Location: Kajiado District, Rift Valley Province, Southern Kenya
Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of 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.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to
free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attraction of the
park includes opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers
spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in
In Amboseli’s case it is big skies and far horizons combined with swampy springs and dry and dusty earth trampled by hundreds of animals.
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.
Wildlife:Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Elephant,
Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and
Prolific birdlife features 600 species
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