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Kilima Safari Camp - Amboseli, Kenya

Amboseli National Park, Kenya - Kilimanjaro's Kingdom


Kilima Safari Camp is located in the area of Amboseli National Park, next to the Kimana Gate Park entrance. The camp is set out on a 360 acre site with stunning views of Africa's highest mountain, the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kimana area of Amboseli is famous for it's large elephant population.

 

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
camp lies 250 km south (four hours drive, one hour flight time) of Nairobi and close to the Tanzanian border and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Distance Kms   Time
Nairobi 230   5 hrs
Namanga 85   2 hrs
Emali Turn off 110   2.5 hrs
Amboseli Airstrip 15   20 min
Kimana Gate Amboseli Park 0  -

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 60 classic safari tents, each with double and single bed and large private veranda. There are also ten superior safari tents featuring four-poster double beds and luxury bathrooms with claw-foot bathtubs. All tents are provided with generator electricity and hot and cold running water, showers and wc.

Dining and bars
The camp offers a central dining and bar area.

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.

Conference facilities

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
The camp offers a spacious reception, which incorporates a nature room for wildlife lectures and provision of information. The camp also features a free-from swimming pool and a massage center and a medical centre.

Highlights and special features
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.

Nature walks
Guided walks through the bush with our professional guides and ornithologists.

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.

 

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