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  23. <title>9 Facts About Tsavo East National Park Kenya</title>
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  32. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<div class="vc_row wpb_row vc_row-fluid"><div class="wpb_column vc_column_container vc_col-sm-12"><div class="vc_column-inner"><div class="wpb_wrapper"><div id="ultimate-heading-6022664e3f2443c52" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-6022664e3f2443c52 uvc-8775  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-6022664e3f2443c52 h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;margin-bottom:20px;">A Guide To Tsavo East National Park Kenya</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-6022664e3f2443c52 .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">The joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Park Kenya forms one of the largest National Parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area.</p>
  33. <p>Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest African safari parks in Kenya. It was established in 1948 and covers 11,747 km², although not all of the park is open to the public.</p>
  34. <p>Some areas are designated as “remote animal wilderness” for the Kenyan animals, but there is still a massive area for visitors to tour around and enjoy viewing the Kenyan wildlife. Key attractions include the <strong>Galana River</strong> and the <strong>Yatta plateau</strong>, as well as several pools and dams used as watering holes by both birds and animals.</p>
  35. <p>Tsavo East, the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi – Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa, and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by the azure and emerald meanderings of the Galana River, guarded by the limitless lava reaches of the Yatta Plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya.</div></div>
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  41. <div id="ultimate-heading-1516664e3f24440db" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-1516664e3f24440db uvc-1728  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-1516664e3f24440db h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;margin-bottom:10px;">Facts About Tsavo East National Park Kenya</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-1516664e3f24440db .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;"><strong>Area</strong>: 11,747 sq. km.<br />
  42. <strong>Altitude</strong>: 150-1,200 metres above sea level<br />
  43. <strong>Location</strong>: Southeast Kenya, inland from the coast.<br />
  44. <strong>Climate</strong>: The Kenya safari travel climate is warm and dry, temperatures ranging from 20-40 degrees C, rainfall from 200mm-700mm per annum (the ‘long rains’ falling between March and May and the ‘short rains’ between October and December).<br />
  45. <strong>Vegetation</strong>: One of the globe’s last biodiversity strong holds, this Kenyan safari park features bushy grasslands, open plains, semi-arid acacia scrub and woodlands.<br />
  46. <strong>Mammals:</strong> Kenya wildlife safari sightings include lion, leopard, elephant, black rhino, hippo, giraffe, lesser kudu, oryx, Cape buffalo, zebra, yellow baboon, waterbuck, gemsbok, Coke’s hartebeest, gerenuk, and gazelle.<br />
  47. <strong>Birds:</strong> The prolific bird life features 500 recorded species.</div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-3576664e3f2444105" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-3576664e3f2444105 uvc-1521  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-3576664e3f2444105 h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;margin-bottom:10px;">Tsavo East history and overview</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-3576664e3f2444105 .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">In 1898, long before <strong><a href="http://www.kws.go.ke/content/tsavo-east-national-park" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tsavo National Park</a></strong> was created, a pair of maneless male lions terrorized the area. They reputedly killed 135 railway workers who were building the Kenya-Uganda railway. These man-eating lions dragged men from their tents, despite the thorn fences (<em>bomas</em>) built to keep them out. The maneless lions evaded traps and ambushes and were finally shot by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson.</p>
  48. <p>Tsavo East National Park is 333km south-east of Nairobi, and 173km north-west of Mombasa. Its relative<strong> closeness to the beaches</strong> and tourist attractions around Malindi and Mombasa make it an ideal one-day wildlife safari destination for those who do not want to stay overnight.</p>
  49. <p>Tsavo East National Park is a natural area of <strong>flat, dry plains, with thorny bushe</strong>s and <strong>swampy marshland</strong> near the river. It is teeming with diverse Kenyan animals including large families of giraffes, gazelles, hartebeests and zebras, as well as the “<a href="https://citysightseeing.co.ke/the-big-five/">Big Five</a>” must-see animals – <strong><a href="https://citysightseeing.co.ke/the-big-five/">buffalo, African elephants, lions, rhinos and leopards</a></strong>.</p>
