Amboseli National Park Activities
Amboseli National Park activities are those activities that travellers visiting the park can do to explore the various attractions that the park has to offer. Amboseli National Park rewards travellers with a typical Africa safari experience for the vast savannah plains which inhabit a variety of wild game. Amboseli National Park is undoubtedly one of the most scenic Kenya national parks. Amboseli National Park is not only rich in great landscapes and scenic beauty, the park has a variety of wild game including the big five, hyenas, giraffes, crocodiles, monkeys, antelopes, peacocks, large herds of elephants, among so many others.
Gifted with the above as well as vast landscapes which reward travellers with stunning views, swamps and so much more in the vast 8000 square kilometres of Amboseli National Park, there are a number of activities that tourists on Kenya safaris in Amboseli National Park can enjoy. These Amboseli National Park activities include;
Game Drive/Game viewing
Game drives or game viewing in Amboseli National Park is one of the most amazing Amboseli National Park activities that tourists can enjoy while in the park. With the vast savannah vegetation of Amboseli National Park, coupled with different features in the park like swamps which all harbour various wildlife species for example crocodiles and hippos in Lake Amboseli. Other wild game tourists shall encounter include large herds of elephants usually free-ranging against the backdrop of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. Game drives can be enjoyed all throughout the day, with the early morning game drives and evening game drives being the most rewarding due to the amazing sunsets and sunrise with stunning hues of colours over the horizons.
Bird watching in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park hosts over 400 bird species that tourists can encounter on a bird watching activity. Bird watching in Amboseli National Park has tourists spotting bird species like greater flamingos, lesser flamingo, rufous chatter, tavete golden weaver, Dickinson’s kestrel, African swamp hen, among so many others. With migratory birds in the month of November, bird watching is an activity that shall have tourists appreciate the amazing array of birdlife in Amboseli National Park. The best time to visit Amboseli National Park for bird watching is during the wet months or rainy season.
Nature photography is one of the many Amboseli National Park activities that tourists after capturing the breath-taking scenic beauty and wonderful landscapes of Amboseli National Park. The exceptionally beautiful scene of the snow-caped Kilimanjaro Mountain is picturesque, especially with huge African elephants leisurely moving around, that the result is fit for a post card. For successful nature photography in Amboseli National Park, be sure to carry the right camera with enough storage for you shall have something to picture every other minute. Most tourists after nature photography do choose to camp in the wild from where they get to take some of the rarest shots say capturing animal behaviour unfold in its most raw form, as well as the horizons filled with different hues of colour as the sun rises or sets, among so many others.
Cultural encounters/community visits
There are a local people who live in communities near Amboseli National Park, the Maasai, who are a unique group with fascinating culture and norms that shall leave tourists stunned and taking part in some of their activities. The Maasai community is probably the second most popular among tourists after the Zulu of South Africa. Spending time with the Maasai on a cultural encounter or community visit shall have you experiencing authentic culture from an untamed and unaffected by modernization community.
Guided nature walk
With the stunning vegetation and landscapes dotted with by wild game, guided nature walks or sometimes called walking safaris in Amboseli National Park are a great way to encounter most of the attractions of the park, on foot. Guided nature walks are done in the company of an armed park ranger, as you walk in the savannah plains of Amboseli National Park viewing wild game so up close like elephants, giraffes, zebras, impala, buffaloes, among so many others.
Hot air balloon safaris
A hot air balloon safari in Amboseli National Park has tourists hovering over the park enjoying a bird’s eye view of the park with all its inhabitants. You shall see many wild animals roaming the park, and the great scenic beauty of the park. Hot air balloon safaris take place the whole day, with the early morning and late evening safaris being the most rewarding for you can watch Amboseli National Park come to life in the morning or go to sleep in the evening.
Amboseli National Park can be visited throughout the year to take part in the above activities. The best time to visit Amboseli National Park however is during the dry season when there are less water sources causing the wild game to concentrate in the few available water pools in the bid to quench their thirst. The wet season however is the best for bird watching and low budget travelers.