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    Kilima Safari Camp Amboseli National Park, Kenya & Budget Safari

    Kilima Safari Camp is a budget safari camp located just outside Amboseli National Park, only a few hundred meters from Kimana Gate Park entrance. Kilima Camp location is fantastic with amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kilima Camp is an intimate eco-lodge and an ideal base for guests to enjoy the kenia safari experience in comfort and style. Situated in Amboseli National Park, Kilima Tented Camp offers spacious accommodation with private patios facing animal water pools or Mount Kilimanjaro. Guided game drives and bush walks are offered. The Kilima Safari Camp Amboseli is set out on a 360 acre site with spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kimana area of Amboseli is famous for its large elephant population. Clients can enjoy great game viewing from Kilima Camp Amboseli tents which face the animal water pools and all public areas and guest rooms are set towards Mount Kilimanjaro.

     

    At Kilima Camp Amboseli everything is tiptop clean; the food is simply brilliant, very nice Tents, with great beds and a great bathroom. Swimming area was 3 times as large as in other actual hotels Amboseli. The pool is brilliant, chilled you can after the safari great relaxation and the peace and quiet enjoy. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Accommodation at Amboseli Kilima Camp is in 70 Classic Safari tents each with a double and single bed and large private balcony, 10 Superior Safari tents with four poster double beds with enlarged bathrooms with lion claw bath tubs and 12 lodge rooms each with a double and single bed and large private balcony. The tents and lodges at Kilima Safari Camp include a 4-poster bed with a mosquito net. All rooms have a seating area and a private bathroom. Some include a claw-foot tub. Relaxing massage treatments are available at the camp. Guests can also relax on a poolside lounger. Guests can also join a nature walk or a free lecture about Maasaj culture. In the evening, Maasaj dancers perform.

     

    Buffet and à la carte dishes are served at the camp’s restaurant. Bush dinners, including a night game drive and a barbecue dinner in the Amboseli plains, are also available. Kilima Tented Camp has a general public area with a bar and dining facilities, a nature room, swimming pool and massage area. The Kilima Tented Camp Amboseli has a fleet of 4x4 vehicles with driver guides and offers game drives to clients. The camp also organises "fly in" packages from Nairobi and Mombasa. Kilima Camp also organizes special moonlit bush dinners and night game drives. Kilima Safari Camp offers a spacious reception, which incorporates a nature room for wildlife lectures and provision of information and Moonlight dinners (55 US Dollars minimum 4 Guests). The camp also features a free-from swimming pool and a massage center and a medical centre.

     

    Kilima Safari Camp Accommodation

     

    Kilima Safari Camp 72 classic safari tents all are provided with generator electricity and hot and cold running water, showers and flashing toilets. The rooms are all tented; actually, half tent half building. The bedroom/living areas are canvas walls and the wash/dressing area is walled. Both parts are covered with a permanent roof. The "tents" are fantastic with good, comfortable beds and a fantastic bathroom with walk in shower. The wash area has two sinks, with separate shower and toilet facilities. There is one useable power point (British 3-pin style) available for use. If you need to recharge/power more than one item we suggest you take along a socket set. Each ‘tent’ has its own porch area with views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Kilima Camp Amboseli Kenya has a viewing tower so you can see into Amboseli and also spot wildlife coming and going from a small waterhole by the fence of the ‘camp’ area. There is plenty of space in the open sided restaurant and tables with a view of the mountain.

     

    Kilima Safari Camp Dining and bars

     

    Kilima Safari Camp offers a central dining and bar area. Buffet style meals are taken in the central open air restaurant which has an adjoining bar. Kilima Safari Camp welcomes children and offers children's pool, baby-sitting, cots, children's menus and children's mealtimes.

     

    Kilima Tented Camp Game Drives

     

    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. 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. Experience the real safari - morning and afternoon game drives through Amboseli National Park with Kilima Safari Camp trained driver-guides. Picnic lunches and sundowners can be provided. (55 US Dollars minimum 4 Guests) and Night Game Drives (40 US Dollars minimum 4 Guests) Guided walks through the bush with Kilima Safari Camp professional guides and ornithologists.(25 US Dollars minimum 4 Guests)

     

    Visit to an authentic Masai Village (En'kaang)

     

    To experience the true Masai culture, Kilima Safari Camp offers a visit to a traditional Masai village or En'kaang. Here guests will be given a traditional Masai welcome (with dance and song), experience a unique insight into the Masai lifestyle, learn more about Masai handicrafts (beading and leatherwork) and have the opportunity to purchase Masai artifacts direct from those who make them.