  50. <p>Although it is a popular African safari wildlife park, it is very rare to see other traffic except under certain circumstances when viewing the wildlife. The guides communicate with each other by radio if they find something unusual, such as a pride of lions, and there may be a sudden convergence of vehicles to the site, but they soon disperse again. The best time to view the wildlife is early or late in the day, as the animals tend to sleep in the hot midday sun.</p>
  51. <p>The park is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm daily, and the wardens at the gate give visitors a few sensible rules: do not get out of your vehicle, except at designated spots; do not harass the animals in any way; keep to the tracks; no off-road driving; and remember that the animals always have the right of way.</p>
  52. <p>Suitable dress for a day’s wildlife safari to Tsavo East National Park should include loose, cotton clothing and a sunhat. Binoculars, cameras and sunglasses are essential. It is also a good idea to carry a bottle of water, frozen overnight, for you to sip during the day. As it melts, it makes a delicious drink to help you avoid dehydration in the heat. Don’t forget to enjoy the sights in real-life, not just through the lens of your camera or video recorder!</p>
  53. <p>There are rest areas with restrooms and water fountains. The safari viewing lodges also provide excellent buffet lunches while you enjoy watching the animals through the huge panoramic windows. There is also a camouflaged hideout where you can view the African elephants at the watering hole.</div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-6734664e3f2444124" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-6734664e3f2444124 uvc-7918  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-6734664e3f2444124 h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;margin-bottom:10px;">Climate and weather in Tsavo East Safari park</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-6734664e3f2444124 .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">Kenya lies across the equator, and Tsavo East National Park is just a few degrees latitude south. The temperature is fairly constant year round, but the rainfall varies. The tropical temperature ranges from 27-31°C (81-88°F) in the daytime and 22-24°C (72-75°F) at night.</p>
  54. <p>The long rainy season in Kenya lasts from March to May and the rainfall is heavy, making this a bad time for wildlife safaris. The short rainy season lasts from October to December, but the weather during this period is still good enough to go on safari – just expect some afternoon showers. The humidity is high from December through April.</div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-2370664e3f244413b" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-2370664e3f244413b uvc-7298  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-2370664e3f244413b h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;margin-bottom:10px;">How to get to Tsavo East National park</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-2370664e3f244413b .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;"><strong>By Road</strong>: Use your own vehicle, take public transportation, or book an open-topped minibus tour with a tour guide. Enter <strong>from Nairobi</strong> (333km) via Voi Gate or Manyani Gate; enter <strong>from Mombasa</strong> (173km) via Bachuma Gate; enter <strong>from Malindi</strong> or the north coast via Sala Gate.</p>
  55. <p><strong>By Air</strong>: Chartered light aircrafts may land at any of the six airstrips in the south part of the park, or any of the 13 airstrips in the north.</p>
  56. <p><strong>By Railway</strong>: The Nairobi-Mombasa railway runs right through the Tsavo East National Park.</div></div>
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  62. <div id="ultimate-heading-438664e3f244447a" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-438664e3f244447a uvc-2211  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-438664e3f244447a h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;margin-bottom:10px;">What to see and do at Tsavo East National Park</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-438664e3f244447a .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">The main purpose of a wildlife safari is to see Kenyan animals in their natural state. It never ceases to surprise people when they see birds perched near crocodiles, or gazelles grazing near big cats; however, the truth is that predators generally only kill to eat and, otherwise, the animals live together in harmony.</p>
  63. <p>These are the most common Kenyan animals you may see during your visit to <strong><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_East_National_Park" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tsavo East National Park</a>:</strong> Cape buffalo, cheetahs, duikers, African elephants, gazelles, gerenuks, giraffes, hares, hartebeests, hyenas, impalas, leopards, lions, mongoose, black faced vervet monkeys, Sykes’s monkeys, crested porcupines, giant rats, black rhinoceros, squirrels, warthogs, waterbucks, and zebras.</p>
  64. <p><strong>Lugard’s Falls</strong> is a series of rapids on the Galana River where crocodiles love to bathe.</p>
  65. <p><strong>Yatta Plateau</strong> is the world’s longest lava flow at 290km long.</p>
  66. <p><strong>Mudanda Rock</strong> is a 1.6km outcrop of rock, with a dam at its base. This is a popular drinking place for animals.</p>
