Activities in Amboseli National Park.

Amboseli National Park is one of the most a remarkable African safari destination that offers unique experiences and activities. It is renowned for its diverse wildlife viewing opotunities and is particularly famous for having a large population of African elephants, making it one of the best places on the African continent to observe these massive creatures.

The beautiful National Park in of southern Kenya is brimming with, endless activities for visitors to take part. Here, we have put together some of the top attractions and things to do in Amboseli National Park, that you must do when you visit.

Activities at Amboseli national park:

Visiting the Top sights in Amboseli.

These are considered as Amboseli’s major attraction spots including many other attractions. These are liked and visited by a large tourist as they provide a clear view to the rest of the other attractions in the land and as well the surrounding landscape. These top sights include, Enameshera mountain peak, Kitirua camping site / camping safaris  and the Noomotio observation point.

Nature and Wildlife Tours.

Activities at Amboseli national park:This particular activity involves travelling all around the national park in buses and tourist vans, Game drives, off-road tours, viewing the natural landscape, the waterbodies and a variety of other living creatures in the park. It gives an opportunity to tourists to move all around the park and get to see the different kinds of species of animals and birds as they tend to hide out in the bushes and grasslands resting or due to the weather conditions more so on the sunny weather when they try to look for shade or in water.

Meeting the local people.

The ancestral tribe for the land are the Maasai people and the largest number of land and people in this particular region Is dominated by the Maasai. However, there are other local people residing around Amboseli national park and the neighboring countries like Tanzania since the park is seated on the border between Kenya and Tanzania. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the local people around, get to know their culture, food, history and many more other things. For example, Tortilis arranges cultural visits to a Maasai homestead.

Filming and photography.

Amboseli is famously known for its large-herds of Elephants. This has attracted activities like filming and photography by researchers and documentaries from around the globe. It’s also referred to as the home to the “Big Five” referring to the most dangerous animals difficult to hunt on foot in the continent of Africa.

Sightseeing Activities.

These are normally conducted around the observation hill (Noomotio hill) since it’s the only spot in the park where you get to see all the natural landscape surrounding the park, wild species moving to and fro the park at their feeding grounds, including other tourist attractions surrounding the park like Mount Kilimanjaro among, lake Amboseli among many.

Birding and wildlife viewing.

Amboseli is a home to a variety of birds and animal species found in the wild which are beautiful to look at. It has got a number of wild animals from the widely known Elephants, Lions, Buffalos, Leopards, Zebras, Cheetahs, wildebeests, Giraffes including a variety of birdlife like the Falcons and Kingfisher, African fish Eagle, Grey crowned crane, African jacana, the vulnerable Lesser Kestrel, the Kori bustard, Flamingos, Marabou stork among many more other bird species.

Game drives in Ambroseli National Park

Having experienced the natural attractions of of Amboseli National Park firsthand, I can attest to has a  striking a beauty and abundant wildlife including the African Big 5.  One cannot help but be captivated by the immense population of African wild elephants that roam the open savana plains, acacia woodlands, rocky thorn bushes, and  swamps.

Going on a game drive in Amboseli National Park is an incredible adventure that can be enjoyed throughout the day. However, the golden hours, from 6:30 am before sunrise  to 11:30 am, offer a particularly magical time for wildlife viewing.  As the sun begins to rise, the park resident animals start to be very active and this is the best hours for photographing the wildlife.

In the afternoon, from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, the park takes on a different feeling. The soft golden light covers the landscape, creating a picturesque setting for observing the wildlife. The hot temperatures of the evening also attract animals to water sources, offering a chance to witness unique interactions and behaviors.

Pay attention to water banks as these attract alot of wildlife that come for a drink and a bath:  Spotted hynes, lions, bush babies and leopards tend to come in such spots

Amboseli attractions and things to do

Hot Air Baloon safaris in Ambroseli National Park

Hot air balloon safaris are an incredible opportunity to experience Amboseli National Park uniquely. Hot air balloon adventures start very early in the morning when the winds are still calm, and As the balloon gently ascends, the magical scenery of Amboseli is uncovered. You will see herds of elephants roam freely in this park
But it wasn’t just the land animals that captivated me. The sky was alive with the vibrant colors of numerous bird species gracefully gliding through the air. It was a symphony of nature’s harmonious melodies, adding an enchanting touch to the already breathtaking scene. Flights are usually 1 hour and cost from 300$ to 500$ per person.

Hot Air Baloon safaris in Ambroseli National Park

Horse riding safaris in Ambroseli National Park

A safari in Amboseli National Park on horseback is a unique way to go on a safari without the constraints of the car engine. The horses in this park are used to carrying beginners, making it possible for even first-time riders to enjoy the horse riding safari activity. You can horse ride next to wildlife like giraffes, zebras, impalas, waterbucks, elands, ostriches, and baboons, getting close to them in their natural habitat. If you’re an experienced rider, we can arrange a more challenging horse-riding safari experience.
It’s important to note that there are weight limits for horse riding: beginners should not exceed 85 kilograms, and experienced individuals must not exceed 90 kilograms. This will keep both the rider and the horse safe.

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