Safari in Amboseli National Park, this park is one of the great ways to see wildlife in Kenya. Amboseli National Park covers 392 sq km and forms the larger part of Amboseli ecosystem in Kenya. The park has five main wildlife habitats (Open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland), within its basin there is a temporary Lake Amboseli that floods during seasons of high rainfall. Amboseli National Park is famous for its big game, its great scenic beauty and the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro making it one of the great national parks for safari in Kenya.
Things to see in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli has large concentrations of wildlife all year round with over 80 different mammal species ranging from the tiny (and rarely seen) spectacled elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. The park is great for superb elephant pictures and documentaries with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop. Amboseli is also great for sighting birds it has over 400 bird species including many endemics.
Major attractions and activities
Amboseli National Parks gives you an opportunity to view Mount Kilimanjaro on the observation hill which as well allows you to have an overall view of the whole park especially the beautiful swamps and elephants below the hill. Animals in the park include elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowl like pelican, Egyptian goose and other water birds.
In Amboseli National Park you will as be able to explore the maasai people and their indigenous lifestyle, you will have an opportunity to learn and shot how they survive in the park alongside with wildlife. The Vibrant Maasai tribe is Kenya’s best known cultural group leaving in different parts of Kenya, clad in colourful shukas, these tall, bejeweled people have preserved their traditional way of life sustaining its authenticity uninfluenced by cultural trends elsewhere.
Lodge options to stay in during Safari in Amboseli National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for details. Accommodation options in Aberdare National park include The Ark and The Aberdare Country Club managed by Fairmont Hotels, Outspan and Treetops managed by Aberdare Safari Hotels, Fishing Lodge, Ruhuruini, Tusk Camp and Sapper Hut among others.
How to get to Aberdare National Park
By road: The Park is easily accessible on tarmac from Nyeri and Naro Moru on the eastern side 160km from Nairobi. Main townd from which the park can be accessed are Nyeri 154km from Nairobi, Nyahururu 188km from Nairobi and Naivasha 87km from Nairobi.
By Air: There are daily scheduled flights from Nairobi to an airstrip at Empusel gate and Olekelunyiet. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town.
How to book a safari to Kenya?
Booking a Safari in Amboseli National Park, once you have your planned dates of travel confirmed we will need you to send us an email here so that we check for availability of services online once we confirm all services are available for your planned dates we will let you know so that we can send you a draft itinerary to start planning for your safari trip to Kenya. Once you confirm the itinerary we will send you an invoice for you to make a deposit, Once the payment is done and we have received it on our account we will go ahead and secure all services accordingly. It is advised to book your safari to Kenya in advance at least 2-3 months’ prior your visit especially if you are planning to travel in the peak season of June to October.
Kenya Tourist Visa Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa to get to Kenya. Many travelers prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Kenya this is the best option and you will be able to get the Kenya Tourist Visa online upon paying USD51.00 for Tourist Visa
What is the best time for Safari in Amboseli National Park?
Sighting wildlife in Kenya is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November this offers great sightings and easy shoots.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Kenya to see wildlife?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Kenya. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Kenya safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about booking a Safari in Amboseli National Park