Amboseli National Park

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    Top Descriptions

    Amboseli National Park might not be able to compare with the for sheer variety of wildlife, but for viewing large herds of very large elephants this park is second to none. And what better backdrop could there be than the mighty Kilimanjaro? It is true that Amboseli lacks the big-5 experience of other national parks in , but for wow factor that backdrop and the desert-like surrounding landscape is simply unbeatable. That is, of course, provided you visit on a clear day… – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    This is a great place to see large herds of elephant, especially with a Kilimanjaro backdrop.
    Be forewarned that you might be just a little disappointed if Kilimanjaro barely rears its head, especially if you’ve already been to a few other national parks or game reserves in East Africa.
    For the best (or at least most consistent) views of Kilimanjaro, you’ll have to get early up for a sunrise game drive. Your best chance of seeing herds of elephants at the same time is probably to enter from the .
     
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    The Location

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      Name in local script:
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      Also known as:Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve
       
      Tour operator(s):
       
      Environment type:desert, glacier, lake, mountain, savannah, scrub
      Location type:national park, rural, village

      What can we see or do there?

      Activities:game drives, viewpoints
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      Services:bathrooms, ticket offices
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      Animals:African elephant, buffalo, hyena, Maasai giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle, waterbuck, warthog, zebra
      Birds:crested crane, yellow-billed stork

      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Kenyan Shilling (KES)
      Average daily budget:KES13,000
       
      Ticket type:Cost:
      24-hour adult (non-resident)KES6,000 (USD60)
       
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      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:2 nights
       
      Day:Opens:Closes:
      everyday6am6pm
       
      High season:June to October
      Low season:April, May
      Temporarily closed:
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        How can we get in contact?

        Email:
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        Telephone:0202 379 407, 0206 002 345, 0800 597 000
        Postal address:Amboseli National Park, Loitoktok District, Rift Valley, Kenya
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        Language(s):English, Swahili
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:254

        How can we get there?

          Coordinates:
          Geographical feature:Mt Kilimanjaro
           
          Neighboring countries:

          The Directions

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          The Directions

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          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:2
           
          Travel time to attractions:15 minutes
          Travel time to next location:4 hours, 30 minutes
           
          Altitude:
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          Size:392km2

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            Gin (multinational)1 litre
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            Oranges1kg
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            Sunglasses1 pair
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            Chilli powder100g
            Cigarettes (multinational)20-pack
            Cigarettes (national)20-pack
            Coriander100g
            Cumin100g
            Fuel1 litre
            Internet1 hour
            Lighter1 unit
            Matches1 pack
            Paprika100g
            Travel multiadapter1 unit
            Travel plug1 unit
            Turmeric100g
            Stock1 pack

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