Amboseli National Park
Located about a four-hour drive (240km's) southeast of Nairobo, Amboseli National Park is well known for its big herds of big tusked elephants.
A scenic park its own right, Amboseli is synonymous with two particular things - majestic herds of elephant and glorious views of Kilimanjaro
Kenya's second most popular national park after the Maasai Mara national reserve, Amboseli was declared a UNESCO-Mab Biosphere Reserve in 1991.
- The area is famous for the dramatic views of Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, and the highest peak on the African continent.
- Famous for big herds of elephants.
- Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm with 2 rainy seasons
- Size of 392 km² (151 sq mi)
- Kenya's second most popular national park after the Maasai Mara national reserve
- Declared a UNESCO-Mab Biosphere Reserve in 1991
- Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro's ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park.
- Declared a National Park in 1974
Min 20°C/68°F Max 34°C/94°F
Min 11°C/52°F Max 25°C/77°F
- Traveling with ChildrenKenya offers wonderful value for families, with many properties running specialised children’s programmes. Please note that there may be age limits for game drives, walking safaris and adventure activities.
- WildlifeAmboseli has some of the largest elephants in Africa, which have been followed and documented by world renowned researcher Cynthia Moss.
- LanguagesMore than 40 ethnic languages are spoken in Kenya, although the national language is Swahili. Most Kenyans also understand English.
- Flying to KenyaAll international flights arrive in Nairobi. From Nairobi, local carriers connect to the national parks and beach destinations.
- CurrencyKenyan Shilling (KS) or US Dollar (USD)
Take in bustling Nairobi, perhaps visit the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and adopt an elephant.
Enhance Your Experience With
- Maasai Cultural Visits
- Game Drives & Guided Walks
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