Amboseli National Park

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Amboseli National park

Amboseli National Park - Kenya - Best Tourist Guide

Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, is situated as the crown jewel of the Amboseli National Park, which in turn makes it one of the most popular parks in Africa. This is why Cheetah Safaris includes a visit in most of our Kenya based tours. If you’ve picked a package that doesn’t, then get in touch with us and we can help create a personalized itinerary for you with stops at this exceptional National Park.

Why Go on safari in Amboseli national park

Did you know that ‘Amboseli’ translates into the language of the Masai which means ‘salty dust’? This area is perfect for spotting large herds of elephants, zebra, dik-dik, and well over six hundred species of bird. Amboseli National Park is renowned for being one of the best places to get up close and personal with a range of wildlife including elephants.

Covering both Kenya and Tanzania, the Amboseli National Park is over 151 square miles long and isn’t just home to an amazing array of games. The Masai people call Amboseli home and meeting them is an experience in itself. 

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Which Safaris to Combine With Amboseli National Park?

Amboseli National Park Safaris and Tours


Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s prime parks, can blend well with some other Kenya and Tanzania Destinations. With our Kenya Tanzania Safaris Combined, most of our tours include a visit to Amboseli and this completes your safari thirst after seeing the beauty of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

It well Blended with the Masai Mara, Samburu, Tsavo East, or West National Parks, or even end your safari from Amboseli with a Beach extension. All these destinations complement each other well. Browse some of our amazing safaris to Amboseli National Park.

How To Access Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park Can be accessed via two main gates, namely Meshenani & Kimana Gate. It can also be accessed by flights from Mombasa and Nairobi.

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Why not choose a safari that can showcase the best of Amboseli National Park from Cheetah Safaris? Browse the bespoke selection of Kenya safari tours.

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Best Time To Visit Amboseli National park

When to Visit Amboseli National Park for safaris

Generally, Kenya is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 


1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.


15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

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Amboseli National park Entrance Fee

Park Fees to Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park Entrance fee

Below is the Amboseli National Park Entrance fee for 2022 / 2023. 






















Click here to Download the complete Park Fee Copy by Kenya Wildlife Serve KWS Conservation Fees July 2022 to December 2023_8.

Please note the rates are subject to change.

How to Pay for Amboseli National park Fees

How do you pay for Amboseli National park Fees? To pay for Park Fees, you will have to visit the KWS E-Citizen Account, create an account, and select Amboseli National Park to pay for the park fees. 

1. Download the e-Citizen mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

2. Open the app and create an account or sign in if you already have an account.

3. Tap on the “Services” tab.

4. Scroll down and select “Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)”.

5. Select the park or sanctuary that you want to visit.

6. Enter the number of adults and children in your party.

7. Select the payment method. 

You can pay using M-Pesa, Airtel Money, or a credit/debit card. 

8. Review your payment details and tap on “Pay”.

You will receive a confirmation message once your payment is successful.

The transaction will be mirrored in the Kenya Wildlife Service system, facilitating the visitor’s entry to the park upon arrival at the entrance. On the day of Visit, ensure you have the ticket, and share it with the gate wardens for entry to the park.

Distance from Nairobi To Amboseli National Park

How far is Amboseli National Park from Nairobi? Here’s the quick answer if you are able to make this entire trip by our 4×4 land cruiser jeep without stopping. In the real sense, you’ll probably want to add some rest stops, gas, or food along the way. 

  • By road: 134 miles or 216 km Driving time: 3 hours, 58 minutes.
  • Flight distance: 99 miles or 159 km Flight time: 42 minutes

How to get to Amboseli National Park

  • By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.
  • By Air: Airstrips: The park has a single airstrip for light aircraft at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town
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Kenya National Parks FAQs

Kenya Safari Bookings Q&A

If you have any questions regarding any of our Kenya National Parks and Reserves safari tours, you may find your answer below in our most frequently asked questions. However, don’t be afraid to get in touch if your query is not included in order for our experts to help you design your best Kenya Holiday Safaris. 

Our team is happy to help discuss any of our safari packages, destinations, or general information, so you have peace of mind! Get in touch with us now.

How many national parks are in Kenya?

There are some 54 + Kenya National Parks and Reserves, with many sanctuaries and private conservancies all over the country. KWS is responsible for managing the National Parks, to protect the wildlife from poaching and from bush meat opportunists, which is a huge problem all over Africa.

What are the most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya?

The most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya include:- 

  • Masai Mara National Game Reserve 
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Amboseli National Park 
  • Lake Nakuru National Park

Which is the largest park in Kenya?

Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park, national park, southeastern Kenya, east of Mount Kilimanjaro. The largest (8,036 square miles [20,812 square km]) of Kenya’s national parks, it was established in 1948. Later that year, for administrative purposes, the park was divided into two smaller units: Tsavo East and Tsavo West.

Which is the oldest national park in Kenya?

The Nairobi National Park is the oldest of Kenya’s national parks. The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1946 and is located four miles south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. It covers 45.26 square miles in size making it one of the smallest parks in the Kenya.

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