Amboseli National Park

Kenya
Kenya
18/06/2024

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About The Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National park in Southern Kenya covers 392, square kilometers, lying between 1,800 and 1,360 meters above sea level. The park commands a majestic view of snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro on the Tanzania border. Essentially dry, annual rainfall averages only 350 to 400 millimeters (14 to 16 inches)

Amboseli is best known for its huge herds of Elephants numbering around 1,500 individuals. The Amboseli wetlands are the dominant features of the park acting as big wildlife magnate. The permanent swamps are fed by melt water from the peaks of Kilimanjaro which soaks into the volcanic rocks and spring up from the plains all year round.

Few visitors will go home without superb elephant pictures beneath Kilimanjaro. The park has a rich heritage from the first European visitor in the region; a Scottish explorer Joseph Thomson’s published account titled “Through Maasai Land in 1885 to Ernest Hemingway’s-“The Snow of Kilimanjaro 1933 (which later became a film)
More recently, superb documentaries celebrate Amboseli’s beauty and wildlife. The films “Where no vultures fly” with Dinah Sheridan and Anthony Steel and “King Solomon Mines” with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr were shot in Amboseli.

Amboseli has a rich culture of its people the Maasai. These proud pastoral communities were viewed with awe and fear by the travelers who made uncharted expeditions from Kenya’s coast to the heart of Africa. They were custodians of Amboseli long before it became a National Park. The Maasai add color, glamour and authenticity to the surrounding of Amboseli.

Accomodation

There are numerous world class lodges within the park, and outside the park are Eco-Lodges for class and standards. The park is easily accessed by road and air.

Tortilis Camp

Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree, the Acacia Tortilis, and is situated in one of Amboseli’s areas of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, and the World’s highest free-standing mountain, snow-capped Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli Serena

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, the luxury Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park.

Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge is one of the best spots in the world to watch elephant with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park ‘as a home for the Gods’. Ol Tukai is an Eco-rated lodge having excellent outdoor and indoor facilities with its unique collection of African art. The property receives overwhelming response from the international and local tourism market.

Sentrim Amboseli

Sentrim Amboseli offers luxury guest accommodation and services. It is bordering the Amboseli National Park, 3 km from Kimana gate. The 60 luxurious and comfortable deluxe tents and homes are spread out across the plains and offer fantastic views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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