A weekend at Kibo Amboseli

Hey everyone! Last weekend I had the pleasure of being hosted by Kibo Safari Camp in Amboseli and I must say it was a beautiful experience. The hotel is located just about 1.8kms from Amboseli National Park and it’s a 4hr drive from Nairobi city. You get to lust upon the beautiful view of Mt Kilimanjaro as you’re heading towards Kibo Amboseli and wake up to the same view every morning during your stay there so it’s a great win.

For those that don’t know, Amboseli National Park is the second most popular park in Kenya after the Masai Mara. Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 African elephants in Amboseli, as well as huge herds of wildebeests and many other animals including giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas and antelopes. Kibo Safari Camp offers game drive packages for large groups wishing to visit Amboseli so make sure to book yourself a morning game drive and enjoy the savanna vibes.

Amboseli is located at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro and that means you’ll be closer to Tanzania than Kenya so your phone’s network will be rather remote. I remember my Safaricom line switching to Vodacom and I found it so strange yet funny at the same time. Amboseli is the kind of place you go to relax and seclude yourself from buzzing internet dramas on Twitter so enjoy every bit of not being hooked onto your phone. Amboseli’s calmness reminds me a lot about my village so carry a good book, listen to 90s R&B music and relax as the sun sets over Mt Kilimanjaro.

The buffets at Kibo Safari Camp were fulfilling to say the least. Food is prime when evaluating a place to stay at and they did not disappoint at all! We got to take great layout photos of their dessert and salad platters as well as bring to life their beautiful cocktails with poolside shots as you will see below. 

To add on, Kibo Safari Camp’s hospitality is nothing short of welcoming and refined. The staff were so kind to us and they helped with the food and cocktail layouts. From their manager Ben, to the head waiter Duncan, everyone was very warm and made the stay more comfortable for us.

Another amazing thing to do in Amboseli is visit the Maasai villages around the park (I’ll have a separate blogpost about the fascinating Maasai experience we had). You’ll get to meet the Maasai people and learn about the Maasai culture and their interesting nomad lifestyle. The manager at Kibo Safari Camp was kind enough to organize a session for us to meet with some Maasais in the area. We spent the entire morning laughing with them and learning new words in their language like “Lalashera” which means brother(s). The cheerful men below woke up early to take photos with us and entertain us.  They are Musa, John, Risie, Kuhambe, Kirisya and Lange.

Below are some photos shot by Jodie and myself at Kibo Safari Camp that I thought I should add to this post. Enjoy!

If you’re looking for a great place to spend your Easter holiday, check out Amboseli on any booking app or website. 

Side note: you can get a discounted offer for the entire stay at Kibo Amboseli by booking with Bountiful Safaris. The offer stands at 23,500kshs (235 USD) from 14th to the 17th of April. Check out their TWITTER and FACEBOOK for more information.

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