Amboseli National Park Kenya

“The land of the Giants”

Amboseli National Park is located in Kajiado county, south of Kenya at the boarder of Tanzania. The park covers an area of 151 square miles at a distance of about 3- 4hrs drive from Nairobi in the south eastern direction. Approximately 240 Km. Amboseli in Maa local language of the Maasai means a place of dust was originally occupied by hunters and later the Chagga and Kamba and finally the Maasai pastoralists arrived from the north. It started as a natural reserve in 1968 and was declared a national park in 1991. In 1991, UNESCO declared Amboseli a biosphere reserve to conserve its exclusive ecosystem.

amboseli national park map

amboseli national park map

Amboseli National Park is next to Maasai Mara in popularity in Kenya, it is located at the base of Mountain Kilimanjaro (5895m)-Africa`s highest mountain and the park is also home vast herds of elephants that graze from the greater swamps of Longinye and Enkongo Narok to the dusty plains. Amboseli National park is among the best wildlife safari destinations in the world. The park is small in size but offering one of the most outstanding wildlife safari experiences. Amboseli national park features a variety landscapes including; acacia woods, open grasslands, marshland, scrub steppe and swamps.

These rolling hills and savannas are home to vast herds of elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, and many species of herbivores like wildebeests, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, Burchell’s, Masai giraffes in acacia trees of the park, impalas in the savanna plains and so much more. Even many other species of birds of over 420-making Amboseli another paradise for birders with rare species like Kori bustard, flocks of grey crowned cranes and many other species of up to 420 bird species all in Amboseli national park.

Brief facts About Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya

Location: Kajiado County,  Kenya
Nearest city: Nairobi
Coordinates: 02°38′29″S 37°14′53″E
Lake Type: alkaline lake
Area: 392 km2 (151 sq mi)
Established: 1974 as a national park (as a reserve in 1906)
Governing body: Kenya Wildlife Service, Olkejuado County Council and the Maasai community

What to see and do in the Amboseli National Park Kenya.

 

Flocks of elephants in Amboseli National Park

Flocks of elephants; Flocks of elephants mostly on water shores offer splendid experience in Amboseli national Park. Elephants of Amboseli sometimes are seen swimming and then after, they smear dust on their skin to protect from scorching sin.

Scenery of Mountain Kilimanjaro.

Scenery of Mountain Kilimanjaro; Tanzania`s Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa with the highest peak elevated up to 5895m high. Amboseli national park offers splendid of the elusive mountain Kilimanjaro, the views are good for photographing and provide a lifetime memorable experience.

Cultural walk in Amboseli National Park.

Cultural walk in Amboseli National Park; The Maasai community is one of the great warrior cultures that one should never miss to visit. The hospital Maasai people take you through their interrelatedness with cattle, the meaning of their dress code in animal skins and many beaded jewelries around the neck, arms and feet.

Wild game in Amboseli National Park

Wild game in Amboseli National Park; Amboseli National Park inhabits over 50 species of animals including large herds of elephants, hartebeests, giraffes, hippos, wild dog and so much more including carnivores like cheetahs, lions and leopards.

Birdlife in Amboseli National Park

Birdlife in Amboseli National Park; Amboseli National Park prides for housing over 400 species of birds including rare birds like the Kori bustard, really a birder`s paradise!

Where to stay in Lake Nakuru National Park

Number of lodges and campsites ranging from luxury, midrange to budget are available in Lake Nakuru National park. They include;

Hotel Satao Elerai

Hotel Satao Elerai; This lodge is part of The Out of Africa Collection, a company owning lodge in most of Kenya’s safari destinations.  Hotel Satao Elerai offers leisurely and breathtaking time on the sun terrace and the views of mountain Kilimanjaro.

Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli

Other accommodation facilities include; Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli, AA lodge Amboseli, Kibo safari camp, Maasai Simba camp, Tawi lodge, Sentrim Amboseli lodge among others. These facilities are set to meet clientele prospects and they are most suitable for budget travelers.

Accessibility to Amboseli National Park Kenya

How to Get to Amboseli National Park Kenya

How to get to Amboseli National Park in Kenya

By Road

From Nairobi, enjoy a leisurely drive of about 3-4hours (240km) to Meshanani gate.

From Mombasa, enjoy the most rewarding drive with impressive views of Tsavo West National Park en route to Kimana gate located in the east of Amboseli national park (Approximately 8hrs of driving)

By Air

Domestic scheduled flight operate from major cities of Kenya like Nairobi and Mombasa to Amboseli airstrip is located inside the park.

International visitors, arrive to the popular Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and here you can choose to use a domestic flight or travel by road.

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