Amboseli National Park , Kenya’s Second Most Popular National Park after the Masai Mara National Reserve is 260km (160 miles) from Nairobi, on the border with the neighboring country of Tanzania. Its magnificent situation at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, combined with its excellent opportunities to view Kenya’s animals, make it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya.
It is located in Loitoktok District, on the floor of the Rift Valley. It is mainly a savannah grassland ecosystem and is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions in the park include the views of the magnificent and majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest free standing volcanic mountain in the world. The big cats and other plains game are abundant and common in Amboseli as well.
Covering 392 km2 and forming part of the much larger 3,000 Km2 Amboseli ecosystem, Amboseli National Park lies immediately North West of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. This Kenya safari attraction is located 250km from Nairobi and 310 Km from Mombasa.
Amboseli National Park’s ecosystem embodies 5 main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a lake basin. The vegetation is varied but dominated by savannah which allows easy game spotting.
Wildlife in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Parks home to lions, leopards, zebra, hyena, impala, giraffe, cheetah and over 400 bird species among other animals. Amboseli is famous for its huge elephant herds, big game and its great scenic beauty – the landscape is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro.