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Amboseli National Park is a photographer's paradise thanks to the abundant...

Amboseli National Park is a photographer's paradise thanks to the abundant wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, rhinos, and buffalo roaming under the shadows of majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak. With its large concentration of African elephants, Amboseli National Park is a fantastic choice for a truly breathtaking camping safari, in front of the world's finest photographic backdrop.Day 1 Amboseli National ParkDepart early from Nairobi, venturing south to the famed Amboseli National Park. Stop at your camp to enjoy lunch before beginning your safari in search of lions, elephants, rhino, and other large game, with "Kili" providing the ultimate photo backdrop.Venture south to the famed Amboseli National Park located at the foot of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The snow-capped peak of the mountain dominates every aspect of the park, providing the ultimate photo backdrop. Amboseli covers only 392 sq km, though despite its small size and its fragile ecosystem the park supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). After lunch at your safari camp, spend the afternoon criss-crossing the park in seach of lions, buffaloes, elephants, rhino, cheetah, and of course the photo of a lifetime.A part of the park is composed of a dried-up lake bed which in the shimmering heat produces mirages. Swamps and springs, fed by underground rivers fromsafari camp, form permanent watering places for the wildlife through times of drought. The snows of Kilimanjaro form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. The park's best game drives are around the swamps and there is a fine lookout on Observation Hill which offers views over the whole of the park and beyond.Years ago this was the locale around which such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark spun their stories of big-game hunting in the wilds of Africa. In addition, the park that has been made famous by Cynthia Moss, the noted American naturalist and author who has one of the longest-running studies on elephants. You might even see some of the elephants that Cynthia has immortalized in her many books and award-winning film Echo of the Elephants.Day 2 Amboseli National ParkThis is your full day to enjoy Africa at its best - countless wildlife encounters through open plains spotted with flat-topped acacia trees. Before returning to camp, stop at a traditional Masai village for an optional visit to learn about the local Masai culture.This is your full day to enjoy Africa at its best - countless wildlife encounters through open plains spotted with flat-topped acacia trees. Before returning to your safari camp in the evening, stop at a traditional "Manyatta" (Masai village) for an optional visit to learn about the local Masai culture.Part of Maasailand, Amboseli National Park is thus the home of the Masai people, those tall, proud nomads whose legendary prowess in battle and single handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals has spread across the globe. Perhaps more than any other community in Kenya, the Masai have learned to live in complete harmony with their environment, and coexist and thrive together with the wildlife that surrounds them. The park is surrounded by Manyatta quickly built out of bent poles and sticks and plastered with cow dung and equally swiftly abandoned when the grazing is finished and the herds must move on.Day 3 Amboseli National ParkRise early for a final morning game drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the afternoon, where your safari ends. Rise early for a final morning game drive, enjoying the African sun as it rises over the savannah of the Amboseli plain. Return to Nairobi in the afternoon

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Great viewing of animals.

Enjoyed every minute of our day here. Lots of animals in the wild, beautiful views. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed every minute of our day here. Lots of animals in the wild, beautiful views. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at nearby Tawi Lodge which was a perfect gateway into this fabulous Park dominated by the spectacular Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my favorite park, I liked the fact its like an open field where you can see most of the animals without much struggle although to see the lions you have to starts the game drive as as 5am or 6 am. The view of Mt. kilimanjaro is breathtaking especially early morning or when the sky is clear. Besides... More 

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Regarded as the ' home ' of elephants, a holiday in Kenya cannot be complete without a visit to Amboseli . Besides elephants 🐘 we saw a whole range of animals including lots of lions. Start your morning safari just prior to sunrise 🌅 & the sight of Mt Kilimanjaro rising majestically over the animal kingdom is a visual treat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amboseli is amazing, very green, not crawded as Tsavo. There are a lot of elephantes, giraffes, zebras.. If you are lucky (we were only in part) you can see clearly its majesty Kilimanjaro with elephantes crossing in front.. specless!. That is Africa!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When yoeu are there expect get wide collection of animals...elephants,rhino, buffalo, lion, birds, baboons etc, with an amaizing background of Mount kilimanjaro

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The water supply from Kili ensures great sightings of Elephants, Hippos, and many other species of mammals and birds, and we were fortunate to catch hyenas also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Sopa Lodge and we had a great time doing the game drives, we did a walk to baby Kilimajaro and enjoyed a beautiful view of Amboseli.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the park during the "dry" season, although there was abundant water scattered throughout the park. The number of water birds was incredible. Hippos were in water holes scattered throughout the park. We were exceptionally fortunate to have a unique experience. We were passing some scrubs a little ways off the road when our driver guide spotted several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for two days on safari. What a beautiful place which attracts a huge variety of animals and birds, including elephants, lions, hippos, wildebeast, hyena, warthogs, with Mt Kilimanjaro in the background! We were also fortunate to visit a Masai village while here, very interesting! Loved it!

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