Amboseli National Park : Amboseli National Park ranks as the second visited park on Kenya Safaris and one of Kenya’s oldest parks. The park is famously known to host the highest population of elephants in the world as well as a great location to that offers spectacular views of the African tallest mountain ‘’Mount Kilimanjaro’’.
The park is located in southern Kenya covering a driving distance of 365 kilometers southeast of Nairobi which can be easily accessed by either road or air transports.
The park covers an area of about 392 square kilometers but boosts with number of wildlife species as compared to other Kenya National Parks. This land is home to wide ranges wildanimalals from the Big five mammals, antelopes, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, monkey, crocodiles, peacocks, Ostriches many more.
Attractions to see in Amboseli National Park are high lightened below;
This observation hill is one of the most attractions to see in the park that allows visitors to have a rewardable view of the beauty of the park, lookout at about nature, wildlife of of the park on its summit.
The Sinet delta is found few meters away from observation Hill in the park to the North part. It is a rewarding point to view various notable bird species. The place is extremely dotted by acacia trees that attracts range of giraffes in this area. Also, a perfect viewing point for the African highest peak ‘’ Mountain Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli National Park is truly a birding paradise with over 420 species of birds and 47 species are raptors. Note; Birds to see in Amboseli ranges from residents, raptors and migratory which can be present in the park from the month of March to May and November.
Some of birds to see in Amboseli National Park includes; Water birds -pelicans ,crakes ,kingfishers , hammertoes among others and other species to see includes Hartlaub’s bustard ,Von der decken’s hornbill ,Heron ,Flamingo ,Crowned cranes ,Pangani ,Steel-blue whydah Secretary birds ,Love birds ,Starlings ,Love birds ,White-bellied go way bird ,Long-toed lapwing ,Rufous-bellied heron ,Spike -heeled lark ,Yellow-necked spur fowl ,Tavera golden weaver ,Lesser flamingo ,Eurasian thick -knee ,African swamp hen among others.
Animal to see in Amboseli National Park include; herds of African elephants, buffaloes, leopards, wildebeests, gazelles, Topis, hyenas, dik-dik, Oribis, foxes, hippos, Kudu, African wild dogs, zebras, baboons, serval cat, Caracal, duikers, antelopes, cheetahs, jackals, fringed-eared aardwolf, waterbuck, gerenuk among others.
The park is known as a paradise for African elephants and recently are numbered around 1000 and more in the park. While on game drive in Amboseli expect to adventure wide range of animals roaming freeing in an open savannah grassland.
The best game viewing is done around 6:30 am and evening time.
Lake Amboseli sounds as one of the stunning lakes that supports wildlife during the dry season to cater for them water for drinking.
Elephants Research Camp
Amboseli National Park is one of the world’s elephant research projects that was started up by Doctor Cynthia Moss, who wrote about Amboseli Elephants and Elephants Memories, whose books have perfectly built Kenya’s Tourism Destination Worldwide.
The park has got rewarding vegetation with stunning view of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Bush Breakfast and Dinner
Some of lodges in Amboseli offers excellent bush breakfast and dinner thus acting as a tourist attraction for those who wish peace and quiet place to relax their mind. Amboseli is perfect for this activity.
The Maasai community are close to the park and those people who escaped the influence of western culture and remained in a true traditional way of life.
NB; Amboseli National Park can be visited all year around.
Where to stay on safari in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park boosts with excellent lodges and campsite ranging from budget, Midrange and Luxury, including; Amboseli Serana Lodge, Kimana Lodge, Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Amboseli Serena Lodge, Oltukai Lodge as well as campsites like Tented camp Kent Tented Camp, Abercrombie, Kimbla, Campsite, Olgulului Public Campsite among others.
Travelers visiting Amboseli National Park activities and attractions can combine it with a visit to Uganda’s primates -Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park in Uganda.
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