Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. Amboseli National Park's ecosystem made of of savannah grassland spread 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 attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Major Attractions in Amboseli National Park
Unmatched views of Africa's Highest Mountain - Mount Kilimanjaro, large herds of elephants, Four of 'Africa's Big Five' - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo and Leopard, 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 fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle
Wildlife in Amboseli National Park
Wildlife that can be seen in Amboseli National Park include Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Plains Game, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine Prolific birdlife features 600 species
Access to Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park can be accessed by road or air from both Mombasa or Nairobi ;
- Nairobi to Amboseli National Park via Namanga (240 km) entering the park through Meshanani Gate.
- Nairobi to Amnboseli National Park via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi - Mombasa Road.
- Mombasa to Amboseli National Park through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate or through the Erimito Gate
- Amboseli National park has a single airstrip for light aircrafts at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town