Amboseli National ParkAmboseli
Amboseli National Park is one of the largest and popular national parks in Kenya. It has thousands of wildlife animals that include several herds of elephants.
Amboseli – Kenyan Animals against the Majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro backdrop
Enjoy watching several animals in Kenya against the glorious backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Where the jumbo elephant’s precious ivory is as special as the snow on Africa’s highest peak. Joseph Thompson was the first European to enter Embosel, territory of the Maasai meaning dust. It struck him as odd, the contrast in the presence of a dry-lake bed and full swamps. His journey was in 1883.
Journey Kenya welcomes you to discover the adventurer in you. View vast herds on grassy plains and through swampy dredges then out on bare savannah. Elephants, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, buffalos, oryxes and leopards are the big game attractions. Amboseli is home to birdlife including fish eagles, pelican’s and bee-eaters all within the parks’ 392 sq Km. The rhinoceros is no longer part of Amboseli’s big five, decades of poaching and sport hunting have seen its numbers reduced to none.
Whenever you’re deep in the Maasai rangelands, stay at the Amboseli Sopa or Serena Safari Lodge. Luxury accommodation is also available in tents inside or outside the park. Eco-tourism programs are beginning to take centre stage for tourism in the region to ensure that local communities can benefit from sharing their home and protecting Amboseli.
Visitors can experience Maasai culture contemporaneous to human life in Amboseli. Take a moment to learn the ways of the people belonging to this magical land. April to June marks the rainy season with short rains in November and December. It is dry from January to March. July to October is the best time to visit Amboseli; it is warm and dry, optimum for game viewing.
Amboseli National Park offers a unique set to watch the African animals, with its unbeaten view of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895m. It also has a dry Pleistocene lake basin with a temporary Lake. Southern Kenya is blessed with big parks and big game. Choose from several lodges to enjoy the park – Amboseli Sopa, Amboseli Serena, Ol Tukai Lodge and many more.
Neighbouring Amboseli are the bigger parks of Shompole and Tsavo. Safari is not truly safari without seeing, and feeling the savannah. Serenity, order and balance are the ways of the wild. Take heed of the wardens rules before entering the park, keep to the road and inside your vehicle at all times. Carry a camera and binoculars; Amboseli is home to over 50 species. There is game to be seen if only you take time to look. Plan your expedition today, plan to journey Kenya!