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Amboseli National Park: Guided Full Day Tour

1. Amboseli National Park: Guided Full Day Tour

Enjoy a unique experience to see the Big Five in the wild in Amboseli National Park. Be amazed by elephants, lions and zebras roaming freely around their natural habitat. Learn about the incredible wildlife within the park from a guide on a full-day tour. Wow at the spectacle of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, towering over the park. Peer through your binoculars at over four hundred varieties of birds, from flamingoes to pelicans, as you enjoy the comfort of a customized tour van. Relax over lunch at one of the park lodges, before having the opportunity to visit a Maasai village. Snap memorable photos of buffalo, impala, and wildebeest en route.

From Nairobi: Amboseli National Park Day Trip & Game Drive

2. From Nairobi: Amboseli National Park Day Trip & Game Drive

The trek will start early at 5:00 a.m. on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway, offering you the opportunity to witness a luminous Kenya sunrise and the picturesque African savannah. During the journey, you will pass homesteads and encounter Maasai herdsmen with their cattle, adding to the cultural immersion. After approximately 3-4 hours, you will arrive at Amboseli National Park and begin your first game drive. With the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro as the backdrop (weather permitting), you will have the chance to spot herds of protected elephants, many of which have immense ivory tusks. To enhance your wildlife viewing experience, a ride up to Observation Hill will provide a panoramic vista of the entire park. From this vantage point, you can observe the swamps where elephants gather daily. Additionally, Observation Hill is one of the few areas in the park that you can explore on foot. - Amboseli National Park boasts abundant birdlife, particularly around the swamp and marshlands. You can expect to see raptors, water birds such as pelicans, pink flamingoes, crakes, kingfishers, and more. Another unique aspect of the park is the presence of the indigenous Maasai people, who live within its borders. If time permits, you may have the option to visit the Maasai and learn about their culture and lifestyle. After the morning activities, you will settle in at Amboseli Serena Lodge for lunch. It is one of the finest restaurants in the park, where you can enjoy a sumptuous meal. Following lunch, there will be a short game drive to further explore the park. While it will be a shorter tour, you may still have the opportunity to spot elephants roaming from the marshes, as they tend to do later in the day. Afterward, you will head back to the highway and return to Nairobi, with an estimated arrival time in the evening. This full-day safari adventure offers a glimpse into the beauty of Amboseli National Park, its magnificent wildlife, and a chance to experience the safari life in Africa. It's important to note that the timings and wildlife sightings may vary depending on various factors, including weather conditions and animal behavior.

From Nairobi: Masai Tribe Village Visit

3. From Nairobi: Masai Tribe Village Visit

Being a lifetime experience, you will have a chance to interact with the Maasai tribe at their local homes and get detailed stories about the culture which they have preserved for decades. On this trip, you will learn how local women prepare food & cook, weave Necklaces & Wrist bands, learn how to milk goats, and many other lessons from the community and their culture which they have preserved The Maasai may have been expert pastoralists but they were also famed and feared as warriors, in earlier days warfare was often necessary because the Maasai required large swathes of territory for their animals to graze, a fact which often brought them into conflict with neighboring peoples. Between 1500 and 1800 CE, societies in East Africa were still very much taking shape with a very large number of quite separate communities. The Maasai (or Masai) people are an East African tribe who today principally occupy the territory of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, and who speak the language of the same name. The Nilo-Saharan Maasai migrated southwards to that region in the 16/17th centuries CE, and they thrived thanks to their skills in animal husbandry, especially the herding of cattle. Maasai warriors are particularly famous for their height, stamina, and striking red hair and their success in warfare brought them domination of the Rift Valley grasslands. The Maasai Mara game reserve in southern Kenya is named in honor of the tribe which still lives there.

From Nairobi: 2-Day Amboseli National Park Safari

4. From Nairobi: 2-Day Amboseli National Park Safari

Day 1 Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations in Nairobi at 7 am. Drive south across the Athi Plain, home to the Masai, and continue to Amboseli National Park. Arrive mid-day, freshen up and enjoy a short rest before your safari. Afterward, explore the park and spot herds of free-ranging African elephants as well as huge herds of wildebeests. Travel through the park in a customized van which allows for easy game viewing. Discover giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas and antelope in their natural habitat. All the while Mt. Kilimanjaro provides a dramatic backdrop. Overnight AA Lodge or similar. Day 2 Wake up early in the morning to see Mount Kilimanjaro, and take an early morning game drive. Marvel Mount Kilimanjaro as it's illuminated by the early morning light, revealing darks hues of purple, and turning its snow an ethereal pink. Enjoy an iconic African sight: herds of African elephants crossing the Amboseli plains with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Animals are most active in the morning, so you'll be able to see the wildlife hunt and play in the early morning light. After the game drive, head back to camp for breakfast and then return to Nairobi.

