amboseli national park
' THE CLASSIC IMAGE OF AFRICA '
THE AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Amboseli National Park stands at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain- Mt. Kilimanjaro. The snow capped peak of mount Kilimanjaro rises above a saucer of clouds dominating every aspect of the park. It is a place of stark contrast meaning a “place of water” in the Maasai language. Despite its sometimes dry and dusty appearance, the Amboseli has an endless water supply – springs & waterholes, filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s snow melt. These underground streams converge into two clear water springs in the heart of the park. The park boasts one of Kenya’s best display of Wildlife. Hemingway wrote of it as the essence of Africa. Elephants rummage in the lower forests, Leopards prowl the salt flats, Antelopes graze, all against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro’s majestic peak. The classic image of Africa. The principal attraction is its vast herds of elephants known for some of the largest tusks in Kenya. Plentiful game include: zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, impalas, leopards, caracals, serval cats among others. The park is also a birdwatchers paradise where pelicans, bee-eaters, kingfishers, African fish eagles, martial eagles, pygmy falcons among others can be seen. Amboseli is an important rangeland and the ranch areas outside the park offer a wealth of game viewing and walking safaris.