AA Lodge Amboseli
AA Lodge Amboseli is an upper mid-range safari lodge in Amboseli National Park and also the newest ‘jewel of Africa’ under the AA Group of Hotels and Lodges operating in the Park. The Lodge is strategically located in the Kilimanjaro region of Kenya offering accommodation in tents, cottages and superior rooms which are custom made to offer the best in a rugged rustic Amboseli.
AA Lodge Amboseli is just 4 km outside Amboseli National Park main gate which gives guests convenience to stay at. The lodge is about 240 km from Nairobi city, 90 km from Namanga and just 16 km from Amboseli airstrip. AA Lodge Amboseli sets on 60-acres of land neighboring the local Maasai Community. It also offers panoramic views of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, also the world’s highest free standing mountain.
The lodge is big enough and has various dining options to serve its guests without delay and with delicious meals. The main restaurant can accommodate up to 130 guests at a time and has an extended terrace overlooking the swimming pool. Some of the rooms are facing Mount Kilimanjaro offers an excellent view of the mountain and the surrounding gardens.
AA Lodge Amboseli
After along day of game drives in the park, the ornate swimming pool is perfect place for a refreshing dip. It is perfect to have a cold beer as you relax on a sunny day in the cold waters of the pool. The lodge also has a bonfire, which is the perfect place to socialise with other guests in the evening, as the barman prepares refreshing cocktails for the guests.
The lodge has a good number of cottages, rooms and tents available to offer you an excellent stay while visiting the Park. The facilities has over 78 guestrooms/ units that can fit in all your desires and confort.
AA Lodge Amboseli has a range of facilities to make you stay a perfect one, among these include:
- Conference venue
- Curio Shop
- 2 Bars and a Spa
- Sun deck
- Swimming Pool
- Wifi Network.
Activities to do while at the lodge.
Amboseli National Park is in southern part of Kenya near the border with Tanzania with views to the highest Mountain in Africa “Mount Kilimanjaro” and large herds of elephants.
The park’s observation Hills offer panoramas of the peaks and the park’s plains together with the swamps. A varaity of wildlife in the park includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. The western section is dominated by vast Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season. While in Amboseli National Park, expect to do a number of activities like:
Game drives (Morning, afternoon, evening and night game drives).
Game drives take place through out the day but the best time to see wild animals is early in the morning. Morning game drives begin at 6:30am till 11:30am, and another good time for game viewing is from 2pm till 6:30pm. During day time you can be able to see the high concentration of animals on water banks taking water for example, the Spotted hynas, bush baby, serval cats, waterbucks, buffaloes, baboons, aardwolf, leopards, jackals, lions elephants among others.
Masai Cultural visits.
The park is surrounded by the “Maasai people” where visitors can get to learn about their unique way of life. This include their thrilling traditional dances, lifetime, unique clothing, as well as participating in the re-afforestation activity with them.
Guided Nature walks.
While at AA Lodge Amboseli, a guided nature walk is the best way of adventuring the hidden treasures of the park since it’s done on foot. Here, you get a chance to have closer viewing of wild animals such as herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, buffaloes among others.
Amboseli National Park is a home to over 400 bird species which can be seen along swamp areas, grasslands, acacia woodlands and beyond.
The elephants of Amboseli National Park are among the most studied in the world. This is attributed to the works of Dr Cynthia Moss, whose books includes the Amboseli Elephants and Elephant Memories. The research camp remains in operation in the heart of the park, under the guidance of the “Amboseli Trust for Elephants” and a visit here is a rare opportunity to learn more about these gentle giants.
- Hot air ballons.
This is yet another amazing and rewarding activity done early in the morning in Amboseli National Park. Here, you get to have an aerial view of herds of elephants, buffaloes, plains, birds in the air among others.
Horseback riding safaris.
Another way to explore the park in a unique way is by riding a horse. This is a unique way to experience the park without the safari vehicle where you get to see the elephants and giraffes in their natural environment, and meeting with native tribes.
The sun-downer is an amazing part of the safari where you get to have an elegant cocktail served while watching the spectacle views of the African sunset.
The park is also a home to the Big Five game animals that include the elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions and leopards seen year-round.
How to reach AA Lodge Amboseli.
The lodge is about 265 km away from the Nairobi International Airport and 35 minutes flight. It’s also 55 minutes drive away from the Amboseli (ASV) airport which is the closest popular airport to the lodge.
Best time to visit Amboseli National Park?
During the dry season from June to October is generally the best time to see wildlife in Amboseli National Park. It’s the period with little rain calling wildlife to the park’s swamps where you get to see wildlife clearly.
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