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Breathtaking trip

Views: 26 Visited: Sep 2019 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2019

We had a very smooth and wonderful three day safari trip to Amboseli National Park that is crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak and the tallest free standing mountain in the world.

The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close range. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of L... read more

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Incredible elephant safari destination

Views: 217 Visited: Jun 2019 Reviewed: Oct 08, 2019

If you are an elephant lover this is the game reserve that you definitely need to visit. It has one of the largest elephant herds in Kenya. You'll get to see them moving about and if you are a photographer it'll even be better for you. Also, Amboseli offers the best view of Mount Kilimanjaro either early in the morning or late evening depending on the weather conditions at the time of your visiting.
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The land of elephant and great view of Mount Kilimanjaro

Views: 283 Visited: Mar 2019 Reviewed: Jun 22, 2019

Amboseli National Park is one of the prime parks in Kenya and the second mosts-visited in Kenya. The park never disappoints when it come to all the big fives. The elephant of Amboseli National park are very big and most love to feed around the central swamp within the park. Lion, cheetah and rhino are a must to see. Another amazing feature is the perfect view of the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro mostly in the morning and when the sun set. read more

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Up close with elephants

Views: 76 Visited: Mar 2019 Reviewed: May 28, 2019

Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. It is home to the African elephant found in vast herds. Best place to get close to free ranging elephants and other wildlife. The bull elephants in this park have some of the largest tusks in Kenya. The park is also a birdwatchers paradise with over 420 species recorded. Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa, offers good backdrop for wildlife photography. The observation hill is a... read more

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A great destination for wildlife adventure

Views: 186 Visited: Nov 2018 Reviewed: May 22, 2019

Amboseli National park is the second visited destination by animal lovers, one of the destination where large herds of elephants are found, view of the Kilimanjaro which as the highest peak in Africa, several habitats and animals grazing on a swampy areas. Amboseli National park does not disappoint any animal lover at all. Take a trip to this national park and you will always wish to make a return for another amazing views.

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Best national park to spot elephants and for views of Kilimanjaro

Views: 51 Visited: Apr 2019 Reviewed: May 03, 2019

Amboseli National Park is in southern Kenya. It’s known for its large elephant herds and views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, please make sure you visit this park once you come to Kenya. read more

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Best safari experience

Views: 82 Visited: Jan 2019 Reviewed: Apr 30, 2019

We visited Amboseli National Park with a group of friends in January. Getting so close to the biggest elephant herds, amazing view of Africa’s highest snow capped mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, coming into adventure with lion and lioness resting in the park was an adventure of a lifetime!

Accommodation was full board in a luxury tented camp and their services was superb. Rising early before sunrise was the best time viewing Mount Kilimanjar... read more

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Big five and birdlife, all in one

Views: 45 Visited: Nov 2018 Reviewed: Apr 13, 2019

Recently I guided a trip to Amboseli National Park. It's easy to locate wildlife, birdlife and the giant dome Mt Kilimanjaro. It's a one great park. Large herds of elephant always colour the park and makes the park the best park for weekend gateways. read more

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One of the best parks in East Africa

Views: 126 Visited: Aug 2018 Reviewed: Mar 04, 2019

A great park to see elephants! We saw a couple families. One had about 50 elephants. The trails are in decent condition. Mount Kilimanjaro is visible on clear mornings! To see the whole park you probably need two to three days of game drives only. We were able to see elephants, wildebeests, zebra, 2 lions mating, jackals, buffaloes, and numerous types of birds(including greater flamingos!!)

The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, the ca... read more

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Elephants and snows of Mt Kilimanjaro

Views: 143 Visited: Oct 2018 Reviewed: Nov 21, 2018

A visit to Amboseli National Park is a rewarding adventure. Your game drives will be awesome with large elephant herds and stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. A park worthy visiting on your holidays in Kenya. read more

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Absolutely brilliant

Views: 151 Visited: Oct 2018 Reviewed: Nov 04, 2018

My family and I have just come back from an amazing safari trip. Thanks to Mwendwa who organised it all and Joseph our fantastic driver, we thoroughly enjoyed it!

My two boys aged 8 and 6 are telling everyone how fantastic it was and, for me, it was a dream come true.

