AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Amboseli National Park is one of the most popular parks in Kenya with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro (5894m)-Africa’s highest Mountain (in Tanzania). The word Amboseli is a Masai word which means salty dust. This park is centered around Observation Hill, which offers great views of the plains below. Maasai’s live around the park and other than their cattle, Amboseli is home to more than 50 species of mammals and over 400 species of bird.
Amboseli is home to the big 4, Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, and leopards. The Rhinos are not found in this park. For bird watchers this park is ideal offering many different possibilities ranging from praying birds to scavengers. We organize varies safaris to this park and many more.
The mountain is located at the border of Kenya and Tanzania, it is the highest mountain in Africa and highest free-standing mountain in the entire world. For mountain hikers they will have to cross into Tanzania for the hike. For the majority looking at having the excellent views of the mountain on game drives next to the wild animals or from your restaurant as you have breakfast you are advised to visit Amboseli.
Amboseli observation hill
On your game drive you can vist the observation hill located in the park. You can hike to the top of the hill. On top of the hill you will have a nice view of the lake Amboseli below, the swamp and if not clouded there is a high chance of seeing the snowcapped top of Kilimanjaro or Spectacular views as far as the eye can see. On your safari with us you can organize with our professional driver guide and have a pick nick lunch on top of the hill, and you enjoy the view.
The Maasai villages
Authentic Maasai villages border the park. Masai is a tribe found both in Kenya and Tanzania famously known to preserve their culture and to live together with wild animals. During your safari you can opt to arrange with your driver guide to visit a Maasai village giving you an opportunity to learn more about them.
HOW TO GET TO AMBOSELI
- By road: Guests can access the park from Nairobi or Mombasa. From Nairobi it will take approximately 4 hours. From Mombasa we highly recommend combining with Tsavo west where Amboseli can be accessed through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate. The drive from Mombasa straight to Amboseli is approximately 9 hours making it a very long and tiresome drive. For safaris by road from Mombasa we recommend 3 nights pole pole kilimanjaro safari which commence from Nairobi as well
- Daily scheduled flights: We have daily flights from Wilson airport to Amboseli National park. Nairobi to Amboseli National park takes approximately 45 minutes. Guests on our Kenyan beach hotels can also choose to fly from Diani beach or Mombasa for approximately 1 hr 30 minutes to Amboseli National park.
- By Rail:You can opt to visit Amboseli by train. Kenya has a new train which can take you from Mombasa or Nairobi to emali. From emali we will pick you up in our 4×4 for approximately 1 hr 30 minutes’ drive to Amboseli national park
Amboseli National park attractions
Amboseli attracts visitors primarily because of its huge herds of elephant. But the park is also home to many predators like lion, cheetah, and leopard. A natural swamp, fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro, is filled with large pods of very contented hippos, plenty of crocodiles. The size of the national park is 390.26 sq. Km Read more about amboseli national park