National Park | Loitoktok District
is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province
and 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.)
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National Park is a top destination for a Kenya
Safari. Indeed, one of the classic images of East Africa,
let alone Kenya, is that of a herd of elephant strolling
across the plains with the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro
in the background.
is to catch this sight on memory - and on film - that
people flood to Amboseli National Park. While Kilimanjaro
is actually across the border in Tanzania, Amboseli
has a perfect view of this world's tallest freestanding
mountain, rising an impressive 5 kilometers above the
best time to view the majestic mountain is at dawn and
sunset, when the clouds lift and the light is both clear
is about 200km from Nairobi on fairly good roads, and
the usual route is via Namanga on the A104. The last
75km from Namanga is a bit bumpy so be prepared. Air
Kenya and Safari Link offers daily flights to the Park
also a park that combines well with Tsavo National Park
to the east, or Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and Arusha National
Parks. The park is one of the smaller game parks in
Kenya, but it offers you the best opportunity of seeing
the critically endangered black rhino, along with a
spectacular range of wildlife.
area's low and well-munched vegetation also ensures
that animals are easy to spot. Lions can easily be found
and can occasionally be watched stalking their prey.
Buffalo, cheetah, gazelle, hyena, jackal, wildebeest,
zebra, and baboon are just some of the animals that
can be encountered at Amboseli.
from Kilimanjaro surface in the centre of Amboseli,
creating swamps that attract and support a rich diversity
of wild animals and birdlife. Most of Amboseli is flat
and dusty and so the best spots for game viewing are
It is also the home of the Maasai people, those tall,
proud nomads whose legendary prowess in battle and single
handed acts of bravery in fights with wild animals has
spread across the globe. Perhaps more than any other
community in Kenya the Maasai have learned to live in
complete harmony with their environment and the wildlife
which surrounds them.
round the park are occupied and abandoned manyatta -
Maasai villages - quickly built out of bent poles and
sticks and plastered with cow dung and equally swiftly
abandoned when the grazing is finished and the herds
must move on.
: Numerous including flamingoes
: South East Kenya, bordering Tanzania
: 390sq km Average Altitude:
1155m [ 3790 ft ]
Access from Nairobi : Road : 250 kms
( 4.5 to 5 hours )
Facilities : Several lodges, tented
camps and budget camping sites
: Grassland savannah, limited swampy areas
lined with forest shrubs
: Numerous including Lion, Leopard, cheetah
, elephants, hyenas, jackals and buffalo
Attractions: Spectacular view of Africa's
highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, during clear skies and
game viewing especially Amboseli's elephant population
old tuskers (Elephants)
Mount Kilimanjaro backdrop
herds of Elephants - Amboseli is famous for
its huge number of elephants.
air balloon over Amboseli The views of Amboseli
& Mt Kilimanjaro look awesome from the balloon.
Culture and visit to the Masai Villages - certainly
a great opportunity to see and enjoy Masai songs dance,
buy some Masai souvenirs, visit a Masai nursery children's
school and take pictures of the Masai people.
views from Observation Hill - Amboseli National
Park is predominantly flat except for several rocky
outcrops and a small hill where you can get fabulous
views of the national park and Mt Kilimanjaro. Observation
Hill is great as a lookout as well as a place to take
swamps - A huge swamp which covers a large
part of Amboseli National Park is fed by underground
rivers from Mt Kilimanjaro's melting snow .Elephants&
hippopotamus enjoy soaking in the cool water and are
never short of food.
Birds of Amboseli
National Park main attraction are the huge herds of
elephants. There are over 1000 elephants in the Park.
The bull elephants have some of the largest tusks in
all of Kenya. Wildlife here includes the zebra, wildebeest,
giraffe, impala, caracal and serval cat, lion, leopard,
cheetah, buffalo, wild dog, and hippo.
there are no rhinos in the Park due to poaching. There
are also over 400 species of birds, including the bee-eater,
kingfisher, African fish eagle, marital eagle and pygmy
falcon. Apart from the great wildlife viewing in Amboseli,
one can also enjoy excellent views of Mt Kilimanjaro
long hot and humid rainy period starts around April
and lasts until June, then the short rains come during
the warm months of November and December.
through to March are hot and dry, while July to October
are warm and dry. The warm dry season is the best for
game viewing and for personal comfort.
Safari Lodge Amboseli
Guest House Banda Amboseli