Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park

–     Southern segment of the Kenya Rift Valley, 250kms from Nairobi, close to Tanzania border

–     1100m TO 1200

–     392 km²

–     Kenya Wildlife Service Safari Card

–     Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Tortilis Camp, Oltukai Lodge and many others outside the park

–     By Road approx. 5 hours’ drive from Nairobi; Daily scheduled Flights from Nairobi and Mombasa

–     Mount Kilimanjaro, Wildlife

Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s oldest and most visited parks; it provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Set in rolling savannah scenery it is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at 5,896 meters, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and topped by one fifth of all the ice in Africa. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of elephants accompanied by a kaleidoscope of other fabulous beasts – lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest to name but a few. There are also over 400 species of birds including over 40 species of birds of prey, amongst which are two great rarities, the Taita falcon and the southern banded harrier eagle, all kind of reptilians. Amboseli is also home to the Maasai tribesmen who have long remained the ideal mental conceptualization of the Western European idea of an African ‘noble savage’. One of the high points of the park, Observation Hill towers above a small car park and its summit is easily accessed by a winding stone stairway. Once at the top the views are tremendous, the photo opportunities countless and, as the sun begins its descent, it provides one of East Africa’s finest sundowner venues.


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