Amboseli National Park in Kajiado District – Kenya, according to travelers who have visited the place, provides one of the best experiences in the world when it comes to viewing Africa’s wildlife.
Amboseli National Park in Kajiado District – Kenya is located in the Rift Valley Province, some one hundred and forty kilometers off the southern section of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi.
To reach Amboseli National Park in Kajiado District – Kenya, you basically have two options but both will have a starting point in Nairobi.
The first one is through Namanga plying down the Nairobi – Arusha Road which will the lead you directly to the Meshanani Gate. Your other option is through Emali plying down the Nairobi – Mombasa Road.
However, if your main purpose is to visit Amboseli National Park in Kajiado District – Kenya only, Mombasa may not be the most ideal route as access to the park through here is via the Tsavo West National Park through the Kimana Gate.
What to See and Do
Amboseli National Park in Kajiado District – Kenya has several major attractions that will truly keep guests occupied and awed. From the park, you can see herds of elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos collectively known as Kenya’s Big 5.
Cheetahs, buffaloes, hippos, wild dogs, giraffes, zebras, crocs, nocturnal porcupine and water birds can also be observed within the park.
The park likewise gives guests amazing views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain.
Amboseli National Park in Kajiado District – Kenya is the next most popular national park in the country, after Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Joseph Thompson was the 1st European to ever set foot on the Maasai Region where he was awed and inspired by the magnificent wildlife that he saw here. He came to the place in the year 1883.
By 1906, Amboseli was designated as a Southern Reserve for Maasai. In the year 1948 however, it was declared as a Game Reserve to re-establish local control of the area.
It was in the year 1974 that it was finally designated as a National Park. It is said that this national park gives the best seat in the house for viewing elephants at close range – in all of Africa.
The cost to enter the park is at USD60 for adults and USD30 for kids and students, during low season. Peak season requires a higher entry fee. This is at USD75 for adults and USD40 for kids and students.
Low season is between the months of April and June; and again between November and December. Peak season is between the months of January and March, and again between July and October.