Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and it`s plains crowned by the majestic view of the mountain. The park is considered to be the “Home of the African Elephant”, and one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close.
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.
Amboseli has over 80 different mammals to be found ranging from the tiny (and rarely seen) spectacled elephant shrew 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.
Bird watching, Game viewing, Camping, Photography, Best views of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Did you know?
Amboseli national park derives its name from a local Masai word. The name Amboseli in Maasai means salty dust. The Masai tribal people are the early inhabitants of the area covered by Amboseli national park. Whenever they used to graze their animals in the area, they would often encounter too much dust when their livestock walked through the grounds, especially in the dry season thus the word Amboseli.
Amboseli national park is also a UNESCO heritage site, because of its unique ecological system. It was declared a UNESCO a World heritage site in 1991.