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Welcome To The Wonderful Amboseli National Park In Kenya

Amboseli National Park is one of the wonderful destinations that is mostly visited in Kenya and it is famous for harboring large herds of elephants in addition to offering stunning views of the highest Kilimanjaro Mountains. Amboseli national park

Welcome To The Wonderful Amboseli National Park In Kenya

Amboseli National Park is one of the wonderful destinations that is mostly visited in Kenya and it is famous for harboring large herds of elephants in addition to offering stunning views of the highest Kilimanjaro Mountains. Amboseli national park is not all that big and it covers 392 square kilometers of land with its vegetation comprised of the swamps, marshland, rocky thorny bushes, acacia woodlands and the areas formed during the Pleistocene lake called the Lake Amboseli.

The park is found in the southern part of Kenya at the border of Tanzania especially in the Kilimanjaro Mountains. Amboseli national park is one of the closest protected areas in Kenya from Nairobi city the capital of Kenya hosting the highest population of African elephants not only in Kenya but in the whole of East Africa.

Other than elephants, the park boasts several tourists attractions that tourists go and visit and this has made it to be one of the best tourist destinations in Kenya. Going to Kenya for safari is incomplete without visiting the Amboseli national park which is a wonderful destination for game watching.

Amboseli National park was gazetted in 1972 and this made it to be among the first national parks in Kenyan history and before, it was a game reserve and later elevated to a National park. as if that was not enough due to its several attractions, Amboseli national park was named as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and this was done to protect and conserve the several and wonderful unique species that surrounding the Park.

There are about 4 habitant zones in the park and these habitats have enabled several animals to stay and become permanent residents within this wonderful national park. Visitors will get an added advantage of the views of the mountain Kilimanjaro since the mountain crown the park. The park covers about 392 kilometers and this makes it easy to tour this park on a safari in the shortest period.

How to locate and access Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is just 365 kilometers as you drive southeast of the Kenya capital Nairobi and this is roughly 4 hours on the road. The park lies in the Kajiado County in the Northwestern party of the highest Kilimanjaro Mountains and the mountains are found in Tanzania. There are major highways or routes that you can use to access the Amboseli National Park and these include the one from Nairobi and head to Mombasa road and then you can also use the route via Tsavo and the areas of Mombasa through Kimana gate and this takes about 460 kilometers and these routes can be best be used to access Amboseli National Park

By air transport, there is only one airstrip called the Amboseli airstrip that is around the park. This airstrip was recently upgraded and now it receives scheduled and chartered flights for the visitors who want to explore the park. Once you have landed at the Wilson airstrip, you will take the chartered or scheduled flight to Amboseli airstrip, where you will find the safari guide that will pick you and drive you to your booked lodge.

By road transport; Amboseli national park can be accessed from Nairobi and Mombasa. Visitors coming from Nairobi city there two routes you can use to reach Amboseli National Park. The road is in good condition and well tarmacked, get on the road trip from Nairobi through Namanga using the Nairobi- Arusha highway. This is the shortest route that visitors who want to go to the park uses even those who are interested in going to the park in just one day entering via the Meshanani Gate. Also, the Nairobi –Mombasa highway through Emali is short and here you will get into the park through the Kimana gate in the south of the gate in Olkelunyiet Gate.

 Guests going to Amboseli national park get involves in a lot of activities in the park which are formed as the result of the various tourist attractions that are found within the national park. The park activities are the reason why visitors do go to Amboseli national park as it is through the activities that the visitors will go and explore the wonderful species within the park. Therefore, when coming to Amboseli National Park, Know that you will engage in various tourist attractions as you do the activities.

What to see and do in Amboseli National Park

There are also tourist attractions that can be seen in Amboseli National Park. These are the main reason why people visit the Amboseli National Park and the following are some of the attractions that you can see in Amboseli National Park.

