NATIONAL park & RESERVE
Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya.
Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s ice cap, which funnels into two clear water springs in the heart of the park.
However, the climatic pendulum can swing from drought to flood, and in the early 1990’s ceaseless rain changed Amboseli into a swamp. A few years later the rains failed and the grass-covered plains turned to dust.
Amboseli is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq. mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometers (3,100 sq. mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border and is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species.
Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
In Amboseli’s case, it is big skies and far horizons combined with swampy springs and dry and dusty earth trampled by hundreds of animals.
Accommodation: There are several places to stay in the Amboseli ecosystem. Have a look around and get in contact with them directly.
Safaris: Elephants and views of Mt. Kilimanjaro are the two main attractions of Amboseli. Mt. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, however, it is incredible how sometimes she hides well.