Amboseli National Park

The Amboseli National Park is one of the most well-known, albeit smaller, national parks in Kenya. In this 392 square kilometer park, you will see all the classic members of the safari-wildlife in East Africa.


The park borders Tanzania to the south and lies at the foot of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. In front of the backdrop of the highest mountain in Africa and its snowy peaks, large elephant herds walk between the umbrella thorn acacia trees. A dry and hot climate dominates this region. A dusty salt desert of the mostly dried-up Lake Amboseli and grasslands stretch through the park and over the border to Tanzania. The dryness of this area is quite deceptive. Rainwater and water from Kilimanjaro’s melting snow peaks flow into the area, creating wetland areas, which attract many animals. A large reservoir of groundwater turns Amboseli Naitonal Park into a green oasis in the rainy season. The large fever acacia trees also benefit from this existing groundwater.

The extensive wetlands offer optimal living conditions for a variety of animals. More than a thousand elephants live here and share their habitat with numerous hippos and buffaloes.

The large elephant herds, together with the umbrella acacia trees, giraffes and Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, create a classic photo motif of East Africa. The chances of seeing the Big Five – elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions and leopards – are very good year-round in Amboseli National Park. Also to be found here are cheetahs, wildebeest, zebras, waterbucks and many different antelope species. Even for veteran safari-goers there is always something new to discover with the park’s over 400 bird species, among them many waterfowl.

The abundance of animals and breath-taking landscape makes Amboseli National Park one of the most popular parks in Kenya.

The park is famous for being the best place in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet Maasai and visit a Maasai village.



The Amboseli National Park is definitely worth visiting. It has some of the same attractions as some of the other popular national parks in Kenya but its unique safari experience and great diversity make Amboseli a National Park in Kenya that is absolutely worth visiting.

Situated toward the south and south-east, Amboseli boasts magnificent views of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, which lies on the other side of the border.

Amboseli is known for its easy game viewing due to the open nature of its landscape, making for great photographic opportunities. In the park you can enjoy self-drive or guided game drives.



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