Day Trip: Amboseli national park day tour is a full day excursion from one of Nairobi hotels to the Amboseli park. Amboseli 1 day trip main attraction if the view of the Kilimanjaro and the many elephants and other animals. Mount Kilimanjaro view from Amboseli is the best you can get from any side of the mountain and it’s an iconic poster for an authentic African adventure from the times of Hemmingways the explorer.
View of Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park
You will start to see the mountain peak miles away before you get to the Amboseli gates and the mountain gets bigger as you get to the park. The view of Kilimanjaro peak Kibo with its bald blue snow covered top is so majestic that you can spend hours staring at it. The mountain is best viewed early in the morning until about 1100hrs when clouds tend to obscure it. The evenings are also a great time to view the top as it again opens up to golden sunset views.
The viewing of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli national park is the biggest attraction to this park. Amboseli park is the second most popular park in Kenya in terms of annual visitors to this park. It also has some luxury lodges. The perfect picture that you can take in this park is the one of elephants feeding or spurring against the backdrop of the mountain. This is the biggest attraction to an amboseli day trip safari.
Animals to See In Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is also popular for the large herds of elephants that roam the park especially near the swamps and water ponds. The elephants feed on the water grass near the swamps and they will be seen swimming or feeding while half immersed in the water. They are also very used to vehicles that they can come pretty close to your vehicle that you can see the hair on their hides. The elephants here are the second pull factor to an amboseli national park 1 day safari tour.
The other animals to see in an Amboseli national park game drive include the hippos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, gazelles, buffalos, impalas, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, hyenas, baboons and lots of birds. The birds in Amboseli are more than 400 species including some migratory ones.
A game drive in Amboseli lasts for 5 hours in which time you will see most of these animals although the lions can sometimes be elusive. The leopards as always are very rare but you can be lucky at times.
Other attractions in Amboseli National Park
Some of the other attractions in Amboseli include the lake Amboseli which is a dry season lake which is dry and patchy in the dry season. The lake occupies most of the North western region of the park up to Meshanani gate. It produces some mirages of distant simmering water and animals fall for this folly and keep on following the mirages looking for the non-existent water pools.
The observation hill is another hugely popular place where you will climb a series of stairs to the top. The park management has provided some sheds where you can enjoy your packed picnic lunch as you watch the hippos swimming in the huge pool below and the Kilimanjaro at a distance.
The water ponds and swamps can also be full of activity from birds fighting over fish or a kingfisher swallowing a larger than size fish. These are other attractions that mane an amboseli day trip safari to be worthwhile.
Amboseli National Park Day Trip Itinerary
5:00am: Depart from Nairobi for Amboseli national park tour from your hotel
9:00am: Arrive at Amboseli and start of your game drive in the park while viewing the Mount Kilimanjaro
11:00am: Continue with the amboseli game drive looking for the elusive lions, leopards and cheetahs.
1:00pm: Visit Observation hill for a picnic lunch looking down to the pools below with hippos.
2:00pm: Further game drive en route to the amboseli national park gates for exit.
3:00pm: Exit the park for the drive to Nairobi.
6:00pm: Drop off in your hotel in Nairobi or at the JKIA airport for your connecting flight.
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