Amboseli National Park Journals

Some Flavours of Kenya

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to Amboseli National Park by MichaelJM

Nairobi Serena Hotel Photo, Nairobi, Kenya More Photos
Quote: We started our Safari adventure in Amboseli National Park and what a start it proved to be.

But what about the lions?

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

Amboseli National Park Photo, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Quote:
On this, our first full day on Safari, we had plans to visit a Masai Mara village in the afternoon and enjoy a ride around the dusty roads of Amboseli checking out the wild life. It was destined to be a great day...As we drove out of camp the sun was slowly rising and a lone hyena sauntered out of the semi darkness to slump down only a few metres away from the van. They’re not an attractive animal and our guide told us that the story goes that when God created animals there were some bits left over and, rather than waste then he assembled them together to create this scavenger. Looking at them I can understand how this story came about!A monkey was sitting nonchalantly on a dea...Read More

Nairobi Serena Hotel

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel | "Our first night in Kenya"

Nairobi Serena Hotel Photo, Nairobi, Kenya
Quote:
We’d flown from Heathrow into Nairobi airport and from here we were taken on the transfer from the busy airport to our hotel, Nairobi Serena. Our friends’ daughter had recently stayed here on a holiday to Kenya and had recommended it to us. What we hadn’t realised at the time of booking was that we’d see little of the place as by the time we’d arrived and checked in it was for bed as we had an early start the following day. Indeed at the time we were leaving they hadn’t started to serve breakfast in the restaurant. But luxury we could have it delivered to the room.The Serena Nairobi was indeed a first class hotel and we were processed by the receptionist within five minutes tha...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 31, 2013

Nairobi Serena Hotel
KENYATTA AVENUE
Nairobi, Kenya
254 20 272 5111

On route to Amboseli

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

We're off to Amboseli Photo, Nairobi, Kenya
Quote:
We had left our Nairobi hotel bright and early (well perhaps not too much of the "bright") and weaved our way across town to Nairobi Wilson Safari Link. The traffic was pretty busy and it soon became obvious why we had to leave so early for our 10.00 am flight from Nairobi. We saw queues of workers waiting for their transport to work and of course the "obligatory" vendor waiting at traffic lights for them to go to red so they could hassle drivers and their passengers. We sat back and enjoyed the journey. Having arrived at the airport of Nairobi Wilson (it’s the largest civil airport in Kenya and about 18 kilometres west of the international airport of Jomo Kenyatta) our guide strongly sugg...Read More

Amboseli National Park

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "My first ever Safari"

Amboseli National Park Photo, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Quote:
After lunch we went out on our first drive and the four of us were joined by two others. They were single travellers and one was very good company (we kept in the same group for all our safaris in Amboseli) the male was extremely uncommunicative and somewhat surely. After a time of trying to involve him in discussion all five of us gave up and left him to his own devices.We hadn’t been travelling far when a herd of zebra crossed our path. They happily wandered across the road and seemed to have no anxiety about the Landrover with happy snappers inside it. Strutting its stuff in the shrub land was White Bellied Bustard and close to the road basking in the sun was a Red-headed Agama Lizard. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 2, 2013

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli, Kenya

Meeting the Masai Mara

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

The Masai Mara Photo, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Quote:
After a decent lunch and a "full analysis of the morning’s safari" we set off on our final Safari at Amboseli. In contrast to earlier the zebra and gazelle are out in force, although it still remains a mystery as to where they were hiding on our earlier Safari. For the first section of this trip we’re going to visit a local Masai Mara village and we’ll have to pay a "gratuity" to the headman to be allowed in. We know that what we’re going to see will be a little contrived but at least we’ll see the local tribesmen up close and be able to take photographs of them all. Our guide assures us that the clothes that they are wearing are their normal day to day wear and tells us that they will put...Read More

About the Writer

MichaelJM

MichaelJM
Nottingham, England