• Amboseli National Park

Amboseli Safari Holidays

You'll never forget the iconic sight of a herd of majestic free-ranging elephants strolling across the grassy plains of Amboseli National Park, with the snow-capped peak of immense Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa's highest mountain – in the background.

With several different habitats to explore – ranging from the dried bed of Lake Amboseli in the west to swampy wetlands with sulphurous springs, grassy plains and wooded areas – Amboseli is one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences in the world. As well as large herds of elephants, the park is home to leopard, lion, mongoose, impala, hyena, wildebeest, lesser kudu, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, cheetah and more than 500 hundred species of bird.

During your Amboseli safari we recommend you head for Observation Hill, where you can see panoramic views across the park's expansive land to the springs where elephants, Cape buffalo and hippos come to drink.   

Destination Highlights
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Exciting guided game drives
  • Spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Visit local Masai villages and experience their culture

Time Zone

GMT+3

Flight Time

Accessible by road from Nairobi (approx 5 hour drive). Flight is approx 9 hours to Nairobi, and direct flights are operated by British Airways and Kenya Airways.

Currency

Kenyan shilling (KES)

Visa Information

British citizens need to obtain a visa for Kenya.

Language

English is widely spoken.

Health Information

Special vaccines are required for travel to Kenya.
  • Masai Villages

    The best way to see the wildlife at Amboseli National Park is from the vast blue skies. A magical balloon safari takes you floating over the wild savannah of the park in a hot air balloon. This one-and-a-half hour tour drifts with the wind, showing you the plains, the breathtaking African sunrise, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the wild game of this magnificent park. 

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