  67. <p><strong>Aruba Dam</strong> also attracts animals and birds looking for a place to drink.</p>
  68. <p><strong>Walking safaris</strong> are offered by several guides along the Galana River.</p>
  69. <p><strong>Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary</strong> is saving the black rhino from extinction due to hunting by poachers.</p>
  70. <p><strong>Bird watching</strong> is best between October and January, with many migratory birds including: African skimmers, red and yellow bishops, goshawks, buffalo weavers and palm nut vultures, to name but a few. Over 500 bird species have been recorded in the park, including ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weaverbirds, kingfishers, hornbills, secretary birds and herons.</div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-9366664e3f244449b" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-9366664e3f244449b uvc-3936  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-9366664e3f244449b h3'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h3 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;margin-bottom:30px;">Map of Marsabit National Park</h3></div></div><div class="wpb_gmaps_widget wpb_content_element"><div class="wpb_wrapper"><div class="wpb_map_wraper"><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d255046.82135807961!2d38.817356!3d-2.784802!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x183c09376267a721%3A0x4b11adb0d990b7b8!2sHifadhi%20ya%20Taifa%20ya%20Tsavo%20Mashariki!5e0!3m2!1ssw!2ske!4v1696246106324!5m2!1ssw!2ske" width="600" height="450" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" loading="lazy" referrerpolicy="no-referrer-when-downgrade"></iframe></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><p>The post <a href="https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com/9-facts-about-tsavo-east-national-park-kenya/">9 Facts About Tsavo East National Park Kenya</a> first appeared on <a href="https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com">Mbui Nzau</a>.</p>]]></content:encoded>
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  75. <title>7 Ways To Introduce Marsabit National Park &#038; Reserve</title>
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  79. <pubDate>Mon, 02 Oct 2023 11:04:34 +0000</pubDate>
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  85. <p>The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsabit_National_Park" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Marsabit National Park &amp; Reserve</a> lies in northern Kenya, about 560km north of Nairobi in Marsabit district. The park comprises of densely forested mountain and three crater lakes that are the only permanent surface of water in the region and that provide habitat for a variety of birdlife. Major wildlife attractions include the African <a href="https://citysightseeing.co.ke/3-days-amboseli-national-park-safaris/"><strong>elephant</strong></a><strong>,</strong> the endangered Grevy’s zebra, lion, leopard, buffalo, bushbuck, large herds of greater and lesser kudus, common zebra, grant’s gazelles and many other small antelopes. The park is famous for its elephant named Ahmed that was provided with 24hr security surveillance by presidential decree in the 70’s, to demonstrate Kenya’s commitment to wildlife conservation.</div></div>
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  91. <div id="ultimate-heading-2602664e3f2445e87" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-2602664e3f2445e87 uvc-2168  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-2602664e3f2445e87 h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;">How to get to Marsabit National Park</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-2602664e3f2445e87 .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;"><strong>Distance</strong>: 560 km north of Nairobi.263 km north of Isiolo.<br />
  92. <strong>Gates</strong>: 2 Gates;Ahmed and Abdul.<br />
  93. <strong>Roads</strong>: from Nairobi, the reserve is reached via Nanyuki and lsiolo a distance of 620 km. The road is paved up to lsiolo leaving a distance of 270 km of very bad road that is only motorable by 4 wheel-drive vehicles during the dry season.<br />
  94. <strong>By Air</strong>: there is an airstrip at Marsabit, 4km from the Park’s main gate.<br />
  95. <strong>Airstrips</strong>: The reserve is 2 1/2 hrs by air from Nairobi and is adequately served by a tarmac airstrip located about one kilometer from Marsabit town centre.</p>
  96. <h3><strong>Marsabit National Park </strong><strong>Size and Location<br />
  97. </strong></h3>
  98. <p>1,554 Km2.<br />
  99. Marsabit District, Eastern Province</p>
  100. <p>The Marsabit National Park is an oasis of green in this arid, desert region of Kenya. At the centre of the park is an extinct volcano – the height of which creates a microclimate that supports a huge tract of indigenous forest that in turn supports a wide variety of wildlife. The Montane forest is supplied water by thick mist which forms overnight as the hot air rises off the desert and cools. The mist often lingers till late morning.</p>
  101. <p>The forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife such as Elephants, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo and Leopard. The downside of Marsabit is that the forest is so thick that game viewing is very challenging. However, it can be very rewarding if you have patience. The Park is home to the greatest number of graceful Greater Kudu Antelope and the rare Grevy’s Zebra and Reticulated Giraffe.</p>
