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Amboseli National Park Travel Guide: 120 reviews and 373 photos
The worst drought in Kenya since the 1960’s is being felt hardest in Amboselli. Everywhere we see dust devils across the barren land as we drive into the area.
We are escorted across the area between Tsavo and Amboselli by an armed guard. He made us uneasy at first, sitting in front with his kalish nikov –semi automatic but we eventually got used to him. Several years ago Somali rebels attacked some safari vehicles so they are taking no chances.
Our drive takes us into an area of black lava flow left behind by a volcano from 100 years ago. You can still see its ribbon of black where it once ran its course.
When we finally arrive at the Amboselli gate, desperate locals, trying to sell their crafts, meet us. We buy some beautiful carved hippos and elephants as well as some beads. I guess it helps them out in some small way. I wish we had bought more when I see their faces as I go to sleep at night!
We stay at Ol Tukai Lodge – Amboselli
World renowned for its location for viewing huge herds of elephants, sadly the horrific drought has changed all that. Today the elephant population is barely surviving.
- Pros:Welcoming and Innocent
- Cons:Death and Dying Everywhere
- In a nutshell:Its haunting images have taught us so much .
When we finally arrive at the Amboselli gate, desperate locals, trying to sell their crafts, meet us. We buy some... more travel advice
We stay at Ol Tukai Lodge – Amboselli World renowned for its location for viewing huge herds of elephants, sadly the... more travel advice
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