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Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills
Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills

Amboseli's most famous icons are its elephants and the mass of Kilimanjaro.

The Chyulu Hills offer spectacular walks in the hilltop cloud forest.

Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills

Reviews of safaris to Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills

51 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Amboseli & Chyulu Hills.

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Mr W
Canada

"Out of Africa"

I visited Kenya between 1 Oct 2019 and 16 Oct 2019
"If something is not broken it does not need fixed. This trip was well planned and well executed at all levels, congratulations to everyone who helped make it a success and a trip of a lifetime.






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Hard to improve on excellence." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs S.
Datchet

"My Sep 2019 trip"

I visited Kenya between 18 Sep 2019 and 27 Sep 2019
"This was our first safari. Everything about it matched our expectations.

Highlights were seeing a black rhino, lion cubs and cheetahs on a kill. Another highlight was visiting the Masai which was a very moving experience.

Bush breakfast in Amboseli under an acacia tree was fun too!

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Olivia absolutely found the trip I was looking for." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 8 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr S & Ms B
UK

"A great return to Kenya "

I visited Kenya between 3 Sep 2019 and 17 Sep 2019
"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. All the components ran very smoothly and we felt well taken care of throughout. Expert Africa had clearly passed on our dietary requests to the camps in advance.

We have previously visited Kicheche Laikipia and Kicheche Bush and this trip confirmed our liking for Kicheche Camps in terms of style, ethos and level of comfort." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr and Mrs G
Bucks

"Beautiful Intro to Kenya & Tanzania"

I visited Kenya and 2 other countries between 15 Aug 2019 and 5 Sep 2019
"Glorious trip to Kenya and Tanzania, our first visit to those countries. Having travelled in Africa extensively before, the punctuality and efficiency of collections etc was impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed the insight into local culture and the safari opportunities were stunning. All guides very kind and friendly, always keen to please.

Our limited constructive feedback as follows: All camps provided toiletries and washing powder, so no need to bring. Camps advertising laundry services still did not wash underwear (male or female), nor handkerchiefs. Drive to Il Ngwesi from Wilson airport was interesting, but ended up as quite an odyssey as driver did not know the way through Lewa Conservancy to the camp. As no signs available, this ended up as an additional 2 hours of desperately trying to find the camp before dark. All good in the end, but maybe check drivers know their destination before setting off." Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 13 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs K & 5
Maryland

"My Aug 2019 trip"

I visited Kenya between 10 Aug 2019 and 26 Aug 2019
"Fantastic - we've been singing the praises of Expert Africa since we returned. Everything was seamless and we didn't worry about a thing from the moment we arrived in Kenya. We had no idea what to expect on our first trip to Africa and this was the perfect introduction. I don't think we would have done anything differently.

We did go to Karen Blixen's home and while interesting - it isn't worth a stop if under a time crunch.

One of the reasons we loved Il Ngwesi so much was because of the community involvement in the lodge. It meant a lot to us that the money was going back to the 7 villages, who sat on the board of the lodge. We spent a long time talking to the staff at Porini/Gamewatchers and while their arrangement with the company and the villages is better than most, it is still not owned by the Maasai. It would be wonderful if there were more lodges and guide services owned by native Kenyans.

We had mixed feelings about the village visits. The one at Il Ngwesi was better because it was presented as "traditional" while acknowledging that things had changed. Yes, they use matches and cell phones and dress in tshirts, etc. The one at Selenkay seemed a little more artificial. While it was really good for us to learn how the Maasai have lived traditionally, we were really interested in their lives today. How have things changed? What do they see for the future? Our guides were willing to discuss it, but it would have been nice to talk to some of the villagers about it as well. For instance - none of our guides had multiple wives and almost all of them chose their own. One didn't own any livestock. Quite a few lived in more modern homes. We felt like it was perpetuating a view of Africa that was not up to date.

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Recommend some more trips for us!

Also, I didn't see any multi-country trips on the website. We asked everyone where to go next and some recommended Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls trip.

Would be lovely to see an itinerary for that." Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 11 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs T
Hants

"2019 Kenya trip"

I visited Kenya between 25 Feb 2019 and 9 Mar 2019
"We are now great fans of Porini camps and their concepts.

