​User Reviews – Amboseli NP

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Kaylee Le C   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2011 Reviewed: Jun 5, 2012

Email Kaylee Le C  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

We enjoyed Amboseli, but the animals were further away than at Tsavo.

Wim   –  
Kenya KE
Visited: February 2009 Reviewed: May 7, 2012

50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

My favourite park

theterrribleone Visited: June 2010 Reviewed: Jul 17, 2011

Amboseli: An Absolutely Awesome Safari Destination
Overall rating
5/5

Amboseli was the first destination on our safari. What an awesome introduction to African wildlife! Even before we got there we saw groups of hippopotamus, elephants, crowned cranes, many sorts of antelope, wildebeest, and many other animals and birds. We stayed at the Oltukai Lodge, from which many elephants, in particular, were seen. On our first outing, there were lions, hyenas, flamingos and many other water birds, wildebeest and zebras, and many other antelope and birds. It was beyond our wildest dreams. We had thought maybe we might get to see an elephant, and probably some antelope. The reality was so much more stunning than our preconceptions that it was mind-blowing. We were able to see and obtain excellent photographs of the "big five". It was truly the trip of a lifetime. I am so glad we went!

One of the particularly nice things was the weather. I don't think it was above 73 degF or below 67 degF at any time during the trip. Most amazing of all was the lack of bugs. We had spent hundreds of dollars on mosquito-proof clothing, sprays, shots, etc. There wasn't a single mosquito. All in all, it was a majestically fine trip. I recommend it highly.

ticktock01   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2007 Reviewed: May 3, 2011

Email ticktock01  |  50-65 years of age

Between the Masai people and the wonderful herds of elephants, the most interesting place on earth.
Overall rating
5/5

We spent 2 days at Amboseli, as part of a 9 day safari with Wildlife Kenya Safaris.
We visited other parks including Tsavo, Lake Nakuru, Mara and Mt. Kenya.
I believe Amboseli was my favorite because of our fascinating visit with the Masai tribe that lived there and the huge herds of elephants that went walking past our van on a regular basis. Seeing 30 or 40 elephants march within a few yards of our van was an incredible experience. Galdessa at Tsavo East was the most luxurious of the camps we stayed in. A beautiful place. We traveled to Kenya at the end of June into the beginning of July. The weather was for the most part, very pleasant. We had very little rain. The food in most of the places we stayed was satisfactory, but by no means gourmet. The food at the Serena Mountain Lodge at Mt. Kenya was the best.
I would highly recommend a safari with Wildlife Kenya Safaris. This was a very well organized, stress free holiday. Sammy (our driver) picked us up from the airport in Nairobi and was incredible. He was trustworthy, reliable, knowledgeable, and a very experienced driver on the very difficult roads. He also had the most incredible eye for spotting animals that were well camouflaged and often miles into the distance.
Overall the safari with Wildlife Kenya exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to book with them again.

Thank you for such an amazing experience, I would highly recommend both Wildlife Kenya Safaris and Sammy to anyone interested in travelling to Africa.









The entire trip was a perfectly organised, stress free holiday. Sammy (our driver) picked us up from the airport and was incredible. He was trustworthy, reliable, knowledgeable, and a very experienced driver on the very difficult roads. He also had the most incredible eye for spotting animals that were well camouflaged and often miles into the distance.

The accommodation recommended by the company were all excellent, and exceeded our expectations, especially Galdessa in Tsavo East.

Maria Grigore   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 23, 2022

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

Overall rating
5/5

Incredibly beautiful and wild.

Ben Krug   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 14, 2022

Email Ben Krug  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

I'm not sure what Bush Vibe is, but there were significant parts of the park without trees or bushes. Visiting just before the rainy season was probably the reason. As a smaller park, it was not surprising to see numerous animals no matter where we were in the park. And while I'm not a bird watching person, there were numerous types and my guide seemed to know every single one, which was impressive.

Whitney van Arsdale   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Nov 14, 2022

Email Whitney van Arsdale  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

This park was amazing. Cheetahs, elephants, life, and death. So much in one place. Absolutely beautiful.

Keith Jacquard   –  
Canada CA
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 6, 2022

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

Overall rating
3/5

The area is in a severe drought, it was sad to see the amount of dead and dying animals.

Johan   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Nov 5, 2022

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

Overall rating
5/5

Very diverse, enormous quantity and variety of animals. Badly impacted by droughts though.

Tanmay Raje   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 24, 2022

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

Overall rating
5/5

The scenic beauty on clear days with Mt. Kilimanjaro is breathtaking.

Average User Rating

  • 4.6/5
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