Amboseli National Park

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Amboseli Safari – Tours

Tours in Amboseli

The dramatic and untamed landscapes of Amboseli National Park provide an extraordinary backdrop for your safari experience. With expansive savannah, lush forests, swampy marshlands and rolling hills, all overlooked by towering Mount Kilimanjaro – the largest mountain in Africa – nature-lovers can observe a whole host of fascinating wildlife.

Join our eight-day fly-in Elewana SkySafari tour and take in the splendour of the plains from above as you’re flown into Amboseli by light aircraft. Embark on a thrilling 4x4 game drive through the park, keeping an eye out for the mighty Big Five, as well as cheetahs, zebra, hyenas and giraffe. Bird-lovers should keep their binoculars handy, as over 400 species of bird call the park home, including the grey-crowned crane, the blue-cheeked bee-eater and the kori bustard – Africa’s biggest flying bird. Take an early morning walking safari for a different perspective of Amboseli’s wildlife, allowing you to get closer with the animals and experience the bush first-hand. Soak up panoramic vistas from Observation Hill, watching elephants and hippos quench their thirst, before retiring back to the Tortillis Camp in time to watch the sun set, with a chilled cocktail in hand.

Your adventure doesn’t end here. Continue to luxurious Elsa Kopje Lodge in Meru National Park, relaxing in the spa and taking part in game activities, then fly-in to the Masai Mara and visit local Masai villages to discover more about their way of life. You will also get to witness the spectacular annual wildebeest migration, as over 1.5 million wildebeest, as well as gazelle and zebra, make their way across the plains, attempting to avoid prowling lions and crocodiles lying in wait in the Mara River.

4 days Safari bus in Tsavo

Mombasa Rendezvous Safari

Guide Price £809 pp  

The Mombasa Rendezvous is ideal if you're staying in one of the beach resorts near Mombasa and looking to experience a short safari. Travelling through Tsavo National Park – Kenya's largest national park – and Amboseli National Park , the...

Safari holidays

Mombasa Rendezvous Safari
8 days

Masai Mara to Coast Safari

Guide Price £3,219 pp  

Starting in Nairobi and ending in Mombasa, on the beautiful shores of the Indian Ocean, this is a comprehensive safari that visits four extremely diverse wilderness areas. From the lakes of the Great Rift Valley and open plains of the...

Wildlife holidays

Masai Mara to Coast Safari
8 days

The Elewana SkySafari - Kenya

Guide Price £5,739 pp  

This magnificent eight day fly-in safari captures Kenya's true essence. Experience authentic African game drives and marvel at Amboseli ’s famed elephants; lose yourself in the beautiful wilderness of Meru ; and witness the world's finest wildlife viewing in the...

Safari holidays

The Elewana SkySafari - Kenya
7 days

Kenya Classic Safari – Superior

Guide Price £3,019 pp  

Our seven day Kenya Classic tour is one of our most popular Kenyan safaris as it takes in many of the most loved parks. This safari begins on the open plains of the Masai Mara, takes you to the shimmery...

Escorted tours

Kenya Classic Safari – Superior
7 days

Kenya Classic Safari - Deluxe

 

The Kenya Classic is one of our most popular tours, and a fantastic introduction to the world of safaris, as it takes in many of Kenya's best-known national parks. Your tour will begin on the expansive plains of the Masai...

Escorted tours

Kenya Classic Safari - Deluxe

Expert Tips

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

“Not far from Amboseli, you’ll find the Shetani lava flows near Tsavo West National Park – providing some truly unique photo opportunities and a drastically different environment to the grassy plains and woodlands.”

Christie

Destination Executive

“When visiting the Masai Mara, you’ll get the opportunity to engage with the locals and browse their markets for hand-crafted souvenirs, jewellery and rugs. Not only will you have a keepsake to take back with you, but you’ll be supporting the local tribes.”

Martyn

Destination Manager

“Photographers should bring a protective case with them, as nearby volcanic dust can work its way into the crevices and potentially ruin your camera.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The dry months of June through to October, and between January and February, offer the best game viewing opportunities, with an abundance of wildlife making their way to the wetlands in search of water. Naturally, predators are more visibly active during these months.

Staples of Kenyan food are ugali (cornmeal served with a fish stew, spiced beef or mushrooms) and nyama choma (beef or goat meat grilled over an open fire, served with chopped onions and chilli peppers). Your meals will be dependent on where you choose to stay throughout your journey, with luxury lodges offering a broader, more internationally-recognisable cuisine.

The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. When visiting cities such as Nairobi, credit cards are widely accepted, and you may find some vendors take payment in US dollars. We recommend you convert your cash prior to arrival, to ensure the best conversion rates. As many of our tours focus on safari experiences in less populated areas, you may find it difficult to locate a cash machine.

Amboseli offers a kaleidoscopic wealth of terrain and exotic wildlife, all of which can be viewed from above as you fly across the plains; up close as part of a walking safari; or as part of an exhilarating 4x4 game drive.

Why you'll love Amboseli National Park...

• Spotting the Big Five on a game drive
• Experiencing the African bush for yourself on a walking safari
• Capturing photographs of soaring Mount Kilimanjaro
• Witnessing the great annual wildebeest migration across the Masai Mara
• Looking out for the superb starling and the majestic secretarybird while wandering the plains
• Flying directly to your luxury lodge and taking in a birds-eye view of Amboseli’s landscapes

Did you know?

• The name Amboseli is derived from a Masai term meaning ‘salty dust’.
• The dried-up Lake Amboseli dates as far back as the Pleistocene period, and is thought to have been around 40 metres deep.
• Amboseli is one of the few places in Africa to witness the white-bellied go-away bird – known for its distinctive call which is often likened to somebody shouting ‘go away’.