Amboseli National Park is situated in southern  part of Kenya in Loitoktok district in Kajaido county in Rift valley province of Kenya  lying  on 240 km from Nairobi and north west of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park covers the total area of 392 km squared.  The Park is known for more tusked herds of elephants and a stunning view of mount kilimanjaro  , across the border of Tanzania. It was established in 1974 that was formerly known as Masaai Amboseli Game Reserve.  The park has many more lodges /hotels /accommodations /camping grounds that is perfect for each travellers’ choice.

The park has over 900 herds of elephant and 400 species of birds. Other animals include; ZEBRAS, giraffes, antelopes, Black rhinos, Buffaloes, wildebeests, hyenas among many others. There are over 70 different ethnic group of Kenya and these groups are categorized in three; Bantu, Nilotics and Cushitic but kikuyu’s are the largest with over seven million People. Amboseli national park is beautiful all year around especially during dry season, June to October   and January to February are the best month to be in the park .

How to get there; It takes approximately  3-4 hours’  365km drive from Nairobi  town to Amboseli  national park and  30- 40minutes to fly from  Wilson airport or Jommo Kenyatta Kilimanjaro international airport to Amboseli  airstrips in the park. The road is tarmacked up to namanga from Nairobi and it takes 228km from Nairobi Mombasa road.

Amboseli national park charges Entrance fee; that’s the money charged by (government body) Kenya wildlife services in charge of Tourism from Tourists Before accessing the park promises. The entrance fee is valid for 24 hours when one is staying inside the park and when one is staying outside the park you pay per entry.

 Non foreign residents are charged 100USD per person 2024 rate  and children are charged 35usd per child, citizens per day  adults are charged 1,000ksh and children 500ksh PER CHILD . Park Entrance permits are given at All the gates

The park has different 4 gates that you may Use to enter and exit the park. They include; Meshanana gate , Kimana  gate is the main and common used gate, Iremito gate  and kitirua gate .For one to access the park promises has to have permission letter that is given at any of the gate and all these gates can be accessed by both roads and frights.

There are more different activities to do while in AMBOSELI national park which include;

_Game drives  / Viewing both in the night and during the day in the park which enables you to spot different animals especially  elephants , hyenas, lions, buffaloes since the park has many species of animals  especially during the annual wildebeest migration .

Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park

_Kilimanjaro Hot air balloon safari  that gives good view of Mount Kilimanjaro and the park and a memorable experience. Its parfect for game viewing. July to October is the perfect time of the year for hot ballon safari , Its always done in Morning

Birding /bird watching activity especially for bird lovers since the park has many species of birds include; Black headed lap wing, Black Billed Barbet, Senegal thick knee, yellow fronted tinkerbird, long –toed lapwing, and long tailed nightjar among others.

Hand craft safaris especially the masaai , Camping , Flying safaris,  cultural visits in the local villages that will entertain you with traditional dances, guided walking safaris.

Amboseli  national park has different categories of accommodations/lodges/hotels/guesthouses that includes;

Budget lodges in Amboseli  national park include;   AA lodge AMBOSELI , little amanya’s camp, Kilimanjaro cottages camp, Amboseli eco camp  and many more .

Mid- range lodges include; Oltukai lodge , wild ndovu Amboseli  cottages, Tawi lodge, sentrim Amboseli camp, Amboseli  lodge, Tulia Amboseli camp   among others.

Luxury lodges in Amboseli  national park include; Amboseli  sopa  lodge , Amboseli serena camp ,kibo safari camp  among others.

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