Safari activities to do in Amboseli national park 

Safari activities to do in Amboseli national park : Amboseli national park is a popular national park in Kenya situated in southern Kenya in Kajiado County, this park is part of the Amboseli ecosystem of 3,000 square kilomters covering an area of 392 square kilometers. Amboseli national park lies north-west of Mountain Kilimanjaro along the border of Kenya and Tanzania, this beautiful park boosts a splendid backdrop of mountain Kilimanjaro’s snowcapped peak and a large concentration of wildlife with large herds of elephants. 

Safari activities to do in Amboseli national park 

Amboseli national park is dominated by open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland. Safari activities to do in Amboseli national park include  

Game viewing 

This is the top of all Safari activities to do in Amboseli national park. Amboseli national park is a popular wildlife habitat most known for large herds of elephants with over 100 individuals and many other wildlife species, game viewing in Amboseli national park offers sights of many of these marvelous African wildlife species. This activity is offered in sessions that are morning game drive, full day game drive and night game drive and is done using a safari van with an open roof. This refreshing activity offers sights of animals such as lions, elephants, cheetahs, wildebeests, giraffes, zebras, topis, oribis, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles, buffaloes and many more.

The best sites for spotting animals in Amboseli national park is around Olokenya swamp, Ekongo Narok swamp, Lake Ol Tukai, Lake Amboseli and the observation hill. 

Game Drive in Amboseli National Park

 Bird watching 

Amboseli national park is boosts a huge population of birdlife with over 400 bird species, among the huge population there is globally threatened Madagascar, pond-heron, lesser flamingo, lesser kestrel and shoebill the most sought for bird in Africa. Thousands of birds thrive in the savannah grasslands, swamps and on the shores of Amboseli and Ol Tukai lakes dotted around the park , This safari experience offers sights of numerous colorful birds such as African jacana, African swamp hen, common redshank, Dickinson’s kestrel, Eurasian thick-knee, greater flamingo, hartlaub’s bustard, long-toed lapwing, pangani long claw, Rufous-bellied heron, steel-blue whydah, Taveta golden weaver, von der decken’s hornbill, yellow-necked spur fowl, Amboseli ostrich, shoe bill, flamingoes and many more. 

For uninterrupted sights of the bird, it is helpful to carry a pair of binoculars with you and the best bird watching experience is got in the period of October to December. This period is when migratory bird species come to Amboseli national park from the northern hemisphere in large numbers.

Photography and Filming

Amboseli national park is a very scenic national park featuring a backdrop of the snow snowcapped mountain Kilimanjaro peaks, because of the splendid scenery the park is refered to as the paradise of photographers. Amboseli national park boosts many opportunities of photography and filming most especially for those interested in wildlife filming and photography, a sight of hundred of elephants, back drop of mountain Kilimanjaro, savannah plains, flamingoes and pelicans on the shores of lake Amboseli give out beautiful safari photos and videos. 

For best snapshots you are advised to camp in the park so as to capture the real wilderness of Amboseli national park, camping gives you an opportunity to spot the wilderness as it unravels for example the roars of the lions, cheetahs chasing their prey and many more.

photographic filming in Amboseli National Park

 Walking safaris 

Amboseli national park is a naturally amazing national park with many physical features such as hills, swamps, season lakes, backdrop of mountain Kilimanjaro and many animals which make walking safaris an amazing experience in the park. As you walk through the park you are rewarded with sights of many animals and birds, the best place to visit on walking safaris in Amboseli national park is the observation hill. The observation is a pyramid shaped volcanic hill and it is the only place in the park where this activity is permitted, the hill is a mushroomed volcano and from this place you get sights of elephants and the plains of the park and on this experience it is important to carry binoculars.  

Local tour to the Masai community 

Masai community is situated along the bounders of the Amboseli national park, these communities are residence to Masai people and this community is one of the few local communities in Africa which have not been destroyed by the influence of western culture and technology. On your tour in Masai community you will be entertained by Masai dances and songs  and get to enjoy the local of  the Masai people such as clothing style, local food, manyattas built using local materials and many more.    

How to get to get to Amboseli national park 

Amboseli national park is situated north-west of Mountain Kilimanjaro along the border of Kenya and Tanzania, this park is easily accessed by road and air means of transport.

By road: The most used route from Nairobi to Amboseli national park is Nairobi – Arusha road  via Namanga, this route is of 75 kilometers and tarmacked up to Namanga. The rest route from Namanga to Meshanani Gate is marram.

Another route from Nairobi is Nairobi-Mombasa road via Emali, this route is of 64 kilometers leading to Remito gate. This road is tarmacked up to Emali and from Emali to Remito gate it is marram. From Mombasa Amboseli national park is accessed a route running through Tsavo west national park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet gate)

By air: Amboseli national park is accessed using domestic chartered flights from Nairobi’s Wilson airport to Amboseli airstrip situated  at Empusel gate adjust to Kilimanjaro Buffalo lodge. 

Safari activities to do in Amboseli national park 
Safari activities to do in Amboseli national park

Where to stay in Amboseli national park 

Amboseli national park has a range of accommodation facilities offering a place to stay for visitors of the park, these facilities were carefully built to suit all income levels, taste and interests of various individuals on a safari in Amboseli national park. These accommodation are categorized as luxury, midrange and budget 

Luxury accommodation include Tortilis camp, Kilima safari camp, Sentrim Amboseli Lodge, Kibo safari camp, Satao Elerai camp, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Kilimanjaro safari camp, Ol Tukai lodge Amboseli and many more.

Midrange accommodation include  Satao Elerai camp, Porini Amboseli camp, Amboseli Serena lodge, AA lodge Amboseli and many more.

Budget accommodation include Tortilis camp, Tawi lodge, Paran resort, Endonyo Amboseli and many more.

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