The Amboseli National Park is considered second most popular Kenya African wildlife safari destination in Kenya after Maasai Mara. It is a 392 km2 wildlife safari which offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”. The park offers a stunning views of sunsets and sunrises of towering Mount Kilimanjaro and an array of wildlife, including large herds of elephants, buffalo, wildebeest, Zebra,hippos, gazelles and a variety of wildlife habitats, such as swamps, African plains and hilly terrains.
Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. The wildlife in Amboseli National Park includes huge herds of wildebeests and many other animals including giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas, and antelope. The visitors can explore five different habitats in Amboseli ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, woodlands, wetlands with sulfur springs and the savannah. Contemporary Maasai culture and authentic indigenous lifestyle can also be experienced in Amboseli by visiting the local Maasai community who live around the park. The Maasai, a fierce warring community recognized by their history and distinct culture have existed in harmony with the animals in the park. Their amazing fighting skills have earned them respect; thus stories about morans (warriors) single handedly killing fierce lions have spread far wide. Indeed, novelists like Robert Ruak and Ernest Hemingway made the subject of their stories, escapades of big game hunting in the Amboseli National Park.
Activities in the park
These include game drives, nature walks, bird watching, bush meals and sundowners as well as visits to communities near the national park.
Budget Friendly Hotels in Amboseli
Most Camps in Amboseli as well as Lodges in Amboseli are pocket friendly. These hotels in Amboseli provide you with all the facilities that would make your stay at the hotel more comfortable. Camps in Amboseli that are pocket friendly include; Kibo Safari Camp. Lodges in Amboseli that are pocket friendly include AA lodge, Sentrim Amboseli and Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Luxury Hotels in Amboseli
For those looking into an extra luxury during their stay in Amboseli, they would then opt for Serena Amboseli Lodge. The Serena Amboseli Lodge is a lodge in Amboseli that boasts of luxury rooms and rivaled services and even better views. Should you want to be accommodated in a tented accommodation, Kibo Safari Camp and Tortilis Camp are some of the Camps in Amboseli that can be considered. These camps in Amboseli offer ensure that you get the value for your money and enjoy your time at the Amboseli.
Family Friendly Hotels in Amboseli
If thinking of taking that family vacation in Amboseli, worry not as there are some hotels in Amboseli that are family and child friendly. Family friendly hotels in Amboseli feature facilities such as Family Rooms, nanny services, children play areas as well as baby pools. Lodges in Amboseli that are family friendly include Amboseli Sopa Lodge and Serena Amboseli Lodge.
Conference in Amboseli
Want to have you business meet out in the wild…mix business with a little bit of safari. Hold your meeting with Mt Kilimanjaro as your backdrop. Then why not make the Hotels in Amboseli your conference destination?
Some camps in Amboseli that offer conference facilities include; Kilima Safari Camp and AA Lodge Amboseli. Should you opt for a Lodge, Lodges in Amboseli that offer conference facilities include; Sentrim Amboseli lodge and Ol Tukai Lodge.
Amboseli safaris can be combined with safari to Tsavo, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. Sample Mombasa and Nairobi Safari to Amboseli include;