The little vintage postcard

A few years ago, I met a lady  who was in Kenya on safari with her family. They had been planning for this trip  for a longtime. They went on to have a wonderful safari . We met just before they left for the airport at the end of the trip.   One of the highlights of the trip for the lady was visiting Amboseli National Park. As a teenager she had received a postcard with photo of the park from a family friend. Hundreds of big-tusked elephants set against the backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain (Mount Kilimanjaro) .Similar to the picture below….

Eléphants - Amboseli (4)
Photo courtesy of Kenya Tourism Board

She had carried the little postcard with her on this trip.She was excited to visit the place that had inspired her trip . Amboseli did not disappoint as she got to see lots of elephants and  even  got a glimpse of Mount Kilimanjaro. It was a dream come true.

Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” is a Masai word meaning “salty dust”. It is an ideal getaway for family and friends. It’s a 4 hours drive from Nairobi.  The park is home to large herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes,dik-dik,buffalos and over 500 bird species. You also have a reasonable chance of spotting lions in the park.

In terms of accommodation, there are lovely tented camps and lodges located within and outside the park.

Ambo- new tents
Kibo Safari Camp in Amboseli

Planning that road trip with your friends and family??   Consider a visit to Amboseli.

Wishing you safe travels.

Ancient

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. iankatumo says:

    I’ve been to there with school mates
    Not a bad place to put into consideration 💯

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    1. Nice… Hope you enjoyed yourselves

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      1. iankatumo says:

        Yes we did 😍

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  2. thiskenyantraveler says:

    I’ve been to Amboseli and it’s definitely worth visiting. I love how huge it is and the beautiful hotels.

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    1. Am glad you had a lovely time there 🙂

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  3. Wandering JM says:

    Lovely photo in the post card. Kenya looks really beautiful and worth visiting.

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  4. I think I will definitely visit Amboseli at some point. Lovely story. I have visited Tanzania 4 times and have yet to get a good view of Kilimanjaro. Perhaps I need to shift my focus to Kenya for a while 😊

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    1. On a clear day in Amboseli… the view is amazing… do visit soon 🙂

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  5. ilive4travel says:

    Looks like a great place to visit. The view of Mt Kilamanjaro in the background too is amazing. I need to get myself over to Africa and do a safari 🙂

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    1. It is lovely place…. You get to see Mt Kilimanjaro which is actually in Tanzania but very near our border

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  6. ahh, What a heart touching story, really nice! I hope you were able to make on safari yourself! I’ve always wanted to go on safari and think it would be an very exciting experience!

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    1. Hey, Tina and Jimmy… Thankyou…. Yes I have been to Amboseli atleast 3 times.. The perks of being a tour consultant here in Kenya is that I get to travel. 🙂

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  7. What a lovely story. I’m always thrilled to hear what inspires people to travel. So glad the reality lived up to the dream for her 😀

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    1. Definately one of my most memorable clients… Thankyou

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  8. Seeing lion at Amboseli is a dream of mine! I absolutely loved this story of the woman bringing her coveted postcard to the park. So inspirational!

    Lauren @ http://www.televisionofnomads.com

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    1. Thank you…… You can definately get see a lion in Amboseli although they are not too many…. if you are looking for the BIG CATS ( leopard, Lion, Cheetah)… Maasai Mara is the place to be…. Amboseli has the largest elephant population though

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  9. jmiro1 says:

    Love the story!! It was a great perspective to take on a very famous national park! Have you been?

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    1. Thankyou…. Yes I have been to Amboseli a couple of times

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  10. Rirhandzu says:

    I love travelling our continent, but I have never been to Kenya or any place in East Africa. It is part of my plan to do it in the next couple of years. I hope to come across Amboseli

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    1. You are most welcome to visit 🙂

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