Safari in Amboseli

3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS
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Amboseli lies immediately north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 square km, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 square km Amboseli ecosystem.

Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. It is surrounded by six communally owned group ranches.

The National Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry.

Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty – and the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli lies immediately north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 square km, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 square km Amboseli ecosystem.

Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. It is surrounded by six communally owned group ranches.

The National Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall.

Major Attractions: Mount Kilimanjaro; Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants; Swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowl like pelican; Egyptian goose; contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle; herds of elephants.

Wildlife: Amboseli has over 80 different mammals to be found ranging from the tiny (and rarely seen) spectacled elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. Few visitors will go home without superb elephant pictures with Kilimanjaro as a backdrop. There are over 400 bird species.

Getting there – By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi-Arusha Road, via Meshanani Gate. The road is tarmaced up to Namanga but is murram from Namanga to Meshanani Gate (75km).

The other road is via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi- Mombasa Road. The road is tarmaced up to Emali and murram from Emali to Remito Gate (64 km) Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.

By Air: The Park has an airstrip at Empusel gate. There is also an airstrip for light aircraft at the Park Headquarters (Olekelunyiet). Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town.

Where to stay – Amboseli has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, tastes and interests. There are very basic campsites where one can pitch a tent and sleep under canvas in the wild, well appointed safari lodges, luxury tented camps with large, fully furnished tents, small private camps for your exclusive use and much, much, more.

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Day 1: Departure

Pick up from your hotel/airport in the morning by 0730hrs then depart to Amboseli National Park, the ‘Home of the African Elephants’ which lies at the floors of Mt. Kilimanjaro; Africa’s highest mountain which offers a scenic background. The morning drive to Amboseli is via the African savanna country dotted with local homesteads and colourful Maasai herdsmen grazing their cattle. You will have a short game drive enroute to the lodge for lunch, check-in and relaxation. Later in the afternoon, you will go for an afternoon game drive where you will spot the Big Five i.e. Elephants, Lions, Cheetah, Buffalo, etc. In the evening return to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

You will have an early pre-breakfast game viewing in search of the predators and grazers. Return to the lodge/camp for breakfast thereafter check out and return back to Nairobi. You will have a lunch stop enroute Nairobi. Expected arrival in Nairobi is at 5.00pm.

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Day 3

Early morning game drives between 6.30am to 9am then return back to the lodge/camp for breakfast. This will be a full day of game viewing drives in search of its popular wildlife, the predators and their opponents such as the Zebras, Wildebeest, Giraffe and Hippos with the magnificent view of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background. We shall return to the lodge/camp in the evening for dinner and overnight.

SAMBURU SAFARI TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transport in a customized safari vehicle with a pop-up rooftop
  • Accommodation at your preferred budget, standard or luxury lodge/camp
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) – Services of an experienced English/other language driver/guide
  • Comprehensive game drives
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottled drinking water whilst on safari
  • Pick up/drop off at hotel/residence
  • Park entrance fees

SAMBURU SAFARI TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International air ticket fare
  • Accommodation in Nairobi
  • Items of personal nature
  • Drinks and gratuity for waiters, porters and driver
  • Personal expenses such as Travel insurance.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions.

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