User Reviews – Amboseli NP
Email Hanna Turunen | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Ankit Desai | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
A surreal world of Dust devils and Gentle giants!
The Amboseli landscape can not be imagined without these Gentle-giants and Dust-devils! Arid landscape full of surprises in one of the remotest part of Kenya. Overwhelming number of elephants and wildebeests. You must go to the center point mount and feel the scenic view of wetlands and lone tuskers roaming across. I have never been to heaven but for me this experience was no less than that. At time one get too overwhelmed with just number of animals roaming in the park. Only minus point is non-availability of good budget camp. If one gets the chance, stay in Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. Last suggestion: Go, visit the park!!
Email Marju | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Lots of birds and wide grasslands. Quite samml and compact area. Kilimanjaro was in clouds.
Email Khalid | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Large families of elephants and views of Kilimanjaro were some of the highlights in Amboseli.
Email Nitesh | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Beautiful experience! Amazing wildlife & scenery!
Email Andrea Meroi | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We chose Alliance Destinations because James was who first answered us, very willing to accommodate the trip to our needs: specifically, to begin in Nairobi and end it in Mombasa (rather than return to Nairobi) and quickly search an international flight that would allow us to get to Nairobi and back from Mombasa. In turn, that would allow to travel along the coast on our own, that was the intention.
James was always attentive, quickly answering our e-mails. We were able to book without any inconvenience.
He and our guide and driver in the safari which was to begin in just two days, Gerard, were waiting for us at the airport in Nairobi. They took us to our hotel and there we close not only the balance of our safari but we decided to contract with them a day at Nairobi National Park, visit to the orphanage for elephants and Giraffes Center. It was an unforgettable day, already with Gerard, and we highly recommend this tour.
And what about Safari in itself? Everything was perfect and far beyond our expectations. We stayed 2 nights in Masai Mara, 1 night at Lake Nakuru and 2 nights in Amboseli. Masai Mara camp is spectacular (Ashnil Camp); other accommodation, not so much, but very well, particularly comfortable, clean and with very good food.
Masai Mara is not to be missed. Gerard was always willing, our tastes and interests. He seems to maintain the enthusiasm of a first day. Loves his country and his work, knows a lot of animals and the places you visit. It is a very careful driver (in fact, he was excellent in two dangerous situations created by other truck drivers).
I don’t think we can remember the number of animals we saw: Lions, Lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes (many!), wildebeests, gazelles of various types, topis, zebras and elephants (thousands of elephants in Amboseli), buffaloes, ostriches, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, birds of all kinds... Gerard was always attentive and did everything supremely well.
Don’t miss the balloon flight... a unique experience that is well worth the big bucks it costs. Excellent Casey, the pilot of a Hot Air Safaris.
The parks are long and strenuous, but very instructive. If you want to learn about Africa and its people there is no best way to go observing their villages, their inhabitants, their routes, the places where they live and how they live... Spectacular.
Lake Nakuru is slightly decadent since flood deprived of its most important attraction, the flamingos. However, it was there where we saw more and better zebras and where we could get off, well guarded by rangers, and closer to zebras and flamingos themselves remaining in the Lake. Beautiful.
Amboseli is the paradise for elephants’ lovers. There are thousands (literally). It is not to be missed. Here James joined us to the safari, with good reviews and his good company.
In the end, two surprises bonus track: a visit to a masai community, touching and unforgettable, and another to the elephant with largest tusks...
We have no words to thank the efficiency, work and love Gerard and James. We strongly recommend Alliance Destinations.
Email Alda | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amboseli was tremendous. We saw so many animals.
There was an enormous rainstorm on the day we were supposed to leave that flooded out the roads. It was quite the adventure leaving the park.
Email Lara Del Valle Johnson | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Even though there weren't that many elephants (from what I understand, since it was right before the rainy season, they tend to move to higher ground), I had an amazing time watching them bathe and hang out, it was amazing, got some great shots of the volcano as well!
Email Pamela P. | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amboseli was particularly a wonderful experience because of all the elephants we saw and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Email Aleksandra Grubin | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Elephants, elephants, elephants