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Amboseli National Park

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About Amboseli National Park

Country found in: Kenya
Parks total area: 392 km² (151 mi²)
Year established: 1974
Park wildlife: 11 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

What YAS members think of Amboseli National Park

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Most-visited months: February, January
# days visited: 1
Top animal sighting: Elephant

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Located in the Loitoktok District of Kenya’s Rift Valley province, home to the Masai, Amboseli National Park—previously known as Masai Amboseli Game Reserve—is located 140 km (87 miles) south of Nairobi and just northwest of snow-capped, free-standing Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kilimanjaro-adjacent park is known for its elephants and proffers 392 km² (151 miles²) of remarkable scenery.

Part of a larger ecosystem surrounding the border of Kenya and Tanzania, Amboseli is a study in contrasts, mingling the browns of savannah and elephant with the blues of mountain and sky to grand effect and plentiful habitat. Plains, woodland, bush country, swamp and marshland dot the park, and impala, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra ramble alongside the big five, beneath hundreds of flitting bird species and against the background of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Underground water supplied by the mountain’s ice cap and filtered through its volcanic rock pools in two clear-water springs within the park.

Amboseli doesn’t allow safari by foot, but safari by vehicle, horseback and hot air balloon each provide extraordinary views of animal, vegetable and mineral, and the park’s Observation Hill overlooks mountain and mammal alike.

When to visit Amboseli National Park?

January through March and July through October are the best times to visit, with July through October coinciding with the dry season. It is during the dry season that the animals are forced around the remaining water supplies and make for some great game viewing. That said, the dry season is also peak tourist season and, given Amboseli's small size, can mean crowds. The long rains come in March and run through the end of May, but also mean lush, green scenery and flowers. Very few lodges close during the rainy season, so budget-hunters may wish to consider the off-season. 

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Tour by: Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya

Safari Kenya in 7 days visiting Amboseli National Park , Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. Easy paced drives and we...

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Tour by: Tanius Tours

Amboseli is known for its vast herds of elephants, zebras, wildebeest, impala, giraffes and dozens of Leopards. ...

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Tour by: Jenman Safaris

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Tour by: Bienvenido Kenya Tours and Safaris

Safari Highlights: Lake Nakuru – 1 Night: Flamingo Hill Tented Camp Maasai Mara – 3 Nights: Mara Sop...

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Tour by: Pam Tours and Travel

Enoy fantastic arrays of wildlife and majestic landscape as you cross the great rift valley and the equator.We w...

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Tour by: Eastern Trails Tours & Travel

Amboseli National Park forms a beautiful Savannah grassland home to the Big Five animals among others.

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Tour by: Anstar Safaris

This Kenya Safari Begins at Amboseli National Park which is popular for its many herds of Elephants. We then Pro...

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Tour by: Travelust African Safaris

Amboseli is situated at the Tanzania Border west of the Kilimanjaro Mountain and was established as a Game reser...

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Tour by: SunUp Adventures

An adventure of 3 of the popular premier parks in Kenya. You will visit the most famous wildlife area in Kenya '...

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