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Amboseli National Park

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About Amboseli National Park

Country found in: Kenya
Parks total area: 392 km² (151 mi²)
Year established: 1974
Park wildlife: 11 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

What YAS members think of Amboseli National Park

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Most-visited months: February, January
# days visited: 1
Top animal sighting: Elephant

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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 remarkable scenery.

Part of a larger ecosystem surrounding the border of Kenya and Tanzania, Amboseli is a study in contrasts, mingling the browns of savannah and elephant with the blues of mountain and sky to grand effect and plentiful habitat. Plains, woodland, bush country, swamp and marshland dot the park, and impala, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra ramble alongside the big five, beneath hundreds of flitting bird species and against the background of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Underground water supplied by the mountain’s ice cap and filtered through its volcanic rock pools in two clear-water springs within the park.

Amboseli doesn’t allow safari by foot, but safari by vehicle, horseback and hot air balloon each provide extraordinary views of animal, vegetable and mineral, and the park’s Observation Hill overlooks mountain and mammal alike.

When to visit Amboseli National Park?

January through March and July through October are the best times to visit, with July through October coinciding with the dry season. It is during the dry season that the animals are forced around the remaining water supplies and make for some great game viewing. That said, the dry season is also peak tourist season and, given Amboseli's small size, can mean crowds. The long rains come in March and run through the end of May, but also mean lush, green scenery and flowers. Very few lodges close during the rainy season, so budget-hunters may wish to consider the off-season. 

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Tour by: Toka Tours & Safaris

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Tour by: Amazing Memories Safaris

5-Day Kenya Safari to Tsavo and Amboseli

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Tour by: Urbema Safaris

This trip will take you in 3 days to amazing park in Kenya. You will be able to spot the Big Five and also see a...

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Tour by: Donwel Tours And Travel

A safari to Amboseli National Park, Aberdare region, Lake Naivasha & Maasai Mara

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Tour by: African Paradise Safaris

Maasai mara national park is the most celebrated and visited park in Kenya. Safari to mara will offer you an exp...

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Tour by: Direct Kenya Safaris ltd

This Kenya and Tanzania safari enables you to explore the prime wildlife reserves of Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Se...

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Tour by: Tanius Tours

This safari departs from Nairobi and ends in the coastal Areas around Mombasa/ Diani/ Watamu.

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Tour by: Exciting Africa Holidays

Kenya is the home of the big five like; Elephant,lion,leopard,rhino and buffallo

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Tour by: Heels and Valise Tours

Enjoy a great safari at the majestic Amboseli National Park, at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The large herds of ...

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Tour by: Image Travel Limited

This safari takes you to the foot of Mt kilimanjaro 'Amboseli National Park', Lake Nakuru National Park which i...

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