Amboseli National Park – Kenya.
The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq. mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq. mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border.
Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.
Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park.
However, the climatic pendulum can swing from drought to flood, and in the early 1990’s ceaseless rain changed Amboseli into a swamp. A few years later the rains failed and the grass-covered plains turned to dust.
Large Herds of Elephants
Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants,
Swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose
Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle.
Book 2 or 3 days Amboseli trip if you are on a short stay in Kenya, if you have enough time you can book multi-day tours that include a visit to Amboseli National Park.
You can as well visit the Park if you are on a combined Kenya and Tanzania tour package crossing over kenya to Tanzania through the Namanga border point.