Amboseli National Park is 280 kilometers from Nairobi, is the second most popular park in Kenya after Maasai Mara mainly because of the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro which shared over the southern boundary with Tanzania.
The park provides breathtaking views of wildlife and Mount Kilimanjaro creates the finest photogenic backdrop to a game park. The park occupied about 320 sq km. Much of Amboseli is dry and desert like. In dramatic contrast to the dry areas of Amboseli, there are two swamps both fed by underground streams from the melting snows of Kilimanjaro.
Location: Amboseli National Park is located on the South East Kenya, bordering Tanzania.
Best time to visit: June-September.
Birdlife: 400 species of birds many of which live in and around the swamps.
Wildlife: Wildlife on the plains of the park is easy to spot. Elephants, buffaloes, lion, gazelle, cheetah, wildebeest, hyenas, jackal, warthog, giraffe, zebras and baboons are all present.
Access: from Nairobi by Road: - 250 kms (4.5 to 5 hours)
To do: Numerous including flamingoes.
Accommodation: 3 lodges, 2 tented camps and several budget camping sites.