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Paradise on Earth

Visited: Jan 2012 Reviewed: Jan 20, 2014

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 in Kenya. The park is also famed for offering a spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. I got to see the breathtaking mountain at sunrise and I can promise you for that moment you will be transported to paradise on earth. One can take balloon safaris early in the morning and get to experience the natural beauty from above. This is definitely one of the best ways to view Mt. Kilimanjaro.
In the evening I got to enjoy watching performances by the Masai which is the best way to enjoy your evening. I took some time and went to the nearby Chyulu Hills for a little horse back riding.
This was undoubtedly one of the best safaris I've ever taken.

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Best for elephants and fantastic Kilimanjaro views

Visited: Aug 2017 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2017

You will see wild elephants and other animals at close range. Mount Kilimanjaro is very clear. An open savannahs park easy to locate animals. I would highly recommend a very early morning drive; this will ensure you get to see most of the wild animals. While in the park, always view the animals while inside your vehicle, only alight at designated spots, safety first! Read more

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Amboseli - an amazing Kenya Safari destination

Siku Njema Travels
Visited: Apr 2017 Reviewed: Apr 26, 2017

Amboseli National Park 'packs' it all in one package--big game, bird watching and cultural safaris. Being a semi-arid region Amboseli is amazing because it has water bodies that sustain life all year round.
This is a must-visit safari destination for anyone visiting Kenya and wishing to see soak-in the beauty of nature and wildlife. Read more

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Amboseli National Park

Visited: Mar 2017 Reviewed: Mar 27, 2017

Amboseli National Park is one of the best places to see elephants in Kenya. In addition to the elephants, you are sure to see the zebra, gnu (wildebeest), hippopotamus, buffalo, spotted hyena, waterbuck, Maasai giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, impala, lion and cheetah.
It was incredible to see the Mt.Kilimanjaro with snow on the top so beautiful. The elepha... read more

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Slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro

Visited: Feb 2017 Reviewed: Mar 14, 2017

Amboseli national park offer the best view of mt Kilimanjaro and has a lot of animals to see: elephants, lions, buffalo and many more. Accommodation and meals were very nice. Read more

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Elephants in big herds

Visited: Apr 2014 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2017

Amboseli National Park is the only park that features big herds of elephants. It was excellent to see these herds of Elephants.
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An interesting and scenic park

Zurich.Ava
Visited: Sep 2016 Reviewed: Jan 09, 2017

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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An Amazing Park

Paul B
Visited: Jan 2016 Reviewed: Jul 01, 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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Home of the giants

Visited: Feb 2016 Reviewed: Mar 04, 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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The best safari ever

Visited: Dec 2015 Reviewed: Feb 25, 2016

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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What to see in Amboseli

Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Dec 01, 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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Mount Kilimanjaro: The best view point

Pambazuko Africa Safaris
Visited: Sep 1996 Reviewed: Nov 30, 2015

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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The spectacular Amboseli National Park

Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Jul 30, 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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Exciting bird watching

Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Apr 27, 2015

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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"Home of the gods"

Visited: Apr 2014 Reviewed: Apr 12, 2015

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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Amboseli Day Tour

Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Mar 10, 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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Elephants trail

Tokatours
Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Mar 07, 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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Can't beat Kili views!

African Queen
Visited: Feb 2011 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2014

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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Mt. Kilimanjaro view point

Africkenia Expeditions
Visited: Nov 2014 Reviewed: Dec 11, 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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Amboseli - Elephants and Kilimanjaro

Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Nov 18, 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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Best views of Mount Kilimanjaro

Visited: Jan 2014 Reviewed: Oct 16, 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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GREAT Place !

Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2014

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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Another great day-trip

Visited: Jan 2008 Reviewed: Aug 20, 2014

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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Best views of Kilimanjaro!

Visited: Dec 2012 Reviewed: Apr 16, 2014

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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Mt Kilimanjaro view

Visited: Jan 2010 Reviewed: Mar 12, 2014

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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What an experience

Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Nov 22, 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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Thrills at Amboseli National Park

Visited: Jun 2013 Reviewed: Oct 09, 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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Amboseli, The Elephant Haven.

Lisa
Visited: Feb 2013 Reviewed: Sep 05, 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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My best adventure

Visited: Aug 2013 Reviewed: Sep 02, 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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An Exciting Adventure

Visited: Jul 2012 Reviewed: Aug 24, 2013

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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A ride in the salty dust

Visited: Mar 2013 Reviewed: May 14, 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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Elephants!

Visited: Sep 1993 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2013

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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Great day trip

Wanderlust
Visited: May 2010 Reviewed: Apr 02, 2013

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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