  102. <p>The park has many extinct volcanic craters known as Gofs. One of the largest of these is Gof Sokorte Guda which has Lake Paradise at the bottom of it. The lake is ringed with scenic forest and the birding is fantastic. It is also a refuge for the rare Lammergeyer Vulture and is known for the diversity of its butterfly species.</div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-2615664e3f2445ea9" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-2615664e3f2445ea9 uvc-6727  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-2615664e3f2445ea9 h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;">Marsabit National Park Weather and Climate</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-2615664e3f2445ea9 .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">Jan-Mar is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet,July-Oct is very warm and dry, November and December are warm and wet.</p>
  103. <h3><strong>What you expect to see – Attractions</strong></h3>
  104. <ul>
  105. <li>Land of Gofs</li>
  106. <li>Magical Lake paradise</li>
  107. <li>A dynasty of giants</li>
  108. <li>Last refuge of the huge-tusked bull elephants</li>
  109. <li>Pristine Forest</li>
  110. <li>Diverse birdlife</li>
  111. <li>The greater Kudu</li>
  112. <li>Realm of raptors</li>
  113. <li>Bird life</li>
  114. </ul>
  115. <h3><strong>What animals to expect at Marsabit National Park</strong></h3>
  116. <p>Elephants, buffalo, greater Kudu, hyena, Grevy’s zebra, Kirk’s dik-dik, reticulated giraffe, lion, leopard and baboon.</p>
  117. <h3><strong>Accomodation at Marsabit National Park</strong></h3>
  118. <p>In- Park Accommodation<br />
  119. Marsabit Lodge lies in an exquisite location and offers stunning views.</p>
  120. <p><strong>Camping</strong><br />
  121. 2 public campsites, Ahmed Campsite is located by the main Ahmed Gate some 3.2 km from Marsabit lodge. Abdul Campsite located by Absul gate and is close to Park HQ<br />
  122. Special Paradise Campsite: a grassy clearing on the shores of Lake Paradise.</div></div>
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  128. <div id="ultimate-heading-4490664e3f2446155" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-4490664e3f2446155 uvc-6318  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-4490664e3f2446155 h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;">What to do at Marsabit National Park</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-4490664e3f2446155 .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;"></p>
  129. <ul>
  130. <li>Game viewing.</li>
  131. <li>Ornithological (bird watching safaris</li>
  132. <li>Camel safaris to neighboring plains (this activity can be conducted by the local people);</li>
  133. <li>Visiting to “singing wells’ where local people engage in songs while drawing water from deep wells to water livestock.</li>
  134. </ul>
  135. <h3><strong>Best time to Visit<br />
  136. </strong></h3>
  137. <ul>
  138. <li>All year round</li>
  139. </ul>
  140. <h3><strong>What to take with you at Marsabit National Park</strong></h3>
  141. <p>Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks</div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-7931664e3f244617f" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-7931664e3f244617f uvc-4102  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-7931664e3f244617f h3'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h3 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;margin-bottom:30px;">Map of Marsabit National Park</h3></div></div><div class="wpb_gmaps_widget wpb_content_element"><div class="wpb_wrapper"><div class="wpb_map_wraper"><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d7973.865479143583!2d37.958126!3d2.179234!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x1791c57a226a7b91%3A0x113679c3664562b6!2sMarsabit%20National%20Park!5e0!3m2!1ssw!2ske!4v1696245353631!5m2!1ssw!2ske" width="600" height="450" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" loading="lazy" referrerpolicy="no-referrer-when-downgrade"></iframe></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><p>The post <a href="https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com/7-ways-to-introduce-marsabit-national-park-reserve/">7 Ways To Introduce Marsabit National Park & Reserve</a> first appeared on <a href="https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com">Mbui Nzau</a>.</p>]]></content:encoded>
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  146. <title>7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Amboseli National Park</title>
  147. <link>https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com/amboseli-national-park/</link>
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  150. <pubDate>Mon, 02 Oct 2023 10:45:39 +0000</pubDate>
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  155. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<div class="vc_row wpb_row vc_row-fluid"><div class="wpb_column vc_column_container vc_col-sm-12"><div class="vc_column-inner"><div class="wpb_wrapper"><div id="ultimate-heading-7305664e3f2446f3d" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-7305664e3f2446f3d uvc-8557  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-7305664e3f2446f3d h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;">About Amboseli National Park – Kenya</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-7305664e3f2446f3d .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.</div></div>
