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Kibo Safari Camp - Amboseli, Kenya

Amboseli National Park, Kenya - Kilimanjaro's Kingdom

Located at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Kibo Safari Camp is set amidst 190 aces of mature wooded grounds with stunning views of Africa's highest mountain and the legendary 'Snows of Kilimanjaro'. Once part of the Great Southern Game Reserve, Amboseli is one of Kenya's earliest game sanctuaries; it is also one of her most popular attracting over 200,000 tourists per year.

Location
The camp lies on the immediate borders of Amboseli National Park (within the dispersal area) 250 km south (four hours drive, one hour flight time) of Nairobi and close to the Tanzanian border and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Kenya hotels and accommodation
Amongst the wide range of Kenya hotels, some make the ideal Kenya safari destination. Choose a safari lodge, safari hotel, bush camp, luxury lodge, safari camp, tented camp or bush lodge. National park accommodation usually takes the form of a traditional safari lodge or tented camp, but numerous other options exist on the park boundaries. Luxury lodges and luxury camp options are also offered in the private wildlife conservancies.

The Background
Amboseli National Park, Kilimanjaro's kingdom
Towered over by the magnificent bulk of Mount Kilimanjaro (5,896 m), Africa's highest mountain, Amboseli is one of Kenya's oldest, famous and most-visited parks. Endlessly panoramic, yet comparatively compact, it is dotted with emerald green swamps in which great herds of elephant wallow; half submerged in the papyrus grasses. The permanent marshlands also provide a potent draw to hippos and buffaloes, while offering a haven for the abundant water birds. An International Biosphere Reserve, the park largely constitutes the usually dried-out lakebed of Lake Amboseli, which is surrounded by flat grasslands relieved by very few trees. On the plains are numerous antelopes, spotted hyenas, jackals, warthogs, olive baboons and vervet monkeys. Lions are rare. Observation Hill, a conical peak, which is easily climbed, offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Accommodation
The camp offers 61 spacious self-contained tents sheltered by traditional African ‘Makuti' thatched roofs. Each tent offers its own ensuite bathroom (hot and cold running water, flushed WC and shower), generator electricity and either single, double or triple bed configurations.

Dining and bars
The camp offers an open veranda restaurant with stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Meals are presented in buffet style and feature a wide range of cuisine (international, African and Asian). Picnic lunches can be provided and evening ‘sundowners' are staged at a scenic view point. The camp also offers its own bar facility.

Child-friendly
The camp welcomes children and offers children's pool, baby-sitting, cots, children's menus and children's mealtimes.

What to see and do
Amboseli is world-famous for its populations of large mammals. The swamps are a centre of activity for elephants, hippos, buffaloes and abundant water birds. The surrounding flat grasslands are home to grazing antelopes. Spotted hyenas are plentiful, as are jackals, warthogs, olive baboons and vervet monkeys. No longer present in their original numbers, lions can still be found in Amboseli though the famous black-maned lions have long since disappeared, as have the black rhinos that were once so plentiful.

Wildlife highlights: lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, zebra, hippo, spotted and striped hyena, giraffe, oryx, wildebeest, gerenuk, impala and Grant's gazelle. Birds: 425 recorded species.

Other attractions

Game Drives
Experience the real safari - morning and afternoon game drives through the park with our trained driver-guides. Picnic lunches and sundowners can be provided.

Visit to an authentic Maasai En'kaang
To experience the true Maasai culture, we offer a visit to a traditional Maasai village or En'kaang. Here guests will be given a traditional Maasai welcome (with dance and song), experience a unique insight into the Maasai lifestyle, learn more about Maasai handicrafts (beading and leatherwork) and have the opportunity to purchase Maasai artifacts direct from those who make them.

Campfire cocktails
The camp stages nightly safari campfire cocktails.

Maasai dance
The camp offers authentic Maasai dance displays.

 

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