Amboseli National Park

Kenya National Parks and Reserves

Amboseli means ‘salty dust’ in Maasai, the dust being volcanic ash from eruptions of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park is the perfect location to capture those quintessential images and memories of Africa – elephants and lions crossing the plains, cheetah sprinting across great expanses of sparse wilderness, vibrant birdsong in lush acacia forests, and the ever-changing natural light playing on the snow-capped peak. It’s a fine park to observe elephants closely as they are very relaxed and well used to people.

Most of the Amboseli National Park consists of a dry, ancient lakebed and fragile grasslands with patches of acacia woodland, while in the southern area there are a number of small volcanic hills. Around the swamps the vegetation is lush with yellow-barked acacias and phoenix palms.

The greatest attraction in  in Amboseli National Park is the vast herds of Elephant within the Park. The bull Elephants have some of the largest tusks in Kenya. Plentiful game can be found in Amboseli national park including Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Impala, Leopard, Caracal and Serval Cat. Birdwatchers can see Pelican, Bee-eater, Kingfisher, African Fish Eagle, Martial Eagle and Pygmy Falcon.

Safari Camps and Lodges in Amboseli National Park

Kibo Safari Camp

Kibo Safari camp is located in Amboseli National park, Kenya with spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Accommodation at Kibo Safari Camp is in luxury tents built on a concrete base. These tents give you the feeling of camping in the wilds of Africa while at the same...

Sentrim Amboseli safari Lodge

Sentrim Amboseli safari Lodge is located 280 kilometers south of Nairobi and 260 kilometers north of Mombasa and deep inside the Amboseli National Park making access to  the park's renowned elephants, buffalos, wildebeest, zebra, giraffes, impalas and several...

Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge lies at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in  Amboseli National. Ol Tukai Lodge is tucked into a dense forest of acacia trees that, along with the elephants, thrive on the swampy surrounds; the buildings, though elaborate, make full use of eco-friendly...

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is one of Amboseli’s finest lodges. It is located in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain beside a giant acacia trees and a refreshing flowing natural spring. Africa’s legendary icons like Lion, Buffalo, Cheetah,...

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