Why visit Amboseli National Park- Reason to visit Amboseli National Park; Amboseli National Park is renowned as second Kenya’s top tourist destination located in Kajiado country of Kenya. More so, the park is referred to land with wide concentration of elephants and sits on area of about 392 square kilometers.
Amboseli National Park got its name from Lake Amboseli which is a seasonal lake in the park and dries during dry season and flood in wet season. The park is one of the Kenya’s magical safaris and below are the reasons why you should visit the park.
A home to large herds of elephants
The park is popular worldwide because of being home to highest concentration of elephants in Kenya, large herds of elephants which have made it trademark of animals in the park. Well, Amboseli National Park harbors with over 1000 elephant individuals thus making the park an excellent site for watching huge number of elephants. The park is recognized to have large amount of 58 families of elephants and each elephant family consists about 300 independent adult males and each individual is named and they can easily be identified individually.
Amboseli National Park is comprised of short savannah grassland vegetation which makes it easy for a visitor to watch elephants in large in number free grazing within the par.
Tree climbing lions
Amboseli National Park is one of the few national parks in the world to spot these unique tree climbing lions. The tree climbing lions adventure is totally less known to most of the tourists unless you take a visit to Amboseli National Park. The park is dominated by a gallery of shrubs and forest trees where the lions are spotted hanging on the tree branches which is worth an encounter. Fact, lions in Amboseli National Park make number of more than 100 individuals and they are best spotted in the early morning and evening. At certain occasion you can also adventure these animals freely wandering in the savannah plains of the park.
A home to huge population of other animals
Besides spotting lions and elephants. Amboseli National Park is a home to variety of other animals which can be spotted while on your safari here ,animals to see include; herds of zebras ,wildebeests ,buffaloes ,giraffes ,gerenuks ,grant’s gazelles ,Thomason’s gazelles ,crocodile ,mongoose ,crocodile and primates to see like yellow and Olive baboons ,black-face vervet monkeys. The huge number of animals can easily be spotted at around watering holes during dry season.
A birding haven
Amboseli National Park is a home to paradise of birders ,hosting to over 400 species of birds and the checklist of birds to see includes; Vanellus armatus ,Vanellus coronatus ,Vanellus crassirostris ,Vidue macroura ,Yellow-billed stork ,African Sacred Ibises ,Amboseli ostrich ,Amaurornis flavirostra chick , Ardea melanocephala ,balearica regulorum ,buphagus africanus ,eastern chanting goshawk ,bradornis microrhynchus ,female Struthio camelus massaicus ,glareola pratincole ,great white pelican ,grey crowned cranes ,Kajiado ,Kori bustard ,male Struthio camelus massaicul ,melierax poliopterus, numida meleagris ,passer gynogenesis ,Platela Alba, Ploceus nigricollis melanoxnthus polihierax semitorquatus ,pseudonigrita arnaudi ,Struthio camelus massaicus ,Struthio camelus massaicus ,Struthio camelus massaicus ,super starling ,Vanellus armatus ,Vanellus coronatus among others.
Magnificent view of mountain Kilimanjaro
Amboseli National Park sits in the backdrop of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro which creates impressive view of the park. Upon your visit in the you will be welcomed by rewarding view of the snowcapped peaks of mountain Kilimanjaro. Fact is that, Mount Kilimanjaro is stunning and is dormant volcano made of 3 volcanic cones that is Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.
Note; Mountain Kilimanjaro sounds as the highest mountain in Africa that stands at the altitude of 5,895 meters above the sea level. The perfect view of the mountain is on clear day and its backdrop offers a great photography to tourists.
Amboseli National Park stuns as one of the top national parks in Kenya offering an incredible game drive. The park is dominated by short savannah grassland which makes viewing of animals easy and the drive can take you through famous trails like great elephant’s trails which you can view herds of elephants lining up. While on game drive, get to watch animals like zebras, wildebeests, buffalos, giraffes, gerenuks, grant’s gazelles, Thomason’s gazelles’ wild dogs, crocodile, mongoose and herds of elephants among others.
Easy to add on your itinerary to other national parks
If you are on a safari to more than one tourist destination in East. Other safari destination can easily be added unto your itinerary. You can combine Amboseli National Park by with Tsavo National Park, Nairobi National Park, Mombasa Marine National Park. From Amboseli National Park it can also be visited to other destination in Uganda – visit Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla Trekking Tours or Tanzania Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater for wildlife safaris.
Amboseli National Park can easily be accessed by both road and air transport;
By road; From Nairobi to access the park can use both public and private means of transport.
By Air; There is a domestic flight offered from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Amboseli Airport.
Kenya to Uganda; Fly from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Entebbe International Airport. From Entebbe Airport to Bwindi National Park use a domestic flight from Entebbe to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip -nearest airstrip to Bwindi Forest National Park.
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