Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park
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  • Nathalie Lays
    73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serenity and beauty in Amboseli
    We had a wonderful day game drive in Amboseli Park. The sight of elephants and giraffes against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro is a sight you never tire of. Even though Lake Amboseli was dry, many swamps served as a gathering point for herds of zebra, hippo, buffalo, wildebeest, impala and elephant. A show of serenity and beauty!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Rach
    Cambridge, United Kingdom86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eye opening, but beautiful!
    Amboseli was the last reserve of our trip in Kenya, before we headed to Tanzania. It was certainly eye opening; such a beautiful place but so dry in many areas. On our morning game drive we were lucky enough to see Mount Kilimanjaro as it was a clear morning; that was a beautiful site to see! We did also get out and climb up the steps onto the lookout (I was a bit nervous at this point as anything could have been up there!!) but the views were breathtaking and it was so worth it. We managed to get real close to baby hyenas (so cute!) on our afternoon drive which was lovely. Amboseli is certainly one of those places that'll stick in my head; for the peaceful atmosphere but also the heartbreak of seeing dead animals due to drought.. it was an experience I won't forget.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 April 2023
  • M Bray
    Rome, Italy3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elephant National Park
    I must say we had no plans to visit Amboseli but it was recommended to us by our tour company Ahambi Tours. The park is home to MENY elephants, I would propose it is changed name to Elephant National Park, The views of Kilimanjaro from the park were also another great highlight of our safari. this was a great recommendation for us. Have it on your to-do list if you have plans to visit Kenya for a safari.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 November 2023
  • saltsy372
    North Port, Florida291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, small park with great views of Kilimanjaro
    Amboseli is one of the bet parks we visited on our Safari trip. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highlight, although there was very little snow on the peak. Saw so many animals, it was really hard to keep count or remember them all. Almost were very close by, sometimes right beside the vehicle, but even further away, a good camera would pick up easily. Often Roger, our driver would have to stop the vehicle, so the elephants or buffalo could cross the road in front of us. One time we drove around a corner on the dirt road to find a huge male lion, just sitting on the edge of the track. Another time we came across a cheetah, just resting beside the road, so close to the vehicle, you could have reached out and touched it. Completely composed and not worried at all about us being there. Another time, a whole pride of lions, walked slowly towards us sitting in the vehicle, and circled around us. So many zebra, antelope, wildebeest, that after a couple of days, it is "just another zebra" Plenty of giraffe, jackal, wild dogs, hyena, crocodile and hippo and lots of buffalo and elephant, especially around the water holes and swampy areas. Also a lot of birds, crane, eagle and other raptors, kingfishers etc as well. The colors are incredible at different times of the day, but particularly the sunsets, which alters the colors of Kilimanjaro and the hills and waters dramatically. We also spent some time in one of the Maasai villages where we saw dancing, a traditional welcome, fire making, and a tour of the village. Very interesting. The park is fairly small in comparison with the Maura, so is easy to get around. Probably not as many animals in general, but still well worth while. If you are lucky you will see the Big 5. It is a long drive from Nairobi. Over 4 hours, and the roads are not good. Bush planes are easier and quicker but expensive. Still driving gives you a chance to see the towns, villages and surrounding country side. we used both vehicles and planes to get around Kenya.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 November 2023
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David
San Diego, CA48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We visited this park after visiting Masai Mara and lake Naivasha. We went to the Serengeti afterwards. Amboseli is a bit of a one note park. The scenery is reasonably similar throughout, large flat and dusty (hence the name). If you love elephants you are sure to find them in the park but the scenery gets monotonous. Mount Kilimanjaro does make for a nice picture but that too gets old. Masai Mara was more varied and interesting and Serengeti is leagues above both. If you are on the way to or from somewhere and this park is very convenient it may be worth half a day and one night. Definitely not more and not worth going out of your way.
Written 16 February 2024
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Penny T
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Feb 2024 • Couples
Worst service ever at the gate. Kenya doesn’t want foreigners to visit. You waste ONE HOUR logging in to their lousy system to pay online and get entry. …. We were in a queue of people with the same problem.. Forget these KWS parks - go to Masai Mara where it’s quick and easy entry and they accept your credit card. All the animals are there. Game viewing very average …. Have travelled parks in Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and never had such problems. Never again.
Written 1 February 2024
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Patrick k
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The home elephants did not disappoint. Variety of wildlife. Danger of encroachment by human activities. The park should remain under the management of national government.
Written 27 December 2023
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Ebru S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our family had a super fun time at Amboseli! We went on a special trip to Amboseli National Park, and it was amazing. There were big elephants, and we could see a huge mountain called Kilimanjaro in the background. The animals were so cool!