Nairobi: Amboseli National Park Day Trip with Masai Village

5. Nairobi: Amboseli National Park Day Trip with Masai Village

Afull day tour to see the Big Five in the wild in Amboseli National Park. Elephants, lions and zebras around their natural habitat. Amazing view of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, Learn about the incredible wildlife within the park from a guide on a full-day tour. Wow at the spectacle of Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, towering over the park. Peer through your binoculars at over four hundred varieties of birds, from flamingoes to pelicans, as you enjoy the comfort of a customized tour van. Within 3 – 4 hours we will arrive and start the adventure with our first game drive. With Mt. Kilimanjaro as our background (weather permitting), you’ll see the herds of protected elephants, many sporting immense ivory tusks. For even more wildlife viewing, we’ll take a ride up to Observation Hill. This vantage point will give us an overall vista of the entire park. Check out the swamps below where the elephants gather daily. You can also walk about the hill as it’s one of the few places in the park you can explore on foot. The birdlife is also abundant in Amboseli, especially around the swamp and marshlands of the park. You’ll find raptors and also water birds like pelican, Pink flamingoes, crake and kingfisher and others. Another unique feature here is the indigenous Maasai people who live within the park’s borders. If you’d like you can take an optional visit with the Maasai to meet them and learn about their culture and lifestyle (time permitting) We’ll settle in at Oltukai lodge for lunch, one of the nicest restaurants in the park at around 1.30 p.m. and enjoy a sumptuous lunch or you may carry your own picnic lunch to be enjoyed at the observation hill. After lunch we shall have a short enroute game drive of the day. This will be a shorter tour, but we may spot elephants roaming from the marshes as they tend to later in the day. Having taken in the best of Amboseli, we head back to the highway and to the capital city of Nairobi, arriving in the evening. This has been a full day of sights, sounds, magnificent wildlife and a glimpse into the safari life in Africa. Relax over lunch at one of the park lodges, before having the opportunity to visit a Maasai village. Snap memorable photos of buffalo, impala, and wildebeest en route.

From Nairobi: Day Trip to Amboseli National Park

6. From Nairobi: Day Trip to Amboseli National Park

You will be picked up from your Nairobi Hotel early in the morning before departing for the Amboseli National Park via the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway. Take the chance to enjoy the African sunrise as you head toward Amboseli. The morning drive is via African savanna country, which is dotted with local homesteads and colorful Masai herdsmen grazing their cattle. There will be a brief breakfast stop on the way. On arrival at the Amboseli, proceed for a game-viewing drive in search of Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Lions, Cheetahs, Warthogs, Ostriches and more. Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the skyline and surrounding country. Take in spectacular views of the mountain and make sure that you get some great photographs. It's the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. While Mount Kilimanjaro remains in the background, marvel at the wildlife and scenery that can be found in the park. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Oltukai Lodge. Enjoy a short early afternoon game viewing as you exit the park. Depart for Nairobi, where you will arrive in the early evening and get dropped off at your Nairobi hotel, Nairobi Airport, or residence.

From Nairobi: Amboseli National Park Guided Tour

7. From Nairobi: Amboseli National Park Guided Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Amboseli National Park, where you will experience the awe-inspiring beauty of East Africa's diverse landscapes. The day begins with a scenic drive from Nairobi, setting the stage for an exciting adventure ahead. As you arrive at Amboseli, be prepared to explore the park's vast savannahs, dotted with acacia trees and shimmering swamps that attract an array of wildlife. The iconic Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, stands tall in the distance, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your safari. Led by experienced guides, you will venture into the heart of the park, where you'll have the opportunity to encounter some of Africa's most captivating wildlife. Marvel at herds of majestic elephants, watch out for elusive predators like lions and cheetahs, and be captivated by the vibrant birdlife that calls Amboseli home. During the tour, you'll have ample opportunities to capture unforgettable moments with your camera, whether it's a lioness on the prowl or a graceful giraffe silhouetted against the African sunset. As lunchtime approaches, you'll enjoy a delightful picnic amidst nature, surrounded by the sounds of the wilderness. Savor the flavors of local cuisine while sharing stories of your sightings and adventures. As the day draws to a close, you'll return to Nairobi with a heart full of incredible memories. Our tour ensures a safe and informative experience, leaving you with a deep appreciation for Amboseli's rich biodiversity and a desire to return for more explorations. If you choose to continue your African adventure, you'll be conveniently dropped off in a central location, allowing you to extend your journey of discovery.

