Project Description

“When you leave Africa, as the plane lifts, you feel that more than leaving a continent you’re leaving a state of mind.  Whatever awaits you at the other end of your journey will be of a different order of existence.”

~ Francesca Marciano

Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The sight of hundreds of elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s best views of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) make Amboseli one of Kenya’s most popular parks.  It is one of the best places in Africa to view free-ranging elephants up close. As well as coming face to face with magnificent elephants you’ll see wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes, impala, giraffes and there’s a chance you’ll spot lions, cheetahs and hyenas too.  The park is also home to 370 bird species.  Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savanna and woodlands.  They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

Where to stay in Amboseli?

Two of our favourite places to stay in Amboseli are

Kibo Safari Camp and Ol Tukai Lodge

How long should you stay in Amboseli?

We recommend you stay for at least 2 nights and up to a max of 5 nights to make sure you can see all that the amazing Amboseli National Park have to offer.

How to get to Amboseli?

By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.

By Air: Airstrips: The park has a single airstrip for light aircrafts at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town

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Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on Earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?

Brian Jackman