Game drive in Amboseli national park
Game drive in Amboseli national park : Amboseli national park is the second famous tourist destination in Kenya, Amboseli national park was formerly known as Maasai Amboseli game reserve situated in across the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Amboseli national park is located in 392 square kilometers covering an area of 393 square kilometers, the park is located approximately 240 kilometers southwest of Nairobi the neighbor city and the capital city of Kenya.
Game drive in Amboseli national park is the most fascinating activity in the park, game drive in Amboseli is one of the best way of touring the park and encounter the park’s attractions. Amboseli national park is dominated by open plains, spring wetlands, savannah vegetation and woodlands, dried up bed of Lake Amboseli and Sulphur spring wetlands where many wildlife in the park are concentrated and where spectacular game drive takes place. Amboseli national park is generally open which gives easy view of the animals, the park is a home to many wildlife animals such as elephants, buffaloes, hippopotamus, giraffes, spotted hyena, impala, lion, Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, wildebeest and many more.
Amboseli national park offers two trips of game drives that is morning game drive and afternoon game, according to tourists and safari experts morning game drive is the best time to go for a game drive in the park as you watch many animals as they are just waking up from their nests and it is less dusty. A morning game drive starts as early as 6: am and drive through the park, as you drive through the park you do not only spot animals you also spot the spectacular views of the magnificent snow-capped mountain Kilimanjaro.
While on a game drive the most perfect spots to view animals in Amboseli national park is around the observation hill and sinet delta
Observation hill is a cone-shaped hill situated in western region of Amboseli national park, this hill is the only high point in the park and where you can take a walk outside of your car. This hill has a staircase curved out of volcanic rocks which provide access to the observation hill, the formation of observation hill is said to be a result of volcanic larva which is also responsible for the formation of mountain Kilimanjaro. Observation hill is also called formation in Masai language, the foot hills of this hill is covered by Enkongo Narok marshes which hosts elephants and hippos which are sighted while standing at top of the hill. From this hill you also get to spot Kioko Lake in north-west, this lake is hosts a huge population of hippos.
Sinet delta area
Sinet delta is another amazing area in Amboseli national park where you get to see animals while on a game drive safari, the delta is situated in the rift valley of Kenya around lake AMBOSELI and can be accessed using the northern route. Sinet delta area is not only best for watching the wildlife it is best for bird watching, the delta is covered by thicker vegetation which is a home to many giraffes and in the delta you get spot many of them. In sinet delta area you get spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Other areas in the park are also good for viewing animals while on a game drive such as open plains with are filled with zebras, wildebeest, cheetah and tail flicking gazelle. Other areas to see animals in Amboseli national park is marshes and swamps.
The best time for game drive in Amboseli national park
Game drives in Amboseli national park are very interesting activity to engage in, in fact it is the most loved activity in the park as you get to encounter many animals. Game drive in the park is offered all around the year but according to weather conditions in the park, the most appropriate time to go to Amboseli national park for a game drive is during the dry season. Dry season in the park is experienced in the months of June to October and January to February, what make this period the best time to visit Amboseli national park is that in dry season
- There is less rainfall received in the park
- Game drive trails in the park are dry
- Wildlife is easy to spot because the park’s vegetation is short
- Lake Amboseli is dry and in this period they it has a high concentration of animals.
How to get to Amboseli national park
Amboseli national park is accessed by road and water transport, the park is situated 365 kilometers south east of Nairobi town the capital city of Kenya. By road from Nairobi the park can be reached using meshananai gate which is a 2-3 hour’s drive a route of about 228 kilometers passing through Emali, another route leads to kimana gate .Amboseli national park can also be reached from other national parks like Tsavo national park which is situated 460 kilometers a drive of 8 hours away. You can also use a flight to Amboseli national park, daily scheduled flights are available from jomo Kenyatta international airport to Amboseli national park.
Accommodation in Amboseli national park
In Amboseli national park accommodation is got from Amboseli Serena lodge, Tortilis camp, Amboseli sopa lodge, campi ya kanzi, Ol tukai lodge, Tawi lodge, Amboseli Sentrim lodge, kibo safari camp, kilima safari camp, Satao Elerai lodge and many more.