     

    Amboseli National Park Information

     

    Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya's oldest and most visited parks and Amboseli safari is one of most popular safaris in Kenya. During your Amboseli safaris take time out to climb Observation Hill which has superb views of Kilimanjaro. Your Kenya Safari may begin at Amboseli, not only because Amboseli National Park is simply an hour or so approximately by air from Nairobi, but furthermore because the wildlife viewing is high quality all the throughout the year, as well as the sights of Mt. Kilimanjaro without anyone's understanding are truly spectacular. Just like a park Amboseli is fairly small, being under 400 sq km, nevertheless it does boast 50 in the lrger kinds of mammal, well as over 400 kinds of wild birds. It is also home of the Maasai people, tall proud and brave, and nomadic, so there's evidence of their abandoned cities since they move wherever, and whenver the cattle grazing may be used up.

     

    The cattle's injury to the grassland, put in the sheer levels of animals with the recognition of Amboseli, the big volume of travelers, their 4wd vehicle damage, has meant a collection limit in where automobiles goes. Getting mentioned everything Amboseli is a good beginning point your Kenya safaris because of the levels of game you could view, as well as the sheer great factor about seeing the sport inside your Kenya Safari Holiday in the backdrop in the snow covered Mt. Kilimanjaro. The middle portion of Amboseli national park is basically a dried up lake, and swamps and springs given with the melted snow, from undercover rivers coming from on Kilimanjaro supply the animals permanent reasons for water even through the periods of drought. Where you can see game inside your Kenya safari holiday is one of the swamps, and there is a great place to visit referred to as Observation Hill. The big question clearly is what game will you see inside your Kenya Safari Holiday to Amboseli? This list wills incude baboon, vervetmonkey, lion, cheetah, elephat, zebra, hippo, black rhino, oryx, wildebest, gerenuk, impala, and gazelle. One of the camps you need to have a look at for that Kenya safari Visit to Amboseli includes Amboseli Serena Lodge, Ol Tukai Lodge, Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Tortllis Camping, and basically north of Amboseli is Porini Camping.

     

    Kimana Game Sanctuary

     

    The Kimana Community Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as the Kilimanjaro-Kimana Game Sanctuary, is situated 30km east of Amboseli. The Sanctuary lies in the game migration corridor linking the Amboseli and Tsavo ecosystems, located on communal land belonging to the Kimana Maasai, with the sanctuary taking up 65% of the total ranch area. The local Maasai communities, who own and manage the land in and around the sanctuary, have been provided with some vital income and control over their own land which set a precedent in Kenya, as projects empowering local people living on the edge of national parks are normally quite rare, and this was the first of its kind. Kimana Game Sanctuary offers a fantastic combination of magnificent scenery and wildlife, set against the backdrop of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro. The sanctuary contains a variety of habitats; swamp, savannah, and woodland, and as it is fed by the Kimana fresh water springs, it is extremely rich in wildlife all year round. The landscape in sanctuary ensures that animals are never out of sight and typical inhabitants include gazelle, giraffe, zebra, buffalo and hippo, and large herds of Kimana’s resident elephants congregating in the reserve.

     

    Positioned nearby the camps is a large waterhole, which is home to an abundance of aquatic life, and has become particularly popular as a hippo wallow. It is therefore unsurprising that it is often said that the wildlife in Kimana is as good as that found in the renowned Amboseli. As the sanctuary is unfenced, wildlife is not confined within the reserve boundaries and is free to roam in search of good grazing and water. With the sanctuary positioned in the game migration corridor, at times, wildlife covers the entire surface of the plains, in particular elephants moving between Amboseli and Tsavo to escape the dry periods. A safari to Kimana would not be complete without taking time to visit African Safari Club's conservation project, where you will be able to visit the Lion Project, where orphaned lions have been homed and are cared for in preparation for their release back into the wild. There are only three guarded camp sites within the sanctuary, all of which belong to the African Safari Club, and as such, visitors can view a diverse range of wildlife, in complete intimacy, without the crowds which are attracted to some of Kenya’s larger National Parks. On safaris to Kimana, visitors can choose to add the Game Ranger Course for an additional supplement, which provides the opportunity to learn about and understand the basic roles of a Game Ranger with theory and practical lessons. During the course, there are inspection drives, and walks with the Game Rangers to learn how to read animal tracks and recognize the local plants, as well as learning about the preservation of the sanctuary and how to provide veterinary support for the animals.

     

    Amboseli Tented Camps Information

     

    Taking tented camps to an entirely new level, our budget and luxury tented camps provides the five star comfort and amenities of a deluxe bush camp, anywhere you choose to go. Whether for a unique safari style wedding or a lavish getaway spent under the stars, we provide everything you need to make your experience unforgettable, With each of our Amboseli tented camps fully appointed with single or double beds and complete with dining and lounging areas, as well as bathrooms and ablutions, this is an experience closer to the classic idea of an elegant Kenya safari than roughing it in the bush. Private en-suite bathrooms are supplied with all amenities, including basins, mirrors; clean towels and complimentary soaps and creams, as well as thoughtful finishing touches like decorative indigenous plants. Canvas is the predominant building material in many Amboseli permanent tented camps, which are usually designed to evoke a classic Kenya safaris ambiance - some have won awards for their innovative takes on this theme. Some Amboseli tented camps have thatched roofs over canvas walls, whereas others are true tents with canvas roofs. The tents, lounge, and dining area are often raised on wooden platforms and connected to each other by raised wooden boardwalks, allowing animals to wander freely through the camp. Power in Amboseli safari tented camps often comes from a combination of solar panels and generators (the latter run while you're away from camp on game drives to minimise any disturbance). These are used to charge invertors which are then used to power the camp at night.

