A haven for array of wildlife, Kimana Sanctuary is the perfect place for photographers and those keen to witness the beauty of nature. Have your eyes and cameras at the ready as you bumble through the savanna, woodland and Fever Tree forests, witnessing the diversity of game, a plethora of bird species — and of course, Mt. Kilimanjaro watching over you.
What to Expect
The Sanctuary and some of its neighbouring conservancies form a wildlife corridor that connects Amboseli, the Cyulu Hills and and Tsavo West National Parks
Encounter the last genetic links to Africa’s Super Tusker elephants who enter the park along a centuries-old migratory path and amble through the Fever Tree Forests
The vehicles provide ample legroom, a refrigerated cooler box filled with your favourite beverages as well as sun and dust screens as well as rain flaps, just in case
Established in 1996, Kimana is the first of its kind as a community-owned wildlife sanctuary. There are no fewer than 844 Maasai family members involved in providing benefits for the surrounding community while protecting precious wildlife spaces from further human development
Traditionally, game drives take place in the mornings and late afternoons, but at Angama Amboseli you can safari at nearly any time of day. With intimate sightings, permitted off-roading and no limitations to the times and durations of your safari, you may feel the Sanctuary is all yours.
As you move through the open plains and dense forests, you’ll witness Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, zebra, giraffe, eland and a thriving population of warthogs. With binoculars provided in each vehicle and Suite, keep them close as you will encounter an array of birdlife and may even see lion, cheetah or the elusive leopard that lives near the stream.
As the dawn chorus gently awakens you, roll out of bed and into the vehicle in your pyjamas to witness Kili awaken from her slumber. Bring your best sleepwear for a memorable photo op atop your vehicle or settle under the blankets with a hot cup of coffee for a different type of ‘pyjama party’.
As dusk descends, leave the lodge for a chance to marvel at the wondrous night sky in search of the unique nocturnal wildlife found here — bat-eared fox, bush babies, porcupine, nightjars, spring hares and more. Under the blanket of stars, children can enjoy a picnic dinner then return to the lodge just before bedtime. Parents can enjoy some quiet time together over dinner as one of the mothers on staff gladly looks after the children in their Suite.
Head out in pursuit of the some the last genetic links to Africa’s Super Tuskers — elephants with tusks that weigh nearly 100lbs and scrape the ground as they walk. The search for these majestic giants will take you through the Sanctuary’s marsh and Tortilis woodlands, and may even lead you through neighbouring conservancies and into Amboseli National Park itself.
All you need to know about safaris and game drives at Angama Amboseli.
Angama Guides are natural storytellers, interpreting their surroundings in a way that immerses our guests in the natural world. All guiding team members have a Bronze certification from the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association and a few of them have completed their Silver certificate. During game drives, your Guide will amaze you with their knowledge and stories. As they learn more about your interests, they will customise your safari experience to meet your hopes and expectations as best as they can.
Game drives are tailored around the guest: what they’re most passionate about, where else they’ve visited, what they’ve seen and how they’d like to spend their time with us. With exclusive access to Kimana, guests can decide how long they’d like to be on a drive and what times they’d like to leave and retur. Amboseli is a scenic 45-minute drive away from the lodge: a half or full-day excursion with a pinic lunch at a private spot. There’s always bitings and a refridgerated cooler box on board, so you never have to worry about going hungry or thirsty on a drive.
Our vehicles seat a maximum of six guests, two per row, plus one in the front passenger seat if needed. Should you prefer, private safari vehicles can be booked in advance for half or full days. Please request rates when making an enquiry.
Game drives are in open-sided vehicles to which the animals are well accustomed. These vehicles are customised and equipped to offer comfy seats, ample legroom, seat pockets to store your things, a refrigerated cooler box and charging stations. Canvas roofs offer respite from the sun and optional flaps can be let down if it rains.