Amboseli means “A place of water”, is situated at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Despite its sometimes dry and dusty appearance, the park has an endless water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s snow melt. The landscape is open and bushy savannah dotted with thickets and some acacias. It is an important rangeland in Maasai culture.
The park offers a wide variety of wildlife but the principal attraction is its vast herds of elephant within the park. The bull elephants here have some of the largest tusks in Kenya. Other game includes: zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, leopard,caracal and serval cat. The park boasts a rich bird life such as ibis, egret, avocet, common and saddle-billed stork, secretary bird, heron, vultures, ducks, and geese.
Area: 392 square kilometers
By Road : 4-5 hours from Nairobi
By Air: Once daily Nairobi/Amboseli/Nairobi