Observation hill

This is the place whereby it is raised in the middle of the park where visitors go by the stand and observe the rest of the parts of the park. The observation hill acts as the spot for viewing wildlife at a distance and the whole part of the park. You will park your car and walk to the observation hill to enjoy the stunning scenes of the National Park

Birds

Over 420 species of birds are found within the Amboseli National Park and the birding season is best done during the rainy season when the park experiences the migratory birds as well as the breeding season of the birds within the park. The most birds spotted in Amboseli National Park include flamingoes

both lesser and greater flamingoes, the secretary birds, egrets, pelicans, Hartlaub’s bustard, starlings, crowned cranes, Love birds, White-bellied go-away birds, Pamgani long claw, Von der dickens hornbill among other bird species which can be seen during the birding

The delta

The delta is located just a few minutes from the Amboseli observation center and it offers the best wonderful birding paradise that is enjoyed by the birders. This Sinet delta is mostly covered with acacia that attracts more giraffes within the area. Visitors at Sinet Delta also provide views of the free-standing Kilimanjaro Mountains.

Lake Amboseli

Amboseli national park got its name from Lake Amboseli and the lake is an important attraction providing visitors with a great boat and water experience for the game viewing safaris. Lake Amboseli provides a wonderful environment and water for the animals to drink water during the dry season and it also cools the animals. The lake features the home for the different swamp birds that attract people to come and do bird watching at the park.

Mammals

Amboseli national park is are known tourism destination in Kenya with wonderful animals that can be seen when doing game drive safaris.

The great mammals of the Amboseli National Park can be easily seen within the Amboseli habitats grazing. Game watching in Amboseli National Park is done all year round but mostly the best season for game watching is during the dry season when the tracks within the park for game watching are open and dry without incidences of them becoming impassable. The common mammals of the park include wild dogs, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, leopards, lions, Hippos, Topis, Hyenas, zebras among other wildlife species.

Tourism activities in Amboseli National Park

Yes as a result of the different tourist attractions that we have identified, there are almost of tourism activities that you can participate in while visiting the Amboseli national park. The activities in the park are done any time for the game viewing safaris and therefore, you need to visit our website for the wonderful views of the views and this is very interesting. We provide you with wonderful and relevant information about the travel articles and all the information regarding the travel tips to Amboseli National Park.

The major activities that can be done within the Amboseli National Park include bird aching, walking safaris, boat cruise safaris at Lake Amboseli, Game drive safaris, Hiking safaris among other wildlife species. We have got an experienced team of experts that package customed safari packages to Amboseli National Park and we have very many itineraries for Amboseli and all destinations in Kenya and thus you need to come and contact us for the budget-friendly safari packages the park.

Detailed activities of Amboseli national park

Activity 1: Game watching or game drives

Game watching is the major activity in Amboseli National Park and it is one by tourists in their open roof safari 4WD vehicle in the open grassland plains, acacia woodlands, and the rocky bushes of the Amboseli National Park. Animal watching provides a wonderful safari adventure and the worth experience and see herds of elephants and other animals freely grazing in the area. The various animals that you will see during the game viewing in Amboseli National Park include the wild dogs, the elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, leopards, lions, Hippos, Topis, Hyenas, zebras among other wildlife species. Game viewing in Amboseli National Park can either be done in the morning, afternoon, or the evening, however, the perfect time to do a game drive in the morning when the animals are actively looking for food, and also some predators can easily be seen during the early morning game drive.

Activity 2: Bird watching

There are a lot of both migratory and permanent or resident birds in Amboseli National Park and it is the best park giving experience to the birders. The Park is an important birding area and you will just need to come with your cameras and binoculars to come and engage in bird watching activities in Amboseli National Park. Birding is best done during the rainy season when the migratory birds start getting into the park. Among the birds that you will see while birding in Amboseli National Park include flamingoes both lesser and greater flamingoes, the secretary birds, egrets, pelicans, Hartlaub’s bustard, starlings, crowned cranes, Love birds, falcons, herons, Marabou stork, White-bellied go-away birds, Pamgani long claw, Von der dickens hornbill among other bird species which can be seen during the birding in the park.

