Amboseli the ‘Land of Giants’
Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks 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. You can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.
Mount Kilimanjaro; 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 fowl like pelican; Egyptian goose; contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle; herds of elephants.
Wildlife – Amboseli National Park
With over 80 different mammals to be found ranging from the tiny, spectacled elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. Amboseli offers great wildlife viewing, and four of the Big Five are present, with superb elephant pictures with Kilimanjaro as a backdrop. There are over 400 bird species.