Getting to Amboseli National Park/Wildlife –Kenya Safari
Getting to Amboseli National Park/Wildlife : Amboseli national park is Kenya’s second visited national park after Masai Mara national park, located in Kajiado Country along the border of Kenya and Tanzania over 160 miles from Nairobi -Amboseli national park a home of wide range of wildlife mostly a big range of elephants and rewardable back drop of the snow-capped mountain Kilimanjaro. The park stuns with lots of remarkable activities such as game viewing, bird viewing, visiting the Masai local communities among others.
However, Amboseli national park lies at the edge of rift valleys of Kenya taking a distance of 365 kilometers southeast Nairobi, Nairobi the capital of Kenya and main entry in Kenya by the foreign tourists using Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ‘’NBO’’ positioned 15 kilometers southwest of Nairobi. Amboseli national park can easily accessed either by road or by Air –domestic flight. Road transport routes offers different locations and journey is rewarding while on a Kenya Safari.
From Nairobi capital takes a distance of 365 kilometers a drive of 3-4 hours to reach Amboseli national park.
From Mombasa City takes a distance of 451.4 kilometers a drive of 7-8 hours.
From Bungoma takes a distance of 625 kilometers a drive of 11-hours
From Malindi takes a distance of 530.1 kilometers in 8-9 hours’ drives
From Kisumu takes a distance of 559.5 Kilometers a drive of 10 -11 hours
From Nakuru takes a distance of 394.1 kilometers in 7-8 hours’ drive
From hell’s gate takes a distance of 350 kilometers a drive of 6-7 hours’ drive
From Samburu national reserve takes a distance of 526 kilometers a drive of 9-10 hours to access the main tourist destination
From Maasai Mara national reserve takes a distance of 517.5 kilometers a drive of 10-11 hours to access the park via Mombasa road.
You can also take a route from Lake Nakuru national park a distance of 390 kilometers a drive of 7-8 hours.
These distances help you to plan your Kenya’s safari itineraries before your arrival date and this is through calculating the distance if your including other destinations on your tour package. The best way to access Amboseli national park for a safari use Nairobi city as the main gateway to the park. Take note, from Nairobi city it is possible to access the park both air and road transport depending on your wallet.
By road Transport
By road; all routes from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park are in good conditions and can be reached through five gates which are Airstrip gate, Kulunyiet gate, Iremito gate, Meshananai gate can be accessed in different drivable distances from Nairobi City. Driving from Nairobi city takes 2.5hours to Meshananai gate via Nairobi route. If you choose to use Kimana gate takes a distance of 228 kilometers a route which passes through a small town Emali to Mombasa route leading to the eastern region of the park.
You can decide to drive to Amboseli national park using Isinya route a distance of 240 kilometers that leads from magadi road in Nairobi, this route can also join Nairobi-Arusha route passing through Namanga town. From Namaga town to Meshananai gate takes 45 minutes to 1 hour, you taking 1 hour depends on heavy traffic jam on this route.
While using road transport to Amboseli national park, you can opt to use a private or public means of transport. By public means of transport, you can use bus companies that offers daily drives to Loitoktok town. Then from Loitoktok town you either get a matatu or a cab for a drive in order to reach the main destination’ ’Amboseli’’ taking 1 hour or use private vehicles to the park is more comfortable when you decide to use other means of transport, as you drive from the Nairobi to one of Amboseli gate.
Note, we recommend you travelers on visit to Amboseli national park to use a 4×4 wheel drive vehicles because it is more reliable.
Travelers can opt to use a domestic flight to get to Amboseli national park, through various flight companies that offers daily chartered flights from Wilson Airport or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Amboseli Airport. Companies that offers domestic chartered flights to Amboseli national park include; Air Kenya flying from Nairobi, Safari link flying from Nairobi and Tsavo west and Mombasa Air Safari flying from Mombasa, Masai mar, Malindi and Diana beach.
If you’re plan to access Amboseli national park is use of air transport, it is so important to book your flight earlier before the exactly date of the arrival to avoid delays, you will need to send in your personnel documents to a trustworthy tour operator for easy identification.
Travelling to Amboseli national park ( Getting to Amboseli National Park/Wildlife) always make sure to carry your valid travel documents including a visa, passport, yellow fever vaccination permits and enough money to pay for your activities.