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Amboseli National Park

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Kibo Safari Camp
Kibo Safari Camp - dream vacation

Amboseli, Rift valleyAmboseli National Park

Tawi Lodge
Tawi Lodge - dream vacation

Kimana GateAmboseli National Park

Tortilis T Camp
Tortilis T Camp - dream vacation

Amboseli NairobiAmboseli National Park

Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Amboseli Sopa Lodge - dream vacation

Rift ValleyAmboseli National Park

Kilima Safari Camp
Kilima Safari Camp - dream vacation

Mombasa RoadAmboseli National Park

Maasai Simba Camp
Maasai Simba Camp - dream vacation

Emali-Loitokitok RdAmboseli National Park

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Amboseli National Park is in Kenya.

Understand

This national park covers 767 km2 and is managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Flora and fauna

This park is known for its herds of elephants.

Climate

This region is known for dramatic changes in climate, with temperatures soaring to 40°C, then dropping to 5° during the night. It is also a drier region than many others in Kenya.

Fees and permits

Vehicle: less than 6 Seats Ksh 300 per day, 6-12 seats Ksh 800 per day, 13-24 seats Ksh 1500 per day, 25-44 seats Ksh 3000 per day, 45 seats or more Ksh 5000 per day

Non-resident adult/child: US$40/20

Resident: Ksh 1000/500

Citizen: Ksh 200/100

Get around

See

  • Views of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Do

  • Night game viewing
  • Trout fishing in ice-cold rivers
  • Camping
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Hiking
  • Nature trails
  • Visiting a Masai village

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Lodging

Mid-Range

  • Ol Tukai Lodge
  • Kibo Safari Camp
  • Amboseli Soap Lodge
  • Amboseli Serena Lodge

Splurge

  • Tortillis Camp
  • Tawi Lodge
  • Ol Kanaju Camp

Camping

Backcountry

Stay safe

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