Amboseli National Park is located in the south of Kenya, near the border with Tanzania. The park is situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5.895 m). The spectacular view of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro makes Amboseli one of the most visited safari parks in Kenya. The best time to view the mountain is at dawn and sunset when the clouds lift and the light is clear and soft.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free ranging elephants.
Amboseli can be quite dusty and is usually dry. There are not many trees, but the vast open plains make it easy to spot wildlife. Several swamps and a small lake are the home of the hippos. Often you will see elephants and buffalos bathing in the swamps as well.
Observation Hill situated close to the swamps in the park is a perfect picnic spot, offering visitors the chance to stretch their legs and enjoy the view, while listening to the sound of the hippos in the swamps below.
The park is also home to many lions, giraffes, zebras and wildebeest, as well as various species of monkeys, jackals, antelopes, hyenas and many species of birds.
Amboseli is next to Masai Mara the homeland of the Maasai people, the world famous tribe in Kenya. A visit to one of the Maasai villages bordering the park is highly recommended!