DAY TRIPPING FROM NAIROBI
FULL DAY – AMBOSELI PARK – HOME TO THE ELEPHANTS
3 Safari Drives Guarantees Sightings of the Great Herds
Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels, airport, or location of your choice.
We’ll pick you up in style – your own private 4 x4 Land Cruiser Jeep.
Would you like to experience guaranteed sightings of elephants in their natural environment? Then come with us to Amboseli National National Park – famous as the best spot in Africa for spotting free-ranging elephants.
This is going to be a busy day, so we’ll hit the road before sun up. We’ll pick you up at 4:30 am for the drive to the park. Along the way you’ll awaken with the sunlight as it spreads over the countryside, shining upon the local farms and homesteads. During our drive you may see the Maasai herders in their colorful shuka wraps, herding their cattle.
Mt. Kilimanjaro will Guide Your Way
Heading toward the park, you’ll get your first glimpses of Africa’s tallest peak, 19,000-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro. The world-famous summit will be our beacon, rising ever higher as we approach Amboseli Park.
This will be a day of unbelievable elephant spotting but there’s so much other wildlife at this compact, yet busy reserve. You and your Africa Kenya Safari guide will also be tracking lion, giraffe, buffalo, impala, cheetah, and wildebeest.
We’ll take you on three game drives during your day at Amboseli – plenty of time and opportunity to appreciate the park’s wildlife as we safari over savannah, bush country, and through acacia forest. Get your safari jacket on – it’s going to be an exciting ride.
Fast & Flexible
At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!
Game Drive #1 Breakfast at Kilimanjaro
Finishing up our road journey on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway, we’ll enter the park and take in parades of elephant families, strolling before the immense backdrop of great Mt. Kilimanjaro. It may look like a movie set but the natural scene before you is very real.
Get your phones and cameras ready – with its herds of wildlife and the imposing mountain framing the savannah, it’s hard to take a bad picture at Amboseli. If you’re lucky the cloud cover at Kilimanjaro’s summit may disperse revealing its famous snow-capped peak.
Hungry yet? We’ll take a break at nearby Ol Tukai Lodge to relax and settle in for a safari breakfast. Enjoy the park all around you, its vistas, plains, and perhaps some wildlife in the distance.
Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.
We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.
Game Drive #2 – It’s the Elephants
It’s now mid-morning and time to do some serious exploring. Amboseli is not a large park but this just makes the game more concentrated and easier to spot. Perhaps this is why the park is the second most popular in Kenya.
Besides its savannahs hosting hundreds of big-tusked elephants, the landscape here is complemented with swamps and marshland. In Africa, every eco-system is a chance to view more varieties of flora and fauna. In these wetlands look for pelicans, kingfishers, egrets, and raptors like falcons and eagles.
If you’re feeling a little car-bound, this might be a good time for a walk. We’ll go up to Observation Hill and get out to stretch our legs. Here you can enjoy great views of the park’s plains and marshlands. Check out the elephants gathering below at the wetlands. Then look south to take in Kilimanjaro’s massive form watching over the park.
Amboseli is also home to the indigenous Maasai people. This is an opportunity to meet these local people and get a glimpse of their homes and lifestyle. If you wish we offer an optional visit to bring you into their circle and get an introduction to their community.
Game Drive #3 – Lunch & Beyond
Let’s take a lunch break – we’ve been going non-stop. The Amboseli Serena Lodge is a graceful accommodation and serves excellent meals. Relaxing here, you’ll enjoy views of Kilimanjaro and the park.
Ready for more adventures? We’ll hit the trails for our 3rd game drive. Toward mid-afternoon it’s not uncommon to find the elephants frequenting the marsh areas, so we’ll explore those regions for some final sightings. This could also be a chance to spot Kilimanjaro’s peak as the clouds may clear toward the evening.
As you know by now Amboseli is a celebration of wildlife, but don’t overlook the smaller mammals that make this vibrant habitat their home – keep an eye out for hyenas, foxes, jackals, monkeys, and baboons.
Want to see more of Amboseli? You can always arrange another visit with us as part of a longer safari, but for now, it’s time to hop into our Jeep for the trip back to Nairobi. There will be plenty of time on the drive to reflect on the day, check out your photos, and make plans for your next safari.
Just contact us at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your Amboseli full-day getaway.
No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At AKS, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. He will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.
You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.
Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your private, personalized tour of these fun and close-by parks.
Check Out Your Ride
Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.
Amboseli National Park Safari
250 km – 4 hr. drive
4:30 am – We will pick you from your hotel or place of your choosing and head out on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.
The sun will rise above us, flooding the passing fields with its early morning color. Look for local homesteads and Maasai herders wrapped in their colorful shuka cloth.
We’ll follow the ever-broadening image of Mt. Kilimanjaro as it leads us to Amboseli Park. On this first drive, we’ll be looking for and will likely see great trains of elephants parading before the immense mountain’s lovely backdrop.
Breakfast will follow at the Ol Tukai Lodge and then we’ll set out for the park’s marshes, plains, and hills in search of lion, zebra, buffalo, cheetah, gazelle, and elephants.
Then it’s up to Observation Hill for a walking break to view the expanse of the park below and the vistas beyond.
We’ll savor a relaxing lunch at the Amboseli Serena Lodge with views of Kilimanjaro and the natural ambiance of the park.
Our final game drive follows as we look for more wildlife and perhaps visit a favorite spot.
Then, it’s back into the Jeep for the trip to Nairobi. We should arrive in town between 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
- Enjoy the African countryside en route to the park
- Amboseli National Park – guaranteed elephant sightings
- Mt. Kilimanjaro and its snow-capped peak – weather permitting
- Observation Hill – view the park, its environments, and wildlife
- Elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, cheetah, buffalo, ostrich, and much more
- Maasai people and their homesteads
- Buffet breakfast and lunch
- Optional Masai village visit at Amboseli (please arrange with your driver/guide – $20 per person
OUR TOUR PRICES
Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.
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Your Tour Includes
- Nairobi airport hotel pick up/ drop off transfers
- Transport in a customized 4×4 pop up top Land Cruiser jeep
- Services of a experienced English/other language speaking safari tour guide/driver
- Amboseli National Park entry permit
- Breakfast stop
- Buffet Lunch at Amboseli
- Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle
- The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover
- Government taxes and local levies
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities
Why Visit Amboseli Park?
This is the “Land of the Giants” – immense Mt. Kilimanjaro and mighty herds of free-ranging elephants. How does that sound for a one-day getaway?
You’ll easily journey to the park from Nairobi and immerse yourself in a very different sort of world. Elephants, lions, and so much other wildlife grace