     

    Not all permanent tented camps have electrical outlets in the guest tents, so you may need to give your batteries and chargers to the staff to charge in the main lounge or the camp office - a good reason to have multiple batteries. There are usually a number of plug adaptors in the safari camps though if you are from somewhere other than the US or the UK it would be a good idea to bring your own. Like Amboseli lodges, the permanent tented camps are centered around a main lounge and dining area. The lounge (usually a deck under thatch) has open sides to admit cooling breezes and the sounds of the bush, as well as a number of comfortable sitting areas to socialise or read. Wide decks adjacent to the lounge provide an ideal place to watch the local wildlife. In addition, there is usually a sitting area with a fireplace - a popular place for people to gather before and after dinner to share the day's experiences. Tented camps in Amboseli will normally have a small library with a good selection of natural history books (and an eccentric collection of novels left behind by previous guests). As these Amboseli camps tend to be in very remote locations, Internet access is rare -- though some do have a computer to burn photo CDs. Meeting people over meals is a fundamental part of the experience at tented camps, and the dining area will normally have one large table where you dine together with the camp managers, guides, and your fellow guests. However, most camps are happy to put on a private dinner for our clients on honeymoon safaris and others who might prefer to eat on their own for a night or two. Because of their more remote locations, food at tented camps tends to be a bit simpler than that at safari lodges. Fresh, local ingredients are used and preparation tends to be clean and elegant. However, simple doesn't mean boring -- even foodies will be astounded by what the talented camp chefs manage to create! The Amboseli tented camps are happy to cater for special dietary requests, but it's best to advise us in advance as special supplies may need to be flown in, particularly for kosher or halal diets. In addition to the dining area there will be a well-stocked bar and often a boma (wood or reed-walled enclosure) for outdoor dining.

     

    Sleeping Spacious en-suite guest tents surround the central areas. The tents are usually cooled by breezes through their large mesh windows rather than air-conditioning, and have plentiful bottled water but no tea or coffee making facilities or snacks (these are readily available in the main lounge if you're feeling peckish) The default bed configuration is two twin beds, but the Amboseli safari camps can usually make up the beds as a double on request. Sometimes there are limited numbers of double tents, so it's best to request this in advance, speak or write an email to our travel consultants whether you are booked by your safari company or booking directly with Book & Travel . Most tents have one large space, though some of the more luxurious camps may include a separate sitting area. Bathrooms with flush toilets and hot and cold running water are standard at most safari camps in Amboseli. Guest tents at some tented camps may include both indoor and outdoor showers for those who prefer showering under the stars. Bathtubs aren't common, particularly in areas where water is a scarce commodity, but can occasionally be found. Room’s at most tented safari camps will include a private deck or porch with a table and chairs for sitting and enjoying the wilderness setting and the local wildlife. Sleeping under canvas is a very different experience to sleeping in a Amboseli lodge with solid walls - night sounds are much more real and immediate, and animals may sometimes brush against the walls as they move through the safari camp. Many tented Amboseli camps have a honeymoon tent, which is situated in a particularly secluded location and may have special features such as an old-fashioned clawfoot bathtub or a double outdoor shower.

     

    Some Amboseli camps charge a supplement for the honeymoon tent whereas others charge the same rate as for a normal tent. If you're interested in staying in the honeymoon tent at one of your camps, please let us know in advance. Relaxing Workout rooms and gym equipment are rare at permanent tented camps. Most Amboseli camps have a pool near the main lounge, but lack the private plunge pools common at many lodges (though these are becoming more common at the top-end camps). Some permanent tented camps have game-viewing hides in camp, where you can sit and watch game during the day. The more Amboseli luxury camps may include a comfortably furnished sala as well as a private deck -- an ideal place to read, watch the local wildlife, or simply laze away a sunny afternoon in the bush. Spa services are usually quite limited at tented camps. Many camps have no spa services other than massages, and those that do offer massages may require pre-booking as the therapist may travel between Amboseli camps. However, some of the top-end camps do have plans to expand their spa offerings. Most tented camps have a small curio shop, but don't carry a wide range of merchandise (or film or batteries) so it's best not to depend on them for your supplies. They will usually stock fleeces, scarves, T-shirts, caps, and other clothing items, though the size selection and stock may be eccentric due to the remote locations of the camps. The more luxurious camps will have larger shops with a wider range of options, including fine art and crafts. Camp shops often showcase crafts made by the staff or by local villagers, and can be a great source of souvenirs.

     

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