Amboseli National Park


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Thrills at Amboseli National Park

Written on: October 09, 2013   |   I visited in June 2013 Travelling south from Nairobi to the Kajiado County, I cannot contain my excitement. We are headed to the world renowned Amboseli National Park. On the outskirts of the park, I can see herds of cattle watched over by the world famous Maasai Morans. When we arrive at the gates, a tour guide formally informs us of the rules. The rules includes no one should alight from the vehicle until we reach designated areas. The guide casually informs us that it is for our protection and the protection of the animals. As we embark on our travel inside the park, we encounter more Maasai people and the landscape is with makeshift structures. These are the temporary shelters that are built by the Maasai. At this juncture, I can see various birds. The guide informs us that those who are interested in taking pictures of birds can look around for available species. In the interior, we are thrilled to see herds of African elephants, zebras, and impalas. The tour was marked by surprises because once in a while a predator would emerge. There were also packs of lions to be viewed. Bird watchers too were given a time of their life. There were many birds that flocked the horizon. In the sparse shrubs, there were many nests where various birds rear their hatchlings and spend the nights. However, the hallmark of the trip was the view of the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro. Towards the southern part of Amboseli National Park, we were offered a spectacular view of the mountain. In one of the designated areas where we could alight from the vehicle, we were treated to one of the best views of the mountain. We were not disturbed by the fact that there was evidence of a recent kill in the area. According to the tour guide, it was probably a leopard that had killed a small game and had taken it up a tree and there was no reason for us to anticipate any problem from the leopard. On our way back, we met the Maasai communities who were eager to share us some of their food samplings. We soon realized that they were only interested on foreigners who were most likely to give them hand outs. Nevertheless, the trip was very thrilling and one can easily lost track of the number of games that one has viewed because of their abundance in Amboseli National Park.
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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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Giraffe
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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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