Visit Top Amboseli Sites in the Amboseli national park in a day. Visiting Amboseli Park in a day trip is a popular one day tour from Nairobi city center and a very exciting excursion. Find out what are the 6 attractions in the park to see.
Here are the best 7 Amboseli day trip attractions not to miss on a one day tour to the park
- See Amboseli wild elephants
- Hike up the Amboseli Observation hill
- Drive though the lake Amboseli lake bed
- Watch Millions of flamingos in the park
- Take a 5hr game drive to see lions, buffalos, leopards
- View the roof of Africa- Mt Kilimanjaro ice covered peak at 5985m asl
- Eat a buffet lunch at a lodge
1. See Amboseli Wild Elephants.
You will marvel at the hundreds of elephants that you can see in Amboseli especially near the ever green swamps. You will be taken hostage by groups of wild elephants as they cross the road. You can be at some times 30 elephants deep but these are gentle giants and you will be perfectly safe as they are used to safari vehicles. You are so close to them you can see their amber coloured eyes and the small hairs on their skin. The elephants are the biggest attraction for most people going on an amboseli national park day trip.
2. Hike up the Amboseli Observation hill.
At some point in your game drive, you will visit the observation hill where you can hike up to see Amboseli from a vantage point. From here you will watch the whole of the park and see the hippos below, the elephants drinking from the water well and many other animals below. This attraction is the climax of your amboseli day trip.
3. Drive through Lake Amboseli Lake Bed
You can take a drive through the dry lake bed of Lake Amboseli in the dry season. The lake bed is an expansive plain of white caked earth which at times produces mirages of simmering water at the horizons. The lake is however in accessible during the rainy season.
4. Watch Millions of Flamingos in Amboseli Park
Flamingos are the latest addition to the bird species in Amboseli. You can see millions of flamingos on the shallow waters of the swamps especially in the dry seasons when the water levels are hot too high. These flamingos are always a beauty to watch in Amboseli. The flamingos are a new addition to the sites during your one day amboseli trip.
5. Take a Game Drive to see Lions, Buffalos, Leopards etc
You will take a 4 or 5 hours game drive in Amboseli to see the rest of the animals including hippos, giraffes, baboons, gazelles, jackals, impalas, elands, zebras, wildebeests, hyenas among others. Among the big five animals, only the rhino is not available in Amboseli national park. January to march is the best time to see hundreds of baby wildebeests as its their breeding months. You also see a lot of big cat predators and hyenas during this time. It’s the best time to go on an Amboseli 1 day trip from Nairobi.
6. View the Roof of Africa- mt Kilimanjaro Peak Kibo with Snow
When you get to Amboseli early enough, you will be able to view the ice capped peak kibo standing at 5985m asl. This is the highest point in Africa and at that point you are watching the roof of Africa. You can take hundreds of pictures of the animals with the back ground of Mt. Kilimanjaro which makes an authentic African safari experience.
7. Eat a Buffet Lunch
You will have a chance to enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch from any lodge in Amboseli during your game drive. The buffet lunch is as experience in itself with fresh foods and very tasty African and continental dishes to sample. You will be spoilt for choices in this eat as you can lunch.
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