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.



23 thoughts on “The little vintage postcard

  1. 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 🙂


    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


  2. 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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