At night, we stayed at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. It was like a cozy home in the wild. Our beds were comfy, and we had delicious food. The lodge had a fantastic view of the park, and we could even see animals from there. It felt like we were in a storybook!

The team of Tanzania Horizon Safaris were really nice. Our guide Julius showed us around and told us funny facts about the animals. Even though it was a short trip, we had the best time ever at Amboseli National Park and Amboseli Sopa Lodge with Tanzania Horizon Safaris.
Written 2 December 2023
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saltsy372
North Port, FL291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Amboseli is one of the bet parks we visited on our Safari trip.
Mt Kilimanjaro is the highlight, although there was very little snow on the peak.
Saw so many animals, it was really hard to keep count or remember them all. Almost were very close by, sometimes right beside the vehicle, but even further away, a good camera would pick up easily.
Often Roger, our driver would have to stop the vehicle, so the elephants or buffalo could cross the road in front of us.
One time we drove around a corner on the dirt road to find a huge male lion, just sitting on the edge of the track. Another time we came across a cheetah, just resting beside the road, so close to the vehicle, you could have reached out and touched it. Completely composed and not worried at all about us being there.
Another time, a whole pride of lions, walked slowly towards us sitting in the vehicle, and circled around us.
So many zebra, antelope, wildebeest, that after a couple of days, it is "just another zebra"
Plenty of giraffe, jackal, wild dogs, hyena, crocodile and hippo and lots of buffalo and elephant, especially around the water holes and swampy areas. Also a lot of birds, crane, eagle and other raptors, kingfishers etc as well.
The colors are incredible at different times of the day, but particularly the sunsets, which alters the colors of Kilimanjaro and the hills and waters dramatically.
We also spent some time in one of the Maasai villages where we saw dancing, a traditional welcome, fire making, and a tour of the village. Very interesting.
The park is fairly small in comparison with the Maura, so is easy to get around. Probably not as many animals in general, but still well worth while. If you are lucky you will see the Big 5.
It is a long drive from Nairobi. Over 4 hours, and the roads are not good. Bush planes are easier and quicker but expensive. Still driving gives you a chance to see the towns, villages and surrounding country side. we used both vehicles and planes to get around Kenya.
Written 27 November 2023
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M Bray
Rome, Italy3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I must say we had no plans to visit Amboseli but it was recommended to us by our tour company Ahambi Tours. The park is home to MENY elephants, I would propose it is changed name to Elephant National Park, The views of Kilimanjaro from the park were also another great highlight of our safari.
this was a great recommendation for us.

Have it on your to-do list if you have plans to visit Kenya for a safari.
Written 22 November 2023
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African Soil Safaris
Nairobi, Kenya4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Beautiful park to tour.best view of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Planning to visit Kenyan parks,
Include Amboseli in your to do list.
Welcome to Kenya.
Written 11 November 2023
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David B
Bruce, Australia1 017 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
In one afternoon, maybe two hours, we saw 4 of the big 5. The park is small and the animals are easy to find. If I could only visit one reserve in Kenya, this would be my choice.
Written 30 June 2023
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navi1usa
Irving, TX129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Amboseli is not as large as Masai
Mara but has some unique features in its landscape and terrain. It’s a drier environment. However there is no shortage of game and it’s seems to have more elephants and cheetah than masai
Mara. There is a lookout point - a small climb but worth its the view from
The top is breathtaking. You see a never ending expanse of the park. Absolutely
Amazing.
Written 4 June 2023
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Uatours K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Business
The views and the serenity is out off this world..
We did morning game and evening, aslo visited the border to Tanzania for a closer look to mt.kilimanjaro
Written 14 May 2023
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