Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Day Trip to Amboseli National Park from Nairobi



Day Trip to Amboseli National Park – 1, 2, 3 Day Trips Safari
(Amboseli National Park day trip is a one day tour to Amboseli national park. The park is located on the Kenyan/Tanzania border and below the shadow of mt Kilimanjaro. Amboseli national park day trip can be by air or by road. The Amboseli national park is located 240km on the Nairobi-Emali-Erimito Gate route and 280km on the Nairobi –Namanga –Meshanani Gate Road.)

Amboseli Kilimanjaro viewing Trip from Nairobi
Day Trip to Amboseli National Park – Day Trips Safari from Nairobi
Sightseeing, Kilimanjaro Viewing Day Trips To Amboseli National Park

Amboseli national park Kilimanjaro viewing day trips are some of the best ways to see and take pictures of the highest mountain in Africa. Mt Kilimanjaro is visible early in the morning in Amboseli national park and you will have a better chance to see it in a 2 or 3 days trip to the park. You will see this majestic mountain towering 5895m above sea level as it is usually called the roof of Africa. There is a short tour that you can take just within the city in nairobi national park- Nairobi Park Game Drive



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Other attractions to see in Amboseli day trip include the lake Amboseli which is a seasonal lake which dries up in the hot season to leave a dead pan. The dry lake bed produces some mirage illusions of simmering water which always tricks animals to cross the length of the lake bed following the elusive water at the horizon. 

The observation hill is another of Amboseli national park landmarks and visitors usually climb here to have an aerial view of the park. The foot of mt Kilimanjaro is better visible from here as well as the lake Amboseli expanse and the swamps below. You will also be able to see the hundreds of animals in the park and the elephants swimming in the swamps and eating the water grass.

Day Trip to Amboseli National Park – 1, 2, 3 Day Trips Safari
Game Viewing, Game Driving Day Trips to Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National park offers the best game viewing opportunities and you will be able to see some of the more than 50 species of animals in Amboseli.  Amboseli animals are usually around the swamp waters to keep cool or to drink the water or feed on the green grass here. It is therefore easy to do a game drive in Amboseli national park and see most of the animals here.
Amboseli National Park Elephant Safari Day Trip

Animals that you can see in Amboseli include the hundreds of elephants that are the common animal in this park. Other animals in Amboseli national park game drive tour include lions, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, leopards, buffalo, hippo, rhinos, elands, zebra, Thompson gazelles, grants gazelles, impalas, wildebeests, hartebeests, baboons, vervet monkeys, jackals, civets cats, mongoose, squirrels, dik diks, waterbucks, bushbucks, duikers, crocodiles, terrapins, tortoises and many others.

Day Trip to Amboseli National Park – 1, 2, 3 Day Trips Safari
Birding and Bird Watching Day Trips to Amboseli National Park

Amboseli national park bird watching day trips are some of the best ways to see the birds of Amboseli. There are more than 400 species of birds in Amboseli national park that are mostly found in the swamps fishing, in the savannah eating snakes and insects, scavengers on trees and others. 

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The birds usually seen in Amboseli national park include the great white pelican, grey heron, goliath heron, marabou stork, Egyptian geese, blacksmith plover, egrets, ox peckers, go away birds, hammerkop, yellow billed stork, martial eagle, tawny eagle, African fish eagle, malachite kingfisher, kori bustard, secretary bird, bush shrikes, bee-eater, hadada ibis, sacred ibis, vultures, guinea fowl, doves and many others.






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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Amboseli National Park Day Trip from Nairobi



Amboseli National Park - Day Trip Safari
(Amboseli National Park is a 160 sq km park located 240 km south west of nairobi city and near the border with Tanzania. The park is known for its views of mt Kilimanjaro and the over 1200 elephants that roam near the swamps of the Amboseli national park.)


View of Kilimanjaro: Amboseli full Day Trip
Amboseli national park day trip is one of the most visited parks in Kenya and it is even easier to reach from Nairobi. The Amboseli national park day tour can be done in a single full day tour departing Nairobi at 6 am in the morning and returning by 7pm in the evening. The full day Amboseli national park tour is mainly on graded roads and you therefore won’t get tired from bad roads. A shorter option that is very close to your hotel in the city is to do the Nairobi National park half day tour - Nairobi half day




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Seeing Kilimanjaro in your Amboseli National Park Day Trip

The park’s main attractions include the view of the highest mountain in Africa, mt Kilimanjaro. The mountain is also the highest free standing volcanic equatorial mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro can be seen from early morning hours until about 11 am and you will get to Amboseli National Park in time to see the Kilimanjaro peak.  It is the best sight to see in this park which is located right at the foot of Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli National Park - 1 Day Trip Safari Packages
Amboseli National park Attractions, Highlights and Features to see

Elephants during an Amboseli 1 Day Trip Safari

Amboseli national park one day excursion other main attraction are the large herds of elephants which are more than 1500 in this 160 sq km park. The elephants are also always concentrated at the swamps feeding on water grass or swimming to cool the day off. It’s only in this park that you can have your car completely under siege of more than 200 elephants near the swamps. The swamps are feed from the melt waters of Kilimanjaro ice caps which travel through underground rivers to emerge in Amboseli national park as cool and fresh water.
Elephants in Amboseli join-in Day Tour

What Else To See In an Amboseli National Park 1 Day Trip Package

This Nairobi one day tour will also allow you to see many other animals that are found here including the elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, zebras, buffalo, impala, grants gazelles, Thompson gazelles, jackals, hyenas, cheetahs and many others. There are also over 400 species of birds in Amboseli including bee-eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle, African crested cranes, hadada ibis and many more. Amboseli park 1 day safari is one of the best places to identify East African bird species as they are attracted here by the fish in the swamps, insects on the planes, scavenging, and invertebrates in the water.

Amboseli National Park - 1 Day Trip Safari Itinerary
Amboseli National Park Day Tour Timings, Gates, Entrance fees and More

Lake Amboseli Drive on Amboseli Single Day Tour Itinerary

The 1 day trip to Amboseli also takes you to see the seasonal lake Amboseli where you can drive on the lake bed for miles while watching the water mirages in the distant. The lake is covered in a white dust layer which is sometimes blown up in whirl winds or dust devils. The Masai named the park ‘empusel’ meaning a place of salty dust due to the evaporation on the lake which leaves a salty dust on top.

What does an Amboseli 1 (one) Day Trip Include?

Elephant and Birds: Amboseli group Day Trip
The Amboseli reserve day visit is an all inclusive package and you will not need to pay anything extra unless it’s outside of the provided itinerary. The Amboseli national park day sojourns includes park fees, transport in a safari minivan with guaranteed window seat, picnic lunch, services of a professional driver guide, pick up and drop of in any place in Nairobi.

Your one day trip is one of the best ways to spend a full day from Nairobi if you want to see the elephants and the Kilimanjaro mountain. The Amboseli short safari can be taken as a group tour where you join in on the available departures or you can organize for a private Amboseli day visit.




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