The Amboseli is home to all 5 of the big five, including rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and the leopard. As if that is not enough, Amboseli is a wildlife photographer’s paradise owing to the iconic views of the towering Kilimanjaro to the south. I can bet you my left foot that 8 out of every 10 photos you’ve seen so far of the Kilimanjaro were taken in the Amboseli.
A wildlife’s paradise
The park is home to varying types of landscapes and wildlife habitats including open plains, acacia woodlands, rocky thorn bushes, and swampy marshes. This form rich habitable grounds for several species of large mammals and hundreds of beautiful birds.
Its swamps are thronging with hippo, fowls and pelicans, watered by the crystal clear waters from Kilimanjaro’s ice-capped peaks. This park is home to over 80 different animal species and 400 different birds.
How to get to Amboseli: Come by road, or by air
The park is accessible through well paved roads from Nairobi and from coastal Kenya. The Nairobi-Arusha road accesses the park at the Meshanani gate, and the Mombasa-Nairobi road enters through the Remito gate.
As for those who prefer light chatered aircraft, the park has airstrips at the Empusel gate, at Olekelunyiet (Park HQ), and at Namanga town.
Where to stay while in Amboseli.
You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice on where to stay as there are quite a few lodges and tented camps. Our experience in making safaris saves you the hustle by giving you the best options as per your budget.