Amboseli national park is an approximate of 4 to 5 and a half hours drive from Nairobi if you use the kawaida root (Google maps) and 3 hours drive if you are driving from Tsavo/Kilaguni area. You can also take a flight which takes you less than 45 min flight from Nairobi, but at a slightly higher cost and you miss out the road trip fun.
I recently visited this stunning park with views on Mount Kilimanjaro. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to elephants among other wildlife species. Below is my impression of this beautiful and stunning national park.
Amboseli national park is one of the best Kenya national parks to spot wildlife as the vegetation is sparse due to the long dry period. The park is home to many species like buffalo’s, elephants, zebra’s, lions, cheetah’s, wildebeest, hyena’s and many bird species.
Two elephants fighting when we passed by. Such magnificent creatures.
The views in Amboseli are spectacular with the Mount Kilimanjaro on the background.
We were very lucky to see this male lion following two female lions who were fighting. Probably for this fellow.
This cheetah was difficult to spot. We only saw it at the final moment when we were already very close. He is relaxing in the morning sun.
Doing a safari in Kenya is not cheap. Entrance fees and lodges make the price high. Especially for foreigners as they use different prices for foreigners and locals. For Amboseli you pay 90 USD per person per day when you are a foreigner. For a complete overview of the park fees you can check the Amboseli website. To get the best out of your visit to Amboseli I would at least recommend an overnight stay. A day trip is too intense. If you would like to experience the real Masaai culture then a stay in the Masaai Traditional Village is a nice and special option. It is on the way to Amboseli’s Iremito Gate and very affordable.
Puriey is one of our bloggers from Kenya. She writes about the best places to sleep, eat and hangout in Africa. Want to see more of her stories, have a look at holidayinafrica.wordpress.com.