Wonderful trip and hopefully will be back, when next in Nairobi, to go on safari to other Porini camps or even back to Porini Amboseli and Rhino camps." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 6 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Two Travellers
UK

"Meru and Amboseli trip"

I visited Kenya between 2 Feb 2019 and 10 Feb 2019
"We really enjoyed visiting these two contrasting parks, and Meru in particular would definitely be on our wish list for a return visit one day.

It was also an interesting change to stay at two camps with non-communal dining which were slightly larger than those we have visited in the past; both were beautifully located and extremely comfortable although as noted we were relieved neither was full to capacity which I think would have given them quite a different vibe." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 7 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Steve H
Leeds

"Another Great Safari"

I visited Kenya between 29 Jan 2019 and 11 Feb 2019
"The whole trip was fantastic. We worked our way East from Nairobi in a comfortable Southern Cross safari vehicle visiting Nairobi NP, Amboseli NP, Tsavo West and Tsavo East NPs and then the Galana Conservancy before a few days R&R at Watamu on the coast.

Everything went smoothly and the ground arrangements were perfect thanks to Southern Cross and their excellent driver Joshua. They also took care of our transfers between Wilson Airport and JKIA on our last evening.

Expert Africa set up all the arrangements with their usual efficiency and attention to detail and especial thanks to Richard for tying up all the loose ends and making everything work so seamlessly, as always.

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It's difficult to imagine how you could do better" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 13 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr F & Mrs B
Preston

"So Many Beautiful Memories"

I visited Kenya between 19 Jan 2019 and 26 Jan 2019
"This was a special trip for our Grandson Toby to celebrate his 21st birthday and originally just myself ( Grandad ) and Toby. However my wife ( Elaine ) managed to come at the last minute and this must have taken a bit of organising so thank you Expert Africa !

Toby`s comments..well " The best week of my life " and one day when we saw a baby impala being born and so many other things was his " best day of my life ".

We all really enjoyed the whole experience and loved the Conservancies and their concept. A very big thank you to Olivia for suggesting these and it was perfect for Toby. A guided walk was one of the highlights and an experience not to be missed.

A superb holiday and we could not fault it !!

No problems at all with the camps dealing with gluten free meals they were meticulous and we were very impressed with this.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Just keep employing people like Olivia !!

Just keep on doing what you are doing. We will recommend Expert Africa without reservation. Well done." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 7 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Dr H
Sussex

"My Aug 2018 trip"

I visited Kenya between 25 Aug 2018 and 7 Sep 2018
"Fabulous trip, would do it all again!

Excellent organisation from Expert Africa.

Thank you for all your help.we felt safe in all the camps as there are short wave radios in the rooms with guards on at night.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Warn people it can be very cold even though it’s on the equator! Woolly hat would have been good!

The standard of hygiene was very good in all the camps. Drinking water provided ." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Kenya safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in Amboseli & Chyulu Hills

Our suggestions for safari camps in Amboseli and the Chyulu Hills


Tortilis Camp

Tortilis Camp

Tortilis is a finely situated and well built safari camp located in the private Kitirua Consarvancy just outside Amboseli National Park and with wonderful views of Kilimanjaro.


96% (23 reviews)
Porini Amboseli Camp

Porini Amboseli Camp

Porini Amboseli is a small and homely community-staffed eco-camp located in the Selankay Conservancy.


92% (12 reviews)
Selenkay Adventure Camp

Selenkay Adventure

Selenkay Adventure Camp is the dome-tent satellite camp of Porini Amboseli Camp, located in the Maasai-owned Selenkay Conservancy, one of the oldest community wildlife conservancies in Kenya.


100% (6 reviews)
Tawi Lodge

Tawi Lodge

Tawi Lodge is modern, luxury safari lodge on a private wildlife conservancy in the Amboseli ecosystem in southern Kenya.


100% (4 reviews)
Satao Elerai

Satao Elerai

The closest camp in Kenya to Mount Kilimanjaro, Satao Elerai is located in its own, private conservancy, the Elerai Conservation Area, just outside Amboseli National Park.


85% (4 reviews)
Campi ya Kanzi

Campi ya Kanzi

Campi ya Kanzi is a very well integrated, eco-friendly bush lodge and tented camp on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills in its own, 1000-square-kilometre Maasai conservancy.


90% (4 reviews)
Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo is a luxurious and innovative designer safari lodge with magnificent views and excellent walking, riding and wildlife country in its own private conservancy.


100% (1 review)

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