Getting Here

Amboseli is South of the capital Nairobi City.

There are two ways to get to Amboseli National Park.

Drive – Driving will take you about 2.5 hours. Getting to Meshanani Gate from Nairobi will take you about 2.5 hours, the road (228 kms) is absolutely beautiful and smooth if you go through Emali, a small town on the main road to Mombasa. Using this route you will enter Amboseli National Park through the Kimana Gate to the East of the park.

If you go through Isinya, down the Magadi Road in Nairobi, you will join the Nairobi – Arusha Road (240 kms) and you will soon get to Namanga Town. This is the border town between Kenya and Tanzania. In Namanga there is a fuel station, this is not the best place to go to the toilet. The fuel station may have something half decent. There is a small shop you can get nibbles if you need.

Leaving Namanga to the Meshanani Gate will take you about 45 mins to an hour depending on the vehicle you are travelling with. The road is not best by far, they have recently graded it but due to the high traffic volume it is not expected to last long. It is bumpy!

Fly – There are a few companies that fly to Amboseli. It takes about half an hour or so. By far the best way to travel, but you do miss out on seeing more of the country. Look out for the old volcanoes.