Amboseli, Kenya – a magnet for wildlife

Kenya is a fabulous destination for safari holidays and of the many great places to go is Amboseli. Located south of Nairobi, the region is small at 151 square miles but because of its swamp terrain is a magnet to all manner of African wild life.

It also is home to Observation hill where you will get the most stunning views of Mt Kilimanjaro in all of East Africa. The area is famous for these views as well as for its big game. Right in the middle of the National Park is a dry lake basin that is an attraction to all kinds of animals.

Typical Amboseli Scene (Creative Commons Image)!

Amboseli with its spectacular views and landscape is home to some of Africa’s most revered animal selections. If you are looking for a safari that has all the big ones, this is the place to go! Throughout the park you will find Grant and Thompson’s gazelles (the latter is one of “Mr. cheetah”‘s favourite meals), leaping about in wild abandon. There will be herds of elephant and buffalo. You will see warthogs, wildebeest and Coke’s hartebeest.

Also indigenous of the area are more wild inhabitants of Kenya like baboons, giraffe and zebra. And that’s not all either! The park is home to some of the more famous African cats like the leopard, cheetah and lion. Look around and you will also see hyenas and jackals. It’s a potpourri of African wildlife!

Thompson’s gazelle (GNU Free Licence)!

It’s not just about wildlife on the ground because in Amboseli you will find an abundance of bird life as well. Near to the swamps and seasonal lakes are many varieties of water fowl as well as land birds. It’s a bird lover’s paradise! And, of course all manner of flora and fauna can be found throughout the confines of the park. For instance, you will find phoenix palms and yellow barked acacias through the park.

The landscape of Amboseli National Park is in itself something to see. All that wild life, bird life, and fauna and flora are interspersed amongst fragile grasslands, swamps, acacia woodland, and plains. There are even a number of interesting volcanic hills located in the southern area of the park. This is truly a great location for your next travel safari.

It is indeed one of the best National Parks you will find in Kenya and you will see and do things that will make for lasting memories. Spending your safari holidays here will not disappoint. There is a little something for everyone! 🙂 😉

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