Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park

Elephants in Amboseli National ParkAmboseli lies immediately North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 km2, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 Km2 Amboseli ecosystem. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. The National Park embodies 5 main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a pleistocene lake basin. The vegetation is varied but dominated by savannah which allows for viewing of the plains game, ranging from lions, leopards and giraffe. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty - the landscape is dominated by Mt. Kilimanjaro.

The main road into the Park is from Nairobi are via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi - Arusha Road, via Meshanani Gate. The road is tarmac upto Namanga but is badly corrugated and eroded in places from Namanga to Meshanani Gate (75km). Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.

The park has a single airstrip for light aircraft at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo lodge and Namanga town.

Accommodation

Amboseli Serena Lodge, Kimana Safari Lodge, Cottar's Tented Camp, Tortilis Tented Lodge, Olgulului Public Campsite, Abercrombie & Kent Tented Camp, Ker & Downy Tented Camp, Chyulu Tented Camp, Kimbla Campsite, Leopard Tented Camp, Tortilis Tented Camp.

MAP OF AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Map of Amboseli National Park

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