This park is 250km from Nairobi. This south east of Nairobi towards the Kenya and Tanzania border. The People around here are the masaai people, one of Kenya’s most colourful people. They have held on their culture living in mud manyatta huts, pastoralists and rigid beautiful culture where on has to kill a lion to qualify to be a mature warrior who can be allowed to marry.
This Park is located at the bottom and in the shadow of the snow capped mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. And has a canopy of giant yellow acacia trees and gently flowing natural springs and swamps -home to many herds of Elephants. With Mt Kilimanjaro’s 6,000- meter- high snow capped peaks presiding over the landscape, the setting is unrivaled. All around the park roams the big game that has made East Africa Kenya safari legendary -the elephant, lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle, hippo, and wildebeest. Almost no where else in the continent can more wild elephant be seen at very close proximity than in Amboseli National Park. Here you will inspect a grand parade of in big numbers of elephants as they majestically move past your Safari lodge in a single file past the lodge heading for the swamp to drink water and have an afternoon bath.
There is plenty of wildlife to view. When you go for a game drive watch out for leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, Oryx, eland and other plains game as well as other small mammals like mongoose, hyrax, dik dik, the laughing hyenas and the nocturnal porcupine. There are over 600 species of birdlife in this national park, which are attracted by the spring waters and swamps.