Game Drive in Amboseli National Park
Game Drive in Amboseli National Park: The game drive is the most emotional experience on an African safari and here in Amboseli national park is truly off- beaten activity which can be adventured in open savannah grassland, acacia trees on off-road safari vehicle with open proof guided with armed guide who must be holding a caller radio for easy location of mammal’s species. However, Amboseli is the second famous tourist destination in Kenya because of its large number of elephants and splendid view of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro across Tanzania borders. The great observation of hills around the park also offers clear panoramic view of the peak and park’s plains as well as swamps like Enkongo Narok which are located underground from the mountain top and provides a rewarding emerald sash beneath. Where you can get out and chat with the rangers on site as you sight-see the nature beauty of the park. Still around the swamp you can see high concentration of animals during dry season has they quench for thirsty and their tracks is rewarding. These swamps are permanent enough to keep hippos in Amboseli throughout the year.
Note that the park is a home of wide range of herds of elephants, buffalos and bird life species which can be easily seen along Lake Kioko and lake Amboseli, lions are rare and cheetahs are easily seen on game drive in the woods a little further south, giraffes can be seen in acacia trees. On game drive in Amboseli you can also sight see the rapier horned fringe eared Oryx antelope and the gerenuk also stretch their long necks up to forage in the tree. The open grass of Amboseli national park zebras and wildebeest species are often seen together which is a good ideal from the zebra’s point of view because of tracking, the predators like lions usually ends up with the less fleet footed with solitary wildebeest.
In spite the fact that ,Game drive safari in Amboseli national park you get great chance of spotting the big four mammals out of big five which are inhabitant in open plains ,acacia trees and such animals include; lions ,buffaloes ,elephants ,leopards ,Zebras ,cheetahs ,giraffes ,servals cats ,gerenuk ,bush baby ,aardwolf ,spotted hyenas ,duikers and hundreds of bird species can also be spotted in here.You can still reach the western part of the park on your game drive which is dominated by vast lake Amboseli which gets dry outside during rainy season.
Amboseli national park sounds as the second famous safari destination in Kenya which lies in South East part of Kenya in Kajiado district. The park estimates 392 square kilometers of its low land and was established in 1974 as a national park under the protection of Kenya wildlife service. The park is approximately 240 kilometers by Road from Nairobi the main city of Kenya to main destination. It is famous with African big cat such as leopards, elephants, lions, buffaloes, water species like hippos, crocodiles and over 400 bird species which can be viewed around such as peacock, common redshank, Vonder Dicken’s horn bills, African swamp hen, pangani long claw, Spike-heeled heron, Long toed lap claw, Greater flamingo among other species.
The park is one of the best top safari destinations to host a huge number of elephants which can make your game drive safari more emotional. Game drive in Amboseli national park can be conducted in open plains, acacia woodland, marsh land and dry areas giving you a clear photography of species for your remembrance.
Game drive is best done especially in morning hours when the sun has just come out as well as animals coming out of their hiding places to look for food and in the late evening hours which starts at 2pm to 6:30pm and to those who enjoy night game drive starts at 6pm to 8pm. All sessions provide wonderful animal viewing and during evening hours’ sunset is just awesome experience. But travelers are recommended to always go with armed guide.
Traveler can still enjoy game drive in Amboseli national park while seated as you observe animal’s behaviors so amazing. You can still participate in very many activities apart from game drive such as guided nature walks, birding, Maasai culture many more.
Things to carry on your game drive.
They include; Insect repents, some snacks, cameras, sun screen glasses, hats
Where to stay on your Amboseli game drive.
While on your game drive safari in Amboseli national park you can sleep in comfortable lodges ranging from Mid -range to Luxury which will make your stay awesome and such lodges are Kibo safari Camp, Amboseli Kimana Camp, Amboseli sopa lodge, Tortilis Camp, Tawi lodge many more.
Game drive in Amboseli national park can be done all year around but the best time is in dry season which starts from June to October and December to February.
From Nairobi the main city to access the park it takes 4hours while using Namanga road. Alternatively, a traveler can decide to fly with domestic flight which last only 30minutes to land to Amboseli airstrip.
Book now and be part of one of Africa’s best done safari activities and leave with amazing experience of sight-seeing abundant elephants on African land.