Destination of the week: Amboseli National Park
With a view to the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is a real Kenyan jewel. With a size of over 8,000 square kilometers, it spreads across Kenyan and Tanzanian border. Travel specialists from Jovago prepared a set of handful information about the park, and few budget accommodation suggestions. Because spending a weekend in a national park does not have to be expensive.
Amboseli National Park is the second most popular Kenyan national park right after Maasai Mara. But it has something that Mara does not have – the view. Watching wildlife looking at the Kilimanjaro at the same time can be a life-time experience.
We very often assume, our own country can not surprise us anymore and that we have seen everything already. What we should start appreciating more are moments – the time we spent just enjoying the surrounding, the nature and people around us. Amboseli, although considered to be a tourist destination, can deliver unforgettable experiences without spending a fortune on it.
Budget travelers can find some great deals in Penuel Plaza Hotel**, located en-route to Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli Park is only 22 km away and can be reached within a short drive. If one is looking for a stay in the park, there is a great opportunity to do it in a Kimana Amboseli Camp***. Those with a bit higher budget, can look into what Kilima Safari Camp Amboseli**** has to offer. Located right at the entrance to the park, features 60 tents and 12 lodge rooms with a close neighborhood of Amboseli National Park and a view to Kilimanjaro.
The Splendid Longonot – Mt Longonot National Park
A rewarding view of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha meets you at the top as is a virgin forest of small trees covering the crater, with steam vents spaced around the walls. Longonot is home to Buffaloes, Gazelles, the Impala and giraffes with rare sighting of leopards.
Funny Encounters at Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East has got to be one of those Parks I walk into and; baboons & warthogs look at me like we’ve met before.