1 Day Trip: Amboseli national park day trip is a full day tour to Amboseli park from one of the Nairobi hotels. The Amboseli 1 day trip includes viewing Mt Kilimanjaro and the many elephants in the park including photographic tours, walking safari, game drive, game viewing, bird watching, balloon safaris, camping tours and much more.
Viewing Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park
Mt Kilimanjaro is located just next to the border of the Amboseli national park. The best views of the mount Kilimanjaro are seen from the Kenyan side inside Amboseli. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa standing at 5895m above sea level. It’s the best view you can get with the mountain with its snow covered peak Kibo standing tall and mighty over everything else in the park.
The best photos you can take of wildlife grazing in the foreground with the ice peak of Kilimanjaro showing in the background. This is the iconic picture of an authentic African safari from the times of hemmingways to now. You will start seeing the mountain peak from miles away and right inside the park before it disappears into the clouds by midday. This is the biggest reason that many people visit Amboseli on a 1 day trip from Nairobi.
Elephants Viewing In Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is known for its large herds of elephants that can be seen roaming the areas around the swamps where there is ever green grass. The elephants of Amboseli are estimated to be more than 1500 in number and have been studied by Cynthia Moss, a renowned scientist for more than 40 years. The elephants are used to vehicles and will come too close your car you can actually see their amber coloured eyes and their small eye lashes.
There are hundreds f other key animals to see in Amboseli including lions, cheetahs, elephants, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles, hyenas, baboons, zebras, impalas, jackals and many more. The park is also home to more than 400 species of birds.
Physical features of Amboseli Lake Amboseli, Swamps and Ponds, Observation Hill
Amboseli is also known for the wet weather Lake Amboseli which only has water during rainy seasons and is dry in the hot season. The lake Amboseli is locates to the North West edge of the park and collect water from the hilly north borders of Amboseli. This is a large expanse of salty white sand flats that make mirages of simmering water at the horizons that keeps animals mesmerized for hours looking for the elusive water.
Amboseli is kept alive by the all season swamps and ponds that are fed from underground rivers flowing from the melted ice caps of Kilimanjaro. The swamps, ponds and the water grass and reeds in these waters is always green and keeps the animals fed even in times of drought.
The observation hill is located in the middle of the park and the park management had built some sheds at the top where people have their picnic lunches while watching the hippos swimming in the large dam below. It’s such a panoramic view of the park.
Amboseli National Park Day Trip Itinerary
5:00am: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel by our driver guide
9:00am: Arrival at the Amboseli national park and start viewing the mountain and the many elephants here
11:00am: Further game drive looking for the cheetahs and lions in the park
1:00pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the observation hill while watching the hippos, elephants and antelopes in the pond
2:00pm: One more game drive in the park as you exit for Nairobi.
3:00pm: Exit the park with enroute game drive.
Cost of Amboseli 1 day trip: Usd 190 in a group of 4 persons
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