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Amboseli National Park

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Known as the “Land of Giants”, Amboseli National Park lives up to its name. A 4-hour drive southerly from the Capital City, Nairobi on the border of Kenya and Tanzania – and easily connected from Masai Mara Game Reserve – this is one of the best safari parks with a dramatic scenery.

The snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro stands majestically in the background, complementing the endless plains of the dry salt pan of Lake Amboseli that occasionally comes to life during the long rainy season. Large elephant herds, buffalos, wildebeest, Maasai giraffes, Common zebras, gazelles and other plains game tread daily to the hippo-guarded marshes and swamps of Ol Tukai – an oasis that derives its name from the Maa word for the predominant Doum Palm trees in this area – that is fed by the underground rivers from the gargantuan mountain. The prolific birdlife, which includes several endemic species and a handful of rare species, is an exhilarating attraction for birders. The midday mirage, the occasional daytime dust devils and the sun rays that pierce through the cloud in the evening form a perfect photography canvas, making Amboseli a popular photography destination.

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Known as the “Land of Giants”, Amboseli National Park lives up to its name. A 4-hour drive southerly from the Capital City, Nairobi on the border of Kenya and Tanzania – and easily connected from Masai Mara Game Reserve – this is one of the best safari parks with a dramatic scenery.

The snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro stands majestically in the background, complementing the endless plains of the dry salt pan of Lake Amboseli that occasionally comes to life during the long rainy season. Large elephant herds, buffalos, wildebeest, Maasai giraffes, Common zebras, gazelles and other plains game tread daily to the hippo-guarded marshes and swamps of Ol Tukai – an oasis that derives its name from the Maa word for the predominant Doum Palm trees in this area – that is fed by the underground rivers from the gargantuan mountain. The prolific birdlife, which includes several endemic species and a handful of rare species, is an exhilarating attraction for birders. The midday mirage, the occasional daytime dust devils and the sun rays that pierce through the cloud in the evening form a perfect photography canvas, making Amboseli a popular photography destination.