Activity 3: Hot air balloon safaris

Amboseli national park can be seen entirely from their air by participating in the hot air balloon safari activity whereby you will be able to fly over the park as you enjoy the various wildlife species within the park. The Hot Air balloon safaris in Amboseli National Park offers visitors the chance to have the eagle’s view of the activities that do takes place within the park. the hot air balloon safaris don’t fly higher above in the air but rather near to the animals

and you will be able to enjoy the aerial view of buffaloes, herds of elephants, and birds species such as the eagles.

Activity 4: Visit and experiment with the culture of the Masai People

 On this safari activity in Amboseli national park, you will get a chance to explore and visit the Masai people and learn more about their culture including vising their home villages of the Manyattas as you enjoy their traditional dances and drama as you move around with them dressed in their local Masai attire. You can also engage in reforestation whereby together with the Masai people you will plant trees where they have been cut.

Also, visitors can opt to go for the guide safari nature walks to the base of the Kilimanjaro mountains as well as the safari walks to the Amboseli National Park observation hill.

Activity 5: Photography

Amboseli National Park in Kenya is crowned by the Kilimanjaro Mountains and this gives it the best and wonderful views that are favorable for photography by the visitors who are interested in photography. It is also wonderful to photograph animals in the wild especially the cheetahs hunting or the lions roaring in the wild and therefore, you don’t need to miss out on visiting the Amboseli National Park to engage in several various activities as I have highlighted above.

Weather and Climate of the Amboseli National Park

The weather of the Amboseli national park varies depending on nature and even the temperatures and in fact, the average temperature in Amboseli national park is about 28 degrees Celsius and this is during the day and during the night the temperatures drop to around fifteen degrees Celsius. This means that nights in Amboseli National Park are colder as compared to the day areas. Temperatures usually become higher after the rainy season that starts in October to November and then they cool down in the dry season which happens within June to September. The dry season is a more favorable time with several activities taking place in the park.

Safaris to Amboseli National Park

As earlier mentioned, Amboseli national park is one of the top destinations in Kenya that you should not miss while visiting Kenya on a wildlife safari. Amboseli national park features a lot of attractions that include the rich wildlife biodiversity, attractive sceneries, and the untamed culture of the local people and this has made it to be the second visited national park in Kenya after the Masai Mara Wildlife Reserve.

Amboseli national park is close to the border with Tanzania in Kajiado County just at the base and the foothills of the Kilimanjaro mountains Africa’s highest mountains. The park is one of the oldest destinations and is known for harboring a large population of elephants.

The park is embedded with the beautiful views of the landscape as it rewards you with features and sights of the Kilimanjaro Mountains. There are several tourist attractions in the Amboseli national park for you to explore including the birding species and the natural beauty of this wild full national park

Amboseli National Park is found in the southern parts of Kenya in the Kajiado County with areas of about 392 square kilometers with its low land found at the core of the ecosystem the stretches to the Tanzania Border. The park is also surrounded by the local people called the Masai who deal in cattle keeping and agriculture outside the park. There are converted swamps in Amboseli National Park and these include the seasonal Pleistocene lake and the semi-arid vegetation that features habitats of several animals and the birding sites in the park. There are over 420 species of birds that can be seen in the Amboseli National Park and these include the kingfishers, Hamerkop, and the caters with the 47 species of these animals so much raptors.

Jeremy Thompson was the first European explorer to step at Amboseli National Park before even the park was gazetted as the game reserve and he was amused by different attractions comprised of the wildlife harboring the swampy areas and the Semiarid. To protect the wildlife the southern part of the Amboseli national park was first made the south Reserve of the Masai and this was in 1906 and 1948, the southern reserve was elevated to the game reserve and later upgraded to a National Park because of its distinguished ecosystems and its declaration as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 and the park is managed by the Kenyan Wildlife Services.

