Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

 

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Access:

  • By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi - Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi - Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.
  • By Air: Airstrips: The park has a single airstrip for light aircrafts at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town

 

PARK GATES:

  • Kulunyiet Gate
  • Meshanani Gate
  • Kitirua Gate
  • Iremito Gate
  • Airstrip Gate  

 

SIZE / LOCATION

  • 390.26 Km2
  • Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province

 

CLIMATE:

  • Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm
  • Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December

 

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

  • Large Herds of Elephants
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Big Five
  • Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants,
  • Swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose
  • Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle

 

Safaris to Amboseli National Park

From Nairobi

2 Days Amboseli National Park
5 Days Tsavo East /West/Amboseli

From Mombasa

3 Days amboseli National Park Safari
3 Days Tsavo East/ Tsavo West/Amboseli Safari
3 Days Tsavo East Amboseli

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WILDLIFE:

  • Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Plains Game, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine
  • Prolific birdlife features 600 species

 

WHERE TO STAY:

 

Camping Facilities

  • Ol-Kilnyiet Public Campsite near Amboseli Park Headquarters

 

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ACTIVITY OPTIONS

  • Game viewing
  • Camping
  • Viewing Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Bird watching
  • Photography

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