Our first stop was Amboseli. We loved the Sopa Lodge accommodation with the variety of food choices and the game drive too.

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The majestic Amboseli

Views: 85 Visited: Jul 2018 Reviewed: Nov 02, 2018

A beautiful park that gives a visitor a true feeling of African wilderness as you watch the African jumbos (elephants) walk majestically into swamp from the park. read more

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Best for elephants and fantastic Kilimanjaro views

Views: 244 Visited: Aug 2017 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2017

You will see wild elephants and other animals at close range. Mount Kilimanjaro is very clear. An open savannahs park easy to locate animals. I would highly recommend a very early morning drive; this will ensure you get to see most of the wild animals. While in the park, always view the animals while inside your vehicle, only alight at designated spots, safety first! read more

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Amboseli - an amazing Kenya Safari destination

Views: 365 Visited: Apr 2017 Reviewed: Apr 26, 2017

Amboseli National Park 'packs' it all in one package--big game, bird watching and cultural safaris. Being a semi-arid region Amboseli is amazing because it has water bodies that sustain life all year round.
This is a must-visit safari destination for anyone visiting Kenya and wishing to see soak-in the beauty of nature and wildlife. read more

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Amboseli National Park

Views: 411 Visited: Mar 2017 Reviewed: Mar 27, 2017

Amboseli National Park is one of the best places to see elephants in Kenya. In addition to the elephants, you are sure to see the zebra, gnu (wildebeest), hippopotamus, buffalo, spotted hyena, waterbuck, Maasai giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, impala, lion and cheetah.
It was incredible to see the Mt.Kilimanjaro with snow on the top so beautiful. The elephants are amazing with so many families the baby elephants are just a beautiful si... read more

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Slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro

Views: 492 Visited: Feb 2017 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2017

Amboseli national park offer the best view of mt Kilimanjaro and has a lot of animals to see: elephants, lions, buffalo and many more. Accommodation and meals were very nice. read more

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Elephants in big herds

Views: 221 Visited: Apr 2014 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2017

Amboseli National Park is the only park that features big herds of elephants. It was excellent to see these herds of Elephants.
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An interesting and scenic park

Views: 603 Visited: Sep 2016 Reviewed: Jan 09, 2017

We had a great time in Amboseli. The ease of spotting wildlife was fun. There were group upon groups of elephants and sometimes very close to our vehicle.

We saw lions, a leopard and a cheetah family with three young cubs, very beautiful. The landscapes are awe-inspiring with excellent photo opportunities.

Amboseli is a wonderfull park and two nights are just not enough. One of our favorite parks. For elephant lovers, this is the best p... read more

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An Amazing Park

Views: 300 Visited: Jan 2016 Reviewed: Jul 01, 2016

Amboseli National park, although small, offered amazing interaction with elephants as well as other animals. Morning and afternoon they would come from or go to the water. Had great very close up encounters. The park can be experienced in just a day and a bit. Any longer and you'll be going over the same areas. read more

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Home of the giants

Views: 396 Visited: Feb 2016 Reviewed: Mar 04, 2016

Elephants paradise, everywhere you look. Scenic and picturesque park with great views. Spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The skyline is dominated by wonderful views of the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro. read more

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The best safari ever

Views: 608 Visited: Dec 2015 Reviewed: Feb 25, 2016

Our safari to Amboseli was absolutely wonderful and very exciting. Our guide was a really nice person, who had a great feeling for the animals and knows everything about them. The lodges were wonderful and made this trip to a highlight of our trip. read more

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What to see in Amboseli

Views: 661 Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Dec 01, 2015

Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. The Park is famed for the largest elephant herds and beautiful views of Mt Kilimanjaro. read more

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Mount Kilimanjaro: The best view point

Views: 647 Visited: Sep 1996 Reviewed: Nov 30, 2015

Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The name "Amboseli" comes from a Maasai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.
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The spectacular Amboseli National Park

Views: 719 Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Jul 30, 2015

Welcome to Kenya! This Spectacular National Park located in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro - the park being famous for its tremendous variety of big game.

