The scenic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro makes game drives in Amboseli unforgettable making the national park the second most popular in Kenya. Amboseli Park covers an area of close to 400km2 and features a temporary lake basin which fills up when it rains.
Things to do in Amboseli include game viewing, bush dining, camping and bird watching. This park has a good population of elephants.
Though this park derives its name from a Maasai word that means salty dust, its vegetation also includes woodlands, savannah and swamps.
The various public campsites do not have facilities such as toilets and showers except Amboseli Campsite which is 200m from the Amboseli National Park Headquarters. Guests are expected to carry their own camping gear.
Kenya Citizen Adult Ksh. 860
Kenya Citizen Child Ksh. 215
East African Resident Adult Ksh. 1030
East African Resident Child Ksh.515
Non-Resident Adult USD 60
Non-Resident Child USD 35
Vehicle Daily Charges (KSH.)
• Less than 6 seats 300
• 6-12 Seats 1,030
• 13-24 Seats 2,585
• 25-44 Seats 4,050
• 45 Seats and above 5,000
You can fly from Nairobi to an airstrip at Empusei Gate.
There are various routes into the park. The main road is from Nairobi via Namanga on the Nairobi - Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The shorter road is from Nairobi via Emali on the Nairobi - Mombasa Road. This park is situated about 228km from Nairobi via Mombasa Road.
Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.