We can say that Amboseli National Park is the best park for you to have wonderful holiday safaris not only for game viewing can you can research, a film about elephants and make documentaries. The fact that the park is crowned by the Kilimanjaro Mountains then makes the sari experience to Amboseli National so wonderful.

Amboseli National Park has got the members of the big five animals especially the elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and lions. Only rhinos are missing in Amboseli national park. Other than these wildlife animals in the park, other animals are found within the park and these include the impala, African wild dogs, Topis, Gazelles, Kudu, Blue wildebeests, Oribis, hyenas among other wonderful animals species that I have not mentioned to exhaust here. There is several big mammals in the Amboseli National Park including several bird species that can be found within the park and therefore, everything you need to do with wildlife can be easily found in the Amboseli National Park.

Best time to go to Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National park receives visitors throughout the year meaning that you can visit the park any time you feel like you want to go for the holiday safari in Kenya and Amboseli National park. However, there are some months when the park receives heavy rainfall and those when the park is dominated by sunshine. From the research that we have carried evidenced by practical by the visitors, Amboseli National Park can be best visited during the dry season and this is the best time for the game watching within the park. The dry season in the Amboseli National Park starts from June and runs to October and then December to February while the heavy rainfall month includes April and November when the park receives heavy rainfall but birders can use this chance to go for the birding safaris during the dry season.

Amboseli national park in Kenya is so adventurous national park that visitors interested in wildlife would find their safari destination incomplete if they don’t visit Amboseli National park on their safaris to Kenya. Please book with the African adventure vacations and enjoy the best wildlife safari destinations in Kenya

Where to stay in Amboseli National Park?

There are a lot of accommodation facilities in terms of lodges, campsites, and hotels that are available for the visitors coming to explore the Amboseli national park. These accommodation facilities cater for all categories of travelers or guests whether in the midrange, luxury, or those traveling on a budget. The hotels and lodges provide enough facilities for the guests to enjoy and some of the facilities include the internet connectivity in all rooms or lodges, the restaurant services, featuring the swimming pool, pool table as well as enjoying the spectacular views of the mountain Kilimanjaro as well as bringing you closer to the wildlife within the Amboseli National Park

Some of the accommodation facilities used by guests exploring the Amboseli National Park include the following;

Tawi lodge Amboseli

This lodge is in Amboseli coming with a private bathroom that contains the hair drier, and several facilities such as a bar, Free internet connectivity, the ample garden, children playground, among other activities organized here so you don’t need to miss out on staying here at this wonderful Lodge.

Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli

Located within the center of Amboseli National Park, OI Tukai lodge provides excellent views of the Kilimanjaro mountains and it has got nice rooms and other facilities such as guest lounge, restaurant, nice room with king-sized beds with rooms having the mosquito nets in addition to seeing animals coming close to the lodge.

AA Lodge Amboseli

This is an upmarket lodge providing several options of accommodation facilities to the guests wishing to stay at this lodge. The lodge has rooms, cottages as well as tents, there is a nice swimming pool, terrace, and garden where guests can sit and enjoy their delicious meals prepared by the lodge in addition to enjoying the beautiful views of the Kilimanjaro Mountains.

Kibo Safari Camp Amboseli

This gives a close view of the Kilimanjaro mountains and the accommodation facilities come to inform of the stocked bar, outdoor pool, fantastic balcony, Free intent connectivity and for the visitors who are interested in the wonderful views of the Kilimanjaro mountains you need to come and stay here at Kibo Safari Camp Amboseli

Setrim Amboseli Lodge

This is also sent inside the Amboseli national park with wonderful and comfortable accommodation facilities. The services are provided on the 24-hour front desk, stocked bar, nice restaurant, outdoor pool as well as the ground for the play children. Each is composed of private bathrooms and each bathroom has got a shower and hairdryer and these provide the nice welcoming staff with hospitality skills which are so interesting.

Satao Elerai Amboseli

Get the excited views of the animals coming close to the lodge. The nice-looking features that you will see and enjoy will include the wildlife animals such as the giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, zebras among others