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Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park lies to the south of the Kenya, towards the border with Tanzania. It is situated around 250 km toward the south-east of Nairobi. Park spans 392 sq. km of assorted untamed life natural surroundings at the centre of 3,000 sq.km of a biological system that spreads across the two nations.

Amboseli is renowned for its big game and its incredible grand excellence – and the scene is ruled by the transcending Mount Kilimanjaro. The National Park exemplifies five primary naturalsurroundings which incorporates the open fields, acacia forest, rough thistle hedge nation, bogs and marshland and covers some portion of a Pleistocene lake bowl, presently dry. Inside this bowl is an impermanent lake, Lake Amboseli that surges amid long stretches of substantial rain.

Amboseli is home to a plenitude of amusement, from lion, cheetah and panther to giraffe and bison. It is particularly well known for its elephants and crafted by the Amboseli Trust for Elephants which was set up in 1972.

The park is a prominent safari destination as a result of its rich untamed life, normal magnificence and simple access. With more than 400 winged creature species Amboseli is a haven for bird watchers.

In 2005, the control of the park was switched to the Olkejuado County Council and the Maasai Tribe. All returns for the park presently go specifically to the Maasai people group. Notwithstanding the plentiful untamed life, the fascinating social interactions with the Maasai draw vacationers and safari enthusiast to Amboseli.

You Will See

Giraffe

Giraffe

50%
Elephant

Elephant

100%
Zebra

Zebra

100%
Lion

Lion

80%

Fox

30%
Wildebeest

Wildebeest

70%
Leopard

Leopard

80%
Hippo

Hippo

90%
White Rhino

Rhino

0%

When to go

Amboseli National Park is open for visitors lasting through the year. It is prescribed

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Amboseli National Park is open for visitors lasting through the year. It is prescribed to go in the dry months, which are from June to October and January to February. The short rains peak in November and the long rains in April and May – these months are not recommended for wildlife seeing as the animals will in general spread out and are less disposed to come to expected water sources amid the rainy season.

Art & Culture

The Art and Culture of the area is mainly dominated by the Maasai tribe, who were

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The Art and Culture of the area is mainly dominated by the Maasai tribe, who were the main resident of the area. However with time other Kenyan tribe and foreigners have settled in the Area. The Maasai’s are monotheistic and holds many of its ancient practices and rituals. The Maasai are known their vivid dressing that comprises of red shuka, folded over the body and multi-hued beaded adornments worn around the necks and arms.

Culinary

Milk is one of the main staple diet of the area.It is also supplemented by vegetable

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Milk is one of the main staple diet of the area.It is also supplemented by vegetable grown such as kale, cabbages, onions, tomatoes, pepper, beans and maize. Beef and goat meat are also eaten by the people with rice and chappati.

How to go

Amboseli National Park is well connected by roadways and airways. You can drive

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Amboseli National Park is well connected by roadways and airways.

Roadways:

You can drive to the park from Nairobi via Namanga on the Nairobi-Arusha Road, via Meshanani Gate. You can also take the other road is via Emali on the Nairobi- Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is chiefly through Tsavo West by means of Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.

Airways:

There daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to Amboseli’s airstrip. You can also take direct charter flights to the park’s airstrip at Empusel gate from major airports.

Activites

You can do an array of activities at the Amboseli National Park such as:

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You can do an array of activities at the Amboseli National Park such as:

  • Game Drives
  • Night game drives
  • Bush walk
  • Nature Walk
  • Kilimanjaro Viewing
  • Cultural Tour
  • Bird Watching

What to see?

Amboseli is known for its big game. You can witness four of Big Five, Black rhino is

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  • Amboseli is known for its big game. You can witness four of Big Five, Black rhino is absent in the park.
  • The park is famous for its the free-roaming elephants.
  • You can also spot lions, leopards, civets, jackals, hyenas, wildebeest, Masai giraffe, impala elands, waterbucks, grant's gazelles, warthogs, coke's hartebeests, and zebras.
  • Amboseli is a good birding destination with more than 420 species have been documented at the park.

The Uniqueness of Amboseli National Park

  • Amboseli provides the most iconic and majestic views of the world's tallest free-standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  • The park is well known for being the best place on the planet to go near to free-ranging elephants.

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