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AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK: “Home of the African Elephant”


AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK: “Home of the African Elephant”

Crowned by means of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s best possible peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most famous parks.

The title “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word that means “salty dust”, and it is one of the pleasant locations in Africa to view giant herds of elephants up close.

Nature fanatics can discover 5 special habitats right here ranging from the dried-up mattress of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.

They can additionally go to the nearby Maasai neighborhood who stay round the park and journey their proper culture.

amboseli national park

Key features
• Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine
• Prolific birdlife features 600 species

Park Size
390.26 sq. Km

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK: “Home of the African Elephant”

Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm ,Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December

When to go
All year round,Daily 6.00 am -7.00 pm including public holidays. No entry is allowed on foot and visitors will not be allowed entry after 6.15pm

What to take with you
• Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
• Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks

Activities at the park

  • Bird watching
  •  Camping
  • game viewing
  • photograph
  • scenic

How to get there

  • By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.
  • By Air: Airstrips: The park has a single airstrip for light aircrafts at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town


  • Large Herds of Elephants
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Big Five
  • Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants,
  • Swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose
  • Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK: “Home of the African Elephant”


KWS Self Catering

Kilimanjaro Guest House

Simba Cottages

Chui Cottages


Amboseli Campsite

Privately Owned Lodges

Oltukai Lodge

Amboseli Serena LodgeTortilis Tented Lodge

Park Entry Fee

Amboseli National ParkCitizenResidentNon-Resident
Adults KSHChild KSHAdults KSHChild KSHAdults USDChild USD

* Kindly refer to the KWS Conservation Fees  document below for other services and charges

* Modes of Payment; MPESA, VISA Card, Direct Deposits to KWS Bank Accounts at any gate 

Park Resources

 Conservation Fees 2022.pdf

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