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Amboseli National Park

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Amboseli Lodges

An Emphasis on Experience

Amboseli lodges are varied both in size and location. Ranging from large, hotel-type lodges to intimate bush camps with only half a dozen tents, accommodation may be set within Amboseli Park itself or in adjoining private reserves or conservancies. Several are positioned for postcard-perfect views of Mount Kilimanjaro while others are set on Maasai tribal land, offering you the chance to walk with red-robed warriors and visit local communities for a fascinating insight into village life.

Some Amboseli accommodation – small, private and luxurious – features among our top recommendations for romantic travellers and honeymooners; other camps are more suitable for families and come complete with 2-bedroom chalets or interconnecting family units. You’ll find some camps well-equipped with swimming pools, massage tables and even complimentary Wi-Fi. You’ll also find camps that are more rustic in nature, featuring traditional bucket showers and tented suites.

Activities offered at Amboseli lodges focus on wildlife. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are the most rewarding and there is often the opportunity to go on a full-day safari to make the most out of your Amboseli experience – ideal if you only have one day there. Accommodations in private conservancies offer their guests additional activities – guided nature walks and spot-lit night drives – while most lodges will have Maasai song and dance shows as part of their evening entertainment. Many offer opportunities to visit local villages for a taste of Maasai life on the savannah.

Browse our recommended Amboseli lodges below or simply contact us for advice on suitable accommodation for your needs and budget.

Porini Amboseli Camp
Porini Amboseli Camp
In Short: Intimate tented camp
Location: Private Conservancy near Amboseli, Kenya
Set in an exclusive-use conservancy, this 6-tent camp blends rustic simplicity with comfort & personalised service. Game drives in the private reserve are very rewarding & are augmented by nature walks & night drives plus safaris in Amboseli itself.
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Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
In Short: Resort-style value
Location: Amboseli National Park, Kenya
A large resort-style lodge with facilities ranging from a swimming pool & spa treatments to Wi-Fi & family rooms, this accommodation lies in the heart of the park & offers panoramic views of Mt Kilimanjaro as well as wildlife at the waterhole set in front of camp.
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Tawi Lodge
Tawi Lodge
In Short: Cottage accommodation on private conservancy
Location: Private Conservancy near Amboseli, Kenya
Each of the 12 cottages at this solar-powered lodge has views of Mt Kilimanjaro from their veranda as well as a four-poster bed, en-suite bathroom & butler service. Activities offered include camel-back safaris & fly-camping adventures as well as game drives & nature walks.
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Tortilis Camp
Tortilis Camp
In Short: Classic tented luxury
Location: Private Concession within Amboseli, Kenya
Location: Private Concession within Amboseli, Kenya One of the best-loved accommodations in Amboseli, Tortilis is a small camp with a wide range of activities & awesome views of Mt Kilimanjaro. Enjoy great guiding plus fascinating visits to local villages & an elephant research centre.
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Satao Elerai Camp
Satao Elerai Camp
In Short: Postcard views of Kilimanjaro
Location: Private Conservancy near Amboseli, Kenya
Set on traditional Maasai land, this small & welcoming lodge is a great place to experience local culture as well as watch wildlife. Walk with Maasai warriors on the savannah, visit their communities & enjoy great game viewing.
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What to do in Amboseli

Activities to Look Forward To

1. Go on a game drive

Go on morning & afternoon game drives with expert guides to see Amboseli’s wildlife; vehicles are open sided & raised off the ground for easy views & photography. Some lodges offer a full-day game drive with picnic lunch.

2. See Mount Kilimanjaro

The soft light of dawn & sunset gives the best views of Africa’s highest peak but ‘Kili’ is an awe-inspiring sight any time of day, especially with a herd of elephants grazing on the savannah in front of it.

3. Walk Amboseli

Accommodations located in private concessions offer their guests guided nature walks as an extra activity. Usually enjoyed after the morning drive, these walks are a great way to view the smaller details & for birdwatchers to tick off a few more species.

4. Meet the Maasai

Many Amboseli lodges offer their guests not just the chance to sit back & watch nightly shows of traditional Maasai song & dance but opportunities to travel to local communities & meet the red-robed Maasai people in their own environment.

5. Explore by Night

Privately situated lodges in Amboseli offer night drives in addition to morning & afternoon drives. Armed with a spotlight, your guide will be on the lookout for Africa’s rarely seen nocturnal wildlife, including honey badgers, eagle-owls & bush babies.

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