With a backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is a safari dream destination. Sometimes referred to as the ‘land of giants’, Amboseli is known for its population of big tusker elephants. This, coupled with the view of Mount Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania, makes it the second most popular park in Kenya, after the Masai Mara National Park. Only 155km away from Nairobi, a must-see during your adventures in Kenya.
The park’s ecosystem is made up of wetlands with sulphur springs, woodlands, savannah, and the dried up bed of Lake Amboseli. The local meaning of Amboseli comes from the word “Empusel” which means ‘salty dust’ referring to the arid areas of the dry lake beds. These are, however, contrasted with an oasis of swamps and underground streams keeping the park supplied with water. This maintains the variety of both animal and birdlife in the park – a scenic and wildlife abundant safari experience. Elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, lions, zebras, buffalo, cheetahs, hyenas, and the occasional bat-eared fox gift you with their presence in the park.