National Park is lies in the shadows of Mount
Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Amboseli
National Park is 392 square kilometres, lying at the
border with Tanzania. The famous Masai people are the
main inhabitants of the area – “Amboseli” means “place
of water” in the Masai language.
Park encompasses dry lake beds, savannah woodland and
extensive swamps constantly fed by springs emanating
from the mountain. The water and seasonal lakes attract
a wide variety of bird and animal life, in particular
herds of elephant. Amboseli is one of the best parks in
Africa to observe family groups of elephants and large
bull elephants at close quarters
A large part of the park consists of open plains making
wildlife spotting much easier. Besides open plains, the
habitats consist of rocky thorn bush country, acacia
woodland, marshland and swamps.
Amboseli National Park has over 80 different mammals to
be found ranging from tiny (and rarely seen) spectacled
elephant shrew to the huge to the huge bulk of the
African elephant. Few visitors will go home without
superb elephant pictures with Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.
There are over 400 bird species.
Apart from game viewing in Amboseli National Park, it’s
possible to visit Masai villages inside the park against
payment. You’ll do things like drinking tea with the
village elders and the warriors, watch traditional
dancing and, take pictures and, of course, buy some