Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park, lies at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park is not only renowned for its Big Cats and the best places to watch the free ranging Amboseli elephants but also because of the magnificent backdrop of the free standing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli National Park derived its name from Embosel (meaning dust in Maa) in the language of the Maasi people of Kenya.
There are very few places in the world that one can experience quality wildlife watching like the famous Amboseli National Park which covers only 392 square kilometres with a very unique and fragile ecosystem. The topology of the Amboseli Park is characteristic of a seasonal lake-bed known as Lake Amboseli, swamps and marshes with a few sulfur springs, open savannah plains, yellow barked acacia woodlands and the lava rock thorn bush country.
Despite prevalence of dry and dust conditions Amboseli National park has a constant supply of water from underground streams and melting snows from Mount Kilimanjaro. Apart from the huge numbers of elephants there are other wild animals including the Maasai giraffes, buffalos, zebras, and elands, Coke's hartebeests, waterbucks, gazelles and Impalas. Cheetahs and lions are sure bets.
Amboseli has well appointed holiday accommodation facilities with private verandas, ensuite bathrooms, hot and cold showers among others. Accommodation in Amboseli ranges from luxury lodges to backpackers camping sites.
In addition, Amboseli makes for a very rewarding and memorable wildlife safari itinerary that can also be companied with other national parks itineraries to bring out a unique safari experience.