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Observation Hill

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SE Side of Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Lunch spot with a good view

Good place to stop for your picnic lunch and enjoy the views, and read the informative signs about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sunseeker2612
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Hertfordshire
Stunning vistas

Be aware that there is a climb up a long, uneven staircase to reach the top, but once there, you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colleen P
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Average10%
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“great view” (35 reviews)
“picnic lunch” (24 reviews)
“short climb” (11 reviews)
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SE Side of Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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"information boards"
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"vantage point"
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"degree view"
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"worth the climb"
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"great spot"
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"entire park"
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"birds eye view"
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Reviewed yesterday

Good place to stop for your picnic lunch and enjoy the views, and read the informative signs about the animals and their environment

Thank sunseeker2612
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Be aware that there is a climb up a long, uneven staircase to reach the top, but once there, you can see all across the valley. There are also informative posters with great information about the park and preservation of the wildlife and environment. It...More

Thank Colleen P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Observation Hill is easy to access from Amboseli National Park. There is a stepped footpath to the summit which is easily managed for most. I would not advise the walk for the less able. Once at the summit, the 350 degree views are stunning. One...More

Thank Glyn F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short walk up good stepped path, information boards en route.. good for a wee breather! More info at top. Maasai greeted us on the way up and at the top.. extremely friendly, but also slightly off putting as didn’t really give us space to take...More

Thank OreoKQ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can stop here to read signs and learn more about the park. It has great views on clear days. Toilets at the bottom of the hill.

Thank iluvafrica333
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Observation Hill gives us the chance to see a 360 view of Amboseli Park. This is a nice place to take a break for dinner if you brought a lunch. There are also panels that will tell you more about the park and its wildlife.

Thank Jessy R
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is the only place that you can enjoy your picnic lunch. Located at the top there is shelter and no chairs,but you can enjoy the beauty of the national park while having lunch. You have to climb many steps to reach the top. Toilets...More

Thank HARTONO T
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

it was a refreshing change to stop at the top of the park and look down. we had a coffee there and took in the sights for half an hr. Nice pit-stop. Would help if you had your binos with you.

Thank Kimck8
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is an Observation area around Amboseli National Park. Its the only area where guests are allowed to disembark from vehicles and you climb the hill on foot. They have done a great job with information boards around the footpath and the sheltered place atop...More

Thank J.M. M
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

So nice to get a chance to step out of the car and stretch your legs after hours of driving around in a car. Very worthwhile to bring a drink up to the top and chill with the sunset. Just make sure you have enough...More

Thank Rick S
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