Amboseli National Park is located approximately 260 km away from the city center of Nairobi. With its magnificent location at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain, combined with the abundance of wildlife encounter, makes it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya just after Masai Mara.
The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and this stunning Safari Park consists of five different wildlife habitats: open plains, acacia woodlands, rocky thorn-bush, swamps and marshland. With the advantage of the different habitats, you are able to encounter a wide range of wild animals here, ranging from the the feisty lions to the gentle gazelles etc.
Amboseli National Park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Not only that, if you are lucky enough, you would also be able to see the super rare twins elephant babies, who were born on the end of May 2018! The last time a pair of twin elephants were spotted in Kenya was already 38 years ago!
The dramatic, towering backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro is also a spectacular sight! Imagine seeing the herd of elephants roaming freely under the sight of Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s for sure a view you will never forget.
I would highly recommend anyone to visit Amboseli National Park, especially if you are on a tight schedule. As this park is located relatively close the Nairobi, a 2 days 1 night trip is possible.