Starting from/returning to your Nairobi area hotel, private residence or the airport. We’ll pick you up before dawn for a full day safari in the comfort of a pop-top safari minivan.
We’ll start early (4:30 am) on our journey to Amboseli National Park, the best spot in Africa to view free-ranging elephants. The population of these noble giants is so dense that you are guaranteed to see them traveling as family groups to their familiar watering holes.
Amboseli is also known to have the best views of Mt. Kilimanjaro – the highest peak in Africa. Plus, you’ll have good opportunities to see lion, buffalo, impala, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest, all in this special park. Perhaps this is why Amboseli is the second most popular park in Kenya, following only the Masai Mara.
Natural World Kenya Safaris will take you on 3 game drives during your tour here as we travel over open savannah, acacia woodland, bush country and marshland in search of the exciting wildlife this park offers.
We will start our trek early on the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway, crossing the African savannah. We’ll soon take in a luminous Kenya sunrise lighting up a countryside of homesteads and brightly outfitted Maasai herdsmen with their cattle.
Relax and enjoy this idyllic African scene as we wind our way to Amboseli Park. Within 3 – 4 hours we will arrive and start the adventure with our first game drive. With Mt. Kilimanjaro as our background, you’ll see the herds of protected elephants, many sporting immense ivory tusks.
We’ll settle in at Ol Tukai Lodge to freshen up and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. We’ve already spotted wildlife in the park, but our day has hardly begun!
We’ll set out for more wildlife viewing on a mid-morning game drive. Because the vegetation here can get sparse during the dry months, the park offers wonderful opportunities for spotting animals.
The birdlife is also abundant in Amboseli, especially around the swamp and marshlands of the park. You’ll find raptors and also water birds like pelican, crake and kingfisher.
For even more wildlife viewing, we’ll take a ride up to Observation Hill. This vantage point will give us an overall vista of the entire park. Check out the swamps below where the elephants gather daily. You can also walk about the hill as it’s one of the few places in the park you can explore on foot.
Another unique feature here is the indigenous Maasai people who live within the park’s borders. If you’d like you can take an optional visit with the Maasai to meet them and learn about their culture and lifestyle.
Lunch will be served at the Amboseli Serena Lodge, one of the nicest hotels in the park.
Then we’re off on our 3rd game drive of the day. This will be a shorter tour, but we may spot elephants roaming from the marshes as they tend to later in the day. We may also get views of Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak as its cloud-shrouded summit can clear toward evening.
Having taken in the best of Amboseli, we head back to the highway and to the capital city of Nairobi, arriving in the evening. This has been a full day of sights, sounds, magnificent wildlife and a glimpse into the safari life in Africa.
Amboseli Day Trip
0430hrs: Pick up from your Nairobi area Hotel/ Nairobi airport /Nairobi area Residence
Depart for the Amboseli National Park via the Nairobi – Mombasa highway.
We shall catch the African sunrise as we proceed towards Amboseli.
The early morning drive is via African savanna country dotted with local homesteads and proud colorful Masai herdsmen grazing their cattle.
On arrival at the Amboseli, you shall proceed for a morning game viewing drive in search of Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Cheetah, Warthog, Ostrich and more…
There shall be a stop at the Ol Tukai Lodge for a buffet breakfast.
The Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the skyline and surrounding country.
It is the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world.
While Mount Kilimanjaro remains in the background we shall marvel at the wildlife and scenery found in this park.
You shall also stop at the observation hill to view the sprawling breath of Amboseli.
Enjoy buffet lunch at Amboseli Serena lodge.
A short early afternoon game viewing drive as we exit the park.
Later depart for Nairobi to arrive during the early evening.
Drop off at your Nairobi area hotel / Nairobi Airport or residence.
Safari tour finish between 6.30PM -7.30PM.
What you could see at Amboseli National Park Day Trip
Price GuideSafari price is per person sharing in a private pop up top safari minivan
|Tour Price is Per Person||Safari Price||1 person in private tour||$325|
|2 persons private tour||$235|
|3 persons private tour||$205|
|4 persons private tour||$185|
|5 persons private tour||$ 175|
|6 persons private tour||$ 165|
|Children below 3 Years |
Children between 3-12 Years
Children above 12 years and below 18 years
75% of adult rate
Tour Price Includes
Not Included In the Tour Price:
- Bottled & Soft Drinks
- Items and services of a personal nature
- Tips & Gratuities.
Natural World Kenya safaris is Member No.A/440 - Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) bonding scheme. The scheme is insured to guarantee your holiday safari in the unlikely event that a bonded KATO member ceases operating.