Map of Amboseli national park known for being the best place to see Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the Africa’s hidden gem, the park is famous for the dramatic views of Mountain Kilimanjaro the highest free standing mountain in the world and the highest peak on the African continent.
Amboseli national park is a home for one of the largest communities of elephants in Africa as well as zebras, lions, cheetahs and cape buffaloes. When visiting Amboseli national park, travellers get to enjoy magnificent views of the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and several species of wildlife and birdlife. For game viewing experience, the best tracks are located in the southern part of the park
Note: some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Amboseli national park are seen during the dry season (June to October and December to March).
Amboseli national park is fed by an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s ice cap which funnels into two clear water springs in the heart of Amboseli.
Wildlife in Amboseli national park
Amboseli national park is one of the best places to watch to large herds of elephants, in additional to elephants other animals to lookout for in Amboseli include the African lion, cape buffalo, cheetahs, gazelles, spotted hyena, jackals, wildebeest, common zebras, olive baboons among others.
Birdlife in Amboseli national park
Amboseli national park hosts a prolific birdlife with 600 recorded bird species including 40 birds of prey, the globally threatened Madagascar Pond- Heron, lesser flamingo, lesser kestrel and the shoebill – Africa’s most sought – after bird. Birds in Amboseli national park include Goliath heron, Grey crowned crane, African Jacana, Rufous-napped lark, African fish Eagle, Pied kingfisher, Falcon, White browed coucal, Double-banded Courser, Fischer’s sparrow, Mosque Swallow, Falcon naumanni, Vulnerable Lesser Kestrel, Steel blue whydah, spike-heeled lark, Yellow necked spur fowl, Taveta golden weaver, Eurasian thick-kneel, Common redshank, African swamp hen among others.
LOCATION OF AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Amboseli national park is located in the province of Kenya in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya, the park is situated adjust to Kenya and Tanzania border on the floor of Mount Kilimanjaro. From Nairobi City where most safari to Amboseli national park start from, it is a distance of approximately 365 kilometers southeast of the city (about 4-5 hours).
MAP OF AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
HOW TO GET TO AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Amboseli national park is located in Loitoktok district in Rift Valley of Kenya adjust to Kenya and Tanzania border, from Nairobi city the park it is a distance of 365 kilometers southeast of the city. From Nairobi city one can get to Amboseli national park using road and air means of transport.
Travelling to Amboseli national park by air
Daily domestic flights to Amboseli national park are offered by several flight companies including AirKenya, Safarilink, and Mombasa Air Safari among others. These flights are offered from Wilson Airport in Nairobi
Note: when planning to fly to Amboseli national park it is important to book your flight a month before the actual dates of your flight so as to avoid delays, also make sure you have the right travel documents including a visa, passport, yellow fever vaccination card and enough money to finance your safari.
Travelling to Amboseli national park by road
By road, Amboseli national park can be reached by a drive from different locations and destinations as listed below
- From Nairobi city it is a distance of 365 kilometers a drive of 3-4 hours to the Amboseli national park
- From Mombasa city it is a distance of 451.4 kilometers a drive of 7-8 hours.
- From Bungoma it is a distance of 625 kilometers a drive of 11-12 hours
- From Malindi it is a distance of 530.1 kilometers a distance of 8-9 hours
- From Kisumu it is a distance of 559.5 kilometers a drive of 10-11 hours
- From Nakuru it is a distance of 394.1 kilometers a drive of 7-8 hours
- Form hell’s gate it is a distance of 350 kilometers a drive of 6-7 kilometers
- From Samburu national reserve it is a distance of 526 kilometers a drive of 9-10 hours
- From Maasai mara national reserve it is a distance of 517.5 kilometers a drive of 10-11 hours via Mombasa road
- From lake Nakuru national park it is a distance of 390 kilometers a drive of 7-8 hours
Amboseli national park is reached using 5 main entry and exit gates including Kulunyiet gate, Iremito gate, Meshanani gate, Kimana gate and Kitirua gate.
By road, you can travel to Amboseli national park using road and air means of transport and at Focus East Africa Tours, our Kenya safari packages to Amboseli national park include all ground transportation that is to and from the park.