  156. <div  class="wpb_single_image wpb_content_element vc_align_center">
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  158. <div class="vc_single_image-wrapper   vc_box_border_grey"><img loading="lazy" decoding="async" width="850" height="450" src="https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/amboseli-national-park-1.jpg" class="vc_single_image-img attachment-full" alt="" title="amboseli-national-park-1" srcset="https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/amboseli-national-park-1.jpg 850w, https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/amboseli-national-park-1-300x159.jpg 300w, https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/amboseli-national-park-1-768x407.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 850px) 100vw, 850px"  data-dt-location="https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com/amboseli-national-park/amboseli-national-park-1/" /></div>
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  160. </div>
  161. <div id="ultimate-heading-2436664e3f244728c" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-2436664e3f244728c uvc-9840  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-2436664e3f244728c h2'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h2 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;">Amboseli history and overview</h2></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-2436664e3f244728c .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">Amboseli was declared a national reserve in 1968. It became a national park in 1974. However, in 2005, President Mwai Kibaki transferred control from the Kenya Wildlife Service to the Olkejuedo County Council and its residents, the Maasai tribe. This is still being contested in the courts because of its implications that could jeopardize Kenya’s other national parks.</p>
  162. <p>Amboseli National Park covers 392km² (151miles²) and has a mixed topography of <strong>plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps</strong> and <strong>marshes</strong>. This diversity, along with a long dry season, ensures excellent viewing of the large concentrations of African animals living in this natural habitat.</p>
  163. <p>With its awesome view of Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895m), Amboseli National Park offers a unique and breathtaking backdrop for viewing Africa’s animals. It also has a dry Pleistocene lake basin that houses a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, after the rains.</p>
  164. <p>Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Amboseli National Park is home to wild animals, which include the African elephant, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest among other African animals. There is also a host of Kenya birds, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.</p>
  165. <p>When you arrive at the park, the warden will give you several common sense rules: do not get out of your vehicle, except at designated spots; do not harass the animals in any way; keep to the tracks; no off-road driving; and remember that the animals always have the right of way. The roads in Amboseli have a loose surface of volcanic soil that is dusty in the dry season and impassable in the wet season.</p>
  166. <p>It can be a long, hot day on a Kenya wildlife safari, so wear cool, comfortable clothing and a sunhat. Remember to bring your camera, binoculars, sunglasses and water to drink.</div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-8248664e3f24472d0" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-8248664e3f24472d0 uvc-7073  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-8248664e3f24472d0 h3'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h3 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;">Weather and climate in Amboseli national park</h3></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-8248664e3f24472d0 .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">The climate in the Amboseli region is hot and dry. The national park is in the rain shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, as it lies on the northwest side. Average temperatures vary only slightly throughout the year. The minimum average daily temperature is 27°C and the maximum is 33°C. Drought is typical in this area, and evaporation is high. A total annual rainfall of just 300mm is expected during April and May, and again during November and December.</p>
  167. <h3><strong>Best Time to Visit – Amboseli national park</strong></h3>
  168. <p>Although Amboseli can be visited at any time of year it is recommended to go in the dry months, which are from June to October and January to February. The short rains peak in November and the long rains in April and May – these months are not recommended for wildlife viewing. During these wet months, animals tend to spread out and are less inclined to come to predictable water sources.</p>
  169. <p>Views of Kilimanjaro are hit-and-miss, but chances are best early morning and late afternoon in the Wet season months from November to May, when the sky is clear of dust.</p>
