Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is in Kenya near the border of Tanzania.  The park encompasses 151 square miles (392 sq km).  It is part of the larger ecosystem that stretches across Kenya and Tanzania covering an area of 3,100 square miles (8,000 sq km).

Mount Kilimanjaro, the rooftop of Africa, crowns this protected area.  Amboseli National Park was formerly recognized as Masai Amboseli Game Reserve.  It is situated in the Kailado County of southern Kenya.  This national park protects two swamps and the plains from the foothill of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli National parks is accompanied by an expanse of the skies stretching from horizon to horizon.  The nights are filled with amazing opportunities for star-gazing.

Highlights:

  • One of the most aesthetically beautiful views of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Amazing encounters with free ranging herds of elephants

Amboseli National Park is a safari destination with an array and abundance of wildlife to experience.  The majority of people traveling to Amboseli and looking for safari and wildlife encounters.  A pinnacle highlight is seeing wildlife with a clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro framing the background of the scene.

The long dry season creates excellent opportunities to experience animals visiting the swamps and various watering holes.  Along with the herds of elephants, wildlife enthusiasts can hope for sightings of lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, cape buffalo, zebra, impala and more.

Bird lovers will find a paradise of over 400 species of birds.  There are 47 raptor species of birds as part of the highlights from the skies in Amboseli National Park.

 

Sources: 

Amboseli, https://www.amboseli.com/, retrieved July 2019

Kenya Wildlife Service, Amboseli National Park, http://www.kws.go.ke/amboseli-national-park, retrieved July 2019.