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Amboseli National Park Kenya

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Amboseli National Park Kenya

Amboseli National Park Kenya, Wildlife Safaris to Amboseli Park, Kenya Wildlife Safaris Tours. Amboseli National Park is a 151 square mile park situated on the border between Kenya and Tanzania in Kajiado County, southern Kenya, an easy 3-4hour drive south from Nairobi. It is found about 240 kilometers (150miles) southeast from the capital city Nairobi.

Amboseli which means a place of dust in Maa language of the Maasai people, was initially inhabited by hunting gatherers before the arrival of the Bantu-speaking populations of Chagga and Kamba, and later the Maasai cattle keepers who came from the north. Amboseli was first declared a natural reserve in 1968 before being promoted to a national park in 1974 and in 1991 Amboseli National Park Kenya was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO to protect the uniqueness of its ecosystem.

Amboseli National Park KenyaIt is a small national parks in Kenya, but offers incredible experiences to behold upon visiting Kenya for a tour. Amboseli national park kenya has a blend of 5 distinct habitat types lying within its interior. They include open grasslands, acacia woods, marshland, scrub steppe and swamps.

The park is an unusual place where every part of it is alive with colorful, spectacular and interesting wildlife, which one would not want to miss on a safari in Kenya. With the exception of its special elephants where big herds wander the dusty plains in the morning and evening, other big safari animals can be spotted here like; Lions, buffaloes, leopard. The plains also support abundance of large herbivores including, wildebeestBurchell’s, ZebraGrant’s and Thomson’s gazelleMasai giraffe and impala can usually be found browsing from stands of acacia trees.

Not only wild game, Amboseli National Park Kenya also host an exciting diversity of Kenyan birdlife to more than 420 bird species which make it another hub for birding safaris in Kenya. With rare species, including the Kori Bustard – the largest bird that can achieve flight when observed from a distance – the bird’s wingspan might cause you to confuse it for a small plane, the Superb Starling which has attractive mix of bright feathers, and the Hoopoe has a very distinct head and beak, flocks of Grey crowned cranes with their graceful movement and palate of colors, among others. It is by all means a distinctive destination.

Where to Stay in Amboseli National Park Kenya

Hotel Satao Elerai

Hotel Satao Elerai; Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the mountain Kilimanjaro, Satao Elerai will reach at your bliss of satisfaction.

Other Lodges

Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli, Maasai Simba camp, Tawi lodge, Sentrim Amboseli lodge, AA lodge Amboseli, Kibo safari camp among others. These facilities are positioned to meet clientele expectations and budget.

What to See in Amboseli National Park Kenya?

Amboseli National Park KenyaDozens of elephants especially around water areas is a must watch in Amboseli national Park. The elephant herds are just anonymous with beautiful tusks and charming faces. On a lucky day, you will find them swimming or after swimming as they are grabbing dust onto their skin to protect themselves from the sun.

View of Mt Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park

Spectacular view of Mt Kilimanjaro, whereas MT Kilimanjaro is found in Tanzania, a safari to Amboseli national park will ascertain your experience of the elusive mountain Kilimanjaro, the views for this mountain is a must recall for the lifetime.

Maasai community in Amboseli National Park

The visit to the Maasai community, one of the great warrior cultures.  Experience the hospitality of the real Maasai family and their secret relationship with cattle, their traditional dress code in animal skins wrapped around the body and loads of beaded jewelry placed around their neck and arms.

Wildlife Safaris in Amboseli National Park

Wild game, Amboseli National Park is home to over fifty mammal species. Wildlife lovers can spot elephants, leopards, cheetahs and hippos, giraffes, hartebeests, wild dog, among others.

Birding in Amboseli National Park

Birding, more than four hundred bird are found in this national park including those that are endangered. It is a special destination that gives a breathtaking view to the birders.

Accessibility to Amboseli National Park Kenya

Road Transport to Amboseli National Park

A drive for about 3-4hrs from Nairobi to the park is a good option, getting Meshanani gate from Nairobi. From Mombasa, you can also reach Amboseli national park through the Tsavo west National Park using Kimana gate to the east of Amboseli National park. An eight hours drive from Tsavo national park can be enough to reach Amboseli National Park.

Air Transport to Amboseli National Park

Fly- Amboseli airstrip is located inside the park and domestic flights to there. From outside Kenya, you can fly to the popular Jomo Kinyata International Airport in Nairobi, on a scheduled or chattered flight. While in Nairobi, traveling to Amboseli National Park by road is about 240km.

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