  170. <h3><strong>June to October <span class="grey"><span class="hide show-di">–</span>Dry Season</span></strong></h3>
  171. <ul class="bullet-list">
  172. <li class="plus">Wildlife watching is better when it’s dry, the grass is shorter and animals gather at water sources</li>
  173. <li class="plus">Mainly sunny, almost no rainfall</li>
  174. <li class="plus">Malaria is much less of a problem in the Dry season</li>
  175. <li class="min">It gets very dry and dusty</li>
  176. <li class="min">The sky is hazy and the scenery isn’t as pretty</li>
  177. <li class="min">Views of Kilimanjaro are les spectacular</li>
  178. </ul>
  179. <h3><strong>November to May <span class="grey"><span class="hide show-di">–</span>Wet Season</span></strong></h3>
  180. <ul class="bullet-list">
  181. <li class="plus">Scenically the park is at its best</li>
  182. <li class="plus">April to June is low season and lower rates may apply</li>
  183. <li class="plus">Plenty of animals to be seen despite being the Wet season</li>
  184. <li class="plus">Best time for bird watching and migratory birds are present</li>
  185. <li class="plus">Views of Kilimanjaro are best after rainfall, when the sky is clear of dust</li>
  186. <li class="min">Road conditions can be bad in April and May</li>
  187. <li class="min">Planned activities, such as game drives, may be interrupted in the peak rainfall months especially April</li>
  188. </ul>
  189. <h3><strong>Can you visit Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli?</strong></h3>
  190. <p>“No. The grand old mountain may look so close that you can reach out and touch it, and the Kenya–Tanzania border is not far away (somewhere close to the lower foothills of the mountain), but there’s no crossing here. The nearest crossing if you wish to actually climb the mountain is east of here, at Oloitokitok, a busy Maasai border town with an immigration post. All told, you can expect to drive for half a day, including time spent at the border, from Amboseli to Marangu, one of the gateway towns to a Kili climb, or on to Moshi where many of the climbing tour operators have their base.”</div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-3854664e3f24472ef" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-3854664e3f24472ef uvc-3085  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-3854664e3f24472ef h3'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h3 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;">What animals can I expect to see in Amboseli?</h3></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-3854664e3f24472ef .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">“Elephants are easily the main draw of any Amboseli safari – they’re big, they’re beautiful and they’re always found in the Enkongo Narok, Olokenya and Longinye swamps that lie in the park’s heart. Bad-tempered hippos also lurk in the waters, occasionally emerging to do battle for territory. I’ve always been really fortunate on Amboseli tours with lions, cheetahs and spotted hyenas (including a den), while giraffe are often sighted amid the acacia’s in the park’s east. Other plains animals include zebras and Thomson’s gazelle in abundance, while baboons and vervet monkeys are similarly prolific. The swamps draw hundreds of bird species, especially waders, year-round but with a discernible spike in numbers from November when migrating species arrive from Europe.</p>
  191. <h3><strong>What animals can I expect to see in Amboseli?</strong></h3>
  192. <p>“Elephants are easily the main draw of any Amboseli safari – they’re big, they’re beautiful and they’re always found in the Enkongo Narok, Olokenya and Longinye swamps that lie in the park’s heart. Bad-tempered hippos also lurk in the waters, occasionally emerging to do battle for territory. I’ve always been really fortunate on Amboseli tours with lions, cheetahs and spotted hyenas (including a den), while giraffe are often sighted amid the acacia’s in the park’s east. Other plains animals include zebras and Thomson’s gazelle in abundance, while baboons and vervet monkeys are similarly prolific. The swamps draw hundreds of bird species, especially waders, year-round but with a discernible spike in numbers from November when migrating species arrive from Europe.</p>
  193. <h3><strong>How to get there</strong></h3>
  194. <ul>
  195. <li><strong>By Road</strong>: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.</li>
  196. <li><strong>By Air</strong>: Airstrips: The park has a single airstrip for light aircrafts at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town</li>
  197. </ul>
  198. <h3><strong>Attractions</strong></h3>
  199. <ul>
  200. <li>Large Herds of Elephants</li>
  201. <li>Mt. Kilimanjaro</li>
  202. <li>Big Five</li>
  203. <li>Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants,</li>
  204. <li>Swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose</li>
  205. <li>Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle</li>
  206. </ul>
  207. <p></div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-2513664e3f2447311" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-2513664e3f2447311 uvc-8579  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-2513664e3f2447311 .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;"></p>
  208. <h3 class="field-label"><strong>KWS Self Catering</strong></h3>
  209. <ul>
