Kenya Vacation Part 5 – Safari in Amboseli National Park

Ours was a group tour and we were to be grouped with a family from Wales, we met them at breakfast, a couple and their two daughters.

We started our safari by 8 in the morning, reached at the Amboseli National park gates and our driver/guide went to get our tickets.

Gate of Amboseli National Park
Gate of Amboseli National Park

 

We were surrounded by plenty of Masai women who wanted to sell local jewelry to us, at sky high prices, we politely said no to them.

 

Masai women selling local souvenirs
Masai women selling local souvenirs

 

As soon as we entered the park, we could see plenty of Zebras and wildebeests. Initially we were too excited to see them and then towards the end of the safari (at Masai Mara) we didnt bother to see them at all.

Now thats what you call original zebra crossing.

OMG Zebra crossing
OMG Zebra crossing

 

Had packed lunch (a sandwich, couple of fruits, fruit juice)  from our camps which we had at Observation point, which is a hill in the middle of the national park.

 

Packed lunch.
Packed lunch.

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After lunch we saw a loner elephant very close to our car, he was huge. Biggest of all we have seen during the day.

Looks like we disturbed him when he was bathing
Looks like we disturbed him when he was bathing

Animals we saw:

  • Elephants
  • Buffaloes
  • Zebra
  • Wildebeests
  • Waterbuck
  • Warthog
  • Monkeys
  • Hippos

Birds we saw:

  • Eagles
  • Egyptian goose
  • Secretary bird
  • Crested Crane
  • Ostriches
  • Some very colorful birds I am not aware of the names

Pictures will be uploaded to Picasa and will share the link here.

 

We reached back at our tented camp by 5 pm, took shower in almost cold water. Rested for sometime and had dinner.

During the night again sat next to our tents with Milan and grandpa, gulped a beer, exchanged email addresses as they were heading back to Nairobi next day.

The last beer with friends
The last beer with friends

Next morning we are off to Lake Naivasha, before reaching there we (My wife and I and family from Wales) spent three hours in police station, why? Covered that in next blog.

 

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