Amboseli is the second most popular park in Kenya after the legendary Maasai Mara. Not only does it offer exceptional game and bird viewing, but it is also the place to enjoy the best views of iconic Mount Kilimanjaro. Postcard-perfect views of Mount Kili’s snow-capped peaks, rising six vertical kilometers above the savannah, are beyond belief. The park has gained a lot of attention with its ‘big tuskers’ – free-roaming giant elephants with incredibly long tusks, which are so huge that they almost touch the ground.

Amboseli is a majestic National Park and it should be on the bucket list of every safari visitor in Kenya.

Itinerary At A Glance

  • Day 1
    Arrival - Transfer to Amboseli and Evening Game Drive
  • Day 2
    Full Day in Amboseli National Park
  • Day 3
    Departure - Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Nairobi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Nairobi – Amboseli National Park (drive time – 4 hours)

You will be picked up by your private tour guide from Nairobi and leave for Amboseli National Park. Amboseli is a beautiful park situated on the border with Tanzania, right at the foot of the tallest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. On a clear day, you will get stunning views of its snowy peaks.

Amboseli is famous for being the best place in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants. The elephant population is so large here that sightings are pretty much guaranteed! Have you seen the classic Kenya photos of elephants posing in front of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro? These shots were taken right here in Amboseli, and you will have a chance to take these amazing photos too!

The Amboseli landscape consists of rolling plains, swampy marshes, and rocky thorn bushes dotted with acacia trees. The topology of the landscape ensures excellent viewing of the large diversity of wildlife in their natural habitat.

You will arrive at Amboseli National Park at lunchtime and after your meal leave on the afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge, AA Lodge or similar

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Day 2

Full day in Amboseli National Park

Rise early and get ready for a full day of unlimited game viewing and sightseeing at Amboseli! Start by watching the sunrise cast its first rays across the park and see the wild animals as they get ready for their day on the savannah. Drive back to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast followed by a morning game drive through the park.

One of the advantages of Amboseli is that the terrain is open, which makes game spotting easier. The park’s tranquil beauty allows fabulous wildlife viewing and photography. The wild animals here are very approachable and not frightened by the vehicles. It is a great opportunity to spot big families of Elephants, Lions, Impalas, Giraffes, and Gazelles.

During the day you will also have the option to visit the Masai Cultural Village to experience firsthand their unique way of life.

You could have your lunch at the hotel or have it packed, allowing you to spend more time in the park. The car is at your disposal from sunrise to sunset. It is up to you how much time you want to spend in the park!


Optional activities in Amboseli:

  • Balloon Safari over the Amboseli plains followed by a champagne breakfast
  • A visit to a traditional Maasai homestead, where you’ll meet the Maasai, experience their unique way of life, customs, and traditions.

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge, AA Lodge or similar

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3

Amboseli National Park – Nairobi (drive time – 4 hours)

On the final day of your trip, you will have an early morning pre-breakfast safari and hopefully, find the animal species you didn’t see the days prior. You will go look at a variety of Amboseli’s birdlife: Pelicans, Kingfishers, Egrets, and Herons which are found near the park’s marshes and lakes.

Breakfast will be served at the lodge with views of the great Kilimanjaro. Then you will check out and say farewell to this majestic destination as you drive back to Nairobi.

Your guide will drop you off at the hotel in Nairobi or Jomo Kenyatta International airport.


Optional activities in Nairobi:

  • Lunch or dinner at The Carnivore restaurant (or any other restaurant of your choice in Nairobi).
  • A visit to Elephant orphanage, the largest conservation organization in East Africa, where you will be able to see orphan baby elephants during their mud bath and feeding time!
  • A visit to Giraffe Center where you can interact with endangered Rothschild G
  • A visit to Karen Blixen Museum, home of the famous Danish author of “Out of Africa”.
  • A tour of Kazuri factory where incredibly beautiful jewelry is made from clay by local women. Kazuri factory is a hidden gem and one of the best places in Nairobi to buy unique local souvenirs.
  • Kenyan souvenirs shopping.

Meal plan: Breakfast

Additional Information

•   Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour description
•   All government taxes/VAT
•   All National Parks and National Reserves fees
•   Drinking water
•   Game drives in a 4×4 Land Cruiser custom built and equipped for wildlife photography
•   Services of professional English-speaking wildlife tour guides
•   Airport pick up/drop off on the first/last day of safari
•   Experienced safari specialist to help you with pre or post-safari extension travel to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, or Rwanda
•   Arrangement of booking a COVID test upon departure from Kenya

•   International flights from your home and back
•   Visa fees (if applicable)
•   Travel insurance
•   Tips and gratuities for the driver-guides, the photography instructor, and the hotel staff
•   Other personal items (such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.)
•   All meals on the day of the arrival
•   Lunch and dinner on the day of departure
•   COVID test cost and transportation
•   Optional extra activities (visit to Maasai Village, balloon safari, walking safaris, and any other optional activity listed in the     description)

  • A visit to Maasai Village and any other optional activity not listed in the description
  • Services of a German, Italian, French, Spanish, or Russian-speaking Guide
  • Services of a highly-trained Photography Safari Guide. Our company takes pride in specializing in Wildlife Photography!


Pricing depends on the duration of the safari, national parks and reserves chosen, season, number of travelers, accomodation level, and single/double or triple occupancy. Please contact us for your personal free no-obligation price quote. We will be able to custom build a safari for any reasonable budget!