Amboseli National Park is a very popular Kenya safari reserve because of the stunning view it displays of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. When you go on your Amboseli Safari, be sure to get the famous photograph of elephants with the unforgettable views of Kilimanjaro in the background!
Streams from Kilimanjaro surface in the centre of Amboseli, creating swamps that attract and support a rich diversity of wild animals and birdlife.
As Amboseli is easily accessible, it forms a popular part of many of our safari itineraries. Amboseli is one of the smaller game parks in Kenya and the vegetation ensures that the animals are easy to spot. Lions can easily be found and can occasionally be watched stalking their prey.
Buffalo, zebra, giraffe, gazelle and other plains game are plentiful in the park and hippos live in the open waters and swamp channels. The elephants found here are surprisingly relaxed around safari vehicles; they were largely unaffected by ivory poaching and have some of the largest tusks.
Kimana is not a luxury camp. The tents were small – just able to fit the twin bed and little room for much else. It was fine with one person – but would have been crowded with two. The bathrooms had flush (Western Style) toilets and the showers were heated and actually worked quite well. Our guide brought food with us and the hosts at the camp cooked it for us – we ate simply but well. If you’re looking for a basic low cost safari experience with few amenities as you visit Amboseli then we would recommend Kimana for you.
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