Holidays to Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Open skies, swampy springs and dry, dusty earth as far as you can see, topped by the impressive Mt Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is a landscape you won't forget.

Home to hundreds of animals including the "Big 5" as well as wildebeest, zebra, cheetah, hyena and many more. Amboseli is best-known for its large herds of free-roaming elephants, said to be some of the biggest elephants and herds in Africa. If you're a birdwatcher, you'll find yourself in paradise, with over 400 species of birds recorded here including but not limited to pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, cranes and raptors. In addition to the sweeping vistas, birding and magnificent wildlife, Amboseli National Park is surrounded by Maasai communities, offering opportunities for visitors to meet the local tribes and learn more about their unique and traditional way of life. 

Just under 400 square kilometres in size, Amboseli is part of a larger ecosystem that spans the Kenya/Tanzania border. The landscape is dominated by Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres. Amboseli National Park provides some of the best views of Africa's iconic peak. While the tip of the mountain is often covered in clouds; the clouds melt away in the early morning or as dusk falls and you're rewarded with stunning vistas. It's these magnificent views coupled with Amboseli's reputation as one of the best places to see elephants at close range that makes the national park such a favourite. Its reputation was crowned in 1991 when it was declared to be a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve.

Highlights

  • View diverse wildlife and birds including hundreds of African elephants

  • Soak-up magnificent views of Mt Kilimanjaro

  • Learn about the traditional way of the Maasai

  • Discover Amboseli at your own pace with a walking safari

  • Ride under the shadow of Kilimanjaro on a horseback safari

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I was born and raised in Africa, and I have spent 25 years living, working and travelling across various African countries including South Africa and Tanzania. I learned how to track wild animals, went on to become a nature guide and later a safari lodge manager, and I can also speak Swahili and Afrikaans.
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Amboseli National Park Trip Ideas

Here are some trip ideas that include Amboseli National Park. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 01483 319 333

Things to do in Amboseli National Park

Map of Amboseli National Park

When to go to Amboseli

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