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Travelling to Amboseli National Park

Amboseli Safaris in Kenya are vastly spread and lead to the popular Amboseli National Park. It is undoubtedly one of the best wildlife shelters in Kenya that attracts several hundreds of tourists each day and is located in Loitokok District of the Rift Valley which happens to be the largest province. So vast is their ecosystems that it spreads to the border of Tanzania, Kenya and the more you look at it, the more you get amazed. Step aside and make way for Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s largest mountain that steals the show with its impressive size and aura.

Amboseli is also famous for its elephant inhabitants along with large herds, inclusive of tusked bulls that love a day’s out at the lush swamplands. If you ever visit Africa and would love to catch a glimpse of the African Elephant, Amboseli is the right place to be at. Lush greenery, animals and the Maasai community add to the grace of Amboseli. Getting to know about Maasai people and their culture can been an enriching experience. These tribes have honored and protected their cultural roots since time immemorial and it is definitely commendable.

Having said that, your access to the reserve depends on where you would like to start the safari from. If you plan to visit Kenya via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport situated in Nairobi, you then follow the Nairobi/Namanga route based on the famous Nairobi Arusha roadway. It is two hundred and forty kilometers in distance and takes you through to the park from the Meshanani Gate. Another route is from Nairobi through Emali which is about two hundred and twenty eight kilometers on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

On the other side, if you are planning to visit Kenya through Mombasa city, the safest way to get to Amboseli National Park is via Olkelunyiet Gate and Tsavo West National Park. Some tour operators organize Tsavo safaris by air and the planes typically land at the Empusel Gate airstrip. Namanga town and Kilimanjaro Buffalo lodge are some of the other venues that host airstrips.

While Kenyans have to show a valid national identity card or passport to enter the park, others need to carry a Safari card to enter the park. As many as six hundred species of birds, along with wild animals such as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Rhino and Giraffe will surely keep the visitors busy in moving from one point to another.

Scheduling your trip is important, especially considering the varying weather conditions in Africa. The rain pours down in the months of March, April and November, December and this is not the best of times to visit the park. Contact a reliable travel agent that can give more information and help you in fulfilling your dream of visiting Amboseli. You can always take a break in Diani beach and enjoy the fresh coastal weather.