Amboseli National Park in detail

Flights & getting there


Airkenya has daily flights between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport (35 minutes) and Amboseli. You’ll need to arrange with one of the lodges or a safari company for a vehicle to meet you at the airstrip, which is inside the park proper, near Ol Tukai Lodge. Most lodges within the park charge around US$40 for the transfer from the airstrip.

Car & 4WD

There are four gates. Approaches to the park from the west (Kitirua and Meshanani gates) are in poor condition; the Iremito (northeast) and Kimana (southeast) gates are in better condition. The park is accessible in 2WD, but 4WD is always the best option, particularly after rain.


The Nairobi–Mombasa train stops in Emali – although not operational at the time of research, expect the luxury lodges of Amboseli to offer transfers into the park for an additional charge.