|Attractions at the Amboslei
national park include;
- International bio-sphere reserve
- Unrivalled views of Mounts Kilimanjaro & Meru
- Contemporary Masai culture
- Excellent elephant & bird viewing
- Dry season herds of plains game
- Year round springs and waterholes
Amboseli is a place of stark contrast. Meaning a
"place of water" in Masai, Amboseli despite its
sometimes dry and dusty appearance, has an endless water
supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic
rock from Kilimanjaro's snow melt. These underground
streams converge into two clear water springs in the
heart of the park.
The endemic dust is volcanic ash which spewed from
Kilimanjaro a millennia ago. During the dry seasons, a
curious feature is the shimmering dry lake bed where
false mirages of populated horizons, punctuated by real
herds of zebras and wildebeests hover in front of
visitors. The principal attraction in Amboseli is its
vast herds of elephants within the park. The bull
elephants here have some of the largest tusks in Kenya.
Plentiful game includes: zebra, wildebeest, giraffe,
impala and leopard. Caracal and serval cat can be seen.
Birdwatchers can see pelicans, bee-eaters, kingfishers,
African fish eagles, martial eagles and pygmy falcons.
Amboseli is an important rangeland in Masai culture.
The ranch areas outside the park offer a wealth of game
viewing and walking safaris. The Kenya Wildlife
Community Service works closely with the local elders to
develop eco-tourism attractions which benefit the
indigenous communities and protect this fragile
One of the most popular parks in Kenya, Amboseli
offers a wide range of accommodation within and just
outside the park.