In addition to elephants, antelopes, zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes and lions, Amboseli is sought after by so many travelers in–the–know for its breathtaking scenery and easily approachable wildlife with a magnificent backdrop of Mount Amboseli- view-able from all the accommodations ... read more

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Exciting bird watching

Views: 511 Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Apr 27, 2015

The marshy, swampy areas of the park are home to the water birds like the Madagascer Squacco Heron and the Lapwing. Vultures, Taita falcon, the southern branded Harrier Eagle and the Taveta golden weaver are also common sightings.
Your game runs en route to the Lodge will introduce you to large numbers of plains game- wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and gazelle. Look for the elusive kudu, a delicate antelope with long spiral horns and a b... read more

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"Home of the gods"

Views: 450 Visited: Apr 2014 Reviewed: Apr 12, 2015

Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem is mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Masai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
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Amboseli Day Tour

Views: 1245 Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Mar 10, 2015

Amboseli Day Tour Express & Safari

This is one of our most popular day trip; very enriching and can depart any day of the week at 0600hrs

Amboseli National Park Day Trip from Nairobi (Tour Duration: Full Day) 240 Kilometers, 3-4 Hours Away from Nairobi.

Amboseli is a distance of 3 - 4 hrs from Nairobi but it is also the most rewarding one day tour in Nairobi lay over tours.


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Elephants trail

Views: 484 Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Mar 07, 2015

Amboseli is well-known as an elephants park. It's located at the bottom of Mt.Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.

You shall expect to see the peak of Mt.Kilimanjaro very early in the morning if the clouds clears up for you.
It has two major entry gates one from the Namanga border with Kenya and one from the eastern part.
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Can't beat Kili views!

Views: 471 Visited: Feb 2011 Reviewed: Dec 20, 2014

You truly cannot beat the views of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park. Timing it so that Kili isn't shrouded in clouds is tricky, so if you are able to, it helps to have the option to pass through the park again on your way back from safari.
The park is small in size and one full day was enough for me. read more

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Mt. Kilimanjaro view point

Views: 361 Visited: Nov 2014 Reviewed: Dec 11, 2014

If you are mountain lover but can't make it to climb Mt Kilimanjaro due to time limit or physical limitations, etc., Amboseli is the next-best thing. You can book a short safaris to Amboseli National Park where you can get a great view over Mt Kilimanjaro.
I recommend going either at sunrise or sunset, for best viewing opportunities. read more

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Amboseli - Elephants and Kilimanjaro

Views: 477 Visited: Jul 2014 Reviewed: Nov 18, 2014

This is a flat dry area with wetlands from mountain water runoffs. It is a gorgeous area with thousands of wildebeest roaming the plains. The area is reasonably small and easy to navigate with our Land Rover. Elephants and hippos are the main sightings here, along with breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and sunsets. But it is the wetlands that are the most exciting, simply because most of the animals congregate there. So sightings are ... read more

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Best views of Mount Kilimanjaro

Views: 2192 Visited: Jan 2014 Reviewed: Oct 16, 2014

Amboseli National Park is the best place from which to view snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro! Its primary vegetation consists of grasslands, lush acacia forests, and ever-wet swamplands. It is home to some of the largest elephant herds and affords visitors magnificent views of the mountain and elephants.
It's a veritable A paradise for any avid photographer.
Set in rolling savannah scenery, it is dwarfed by the presence of the snow-capped pea... read more

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GREAT Place !

Views: 452 Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2014

Amboseli is a very unique place. It has so many types of habitat to observe many species. Naturally, elephants are the big draw but there are so many wonderful creatures to experience.
I was there 22 years ago and it is the same now (except more people).
We were on a private tour so we avoided much of those "jams". read more

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Another great day-trip

Views: 399 Visited: Jan 2008 Reviewed: Aug 20, 2014

I had a roughly a day to spend in Nairobi before my flight to Arusha. I decided to do a day tour to Amboseli. It was worth it. I got some great shots of Kilimanjaro and saw so many elephants in one spot.
I'd combine it with other parks, though. read more

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Best views of Kilimanjaro!

