Amboseli National Park is the second most visited park after the Masai Mara. Famed for the classic photographic image of elephants walking in front of snow capped Kilimanjaro, this is still one of the main attractions that Amboseli National Park holds and a big reason for its visitors. Mount Kilimanjaro is actually across the border in Tanzania. But Amboseli offers some of the best views of Africa’s highest mountain.

Amboseli National Park is well placed and has easy access to Nairobi. This makes it a convenient stop on any Kenyan Itinerary. You can drive from Nairobi or there are flights into the small Amboseli Airport. This reserve combines well with trips to Arusha, where you can connect to your Tanzanian safari.

Aside from awesome views, Amboseli also has a healthy wildlife population. It is one of the few places in East Africa where your chances of seeing endangered Black Rhino are high. A good elephant and lion population, and already you have crossed off 3 of the Big 5! Amboseli and surrounds has some excellent accommodation options.

If you are looking for a conserving way of life Great Plains Conservation operates Ol Donyo Lodge on the slopes of Chyulu Hills between Amboseli and Tsavo National Park. Tortilis Camp, with Kilimanjaro as its back drop, is in an Acacia Tortilis woodland within the park. This luxury tented camp takes you back to a “real safari” experience.

The intimate Porini Camp operates in a private concession bordering Amboseli. The Serena Hotel group has some super family options. Browse through some of our East African Family Safari Tours for ideas.

Besides waiting for that perfect photo of Kilimanjaro (best done at sunrise when the mountain is usually clear) game drives are a highlight. Morning and evening drives are usually available. If your lodge operates in a private concession then night drives are usually available. The local Masai community is very involved and visits to Villages are a great way to learn about local culture.


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About "Amboseli National Park"


Situated in the private Selenkay Conservancy, a short drive north of the Amboseli National Park, Porini Camp is a luxurious African safari camp offering exclusive accommodation. Porini Camp caters for 18 guests at a time, and its small size and personal approach mean that guests are treated to an intimate, authentic bush experience, with attentive staff, excellent food and first class amenities. Read More


Enjoying a wonderful location on communal Masai-owned land on a concession area of 300 000 acres, Ol Donyo Lodge is one of Kenya's most coveted destinations. Surrounded by open plans and the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, the lodge is a celebration of East Africa's dense game concentration and picture-perfect landscapes. A mere 50-minute charter flight or four-hour drive from Nairobi, it's an accessible wilderness treat. Read More


Situated amidst shady acacia groves, Tortilis Camp is known for its luxurious tented lodgings and magnificent views of Africa's highest mountain, the 5895-metre high Mount Kilimanjaro. Visitors to Tortilis have access to a private 30,000 acre game concession as well as nearby Amboseli National Park, with its prolific elephant population and glittering salt pans. Read More

Ol Tukai Lodge - at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and overlooking the Amboseli plains - is one of the best spots in the world to see elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah, leopard, giraffe and antelope. This eco-rated safari lodge in the heart of the world-famous Amboseli National Park blends perfectly with the African savannah and is truly heaven on earth. Read More

Beneath a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya's renowned Amboseli National Park, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge rests within a shady acacia grove, above a water hole illuminated by night to reveal a menagerie of nocturnal visitors.This is the domain of the Maasai - a proud tribal people who have lived alongside the wild creatures for centuries. Read More

Surrounded by lush forested land and boasting spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro - the world's highest freestanding mountain - Amboseli Sopa safari lodge fuses luxury and elegance with the wild beauty of the African bush. It is situated within close proximity to the Amboseli National Park, where twice daily game drives allow guests to appreciate the rich wildlife and magnificent scenery. Read More