User Reviews – Amboseli NP

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The best place in the world to photograph large herds of dusty elephants
Overall rating
5/5

Elephants walk in the field near roads. Easy to see them. Elephant's mating season is short, only few days in February. Male elephants fight for females. I was lucky to watch and photograph those giants fight for a couple of times in a day. One time I saw three males fighting together. Amazing!

There are a lot of zebras and gazelles, some ostrich and birds, a few lions. I saw two couples of lions mating. In a small pond, there are some African kingfishers. They are the most beautiful kingfisher in the world, I think.

The lodge in the park is very comfortable, like any nice hotels in America. It has hot water and nice environment. The restaurant inside the lodge has nice food.

Guides are very friendly and professional. They know all secret spots in the park and bring you to get there at right time.

Amboseli is a beautiful park
Overall rating
4/5

Amboseli is a beautiful park. Animals are plentiful and there is always opportunity to take photographs of them with a backdrop of the kilimanjaro mountain.

Overall rating
5/5

Amboseli is awesome for wildlife and birds. The elephants are so incredible. Great variety of wildlife in the open, tons of birds.

Overall rating
5/5

wildlife was plenty especially elephants and beauty scenic was excellent because of mt.kilimanjaro whereby i took a very nice photos.

Overall rating
5/5

Been there three times & will always go back. So much to see and if you like Elephants, it is a great place.

Amboseli has an amazing concentration of wildlife
Overall rating
5/5

Because so many animals are drawn to the extremely wet areas in an otherwise dry landscape, Amboseli National Park offers amazing opportunities to see wildlife. Elephants, zebra, giraffes, wildebeest, and various antelopes are plentiful and easy to see from safari vans. So are many birds -- we saw ostriches, bustards, and even a secretary bird. The noble Kilimanjaro presides over the classic landscape. While there are quite a few tourists, our guides from Safari Adventures International and our hosts at Kibo Safari Camp made us feel special.

Overall rating
4/5

Being a smaller park it does not have much of a bush vibe but offers plenty in term of wildlie, birds and scenic beauty. Kilimanjaro stands tall on clear mornings. Good place for birding enthusiasts, the marsh offers opportunity to spot storks and water birds.

The best place in the world to see and observe the behavior of the massive elephants.
Overall rating
5/5

We a group of friends, wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts decided to explore wildlife outside India and Kenya was first on the list. We planned a 11 day trip to explore the African Savannah. Amboseli was first on the plan. We landed at Nairobi and took the road to reach Amboseli, Whist we got traffic, we were lucky enough to witness vastness that africa had to offer whilst being on road itself. Wildlife in the form of gazelle's, zebra, giraffe, and birds were just the beginning. As we aprached amboseli, the view of kilimanjaro blew us and we could not wait to enter the park the next morning. We stayed in a basic tented accompdation, whist the tents were very basic, we felt the service levels could have been better and that with little effort, this could have been one of the best places to stay. We spend the next 2 days in Amboseli National park and were greeted to big heards of elephants, wild buffalo's, secretary birds, crowned crane, lilac breasted roller, Bustards, and a host of other birds. We would have easily spotted 50 species of birds and the park was just unbelievable. We did not manage to get elephants with the backdrop of Kilimanjaro, but the experience of the park is to be felt. We surely are going to be back there soon.

An amazing experience with elephants up close
Overall rating
5/5

I came to Amboseli for two reasons, the first was that it was known for its elephants and the second, the view of Kilimanjaro. I was not disappointed in either. The sight of elephants frolicking in the knee-deep (elephant knees that is) swampy water was amazing. Groups of females with calves from one month up playing were a joy. And at sunset, as they headed back out into the dusty bush was beautiful. Other game was also abundant (zebras, wildebeasts, warthogs, hyenas, gazelle, impalla, etc.). There were giraffes in the distance, but never up close. Also at dusk, we saw a group of female lions at in the morning, a male finishing a zebra meal.

The view of Kilimanjaro was spectacular. Seeing herds of zebra and wildebeasts (and a large flock of ostrich) on the plain with Kilimanjaro was an iconic sight.

Overall rating
5/5

Amboseli reminds one of the stark dusty plains from 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. The park is incredibly dusty and you can see huge dust storms in the distance when driving around. But the wildlife on offer is spectacular and we saw all of the big five except for leopards.

There is something primal and timeless about the place, the way the huge herbivores amble around in the shadows of mighty Mt Kilimanjaro. One can't help shake the feeling that this scene has been playing out for millions of years.

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