  210. <li class="field field-name-field-kws-self-catering field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><a href="http://www.kws.go.ke/content/kilimanjaro-guest-house" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kilimanjaro Guest House</a></li>
  211. <li class="field field-name-field-kws-self-catering field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><a href="http://www.kws.go.ke/content/simba-cottages" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Simba Cottages</a></li>
  212. <li class="field field-name-field-kws-self-catering field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><a href="http://www.kws.go.ke/content/chui-cottages" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chui Cottages</a></li>
  213. </ul>
  214. <h3 class="field-label"><strong>Campsites</strong></h3>
  215. <ul>
  216. <li class="field field-name-field-camps field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><a href="http://www.kws.go.ke/content/amboseli-campsite" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Amboseli Campsite</a></li>
  217. </ul>
  218. <div class="field field-name-field-accommodations field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden">
  219. <h3><strong>Privately Owned Lodges</strong></h3>
  220. <ul>
  221. <li><a href="http://www.oltukailodge.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Oltukai Lodge</a></li>
  222. <li><a href="http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaamboseli/default-en.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Amboseli Serena Lodge</a></li>
  223. <li><a href="http://www.tortilis.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tortilis Tented Lodge</a></li>
  224. </ul>
  225. </div>
  226. <p></div></div><div id="ultimate-heading-5204664e3f2447327" class="uvc-heading ult-adjust-bottom-margin ultimate-heading-5204664e3f2447327 uvc-2209  uvc-heading-default-font-sizes" data-hspacer="no_spacer"  data-halign="left" style="text-align:left"><div class="uvc-heading-spacer no_spacer" style="top"></div><div class="uvc-main-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-5204664e3f2447327 h3'  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}' ><h3 style="--font-weight:theme;color:#b25d27;">Where to book your Amboseli wildlife Safari tour</h3></div><div class="uvc-sub-heading ult-responsive"  data-ultimate-target='.uvc-heading.ultimate-heading-5204664e3f2447327 .uvc-sub-heading '  data-responsive-json-new='{"font-size":"","line-height":""}'  style="font-weight:normal;margin-bottom:20px;">There are many reputable options and travel agents to book a Safari tour to Kenya, and one of the best option we recommend our site visitors is to book one of these Kenya tour and travel safari packages designed for individuals and group tours. The packages normally include <strong>accommodation, travel to the park, park fees, English-speaking tour guides, food</strong> and other activities to capture that memorable experience in Amboseli and other Kenyan wildlife safari parks.</p>
  227. <p>Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.</p>
  228. <p><b>Access:</b></p>
  229. <ul>
  230. <li>By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.</li>
  231. <li>By Air: Airstrips: The park has a single airstrip for light aircrafts at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town</li>
  232. </ul>
  233. <p><b>PARK GATES:</b></p>
  234. <ul>
  235. <li>Kulunyiet Gate</li>
  236. <li>Meshanani Gate</li>
  237. <li>Kitirua Gate</li>
  238. <li>Iremito Gate</li>
  239. <li>Airstrip Gate</li>
  240. </ul>
  241. <p><b>SIZE / LOCATION</b></p>
  242. <ul>
  243. <li>390.26 Km2</li>
  244. <li>Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province</li>
  245. </ul>
  246. <p><b>CLIMATE:</b></p>
  247. <ul>
  248. <li>Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm</li>
  249. <li>Two rain seasons: Long rains – March &amp; April &amp; short rains – Nov/ December</li>
  250. </ul>
  251. <p><b>SAFARI CARD REQUIRED?</b></p>
  252. <p>Entry is by Safari card only. Safari card may be obtained and loaded at any KWS Safaricard office or at the Meshanani Gate. Proof of identification will be required.</p>
  253. <ul>
  254. <li>Citizens – Valid Passport or National ID</li>
  255. <li>Residents – Valid Passport &amp; re entry pass</li>
  256. </ul>
  257. <p><b>WILDLIFE:</b></p>
  258. <ul>
  259. <li>Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Plains Game, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine</li>
  260. <li>Prolific birdlife features 600 species</li>
  261. </ul>
  262. <ul>
  263. <li></li>
  264. </ul>
  265. <p><b>ACTIVITY OPTIONS</b></p>
  266. <ul>
  267. <li>Game viewing</li>
  268. <li>Camping</li>
  269. <li>Viewing Mt. Kilimanjaro</li>
  270. <li>Bird watching</li>
  271. <li>Photography</li>
  272. </ul>
  273. <p><b>WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU</b></p>
  274. <ul>
  275. <li>Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks</li>
  276. </ul>
  277. <p></div></div></div></div></div></div><p>The post <a href="https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com/amboseli-national-park/">7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Amboseli National Park</a> first appeared on <a href="https://mbuinzaukenyasafari.com">Mbui Nzau</a>.</p>]]></content:encoded>
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