AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARKLoitoktok District, Rift Valley, Kenya
Amboseli in Southeast Kenya is one of the most iconic safari areas in Africa. There are few better known landscapes than the classic image of elephants and giraffes crossing vast open plains against a backdrop of the snows of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli National Park was created in 1974 to protect a the core of a remarkable wildlife ecosystem from the threat of agriculture. At 392 square kilometers, this is a relatively small national park, but it lies at the core of a much larger 8000 square kilometer ecosystem which straddles the border between Kenya and Tanzania.
- Made of low-lying plains & protects 2 of the main swamps of its ecosystem.
- The vegetation is parched and sparse due to a long dry season
- The most famous elephant viewing destination,
- You can get close to the elephants & see them clearly near the swamps
Wildlife viewing in these core areas can be very productive, most notably for elephants, notably some particularly large male ‘tuskers’. Other animals commonly sighted here include zebras, buffaloes, giraffes and wildebeest.