Amboseli National Park Highlights

Amboseli National Park Highlights : Come see some of Africa’s most diverse wildlife at Amboseli National Park, one of Africa’s best national parks. The park is set against the stunning background of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro. Its one of the Kenya’s premium protected areas. Amboseli National Park is located in the Kajaido District of Kenya’s southern region, on the Tanzania-Kenya boundary.

It can be found in the coastal region of the Great Rift Valley Province.

Amboseli National Park is regarded as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya, if not the entire African continent.

The diverse picturesque vistas which are dominated by open savannah grasslands dotted with Acacia tree species attract a diverse diversity of wildlife to the park. The park is divided into five zones, each of which is home to a variety of bird and animal species. The five different habitants that make up this wonderful park include: The dry salt belts, the swamps, the open savannah grassland, the Acacia woodland and the rocky thorn bush.

In 1899, the protected area was designated as a wildlife reserve. After a few years, the Kenyan government recognized and gazette the reserve as a national park in 1974. The park is blessed with nature, with many rare and diverse species and it was later designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1991.

The big population of African Elephants in Amboseli National Park is one of the park’s main attractions. The free roaming African Elephants are found in large herds. The features of Amboseli National Park include a long list of exceptional activities and attractions available across the park circuit. The red-dusted Elephants who spend more time at the lake sprinkling the young ones with water.

Do you want to have a magnificent African wildlife dream safari where you may see the greatest herds of elephants walking in the open short savannah grasslands?

The infinite breath-taking vistas of Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro with its snow-capped peak in the background. Amboseli national park is the best place to be in any time of the year.

The features of Amboseli National Park include a wide range of high-profile attractions. The following are some of the highlights of Amboseli National Park:

Over 1000 African elephants at Amboseli national park.

The Amboseli National Park in Kenya is famous for its large population of elephants. The park is home to over 1000 African Elephants who roam freely in large herds. It is only in Amboseli National Park that visitors can expect to see large herds of African Elephants.

The large population of elephants found in Amboseli National Park is one of the park’s highlights. The elephants move in groups of over 50 people, with some groups surpassing 100 people. Over 58 elephant families with 300 adult males have been registered at the park.

Amboseli National Park Highlights
Elephants in Amboseli National Park

Some of the senior Elephants have been tagged, numbered, and coded making it easier for game rangers to locate them down. This has aided in the reduction of poaching incidents affecting African elephant populations.

Though the park is famous of the large herds of Elephants, it also hosts a wide range of animals. Rare tree climbing lions are among the other animal species found at the park. With over 100 tree climbing lions registered at the park they are easily visible. The lions are always chilling on the branches of the Acacia trees, according to guests. These lions can also be seen freely walking along the main road, especially early in the morning and later in the evening as the sun sets.

Other game include: Buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, dik-diks, hyenas, and gazelles are among the animals found in the area. There are over 50 species of animals live in the park on a permanent basis. Because of the abundance of these large animal species, the park has become one of the best places to go game watching.

During your game drives, you’ll get a chance to see the best of the park’s five different inhabitants. The famous Lake Amboseli’s dried-up beds, wetland with Sulphur springs, savannah woods, and savannah grassland are among them.

Check out our article for additional information on the ideal time to visit Amboseli.

Amboseli remains one of the top tourist destinations in Kenya, if not the entire globe, for people to get up close and personal with free-roaming elephants.

There are over 400 different bird species at Amboseli national park

The abundance of bird species in Amboseli National Park is another attraction. The miture of both aquatic birds and on land birds makes it a birding paradise. Most aquatic birds choose the park as a breeding ground because of its proximity to the coast. It is also located along the bird migratory route. Hence most birds take the place s a resting place to break their long fly to the next preferred destination hence providing the park an added advantage of being able to accommodate a large number of migratory species.

Over 400 bird species may be found in Amboseli, which are distributed among the five inhabitants. Some of the most thought bird species include: Yelow-Billed storks, flamigos, Grey-crowned cranes, Spur-winged lapwings, Pelicans, African sacred ibis, Hemmer kop, Kingfishers, RedBarbet, Yellow barbet, common bul bul, Secretary bird, Yellow-necked spurfowl, Steel-blue whydah, bush shrike, lovebirds, starlings, mourning doves, different species of Eagles mentions but  a few.

Birding in Amboseli is best done during the rainy season, which runs from March to May and then again from late October to November. The birds breed during this time also receive the migratory birds from different parts of the world.

Best views of Mount Kilimanjaro

The spectacular back drop of Mt Kilimanjaro the Africa’s highest peak is one of the attractions of Amboseli National Park. While visiting the park, visitors can enjoy magnificent clear views of the world’s largest free-standing mountain. The park is only a few kilometers from the mountain, allowing visitors to get a good view of the scenery. This is especially noticeable during the evening sunset or early morning when the African sun rises. Because the snow-capped mountain rises far above the surrounding park, the best views of the mountain are easy to come by.

The mountain is sometimes clouded over, especially during the rainy months, resulting in poor visibility, whereas the peak is more visible during the dry months. This clear views is considered as the great wonders of Amboseli national park.

Amboseli National Park Highlights
Amboseli National Park

Observation Hill

The observation hill is another highlight of Amboseli national park in fact, a kenya safari to Amboseli national park without hiking the hill is considered incomplete. This is the only place in the park where you can get a 360-degree aerial view. In just one point hike, you’ll be able to see the entire park circle. The hill was originally known as Poachers Hill before being renamed. Long ago, poachers used the hill to spot animals, particularly the African big five. The hill provides panoramic views of the park, particularly of the lakes on Tanzania’s border.

Maasai culture (people) and conservancies

The Maasai people own the adjoining conservancies that border the park. Tourists can enjoy wonderful local entertainment because to the famous Mammalian inhabitants. They are responsible for the establishment of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project, which has been instrumental in combating poaching in the park. It has educated local residents about the importance of wildlife and tourism. The park’s elephant population has been steadily rising as a result of this project. Lesser Kudu and Gerenuk are two other rare animals discovered at community conservancies.

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