Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park
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  • M Bray
    Rome, Italy3 contributions
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    Elephant National Park
    I must say we had no plans to visit Amboseli but it was recommended to us by our tour company Ahambi Tours. The park is home to MENY elephants, I would propose it is changed name to Elephant National Park, The views of Kilimanjaro from the park were also another great highlight of our safari. this was a great recommendation for us. Have it on your to-do list if you have plans to visit Kenya for a safari.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 November 2023
  • saltsy372
    North Port, Florida365 contributions
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    Beautiful, small park with great views of Kilimanjaro
    Amboseli is one of the bet parks we visited on our Safari trip. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highlight, although there was very little snow on the peak. Saw so many animals, it was really hard to keep count or remember them all. Almost were very close by, sometimes right beside the vehicle, but even further away, a good camera would pick up easily. Often Roger, our driver would have to stop the vehicle, so the elephants or buffalo could cross the road in front of us. One time we drove around a corner on the dirt road to find a huge male lion, just sitting on the edge of the track. Another time we came across a cheetah, just resting beside the road, so close to the vehicle, you could have reached out and touched it. Completely composed and not worried at all about us being there. Another time, a whole pride of lions, walked slowly towards us sitting in the vehicle, and circled around us. So many zebra, antelope, wildebeest, that after a couple of days, it is "just another zebra" Plenty of giraffe, jackal, wild dogs, hyena, crocodile and hippo and lots of buffalo and elephant, especially around the water holes and swampy areas. Also a lot of birds, crane, eagle and other raptors, kingfishers etc as well. The colors are incredible at different times of the day, but particularly the sunsets, which alters the colors of Kilimanjaro and the hills and waters dramatically. We also spent some time in one of the Maasai villages where we saw dancing, a traditional welcome, fire making, and a tour of the village. Very interesting. The park is fairly small in comparison with the Maura, so is easy to get around. Probably not as many animals in general, but still well worth while. If you are lucky you will see the Big 5. It is a long drive from Nairobi. Over 4 hours, and the roads are not good. Bush planes are easier and quicker but expensive. Still driving gives you a chance to see the towns, villages and surrounding country side. we used both vehicles and planes to get around Kenya.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Gavin C
    Australian Capital Territory, Australia27 contributions
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    A visit to one of the best National parks in Kenya Amboseli National Park
    My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Amboseli National Park on our safari, renowned as one of Kenya's top destinations for viewing large wildlife. We highly recommend going with a safari guide and, if you can, staying within the park boundaries to maximize your chances of observing animals like lions during early morning drives. The park's predominant open grassland terrain offers superb visibility for wildlife spotting. We were fortunate to get quite close to groups of elephants grazing near the roads, as well as zebras, impalas, wildebeests, and other wildlife.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 April 2024
  • Mike S
    Arlington, Texas2,613 contributions
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    Where the Elephants Roam
    Amboseli was the last place we went on our safari. It's a very different geography from say the Serengeti or Maasai Mara. And maybe that's why we saw more elephants here, up close and personal, than in those other places. There are other places to see elephants and we did but Amboseli, I believe, exists as such a tourist destination because of the elephants. And some of the largest tuskers in Africa are here. I don't think we saw any "supertuskers" (each tusk over 100lbs) but we saw some pretty large ones. (Did you know you can tell if an elephant is left or right-handed by which tusk is shorter? I don't know if that's true, but our guide told us that and it makes sense.) Viewing these magnificent animals while minimizing disturbing them is the mark of a good guide. Ours was excellent (shout out to James from Gate 1 Travel) but we saw others that got way too close. (A lady was killed in Zambia the week after we were in Africa when an elephant turned over the land cruiser she was riding in.) There are other animals to see in Amboseli but not nearly the number and variety we saw in Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara and Serengeti. But if you want to see elephants, this is the place to go.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 May 2024
