It’s one of only 2 premium game parks we have in Kenya. Amboseli National Park, with it’s abundance of wildlife, it’s magnificent view of the highest point in Africa and it’s landscapes is certain to satiate your appetite for the wild.
The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close.
The drive from Nairobi took about 6 hours. We used the Oloitoktok route and got in through the Kinama gate.
I have found that a good way to travel locally while saving is staying at KWS bandas. I was first introduced to them while at the university when we stayed overnight at L.Nakuru National Park with a couple of tourism students. One gets to go on an evening game drive and still do a morning one, with one park entry fee. The accommodation is also pretty affordable; nothing luxurious but well maintained, clean rooms.
There’re obviously more luxurious hotels within parks for occasions that call for it.
We woke up at 6:00 am for an early morning drive the next day. This incorporated a short hike up an observation hill with stunning views of Lake Amboseli.
On leaving the park at about 1:00 am the following day, we passed by a Maasai village for a cultural tour.
Wildlife: Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupin
Prolific birdlife features 600 species
Landscapes/Habitats: Ranging from the bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.
Attractions: Wildlife, landscapes, Mt. Kilimanjaro’s peak, Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle
Until next time,