Amboseli National Park lies northwest of Mt. Kilimanjaro on the Kenya border with Tanzania and is amazingly very rich in both flora and fauna.

The park is popular mainly due to the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro that dominates the sweeping game dotted plains and certainly one of the finest locations for mountain spotting with the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Meru in Tanzania is also seen in the horizon. Amboseli which means "Salty Dust" in the Maa language is an important range land to the Maasai pastoralists' culture. Waters from melting snow of the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro feed the marshland and swamps below.

Amboseli a nature photographer's dream, where the spectacular wildlife are captured silhouetted against the Magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro.

 Amboseli National Park: Game

  • The elephants are the kings of the park and are fond of the swampy areas where they share the cool waters with the hippos and hide beneath the papyrus.
  • Large resident population of Burchell’s zebras and other herbivores which includes Thomson’s and Grants gazelles, buffalo, warthog, Maasai giraffe, impala, water buck and dik-dik. Baboons and Velvet monkeys inhabit the scarce woodlands.



  • Carnivores include lions, spotted hyenas, wild cats, jackals, caracals and cheetahs
  • More than 400 species of birds have been recorded here among them are pelican, flamingo, kingfisher, African fish eagle, ibis, secretary bird, crowned crane, grey and Goliath herons, cattle egret, black-winged stilt, little grebe, Egyptian goose, martial eagle, pigmy falcon, Maasai ostrich, white backed vulture, lappet faced vulture, yellow-necked spur fowl, kori bustard and hornbills. After the rains, the park gathers large flocks of water birds.

Amboseli National Park: Activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Game drives
  • Cultural Immersion

 Amboseli National Park: Best time to visit

  • All year through

Amboseli National Park: Where to stay

  • Amboseli Serena Lodge, Kibo Safari Camp, Oltukai Lodge, Amboseli Sopa, Porini Camp, Tortilis Camp

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    • Ol Tukai Lodge

      Ol Tukai Lodge which is an Eco-rated lodge found in Amboseli National Park is set in one of the best spots to watch elephants with the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain -  Mount Kilimanjaro. Writers have described Ol Tukai and the surrounding Amboseli National Park ‘as a home for the gods’. Ol Tukai lodge has excellent outdoor and indoor facilities with unique collection of African art. The property receives overwhelming response from the international and local tourism market. Ol Tukai Lodge: Highlights Ol Tukai Lodge has some of the most stunning vegetation - an environment preserved area Ol Tukai hosts amazing tree, plant and bird species. Ol Tukai Lodge: Accommodation Eighty luxury chalet-style twin rooms, all with an uninterrupted view of the wetlands or Kilimanjaro. Rooms  for special needs visitors. Ol Tukai Lodge: Activities Game Drives Maasai Dancing Bird Walks- 300 species of beautiful African birds Lectures are hosted regularly by researchers from Elephant Research Centre Lectures on the Maasai community conducted by our Maasai culturist Sundowner Cocktail -after an afternoon game drive Body & Mind Care - After a long game drive, a soothing aromatic massage Bush Dinner- A magical African experience that leads to a discreet Maasai setting…
    • Tortilis Camp

      Tortilis Camp is named after the flat-topped, umbrella thorn tree found in Amboseli National Park. The camp is set in an area of Acacia Tortilis woodland, with the majestic backdrop of Africa's highest mountain and the World's highest free-standing snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. Tortilis Camp: Accommodation 16 tents, en-suite with magnificent views Intimate camp with luxury accommodation, cuisine and ambiance. Experienced and knowledgeable guides Little Tortilis – Private House and Family Tent sharing a private swimming pool Highlights of Tortilis Camp There are over 1000 elephants in the parks eco-system, featuring some of the largest in Africa. magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Viewing game at nearby waterhole frequented by elephants and other wildlife.      Tortilis Camp: Activities Both inside the park, and within a private Bush meals game concession. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush meals take place both inside the park Start customizing your itinerary Start designing your safari today  
    • Kibo Safari Camp

      Kibo Safari Camp is a picturesquely found in Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Kibo Safari Camp: Highlights  Opportunity to meet the Maasai;   Spectacular view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kibo Safari Camp: Accommodation:   73 self-contained tents for single, double, triple and family en-suite. Kibo Safari Camp: Activities Your honeymoon at Kibo Safari Camp will be an unforgettable experience; Maasai village where you will spend the day visiting the ‘manyattas’ and experience their way of life; Game drive. Start customizing your itinerary Start crafting your safari today
    • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

      Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge is set against the splendid backdrop of the gleaming Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa. The lodge is found at the heart of Amboseli world-famous national park.  The lodge is sheltered by a grove of the flat - topped acacia trees over looking the golden savannah plains with endless views of the mountain. Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge: Highlights Game drives daily, with professional and dedicated wilderness guides Over 700 of Kenya’s only swamp elephants Experience Masai Culture Watch the sun go down over Mount Kilimanjaro The 'Big Five' -  see all the members of ‘The Big Five’ (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino) Great photography with the marvelous views of Mount Kilimanjaro The most photogenic park in Kenya Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge: Accommodation Niety two rooms (inclusive of family rooms and suites -  all non-smoking)     Activities Traditional ‘bush dinner’ with campfire and Maasai warriors Maasai dance, visits to Maasai communities Guided nature walks or bird-watching walks Dinner in the bush, breakfast on the plains Watch the sun go down over Mount Kilimanjaro Start customizing your itinerary Start crafting your safari today  
    • Porini Amboseli Camp

      Porini Amboseli Camp safari camp is set in the Amboseli Eco-system within the Selenkay private Concession, an important wildlife migratory corridor for wildlife moving in and out of the Amboseli National Park. The private conservation offers the best possible game viewing in proper off-road safari vehicles and off the beaten track,  secluded from other tourist vans and minibuses. Porini Amboseli Safari Camp: Highlights Intimate exclusive tented Eco-camp; Conservation - The community is receiving a rent for the lease of the area by Porini Safari Camps, plus an entry fee for each tourist visitor. Porini Amboseli Safari Camp: Accommodation 9 spacious guest tents that retains all the charm and feel of the traditional luxury camp; Exclusive yet friendly experience with a maximum of eighteen guests at a time Porini Amboseli Safari Camp: Activities Game drives with excellent guides in the Selenkay Conservancy and in the Amboseli National Park. A full day (with picnic lunch) spent in the National Park to get close to the elephants and other wildlife. An escorted walk with Maasai warriors to visit an authentic Maasai village. Day and Night game drives in the Selenkay Conservancy to seek out the nocturnal animals. Start customizing your itinerary Start crafting…