It is located in Southern Kenya and known for its large elephant herds and views of immense Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania. Observation hill offers panorama of the peak and the park plains and swamps.
It was formally Masai Amboseli game reserve in Kajiado county. The park is 39,206 hectares (392 sq km). It was established as a natural reserve in 1968 and gazetted in 1974.
The local people are well known as Masai but people from other parts have settled there, attracted by the successful tourist driven economy and intensive agriculture along the system of swamps that makes this rainfall area average of 350 mm.
The park is a home to the Giraffes, Zebras, Cheetahs, and hundreds of birds species. It is also a home to the African Elephants.
The Amboseli National Park is one of the most Kenya people popular park. The name “Amboseli” comes from the Masai word meaning “Salty” dust and it is one of the best places in Africa where you can view larger herds of elephants up-close.
Nature lovers can explore five different habitats ranging from the dried up bed of lake and woodlands one can also visit the local Masai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.
Large heards of elephants, Mount Kilimanjaro, Big five, observation hill which allows an overall view of the park. Swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffalos, hippos and a variety of waterfowls like pericaps and Egyptian’s goose, contemporary Masai culture and indigenous Masai styel.