Today we want to present you one of the national parks in our neighbor country Kenya, because although we have only offices in Tanzania, our tours also go to Kenya, Uganda and some parts of Rwanda.
The Amboseli National Park is located in the southwest of Kenya, directly at the border to Tanzania and 240 kilometers far from Nairobi – Kenya’s capital city. The park is about 392 square kilometers large.
Most people living there are Massai who, together with rangers and scientists, take care for the area so that no foreign hunters can kill animals there.
Amboseli is most famous for its elephants. That’s why this national park is home of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project which studies the social behavior and generation structures of these animals.
But one of the problems for the elephants here is that the Massai own more and more cattle which drink the water which was supposed to be for the elephants.
Apart from the elephants there are many wildebeest, zebras, different antelope species, giraffes, few black rhinos, lots of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs and around 400 bird species.
From Amboseli National Park you have a great view to Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa and highest free-standing mountain of the world.
Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, but anyway the mountain influences the weather (especially the rain) in the Kenyan National Park.
Around one third of the park is covered by Lake Amboseli which is only seasonally filled completely by water.
In the rainy seasons most roads of the park are impassable because they have a loose surface of volcanic soil.
There are different types of accommodation for tourists who come to Amboseli. They range from luxurious lodges to public camping sites. One example is the Amboseli Serena Lodge.
The park has several rules to protect its wildlife, like not getting out of the vehicle (except at designated spots), keeping to the tracks (no off-road driving) and not harassing or disturbing the animals.
If you are interested in this fabulous national park, please contact us so that we can create an itinerary for you. Your guide will give you much more interesting information about the wildlife and flora there.