​User Reviews – Amboseli NP

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Sulman   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2017

Email Sulman  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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The giant elephants here are famous and it is worth getting up early for a chance to see Mt Kilimanjaro before the clouds descend.
Bird lovers in particular, this is a must-see. The wetlands are unique and SO many rare species are here to see, including rare heron, sacred ibis and other wetland birds.

Gabrielle Wilson   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2017

Email Gabrielle Wilson  |  under20 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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The animals were amazing and you could get up close to them easily.

David   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 2, 2017

Email David  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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This is a place that it worth to visit if you have some extra time.

Isabella Ferrario   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2017

Email Isabella Ferrario  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Kilimanjaro view is stunning

Rodgertm   –  
Canada CA
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: Jul 18, 2017

Email Rodgertm  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Awesome experience!
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We stayed at Kimbo Safari Camp just outside the Park itself. Accomodations were in tents (my wife would say we were "Glamping"). Food was excellent buffet style meals. Our guide were the best, Bya our guide was very knowledgable in both wildlife and plantlife. He was also very helpful in setting up photos, he knew his stuff!

Gowri   –  
India IN
Visited: June 2012 Reviewed: May 22, 2017

Email Gowri  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Amboseli is a great place to watch elephants, zebra and deer. Not such a great place for birding and hardly any big cats. But it's still worth a visit if you want to see huge herds of elephants in the backdrop of the lovely Kilimanjaro.

rgreen_se   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: May 2017 Reviewed: May 8, 2017

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We didn't make it to the observation hill overlooking the marsh but we did see many elephants, lions and had our only sighting of hyenas.

JulieDin   –  
Brazil BR
Visited: March 2017 Reviewed: Mar 6, 2017

Email JulieDin  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Untouched Wildlife with Kilimanjaro as background: who could ask for more?
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To summarize in two words: must go. Definitely so. This place is a painting, and elephants abound all year round, since Serengeti migration does not affect wildlife population and habits in this region. Being there, with so many creatures of God, helps us put things in perspective and is a humbleness lesson.

oonat   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: October 2016 Reviewed: Nov 15, 2016

Email oonat  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Beautiful Kiliminjaro overlooking a small but wildlife-rich National Park teeming with beasts.
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My road research proved correct as there is only one road from Nairobi to Amboseli and that is the C103 off the A109 Mombasa Road. It was a smooth tarmac road offering fantastic views of the South Rift Valley. Amboseli itself is a compact park - easy to navigate and drive around - and it was the first of Kenya's game parks to actually offer me an illustrated map, which was really useful.

Barely through the gate and you see wildebeest and ostrich...then giraffe, impala and then a herd of elephants. I had a pass for 48 hours and the first day I drove one loop around the park concentrating on the animals - as Mount Kilimanjaro was typically shrouded in cloud for the day. There is usually only an hour at dawn and an hour at dusk when the peak is visible. True enough, the following morning it was clear at 6am but clouded over shortly after. On my third day of the trip, things were delightfully different. The peak stayed could-free until 8:30am which allowed me to re-enter the park and take some coveted photographs of wildlife and mountain in harmony. This was definitely the highlight of the trip. Other Kenya parks are flat but Amboseli serves up Mount Kilimanjaro which actually ticks many travellers' life-ling ambitions - mine included.

The accommodation, AA Lodge, was perfect - self-contained chalet / bandas are very private and quiet. It didn't matter to me that I was outside of the Park as my resident Park fee was valid for 48 hrs. The pool was essential; it was so dry and hot that the dip in the water was a necessity. There were very few guests and the food was plain but the service was faultless. Such friendly staff.

chiara_92   –  
Italy IT
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Sep 7, 2016

Email chiara_92  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Amboseli national park is a fantastic place, we seen lots of fantastic animals, like lions, gnus, elephants, hippos, flamingos, impalas, thomson's gazelles and grant's gazelles. The scenery is outstanding, so emotional too! is like being in a magic place. Our guide was amazing and explained everything that we need to know (Safari Dream ltd). The weather was little cold but nothing to moan about, was very suitable.

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