AMBOSELI, KENYA

Amboseli National Park is synonymous with two particular things – majestic herds of elephant and glorious views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Varied wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. The western section is dominated by vast Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season. The diversity of the landscape is reflected in the diversity of the game.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Giant elephant herds

Big Tuskers

Open Landscapes

Views of Mount Kilimanjaro

Varied Wildlife

Small Groups Of Four

SEASONAL INFORMATION:

December - Feb: Hot and Dry

March: Intermittent Rains

April - May: Rainy Season

June - October - Dry Season, peak for Migration

November: Short Rains

WHAT WE INCLUDE:

Overnight accommodation in Nairobi

All transfers and domestic flights to / from Amboseli

Accommodation in Amboseli

Photographic tuition and guidance throughout

All conservation fees and park levies

GENERAL PRICE RANGE:

$4,500 - $7,500 per person

(depending on accommodation, duration and season)

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MORE ABOUT AMBOSELI

Amboseli National Park is in southern Kenya. A scenic park in its own right, Amboseli (meaning “salty dust” in Maasai) is synonymous with two particular things – majestic herds of elephant and glorious views of Mount Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania. Amboseli is Kenya’s second most popular national park after the Masai Mara National Reserve, and was declared a UNESCO-Mab Biosphere Reserve in 1991.

Varied wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. The western section is dominated by vast Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season.

 

he diversity of the landscape is reflected in the diversity of the game. Elephants are commonly sighted and many are known by name by the guides because they’ve been studied by researchers at the Amboseli Elephant Research Centre.

We can’t guarantee the Big 5 in Amboseli: leopard and rhino are virtually non-existent here. But don’t let that deter you as you should see masses of birdlife, bat-eared foxes (a very rare sighting), giraffe, lion, buffalo, cheetah, and non-migrating wildebeest. For getting your game-spotting eye ‘in’, Amboseli is ideal. Look out for Thomson’s gazelle and how they differ from impala; Maasai giraffe; burchell’s or plains zebra; and plenty of spotted hyena (known as ‘spotties’ – there are no brown hyena here).