  • Manisha H
    Colombo, Sri Lanka229 contributions
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    Stunning Visuals
    This national park was lovely. The Park: I admit, I always wanted to see a line of elephants walk across the African savanna with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Although the weather was cloudy, and the mountain was covered for most of our stay, we were lucky to witness the peak at least a few times before we left. It was a dream to have the elephants so close and to watch them as they moved every morning and evening. If you stay in the park, as we did, morning and evening drives are more than enough for you to see plenty. The Weather: Our guide did say that this time there was more rainfall than there has ever been in Amboseli in the month of April. Regardless, it hardly rained on our game drives (probably the luck of the draw). But it did rain pretty substantially before our stay so that a few routes were underwater. It didn't deter us from an amazing experience, though.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2024
  • Heather O
    93 contributions
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    A great experience
    This park is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro and for 2 of our 3 days she stayed covered. We were graced with her presence out of the clouds for the last day and it was truly spectacular to see both the sun rise and set with the mountain in view. The park is teeming with birdlife with us ticking off over 50 species in our bird book. We also saw large groups of elephants, lions, hyena, cheetah, and buffalo to name but a few. Would also recommend a visit to Observation Hill. The ladies toilets are wasp infested but the views from the top are breath-taking. We had lunch there twice.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 May 2024
  • Lyndsay G
    57 contributions
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    The birder's paradise in Kenya
    The National Park is fantastic and while you can't go off the roads while you can in other reserves- the animals still come right up to the vehicles. And it is a birder's paradise - especially for wetland based birds. The flamingos specifically were something else.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 June 2024
  • Beryl Akinyi Ochieng
    Nairobi, Kenya15 contributions
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    Home of African elephants, great avifauna and other wildlife, beautiful mountainous view, the lakes and general geographic views
    Amboseli lives it's name, they call it the home of African elephants. In the game drive we were able to identify different elephant herds, very majestic and big families and also the lone elephants. We were also able to identify different wildlife; Various avifauna like the Kori bustard which is one of the heaviest flying birds in Africa among other bird species( Egyptian geese, spur winged plover, the sacred ibis, cattle egret, the red-billed oxpeckers among others). The cheetahs, leopards, there was a small lake can't recall the name. Finally the beautiful breeze and view of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro. It couldn't get any better! I'd love to be back there as many times as I can.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 July 2024
  • Joseph M
    Nairobi, Kenya99 contributions
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    AN ADVENTURE TO REMEMBER
    As a guide I have never had a similar experience with my guests each day each safari comes with its own vibe I really enjoy the smiles and happiness I put on the faces of my clients and the experience they get....sometimes I just stand to the side and just stare at how thrilled excited amazed peaceful they get and for me that's it! Anyway so I took my guests of a full-day safari which was really amazing and they ended up requesting for an extra night and extra day and still after they just wished they didn't have to go back.....I will miss them so much but I'm glad they went with their hearts full. Your guide your vibe 😎 Contact (Joseph Matthews) +254748847572 Email : mattjoe787@gmail.com
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 8 July 2024
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Jacek Struk
Gdynia, Poland38 contributions
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Jan 2023
Amboseli Park is not the biggest in Kenya, it is only 390 sq km, what in fact is its advantage. The center of it is Amboseli lake, that attracts many wild animals condensed in close space of part. So during one 3 hour, slow trip you can spot all kinds of animals. Compare it with Tsavo East 13000 sq km or Tsavo West 9000 sq km where you have to travel kilometers to spot a few. Park is located far from most popular toursist places like Diani, so there is not crowded. View on Mt Kilimanjaro is exceptional.
Written 29 January 2023
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Manisha H
Colombo, Sri Lanka229 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
This national park was lovely.

