especially a visit between August and mid November, and the stretch of road there that is so rugged! This however doesn't make it my favorite park any lesser. I love the local people here, the Masai. They have harmoniously lived with the animals and guarded them like their own. The elephants and rhinos of Amboseli have not faced the poachers bullet so much which has threatened their survival in Kenya the recent years. Kudos to the Maasai people who also have a very rich culture.

I cherish every moment I have spent in this park as each of it is spectacular in its own way. Looking forward to my next visit soon.
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jul 01, 2016   |   Visited: Jan 2016.
Amboseli National park, although small, offered amazing interaction with elephants as well as other animals. Morning and afternoon they would come from or go to the water. Had great very close up encounters. The park can be experienced in just a day and a bit. Any longer and you'll be going over the same areas. read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 04, 2016   |   Visited: Feb 2016.
Elephants paradise, everywhere you look. Scenic and picturesque park with great views. Spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The skyline is dominated by wonderful views of the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 25, 2016   |   Visited: Dec 2015.
Our safari to Amboseli was absolutely wonderful and very exciting. Our guide was a really nice person, who had a great feeling for the animals and knows everything about them. The lodges were wonderful and made this trip to a highlight of our trip. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 01, 2015   |   Visited: Jan 2015.
Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. The Park is famed for the largest elephant herds and beautiful views of Mt Kilimanjaro. read more

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Lion
Elephant
Giraffe
Ostrich
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Nov 30, 2015   |   Visited: Sep 1996.
Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Am... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jul 30, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2015.
Welcome to Kenya! This Spectacular National Park located in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro - the park being famous for its tremendous variety of big game.

In addition to elephants, antelopes, zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes and lions, Amboseli is sought after by so many travelers in–the–know for its breathtaking scenery and easily approachable wildlife with ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 27, 2015   |   Visited: Jul 2014.
The marshy, swampy areas of the park are home to the water birds like the Madagascer Squacco Heron and the Lapwing. Vultures, Taita falcon, the southern branded Harrier Eagle and the Taveta golden weaver are also common sightings.
Your game runs en route to the Lodge will introduce you to large numbers of plains game- wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and gazell... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Apr 12, 2015   |   Visited: Apr 2014.
Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem is mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Masai an... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 10, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2015.
Amboseli Day Tour Express & Safari

This is one of our most popular day trip; very enriching and can depart any day of the week at 0600hrs

Amboseli National Park Day Trip from Nairobi (Tour Duration: Full Day) 240 Kilometers, 3-4 Hours Away from Nairobi.

Amboseli is a distance of 3 - 4 hrs from Nairobi but it is also the most rewarding one day tour in Nairo... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Mar 07, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2015.
Amboseli is well-known as an elephants park. It's located at the bottom of Mt.Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.

You shall expect to see the peak of Mt.Kilimanjaro very early in the morning if the clouds clears up for you.
It has two major entry gates one from the Namanga border with Kenya and one from the eastern part.
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