For last weekend, the stop was on Amboseli National Park. I actually have no idea where Amboseli National Park is or what I should see there but Harold and Kris are coming so I feel that I should also go Besides, it would be good for me not to open my laptop and think of how I messed up at work for a while. Estimated budget for the entire trip: 10000 KSH + 75 USD entrance fee at Amboseli National Park (did I mention that Kenya really likes to hike prices up for tourists?). It was quite steep, almost as expensive as my Maasai Mara trip last August but hey, I will only be here for a short while, I have to visit as many places as possible and just ignore the cost.
Amboseli is 5 hours away from Nairobi and just like any national parks in Nairobi, be prepared on rough and dusty roads on the way. I have been to 4 so far and trust me, you will get used to it eventually
We stayed in Ol Tukai Lodge which is actually inside the reserve and unlike my Maasai Mara trip where I stayed at a campsite and was slowly being eaten by bugs and mosquitoes all night, Ol Tukai is far,far more better. You could get a double room for 14,900 KSH a night, that is already inclusive of buffet lunch, dinner and breakfast. If I were in the Philippines, I would not spend such ridiculous amount to stay at such places but if you want to see places in Kenya, just stop whining about the cost and open your wallet. The view of Mt. Kilimanjaro from Ol Tukai is simply the best, when you step out from your room, it is simply there I’m not into mountain stuff but I must admit, the view of the snow caps plus the fogs and the lush surroundings is really breathtaking. Read more