Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The Savannagh runs through the Kenyan – Tanzanian border, with spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to elephants in their natural habitat. Attractions of the park include other wildlife and the Maasai tribes.
By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road. The main access from Mombasa is through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.
By Air: The park has a single airstrip for light air craft at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town.
The Amboseli National Park covers a region of 390.26 Km2
- Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm
- The rainy season includes heavy rain in March & April and lighter rainful in November & December
- Entry is by safari card only
- Safari cards can be obtained and loaded at any KWS Safari card office or at the Iremito Gate.
Proof of identification requirements:
- Citizens – Valid Passport or National ID
- Residents – Valid Passport & re entry pass
- Large herds of Elephants
- Mt. Kilimanjaro
- Big Five
- There is an observation hill which allows a view of the whole park and the opportunity for stunning photography
- The swamp below observation hill is home to herds of elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowl like Pelicans and Egyptian Geese
- An opportunity to see the Masai tribes in their natural environment
- Circa. 600 bird species
What to take with you:
- Drinking water
- Picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight
- Binoculars, a camera, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks, will also be useful to take