Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species.
• 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.
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 (22 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.
Temperature ranges from 20-30°c and rainfall from 200mm – 700mm.
Two rain seasons:Long rains – March & April.
Short rains – Nov/ December.
All year round.