The Park:

I admit, I always wanted to see a line of elephants walk across the African savanna with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Although the weather was cloudy, and the mountain was covered for most of our stay, we were lucky to witness the peak at least a few times before we left.

It was a dream to have the elephants so close and to watch them as they moved every morning and evening.

If you stay in the park, as we did, morning and evening drives are more than enough for you to see plenty.

The Weather:

Our guide did say that this time there was more rainfall than there has ever been in Amboseli in the month of April. Regardless, it hardly rained on our game drives (probably the luck of the draw). But it did rain pretty substantially before our stay so that a few routes were underwater. It didn't deter us from an amazing experience, though.
Written 8 May 2024
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Nathalie Lays
126 contributions
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Feb 2023
We had a wonderful day game drive in Amboseli Park.
The sight of elephants and giraffes against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro is a sight you never tire of.
Even though Lake Amboseli was dry, many swamps served as a gathering point for herds of zebra, hippo, buffalo, wildebeest, impala and elephant. A show of serenity and beauty!
Written 6 March 2023
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Gavin C
Australian Capital Territory, Australia27 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Amboseli National Park on our safari, renowned as one of Kenya's top destinations for viewing large wildlife. We highly recommend going with a safari guide and, if you can, staying within the park boundaries to maximize your chances of observing animals like lions during early morning drives. The park's predominant open grassland terrain offers superb visibility for wildlife spotting. We were fortunate to get quite close to groups of elephants grazing near the roads, as well as zebras, impalas, wildebeests, and other wildlife.
Written 9 April 2024
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sulphide
MD142 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Family


If you are on a safari trip to Kenya then this must be one of the must visit park! It has the most number of elephants than any other parks with a mix of other wild life. plenty of wild life. amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Avoid staying at Kimana camp....its rough but if thats your thing then do it. we stayed at Kibo luxury safari camp and LOVED it.

Written 5 January 2020
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Mike S
Arlington, TX2,613 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Friends
Amboseli was the last place we went on our safari. It's a very different geography from say the Serengeti or Maasai Mara. And maybe that's why we saw more elephants here, up close and personal, than in those other places. There are other places to see elephants and we did but Amboseli, I believe, exists as such a tourist destination because of the elephants. And some of the largest tuskers in Africa are here. I don't think we saw any "supertuskers" (each tusk over 100lbs) but we saw some pretty large ones. (Did you know you can tell if an elephant is left or right-handed by which tusk is shorter? I don't know if that's true, but our guide told us that and it makes sense.)
Viewing these magnificent animals while minimizing disturbing them is the mark of a good guide. Ours was excellent (shout out to James from Gate 1 Travel) but we saw others that got way too close. (A lady was killed in Zambia the week after we were in Africa when an elephant turned over the land cruiser she was riding in.)
There are other animals to see in Amboseli but not nearly the number and variety we saw in Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara and Serengeti. But if you want to see elephants, this is the place to go.
Written 4 May 2024
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Naina-Damani
London, UK999 contributions
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Feb 2019
Amboseli has massive herds of elephants and zebras and giraffes are in abundance. We saw lions a few times. It is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak and it is one of Kenya's most popular parks.
Written 25 January 2020
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Lstyles4u
Nairobi, Kenya1,001 contributions
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Oct 2020 • Friends
Visited Amboseli National Park with a group of young Ladies with Syvet Safaris. I had the best time. I absolutely love elephants and they were everywhere. The Reserve had plenty of animals to see us close. This national park seemed flat and not filled with bushes or trees, which allows you to see all the animals just right in the open. This park has a large body of body in several places which elephants love. There are plenty of National parks in Kenya but this by far is the place to go if you Love Elephants.
Written 19 October 2020
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Wild Dog Safaris, East Africa LLC
Nairobi, Kenya58 contributions
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Apr 2021
1,500 elephants in one game park is an exceptional safari. Photographing the wetland birds, including flamingos, and wildlife offers extraordinary photos with Mt. Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.

You’ll be stunned to see so many elephants in one game park. Don’t forget to visit their elephant research center.
Written 29 April 2021
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Amy C
7 contributions
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Oct 2022 • Friends
An absolute must visit. The landscape is harsh and the drought has left it’s mark but this was our favourite stop on our Kenya trip. There’s something so moving about the place and we left feeling we had experienced something very special. It’s hard to describe how thankful we were to our guide Jesse. He knows the park like the back of his hand, is incredibly knowledgeable, very respectful of the animals and has a genuine love for the nature of Amboseli. Our memories of Amboseli are characterised by Jesse’s gentle manner, wisdom and peace, making the trip an experience we will never forget. Tumefurahi sana, Asante sana Jesse!
Written 18 November 2022
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