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Amboseli National Park is the best place to watch huge herds of elephants roam freely in the Natural wilderness with Kilimanjaro on the background

3 days Amboseli Safari will have you explore to Amboseli National Park located south of the country at the foot of the tallest mountain in Africa. Amboseli remains the best place in the whole world to see huge herds of elephants roaming freely in Natural wilderness.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $642
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Kenya Kenya
Parks visited: Amboseli
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Romantic
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Amboseli National Park – Amboseli belongs in the elite of Kenya’s national parks, and it’s easy to see why. Its signature attraction is the sight of hundreds of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m). Africa’s highest peak broods over the southern boundary of the park, and while cloud cover can render the mountain’s massive bulk invisible for much of the day, you’ll be rewarded with stunning vistas when the weather clears, usually at dawn and/or dusk. Apart from guaranteed elephant sightings, you’ll also see wildebeest and zebras, and you have a reasonable chance of spotting lions, cheetahs and hyenas. The park is also home to over 370 bird species, and it has an excellent array of lodges and an agreeably mild, dry climate.

Day 1: Nairobi - Amboseli

07:30 hrs.

We will pick you up from your Nairobi Hotel, residence or the Nairobi airport.

We’ll head out in your private 4 x 4 Jeep, on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway. This is a relaxing drive through African savannah country, with local homesteads punctuating the vast plain. Watch for Maasai herdsmen, draped in their colorful wraps as they tend to their flocks.

We should arrive in Amboseli National Park in the late morning.

Entering the park, you can’t miss the wall of the mountain to the south – this is legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro, known as the “roof of Africa”, rising to 19,000 feet. It’s the continent’s tallest peak and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

This is the backdrop to much of the park’s wildlife and always a gift to photographers, so have your camera ready for the next 3 days!

We’ll enjoy lunch at your accommodation and then head out for an afternoon game drive. Amboseli is known for its relative ease in wildlife spotting. All of Africa’s Big Five are here as well as zebra, giraffe, cheetah, warthog, ostrich and many more.

Toward evening, the cloud cover obscuring Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped summit may clear, giving us one of Africa’s most striking vistas.

Dinner and overnight at a tented camp or lodge of your choice

Accommodation: Sentrim Amboseli Lodge or similar

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 2: Amboseli Full Day

We like to rise early while on safari to set an adventurous tone for the day. We’ll watch the light breaking upon the park and catch the wildlife as it appears on the savannah.

Our next assignment: breakfast! And then another morning game drive through the park. One of the advantages of Amboseli is that the terrain is open with thin foliage. This makes the game spotting easier.

We’ll be watching for lion and leopard and the park’s almost ever-present great parade of elephants. Seeing the magnificent elephants patrolling in line before the majesty of Kilimanjaro is a special treat of this reserve.

Lunch at your accommodation is next and perhaps some relaxing time. The day is yours to pace as you want.

Should you want to fill your day with unlimited game drives, your guide is available to make that happen as well.

Dinner and overnight at a tented camp or lodge of your choice 

Accommodation: Sentrim Amboseli Lodge or similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

Day 3: Amboseli - Nairobi 

Our final day in the park and we want to squeeze in all the game viewing we can. We’ll start on a pre-breakfast safari and see who we can check off our list. Don’t forget to look for the smaller animals here like hyenas, foxes, jackals, and monkeys.

There’s also a colorful variety of rich birdlife in the park – pelican, kingfisher, egret, and heron are found near the park’s marshes and lakes.

We’ll enjoy one more Amboseli breakfast, with views of great Kilimanjaro and then a final game drive as we exit the reserve.

Accommodation: Not included
Meal Plan: Breakfast

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Where to stay.
  • Sentrim Amboseli Lodge (Midrange) offers luxury guest accommodation and services. It is bordering the Amboseli National Park, 3 km from Kimana gate. The 60 luxurious and comfortable deluxe tents and homes are spread out across the plains and offer fantastic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  • AA Amboseli Lodge (Budget ) – is Built in a three-tier architectural design and is strategically located 2km from Amboseli National Park main gate (Kimana Gate) and conveniently within the Emali-Loitoktok tarmac road. It is 240 km from Nairobi, 16km from Amboseli airstrip, 20 km from the Emali-, 20 km from the Emali-Loitoktok tarmac road and commands a panoramic view of the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free Standing Mountain.
  • Ol Tukai Lodge (Luxury) is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephant with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park ‘as a home for the Gods’. Ol Tukai is an Eco-rated lodge having excellent outdoor and indoor facilities with its unique collection of African art. The beautifully appointed rooms provide quality, comfort and attention to detail. The presence of the wilderness can be felt in the silence of the night.
  • Serena Amboseli Safari Lodge – (Luxury) was created for adventurers with an African dream. With Mount Kilimanjaro soaring majestically just beyond the golden, acacia-specked savannah, the safari lodge offers a graceful blend of stark beauty and lavish comfort in the heart of Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.
  • Nestled in an acacia grove by a gentle mountain spring, our hotel, comprising a Maasai-inspired design, a garden restaurant and a palm-shaded swimming pool and sundeck, provides uninterrupted views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the surrounding landscape. In every detail, the ambience captures the essence of Maasai culture, warmth and indomitable spirit. The setting our Amboseli safari lodge is breathtakingly beautiful, the wildlife abundant and the cuisine, hospitality and amenities unrivalled. Mornings bring stirring views of Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peaks. Whether embarking on a safari to see “The Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino), planting your very own tree as part of our Re-Forestation Programme, or enjoying a bush dinner and glass of wine as the bonfire cinders waft into the indigo night, your stay will be infused with unforgettable moments.

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