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Amboseli National Park is Kenya’s second most popular park after the Masai Mara National Reserve. It’s a UNESCO heritage site and reserve, spreading across the Kenya – Tanzania border. The park’s name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust," a description of the park's parched conditions, having the views of Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest free-standing mountain in the world. We arrange a bespoke wildlife safaris to Amboseli National Park in Kenya.
Amboseli National Park is a “Home of the African Elephant” renowned for being the best place in the world to catch a close view of the large herds of free-ranging elephants. Other wildlife commonly spotted in the park includes; lion and cheetah, giraffe, impala, eland, waterbuck, gazelle and bird species. Book a safari with us, we'll take you to Amboseli for a great wildlife viewing experience.
Amboseli National Park is situated in the south-east of Nairobi, Kenya's capital and largest city, covering 392 square kilometres. It is approximately 240km from Nairobi. Speak to us today, our trained team of professionals will ensure your venture into this “Home of the African Elephant” is a once in a lifetime experience.
There is a lot that fascinates travellers in Amboseli National Park, including; The Elephant Research Camp for Elephants and all the members of the "Big Five”, Mount Kilimanjaro, Observation Hill, Lake Amboseli, and Maasai Heritage Museum. There is equally a lot to do in Amboseli, including; Safari game drives, cultural visits to the local Maasai communities, Nature walks, hiking & trekking. Here are Trafeka’s top 5 recommended activities & things to do in and around the park;
View Elephants and other African wildlife like the lions, buffalos, rhinos, leopards, giraffes, antelopes, monkeys, spotted hyenas, ostriches, peacocks and baboons in Amboseli National Park. The Amboseli is like a massive bowl with green swamps which are centers of activity for crocodiles, hippos and abundant water birds. Game viewing is preferably done around 6.30 am and after tea at 4pm, when most animals embark on their search for food as the day falls.
Get entertained by traditional dances of the Maasai community living near Amboseli park. The Maasai are one of the few remaining communities in the world that are primitive and conservative, and still live their traditional way of life. They live a tribal way of life which will intrigue you, especially their dances and clothing style.
What sets the Amboseli apart from its neighbouring national parks is its small size which can easily be navigated by two or three game drives. The park is an open savanna woodland and swamps, with a large concentration of animals and other wildlife. These marshes are permanent enough to keep the hippopotami all year round in the Amboseli.
Observation Hill is a pyramid shaped volcano and is the only place in the entire park where walking safaris are permitted. The hill is a mushroomed volcano on a primarily flat park, from there; a traveler can admire the view of plains and swamps against the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
This iconic research camp at the heart of the Amboseli, is home to the most studied elephants in the whole world. Thanks to Dr. Cynthia Moss, a lot of books about elephants have been written as a result of the research being carried out at this camp. We will ensure you meet the researchers who will explain their work and other related issues in relation to elephant conservation to you.
Are you looking for places to stay in Amboseli National Park? Contact us. We are available 24/7 to help travellers make their travel more enjoyable with our concierge and personal assistance. We'll reserve you a luxury hotel or safari lodge, with other available options for budget and mid-range accommodations.
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