Amboseli National Park

Made famous by the many photographs depicting elephants crossing the plain with the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, Amboseli National Park has become increasingly popular with visitors to Kenya in recent years thanks in part to the fact that it is also only an hours flight from Nairobi. With its emerald swamps and massive elephant herds, Amboseli almost seems out of place with the rest of Kenya’s dusty savannah and has an oasis like feel to it.

Low scrub vegetation means that animals are easier to spot at Amboseli than other Kenyan parks, and you can be sure to see some incredible game. Buffalo, zebra, gazelle and giraffe are frequent sightings on the plain and all jostle for their share of the grub with the sizeable elephant population. Lions are often seen in Amboseli, lazily patrolling the grassland in search of an easy meal while the cheetahs do their best to avoid them.

Melt water from Mount Kilimanjaro – some 50km away – flows through underwater channels and pools in the center of Amboseli, which is what causes the formation of the swamps. This unique environment is home to an array of bird species such as kingfishers, egrets, pelicans and a host of predatory raptors – all adding to the incredible photographic opportunities within Amboseli.

With a host of accommodation options to choose from, Amboseli has something to suit all tastes and budgets. The famous Tortilis and Porini camps provide the classic Amboseli experience, while Shompole and Ol Donvo Wuas are some of the most stylish lodges in Kenya. Speak to our expert consultants about choosing the right lodge or camp for you.

 

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Tortilis Camp

Tortilis Camp

Named after Amboseli National Park’s Acacia Tortilis woodlands, Tortilis Camp has earned a reputation for unrivaled charm and attention to detail. Designed with a blend of rustic charm and modern amenities its views of the sunsets over Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru are legendary. The camp is also very aware of its carbon footprint and does what it can to minimise the effect it has on the surrounding environment.

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Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge

Situated in between Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills, Ol Donya looks out over the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro and has exclusive access to a quarter of a million acres of unspoiled African savannah. The lodge was founded by Richard Bonham who often flew his Cessna over the area until one day in the 1980s when he landed on the open plains and met the local Maasai people. From that meeting and many more after it, a pioneering community conservation project and Ol Donyo, was born.

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Ol Tukai Lodge

Ol Tukai Lodge

Surrounded by a forest of fever and palm trees in Kenya’s famous Amboseli National Park, Ol Tukai Lodge captures the true essence of Africa. With a welcoming ambience, breath taking surrounds and vast panoramic views of the landscape, you can view the snow capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance from the comfort of your room. This eco-rated lodge not only boasts the most incredible location, but also provides guests with excellent facilities and activities.

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Tawi Lodge

Located on a 6000-acre private conservancy that borders Amboseli National Park, Tawi Lodge is an environmentally friendly boutique hotel that is the perfect combination of sustainability and luxury. Offering magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro itself, Tawi Lodge is just five minutes from Kimana Gate, which is the eastern entrance to Amboseli National Park. This area itself guarantees guests complete exclusivity as well as easy access to some of the continent’s most exciting wildlife.

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Amboseli Serena Lodge

Amboseli Serena Lodge

Set against the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is situated in the heart of the world famous Amboseli Safari Park in south-east Kenya. Nestled in a groove of acacia trees, the lodge is positioned near one of the only bodies of water in this beautiful but arid park, attracting vast numbers of wildlife that come to wallow in the emerald green swamps. The backdrop of Africa’s tallest peak – which is also the tallest free standing mountain in the world – is magnificent and provides guests at the lodge with the most memorable sunsets imaginable.

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Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Amboseli Sopa Lodge

Nestled in the famed foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli Sopa Lodge is surrounded by 200 acres of private land. Amboseli National Park is 20 minutes drives from the lodge and provides guests with unforgettable game viewing and cultural experiences. The reserve is home to over 600 breeding species of birds, as well as the Maasai people, who are possibly the most recognised African tribe.

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