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Located in the Loitoktok District of Kenya’s Rift Valley province, home to the Masai, Amboseli National Park—previously known as Masai Amboseli Game Reserve—is located 140 km (87 miles) south of Nairobi and just northwest of snow-capped, free-standing Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kilimanjaro-adjacent park is known for its elephants and proffers 392 km² (151 miles²) of re... ...

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 09, 2017   |   Visited: Sep 2016.
We had a great time in Amboseli. The ease of spotting wildlife was fun. There were group upon groups of elephants and sometimes very close to our vehicle.

We saw lions, a leopard and a cheetah family with three young cubs, very beautiful. The landscapes are awe-inspiring with excellent photo opportunities.

Amboseli is a wonderfull park and two nights are jus... read more
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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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Lion
Elephant
Giraffe
Hyena
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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
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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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(4/5 stars) Written on: Dec 19, 2014   |   Visited: Feb 2011.
You truly cannot beat the views of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park. Timing it so that Kili isn't shrouded in clouds is tricky, so if you are able to, it helps to have the option to pass through the park again on your way back from safari.
The park is small in size and one full day was enough for me. read more

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Elephant
Giraffe
Zebra
Baboon
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Dec 11, 2014   |   Visited: Nov 2014.
If you are mountain lover but can't make it to climb Mt Kilimanjaro due to time limit or physical limitations, etc., Amboseli is the next-best thing. You can book a short safaris to Amboseli National Park where you can get a great view over Mt Kilimanjaro.
I recommend going either at sunrise or sunset, for best viewing opportunities. read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Nov 18, 2014   |   Visited: Jul 2014.
This is a flat dry area with wetlands from mountain water runoffs. It is a gorgeous area with thousands of wildebeest roaming the plains. The area is reasonably small and easy to navigate with our Land Rover. Elephants and hippos are the main sightings here, along with breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and sunsets. But it is the wetlands that are the most e... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Oct 16, 2014   |   Visited: Jan 2014.
Amboseli National Park is the best place from which to view snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro! Its primary vegetation consists of grasslands, lush acacia forests, and ever-wet swamplands. It is home to some of the largest elephant herds and affords visitors magnificent views of the mountain and elephants.
It's a veritable A paradise for any avid photographer.
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Oct 11, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
Amboseli is a very unique place. It has so many types of habitat to observe many species. Naturally, elephants are the big draw but there are so many wonderful creatures to experience.
I was there 22 years ago and it is the same now (except more people).
We were on a private tour so we avoided much of those "jams". read more

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Hippopotamus
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Aug 20, 2014   |   Visited: Jan 2008.
I had a roughly a day to spend in Nairobi before my flight to Arusha. I decided to do a day tour to Amboseli. It was worth it. I got some great shots of Kilimanjaro and saw so many elephants in one spot.
I'd combine it with other parks, though. read more

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Elephant
Giraffe
Baboon
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Apr 16, 2014   |   Visited: Dec 2012.
Saw Kili from both sides--Tanzania and Kenya. It was, by far, the most dramatic from the Kenyan side. It's got an impressive amount of wildlife, too, which surprised me. Zebra, giraffe, elephants aplenty.
Due to its proximity to Nairobi, it is crowded. A day will suffice. read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 12, 2014   |   Visited: Jan 2010.
Amboseli National Park is a top destination for a Kenya safari. This is where you'll see that of a herd of elephant strolling across the plains with the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro in the background.
It is to catch this sight on memory - and on film - that people flood to Amboseli National Park. While Kilimanjaro is actually across the border in Tanzania, Amb... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 20, 2014   |   Visited: Jan 2012.
This beautiful national park is located near the Kenya-Tanzania border south of Kenya's capital city Nairobi. It is easily accessible and one can travel by road or air.
Amboseli did not disappoint as it delivered everything that I had been promised. The national park is said to be the best place to view elephants as it has one of the largest elephant populations ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Nov 22, 2013   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
This is where you can see the magnificent snow-capped and highest mountain in Africa--Mount Kilimanjaro. Yes, it is based in Tanzania, but the views from the Kenyan side are spectacular. Here you will see held elephant marching. In this park, all big five are available. read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Oct 09, 2013   |   Visited: Jun 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 fr... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 05, 2013   |   Visited: Feb 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... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Sep 02, 2013   |   Visited: Aug 2013.
Last month, I decided to take a trip to one of Kenya's most famous sites. After doing some consultations, I decided that an Amboselli national park was the place. I then embarked on the preparation process. I believed that I could have the best.
Located in the magnificent Rift Valley province, the park offers one a chance to view a variety of animals including th... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Aug 24, 2013   |   Visited: Jul 2012.
Apart from numerous exciting activity options provided, I really enjoyed the bike ride up hill and the walk to Kimana gate which just within Amboseli National Park. From the park, Mt Kilimanjaro is also so clear standing some thousand feets away. With beautiful big skies and horizon, the park is combined with dry and dusty earth and swampy springs that is trodden b... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 14, 2013   |   Visited: Mar 2013.
Found in the great Rift valley province of Kenya Amboseli national park is the second most popular park in Kenya. We had to leave early as the was only a one day experience so by the break of dawn we got on a self drive from Nairobi to loitoktok where the park is located, most of us slept through the long but quick journey and by 9a.m we were already there which w... read more

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Elephant
Giraffe
Wildebeest
Zebra
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 22, 2013   |   Visited: Sep 1993.
At the southern edge of Kenya next to Tanzania and at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro is Amboseli Park. It is here that Cynthia Moss has spent so many years studying and living with the elephants; “Elephant Memories” was the book that led me to write her ahead of time, and get to speak to her on the phone (did not catch her at the park).

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Elephant
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(3/5 stars) Written on: Apr 02, 2013   |   Visited: May 2010.
Amboseli was a great day-trip destination for us. We had a day to kill (had a layover in Nairobi) and thought we'd get out and see a bit of Kenya. The views of Mt. Kilimanjaro are what really surprised me. It was great to see elephants and to be able to snap some shots of the mountain. Apparently the view is better here than from the Tanzanian side. read more

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Safari suitability: 7 / 10
Elephants at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and close proximity to major international airports.
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