Amboseli National Park covers 392km² (151miles²) and has a mixed topography of plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush, swamps and marshes.
This diversity, along with a long dry season, ensures excellent viewing of the large concentrations of African animals living in this natural habitat.
With its awesome view of Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa's highest mountain at 5,895m), Amboseli National Park offers a unique and breathtaking backdrop for viewing Africa's animals. It also has a dry Pleistocene lake basin that houses a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, after the rains.
:: By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi - Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi - Mombasa Road.
Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.
:: By Air: Airstrips: The park has a single airstrip for light aircrafts at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town
SIZE & LOCATION
:: 90.26 Km2
:: Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province
:: Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm
:: Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December.
Kenya National Parks & Reserves
:: Large Herds of Elephants
:: Mt. Kilimanjaro
:: Big Five
:: Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants.
:: Swamp below observation hill hosts many elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose
:: Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle
:: Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Plains Game, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine
:: Prolific birdlife features 600 species