Amboseli National Park Entry Fees

In this article, we will focus on Amboseli National Park entry fees. Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is a national park in Kajiado South Constituency in Kajiado County, Kenya. The park is known for its large elephant herds carrying massive tusks and views of the immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania.

The park is well-known for being the best place in the world to get up close and personal with free-roaming elephants, as well as its location at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, just an hour’s flight from Nairobi. Apart from elephants, many plains animals are easily visible. There are fantastic photo opportunities, and early mornings are best for clear views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

Amboseli National Park Activities

1. Walking Safaris

Explore wildlife and private concessions on foot, an authentic and cost-effective way to see Amboseli’s wildlife.

2. Hot Air Balloon Safari

A hot air balloon ride soaring across the landscape and wildlife from high above provides a unique perspective on things, making it a truly memorable way to spend a morning.

3. 4×4 Safari

A beautiful self-drive Amboseli safari allows visitors to experience the best wildlife at their own pace.

4. Horseback Safari

This is a truly unique way to experience Amboseli without the hum of the safari vehicle, and it includes cavalcades near elephants and giraffes in their natural habitats, as well as meetings with native tribes.

5. Photography Safaris

Amboseli is a dreamland for photo safari visitors, where small groups can share a luxury photography tour with like-minded individuals and capture their favourite moments.

6. Sightseeing Tours

Meeting Maasai tribespeople and visiting a Maasai village is recommended. The park also provides views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free-standing mountain.

Amboseli National Park Attractions

  • Large Herds of Elephants
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Big Five
  • Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park, especially the swamps and elephants
  • The swamp below the observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose
  • Contemporary Maasai Culture and indigenous lifestyle

Amboseli National Park Entrance Fees

High Season (July-February)

Citizen/Resident Charges
Adult Ksh 800
Child Ksh 215
Non-Resident Charges
Adult  70 USD
Child  20 USD

Low Season (March-June)

Citizen/Resident Charges
Adult Ksh 600
Child Ksh 215
Non-Resident Charges
Adult  45 USD
Child  20 USD

Amboseli National Park Contacts

Email: amboselinp@kws.go.ke

Mobile: +254 716 493 335

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