Safari to the Great Elephant 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 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

What could be a more picturesque African safari than the sight of stately elephants parading before mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro? The famous snow-capped peak frames the horizon of Amboseli National Park, known to be the best place to view the noble big-tusked creatures. The herds are so dense here that you are guaranteed to see them as they march family-style to their watering holes.

For 3 days you’ll adventure through this popular park, soaking up its iconic vistas and rich variety of wildlife – 4 of Africa’s “Big Five” roam its plains. Plus, the vibrant marshes here are home to buffalo, hippo, and a colorful array of waterfowl like pelican and Egyptian goose.

And if you wish to round out your safari, we can arrange a cultural encounter with the indigenous Maasai people with a visit to their nearby village.

What’s Cool about Amboseli?

Amboseli is not large but this just makes the wildlife easier to spot through the park’s light vegetation. In addition to the elephants, visitors have spotted lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, and gazelle.

The park’s Observation Hill is aptly named and from its summit, you’ll get great views of the area, especially the marshes with their numerous elephant visitors.

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!

The Extras

The trip to the park is an easy 4-hour drive from Nairobi in one of our custom 4 x 4 Safari Jeeps. Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extra activities like guided walks, bush dinners, evening bonfires, babysitting, children’s pool, night game drives, and evening sundowners all in sight of towering Kilimanjaro.

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.

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They 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.

We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, and meals. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.

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.

Day 1

Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

4-Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

7:30 am Your driver/guide will pick you up for the easy road trip to the park. Hop into your private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep and we’ll begin our adventure on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.

You’ll be passing homesteads and fields. Keep an eye out for the Maasai herders in their bright shuka wraps.

In time, you’ll see the iconic peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro slowly rising in the distance, our beacon to Amboseli Park. We should arrive in the late morning and have lunch at your safari lodge or tented camp.

Mt. Kilimanjaro dominates the park’s southern vista with its 19,000 ft. peak. During your time here at the park, the mountain’s lofty form will be an amazing backdrop for your photos.

We’ll head out on our first game drive, the first of many over your 3-day safari. You’re certain to see elephant families marching along. But we’ll also be looking for lion, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, leopard, ostrich, warthog, and others.

Toward the evening, the clouds covering Kilimanjaro’s peak may part, revealing its famous snow-capped summit.

You’ll spend the night at your choice of safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 2

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Being on safari, we’ll rise with the sun and head out for an early morning game drive. We’ll catch the first light as it breaks upon the plains and Mt. Kilimanjaro. This is a wonderful time to observe the first stirrings of wildlife.

This drive is followed by breakfast, enjoying the park’s rich ambiance. Then it’s time to pile back into the Jeep for more wildlife adventures.

The park is an active environment for many kinds of animals – besides the larger game, look for hyena, fox, jackal, monkey, and baboon.

Lunch is up next and perhaps some relaxing time at your accommodation. The afternoon is up to you – relax, go on safari, or you can take advantage of an optional visit to the local Maasai people. Their nearby village will give you an opportunity to meet them and see their ancient lifestyle up close.

Day 3

Amboseli National Park - Nairobi

4-Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

This is our third and final safari day so let’s go for more wildlife viewing with an early game drive. If there are any animals we’ve missed this is a great time to track them as they enter into the new day.

We may also go to Observation Hill for inspiring views of the park. Don’t forget Amboseli is also home to a rich variety of birdlife in its marshes. Look for pelican, kingfish, egret, and heron.

You’ve probably worked up an appetite so let’s enjoy breakfast at your lodge or tented camp.

Now it’s time to head back to Nairobi but first, we’ll take a final game drive as we exit the park.

Relax on the easy drive as we exit Maasai country and perhaps reflect on the adventures of the last 3 days.

We’ll have you back in town by late afternoon and bring you to your hotel, the airport, or another place of your choosing.

Your safari to Amboseli is just a taste of the many excellent wildlife parks throughout Kenya. We hope you’ll be back for more adventures. For all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris, we offer our thanks for trusting us with your safari journey. Please let us know when we can arrange your next holiday!

Tour Highlights

  • The world’s best free-range elephant viewing
  • Magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro and its snow-capped peak (weather permitting)
  • Lions and other Big Five viewing
  • Wildebeests, cheetahs & hyenas
  • Observation Hill – stunning vistas of Amboseli park – views of elephant herds and the park’s wetlands
  • Marshes view of elephant, buffalo, hippos, pelicans, geese, and other waterfowl
  • Observe Maasai culture
  • Optional visit to Masai village (please arrange with your driver/guide). Cost is $20 per person.


Lodge/tented Camp options

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Ol Tukai Lodge, Kibo Safari Camp, Tulia Amboseli Safari Camp

Lodge/tented camp options

Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Kilima Safari Camp

Lodge/tented camp options

Sentrim Amboseli Camp, AA Lodge / Camp.


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.

Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.

To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low

High Season (3rd Jan-31st Mar) (16th Oct-22nd Dec)

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Peak Season (1st Jul-15th Oct.) (23rd Dec-2nd Jan)
Xmas Supplement to apply on selected hotels on 24th -26th Dec & 31st Dec-1st Jan

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Low Season (1st Apr – 30th June Excluding Easter Weekend)

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*Safari price per person for 3 persons shall be 6% less the per person price of 2 persons.
*Safari price per person for 5 persons shall be 3% less the per person price of 4 persons.
*Solo person safari price: add 50% to per person price based on 2 persons.
*Easter Supplement: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.
*Christmas / New Year Supplement on Dec 25th, 26th, 31st and Jan 1st: USD 35 Per Person Per Night.

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
  • Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodge/tented camps (your choice)
  • Private game viewing drives in a 4×4 pop up top land Cruiser jeep
  • Park entrance fees
  • All meals on safari
  • Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle
  • The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover
  • Pick up/drop off at Nairobi airport, Nairobi hotel or residence
  • Government taxes and local levies
Not Included In the Tour Price:
– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Lots of Ways To Stay

Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?

We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp. Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions. Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.

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