From Nairobi: 7-day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Amboseli Safari

8. From Nairobi: 7-day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Amboseli Safari

Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara At 8a.m you will be picked up from your hotel. Commence the drive to Maasai Mara via the Great Rift Valley viewpoint where you will stop over to view of the floor of the Rift Valley. Arrive at Miti Mingi Eco Camp or similar in time for lunch, check in. Enjoy a sunset game drive from 4.30-6.30p.m. Return to camp for dinner Day 2: Full Day in Maasai Mara Spend the full day exploring Maasai Mara in search of the Big Five. You will have picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty. This day you will go all the way to the river where the wildebeest cross into Mara from Serengeti. All year round there are lots of resident Hippos and crocodiles sited at the banks of Mara river. Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nakuru Breakfast, checkout. Option: Masai village visit $20 per person Thereafter commence the drive to Nakuru. Arrive in time for lunch followed by relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Lanet Matfam Private safari to Naivasha and Amboseli National Park. Day 4: Nakuru to Naivasha Breakfast. Depart by 7 a.m straight to the park. It's a small park with magnificent, rare white rhinos. Possibly observe the pink flamingos. The game drive lasts 3 hrs, after which you depart on a 1-hr drive to Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch at Astorian Hotel. After lunch, head to Hell's Gate for a biking safari. Later go for a 1hr boat ride on Lake Naivasha for bird watching and hippo viewing. Day 5: Naivasha - Amboseli Breakfast then drive to Amboseli National park which is famous for its scenery, backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro which dominates the landscape and open plains. Arrive in time for lunch. Check in at AA Lodge Amboseli have lunch and a short rest. Afternoon game drive in search of its game animals with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Later return to AA Lodge Amboseli for dinner and overnight. Day 6: Amboseli Full day Breakfast, and spend the day in Amboseli National Park. Known for large elephant herds, and views of Mount Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania, observation Hill offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. Wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and hundreds of bird species. Day 7: Amboseli - Nairobi After breakfast check out with a short game drive enroute to Nairobi. We will provide simple complimentary snack lunch on the way. You will be dropped off at your hotel or the Airport.

Amboseli: Three Day Safari

9. Amboseli: Three Day Safari

Amboseli is set on the Kenyan plains with Mt Kilimanjaro as a backdrop in the distance, the park is world-famous for its substantial population of African Elephants which can be seen in herds of over 100 individuals. In particular the large bull elephants have some of the largest tusks in the animal kingdom. Also to be spotted are ample herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and impala, as well as giraffes and warthog. With all this variety you can be sure a healthy population of predators also call Amboseli home. Lions, leopards, caracals, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas and serval cats are all frequently seen in the park. Itinerary: Day 1 - Nairobi - Amboseli Depart from your Nairobi hotel or airport for Amboseli National Park to arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight accommodation is at a lodge within Amboseli. Day 2 - Amboseli Early morning and late afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight accommodation is at a lodge within Amboseli. Day 3 - Amboseli - Nairobi After breakfast, return to Nairobi and dropped off at your Nairobi hotel or Airport

2 Days 1 Night Amboseli Safari

10. 2 Days 1 Night Amboseli Safari

Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park. You will be picked up from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or your hotel in Nairobi (you are briefed on your exact pick up time once you confirm where you are staying in the city). Then you will depart to Amboseli National Park arriving in time for check in and lunch at 1pm. You will have an introductory afternoon game drive in the park with a perfect view of Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of elephant accompanied by a kaleidoscope of other fabulous beasts like lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, gazelle, hippo, and wildebeest to name but a few. This is one the most soul-searing views in Africa. Dinner and Overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Day 2: Amboseli National Park to Nairobi. Start with an early morning game drive. An early morning game drive allows you to become better acquainted with Amboseli and its wildlife. Enjoy your breakfast and leave Amboseli National Park . You can be dropped off either - at your hotel in Nairobi - at Nairobi airport.

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4.7
(34 reviews)

Big thanks for the well organized tour to Amboseli, including the exclusive stay in the AA Lounge. It was amazing experience and beautiful adventure for us. Our driver guide Stephen Mutuku was perfect and very experienced. His planned timings for the safari game drives were in the right time for the breathtaking and unforgettable views to Kilimanjaro and gorgeous wildlife in the park. We highly recommend this tour, especially guided by Stephen, to everyone who is eager to explore and know more about Kenya’s wildlife. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The visit to the park was incredible, we were able to see many herds of elephants, it was magnificent! And Kilimanjaro in the background gives this park a special beauty. A special mention for our guide and driver Richard who was great and who really did everything so that we could see as many animals as possible and make the most of the places, a big thank you to him :)

It was amazing, you got to see so many animals - elephants all over the place! The view of the landscape and Mountain Kilimanjaro is breathtaking. Our driver Steve was a top guy, made the visit unforgetable. He has a good eye and was consistely looking&finding animals for us to see and photograph, really happy with the service!

What a beautiful day!! Stephen was an amazing guide and knew where to go. We saw elephants so close to us, a group of a hundred zebras and so much more. He had a great energy and had a lot of knowledge on the animals in the park. The best day we had in Kenya so far! We will remember it all our lives!

It was great. Steve, the driver, was amazing and courteous, very knowledgeable and offered small facts about the wildlife and landscapes as we were on the different drives. Highly recommended.