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 Masai word meaning "salty dust", and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. It is a land of giants, where huge herds of elephants stand strong against a dramatic backdrop of Africa’s highest Mountain Kilimanjaro.
- You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
- Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.
Your driver guide will meet you at your hotel or residence in the morning for briefing and drive to Amboseli national park passing through the Athi Plains where formerly the Burchells zebra, the Masai giraffe and smaller herbivores roamed about freely. With human encroachment the wildlife is confined to game parks. There is an advantage to this because one has to drive inside a park to be rewarded with the sight of many different species of animals.
Amboseli National Park is reached in the afternoon, for lunch; embark on an afternoon game viewing in the park at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft). In the late afternoon one is likely to see a lion or cheetah make a kill. Ideal photography opportunities with Mount Kilimanjaro highest mountain in Africa providing a beautiful back drop. Its magnificent situation at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, combined with its excellent opportunities to view Kenya's animals, make it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya. Despite its small size (392 sq km), this fragile ecosystem supports a wide range of mammals (well over 50 of the larger species) and birds (over 400 species). It has a mixed topography of plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and marshes. This diversity, along with a long dry season, ensures excellent viewing of the large concentrations of African animals living in this natural habitat. When you arrive at the park, the warden will give you several common sense rules: do not get out of your vehicle, except at designated spots; do not harass the animals in any way; keep to the tracks; no off-road driving; and remember that the animals always have the right of way. The roads in Amboseli have a loose surface of volcanic soil that is dusty in the dry season and impassable in the wet season. All meals and overnight at the lodge /camp
Early morning game drive can be taken in Amboseli when Mt. Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds, morning and afternoon game viewing in Amboseli, the game Proceeds to the area of Lake Amboseli, which is a wide salt pan, consisting of permanent swamps. This area has much game, large and small, high concentration of Elephant, rhino, buffalo, Burchell’s zebra, eland, Masai giraffe and small species of the antelope family, the common water buck, klipspringer, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, and the diminutive duiker among others. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. With its awesome view of Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa's highest mountain at 5,895m), Amboseli National Park offers a unique and breathtaking backdrop for viewing Africa's animals. It also has a dry Pleistocene lake basin that houses a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, after the rains. The roads in Amboseli have a loose surface of volcanic soil that is dusty in the dry season and impassable in the wet season. The waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli, creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Amboseli lacks the profusion of animal species found in the Mara, but the landscape provides limited cover so we have better chances of seeing some of the larger predators. Elephant, buffaloes, lions, gazelles, cheetahs, wildebeest, hyenas, jackals, warthogs, Masai Giraffes, zebra, baboon, and waterbuck are all present in the park.
After breakfast, morning and last game drive can in Amboseli, early morning game drive can be taken when Mt. Kilimanjaro usually appears from its mantle of clouds. It offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Return to the camp for breakfast before you check out and drive back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon, driver to drop you at your hotel, residence or transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
- Main Destination: Nairobi
- Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
- Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
- Drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
- Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
- You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).
Rates Quoted based on Per Person Sharing, group size and levels of accomodation
|Type of Accomodation||Price Varies depending on group size)|
|Budget Accomodation||Price Per Person sharing|
|AA lodge tented camp|
|No. of persons / Tourists||2 pax||4 pax||6 pax|
|High season: Jan- March / Nov-22.Dec||$470||$360||$330|
|Low Season: April - June||$450||$350||$320|
|Peak Season: July-October||$470||$360||$330|
|Mid-range budget 3 stars||2 pax||4 pax||6 pax|
|AA Lodge Cottages|
|High season: Jan-March/Nov-22.Dec||$525||$420||$380|
|Low Season: April - June||$450||$350||$320|
|Peak Season: July-October||$550||$440||$400|
|Standard Comfort -4 stars||2 pax||4 pax||6 pax|
|Kibo S. Camp / Amboseli Sopa Lodge|
|High season: Jan-March/Nov-22.Dec||$555||$450||$415|
|Low Season: April - June||$525||$420||$380|
|Peak Season: July-October||$630||$ 510||$475|
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Return airport transfer( pick up and drop off)
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (On all days)
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)