Views: 741 Visited: Dec 2012 Reviewed: Apr 16, 2014

Saw Kili from both sides--Tanzania and Kenya. It was, by far, the most dramatic from the Kenyan side. It's got an impressive amount of wildlife, too, which surprised me. Zebra, giraffe, elephants aplenty.
Due to its proximity to Nairobi, it is crowded. A day will suffice. read more

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Mt Kilimanjaro view

Views: 554 Visited: Jan 2010 Reviewed: Mar 12, 2014

Amboseli National Park is a top destination for a Kenya safari. This is where you'll see that of a herd of elephant strolling across the plains with the snow-capped peak of Kilimanjaro in the background.
It 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 ... read more

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Paradise on Earth

Views: 381 Visited: Jan 2012 Reviewed: Jan 20, 2014

This beautiful national park is located near the Kenya-Tanzania border south of Kenya's capital city Nairobi. It is easily accessible and one can travel by road or air.
Amboseli did not disappoint as it delivered everything that I had been promised. The national park is said to be the best place to view elephants as it has one of the largest elephant populations in Kenya. The park is also famed for offering a spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanj... read more

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What an experience

Views: 489 Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Nov 22, 2013

This is where you can see the magnificent snow-capped and highest mountain in Africa--Mount Kilimanjaro. Yes, it is based in Tanzania, but the views from the Kenyan side are spectacular. Here you will see held elephant marching. In this park, all big five are available. read more

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Thrills at Amboseli National Park

Views: 420 Visited: Jun 2013 Reviewed: Oct 09, 2013

Travelling south from Nairobi to the Kajiado County, I cannot contain my excitement. We are headed to the world renowned Amboseli National Park. On the outskirts of the park, I can see herds of cattle watched over by the world famous Maasai Morans. When we arrive at the gates, a tour guide formally informs us of the rules. The rules includes no one should alight from the vehicle until we reach designated areas. The guide casually informs us th... read more

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Amboseli, The Elephant Haven.

Views: 757 Visited: Feb 2013 Reviewed: Sep 05, 2013

This is a park that I have been to as many times as I can remember. It lies about twenty miles away from my country side home. Out of the many parks I have been to, Amboseli to me stands out as one so full of life! May be it is due to its small size and numerous wild life. Here you don't go searching for wildlife... especially elephants, zebras, buffalos, girraffes and wilderbeeste. They move in massive herds. It is the only park in Africa whe... read more

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My best adventure

Views: 424 Visited: Aug 2013 Reviewed: Sep 02, 2013

Last month, I decided to take a trip to one of Kenya's most famous sites. After doing some consultations, I decided that an Amboselli national park was the place. I then embarked on the preparation process. I believed that I could have the best.
Located in the magnificent Rift Valley province, the park offers one a chance to view a variety of animals including the big 5. The park is surrounded by the Phenomenon Mount Kilimanjaro which is one... read more

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An Exciting Adventure

Views: 439 Visited: Jul 2012 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2013

Apart from numerous exciting activity options provided, I really enjoyed the bike ride up hill and the walk to Kimana gate which just within Amboseli National Park. From the park, Mt Kilimanjaro is also so clear standing some thousand feets away. With beautiful big skies and horizon, the park is combined with dry and dusty earth and swampy springs that is trodden by a variety of animals that are in the park.
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A ride in the salty dust

Views: 775 Visited: Mar 2013 Reviewed: May 14, 2013

Found in the great Rift valley province of Kenya Amboseli national park is the second most popular park in Kenya. We had to leave early as the was only a one day experience so by the break of dawn we got on a self drive from Nairobi to loitoktok where the park is located, most of us slept through the long but quick journey and by 9a.m we were already there which was perfect timing. First we had to go to the park head quarters offices which wa... read more

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Elephants!

Views: 712 Visited: Sep 1993 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2013

At the southern edge of Kenya next to Tanzania and at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro is Amboseli Park. It is here that Cynthia Moss has spent so many years studying and living with the elephants; “Elephant Memories” was the book that led me to write her ahead of time, and get to speak to her on the phone (did not catch her at the park).

It was the dry season, so water was not sitting in a shallow level along our route - - but the elephants ... read more

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Great day trip

Views: 753 Visited: May 2010 Reviewed: Apr 02, 2013

Amboseli was a great day-trip destination for us. We had a day to kill (had a layover in Nairobi) and thought we'd get out and see a bit of Kenya. The views of Mt. Kilimanjaro are what really surprised me. It was great to see elephants and to be able to snap some shots of the mountain. Apparently the view is better here than from the Tanzanian side. read more

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