3 Days Amboseli Camping Safari

3 Days Amboseli National Park Camping Safari

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( Amboseli National Park embodies 5 main wildlife habitats: open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and marshlands. The park also covers a part of the Pleistocene lake basin, which is now dry.

Enjoy camping under the backdrop of Africa’s most iconic mountains, Mount Kilimanjaro. The melting snows of Kilimanjaro flowing underground into the park and continually feeds water to springs, swamps, and marshes providing a much needed lifeline.) Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks.

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. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. 

They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

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Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli

This morning drive past the scenic Athi Plains and into the bushy country of Amboseli National Park. Amboseli National Park is a landscape dominated everywhere by the glistening, majestic snowcap of the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro – a fitting backdrop to the wild region. It is also the region where pastoral Masai and their cattle have lived in harmony with wild creatures for many a century. After lunch, experience an afternoon game drive at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain. Dinner and overnight at the camp situated at the very heart of Amboseli National Park.

Day 2: Amboseli National Park

Early morning game drive that is rewarded by magnificent views of the mighty Mt Kilimanjaro with its snow capped summit appearing pink in the rising sun. Amboseli is known for its abundance of elephants as well as hippopotamus, giraffe, lion and black rhino. The snows of Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline, form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya’s most spectacular displays of wildlife, creating Kenya’s most sought after photographer’s paradise. After lunch, an extensive game drive, followed by dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 3:  Amboseli – Nairobi

Depart for Nairobi after breakfast via game drive.

Amboseli history and overview

Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Amboseli National Park is home to wild animals, which include the African elephant, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest among other African animals. There is also a host of Kenya birds, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.

When you arrive at the park, the warden will give you several common sense rules: do not get out of your vehicle, except at designated spots; do not harass the animals in any way; keep to the tracks; no off-road driving; and remember that the animals always have the right of way. The roads in Amboseli have a loose surface of volcanic soil that is dusty in the dry season and impassable in the wet season.

It can be a long, hot day on a Kenya wildlife safari, so wear cool, comfortable clothing and a sunhat. Remember to bring your camera, binoculars, sunglasses and water to drink.

Weather and climate in Amboseli national park

The climate in the Amboseli region is hot and dry. The national park is in the rain shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, as it lies on the northwest side. Average temperatures vary only slightly throughout the year. The minimum average daily temperature is 27°C and the maximum is 33°C. Drought is typical in this area, and evaporation is high. A total annual rainfall of just 300mm is expected during April and May, and again during November and December.

How to get to Amboseli national park

By Road: Use your own vehicle, take public transportation, or book an open-topped minibus or safari van tour with a tour guide.

The road from Nairobi to Namanga (240km/149 miles) is tarmac, but becomes rough with potholes from Namanga to the Meshanani Gate. Access from Mombasa is generally best through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate. Amboseli National Park has gates at Kelunyiet, Iremito, Ilmeshanan, Kitrua and Airstrips.

By Air: A chartered light aircraft may land at the airstrip at Empusel Gate. Other airstrips exist at Namanga and Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge. You can also book a scheduled flight departing from Nairobi to Amboseli.

Includes:

  • Transport with safari Vehicle with pop-up roof
  • All park entrance fees
  • Accommodations in the tented self contained camp
  • Full board, three meals per day while on safari
  • Pick up from you hotel
  • Drop off the same place the last day
  • Game drives
  • Drinking water

Excludes:

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Visas
  •  Accommodation in Nairobi before and after safari
  •  Cultural Visits to Maasai Camps
  • Personal Effects

Booking & Reservations for 3 Days Amboseli Camping Safari

Booking Office Tel: Kenya Cinema Plaza, Moi Avenue,
4th Floor, Room C7,
Nairobi, Kenya

Mobile : +254790006650

Email: info[at]citysightseeing.co.ke

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